Bowling alley sale in process
Riverview Lanes is in the process of being sold.
Pat and Sara Zlateff said this week that Sherry Moore, an Electric City resident, will become owner of the eight-lane alley on May 1.
Moore still has to work her way through a lease arrangement with the town of Coulee Dam.
She said Tuesday that she is working on “a lease similar to the one that Zlateff’s have.”
The Zlateffs have owned the alley for the past seven years and essentially got into the business so that it wouldn’t close.
“My parents had the bowling alley here years ago, and I didn’t want to be the one to close it up,” Pat stated.
The Zlateff’s lease is up at the end of the month.
Sara and Sherry attended the last Coulee Dam council meeting and let the town know of the intent to switch owners. They were quickly put on the agenda for the April 23 meeting.
Moore and her husband, Jeremy, have six children, all of them bowlers. They are Samantha, 14; Alexis, 10; Julie, 10; Derian, 8; Austin, 8; and Athina, 5.
Their mother, who bowls in a league, had a 246 on Tuesday. Not a bad score, bowlers would agree. Her highest score was a 290. Jeremy works in the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia as a computer programmer.
Sherry said she learned to bowl in Colville while she was growing up and has never looked back.
Her reason for buying the business was that she “didn’t want to see it closed.”
Her plans for the business include expanding the days the alley is open, expanding league play and finding a way to attract more open play.
The town has assigned the task of getting a lease agreed upon to the council’s government affairs committee, made up of Councilmembers Duane Johnson and Gayle Swagerty.