New bowling alley owners get lease
The Coulee Dam Town Council approved a four-year lease with new owners of Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley at its Wednesday night meeting.
The lease with present owners, Pat and Sara Zlateff, who have had the eight-lane alley for the past seven years, expires May 1.
The new owners are Sherry and Jeremy Moore, who reside in Electric City.
It was a fast turn around for the town, and will mean that Riverview Lanes will remain open without a break.
The four-year lease is along the terms of the lease the town held with the Zlateffs, at $675 a month plus a 12.84-percent leaseholder tax.
The Moores have an option to continue the lease four years from now.
In agreeing to the lease, the town rescinded a motion made several weeks ago to take a six-month break to poll residents to see what they would like to see done with the town-owned building where the bowling alley is located. The community building also houses the Melody Restaurant and the movie theater that is now closed.
Sara Zlateff made a plea with the council to cut the lease costs for the Moores for the first year, citing that the alley is very slow during the summer months.
That plea fell on deaf ears as the council went into executive session to consider terms of the lease.
Zlateff told the council that she and her husband have a sales agreement with the Moores that will be paid off in a little over 6 years.
Sherry Moore had stated that they plan to expand the hours and seek more play in the summertime.