Thursday, February 23, 2006
Rose Bowl Has Been Sold
According to Steve Berg's news report, this unique Route 66 icon has been purchased by businessman/neighbor Sam Baker. One condition of the sale by AMF (owners of Sheridan Lanes) is that it will not be used for bowling anymore.
I'm happy to see that there is no intention of tearing it down. According to the KOTV article, the new owner has said "It's a great landmark here on Route 66. It's a great architectural piece of work. We're really not considering knocking it down. We really think it's too nice a building to knock down at this point." Hopefully, someday they'll re-purpose this landmark for another public function that we can all enjoy.