Demolition begins at Sunset Bowl

This afternoon demolition crews began tearing down Sunset Bowl, a popular Ballard bowling alley and neighborhood hangout that opened in 1957. The new owners, Avalon, plan to build an apartment complex on the land. After several delays, the heavy equipment moved in and took its first bite out of the building, just before 1 o’clock. […]

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Sunset Bowl not a historic landmark

Unlike the now departed Denny’s building, there hasn’t been an outpouring of support to designate the doomed Sunset Bowl as a historic landmark. But as is customary — which we learned from the Denny’s debacle — the new owners of Sunset Bowl filed a nomination with the city’s Landmarks Preservation Board as a preemptive move […]

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The seedy side of Sunset Bowl

While we await the demolition of Sunset Bowl, we’ve noticed the back side of the building along 56th St. is covered in graffiti and littered with trash. We’ve seen on several occasions that this is becoming a popular hangout for Ballard’s transient population, but we’ve also noticed Seattle Police officers hanging out in the Sunset […]

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