Brigham City was assured a new $300,000 18-lane bowling alley Tuesday, with the purchase of property on North Main Street by Perterson Enterprises.
The property in question is located at the corner of Main and Fifth North and was purchased through probate court from the Eskelsen estate. Purchase price for the 165 by 330 foot tract was given at $21,100.
The company, composed of Pere, Reed, Vern and Gerturde Petersen, announce that work will start on clearing the property of a small home and other building, “within the next ten days” and construction is expected to start shortly afterwards wih a May 1 completion date anticipated, weather permitting.
The building will be 150 by 150 feet with the Main street frontage of approximately 6,000 square feet available for office space. Entrance ti the bowling lanes will be at the Fifth North side of the structure. The balance of the property will be used for parking space.
The construction cost of the building was estimated at $80,000 by Pere Petersen, local contractor.
While no decision has been made on the management of the bowling lanes, the equipment to be installed will probably Brunswick and will include the latest automatic pin setting equipment, he said.
A modern lunch counter, ample parking space and spectator seating will be provided. The 18-lanes will have a 110 clear span, the local builder said.
The Eskelsen property at Main and Fifth North, is considered a choice location and a number of interests were involved in the bidding in probate court which started at around $14,000 and was increased to the $21,100 figure which was the final, successful bid made by Petersen Enterprises.
The announcement of the plans for the bowling lane climaxes the efforts of a group of local bowlers who have been working to interest investors in such an enterprise in Brigham City.