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Bowling alley opening delayed


Riverview Lanes has set Tuesday, Dec. 8, as its opening date.

New owner Scott Elmore said Monday that he still had some minor mechanical problems to iron out before the lanes would be ready.

He had earlier scheduled the opening date for Dec. 1.

Elmore, along with former lanes owner Pat Zlateff, has been reconditioning the mechanics of the eight-lane operation for several weeks.

A couple of mechanical problems cropped up over the weekend, forcing Elmore to delay the opening.

He has been working with the town to finalize a new lease on the property.

At Monday night’s town council meeting, the council oked a temporary lease so Elmore could get the lanes opened up.

“The council and Elmore just need to work out the numbers,” Town Clerk Stefani Bowden said. “The council is anxious for the bowling alley to get opened.”

Elmore hopes to get some league activities going as soon as he can get open.

Zlateff said Monday that he plans to help out for a few weeks after the lanes open.

Elmore comes from the west side of the state, where he has been involved in a manufacturing company.

“One of the first jobs I had was working in a bowling alley, and I have always wanted to own one,” he said.

The bowling alley has been closed since August when the former operator closed the facility.

The building that houses the bowling alley is owned by the town of Coulee Dam. The building is also occupied by the Melody Restaurant.

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