"This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man."
"The Dude Abides" — Jeff Lebowski (The Big Lewboski)
Thursday January 24, 2008
"Anything is for sale if the price is right," said Verl Lowry, 61, a Sunset Bowl manager who's worked there for three decades. "We're a very successful bowling center. It's real hard for [the employees] to understand." A real-estate developer, Avalon Ballard LLC, bought the 1.15-acre property Wednesday for $13.2 million from Sunset Bowling and Recreation, King County records show.
Sunset Bowl was built in 1956, according to county records, during an era when bowling was a more widespread social activity and alleys were expanding across Seattle. Some estimate there were more than 30 bowling alleys in the city at that time.
Once Sunset Bowl closes, Seattle will have only three left: Garage on Capitol Hill, the West Seattle Bowl and the AMF Imperial Lanes in South Seattle.
For Jeff "The Dude" Bürger, 54, who remembers celebrating his 50th birthday and several New Year' Eve's with friends at Sunset Bowl and hanging out drinking White Russians and watching college girls in tight pants, "the dude abides". Jeff adds, "What I will remember most about Sunset Bowl is that the rug really tied the room together. The dude abides, man. Mind if I do a J?"
Olympus C-5060, 3 photos.
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