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Bowling alley could become part of Glendale courthouse project

June 24, 2011 |  5:30 pm

<a href="http://the818now.com/state-officials-in-talks-to-acquire-jewel-city-bowl-as-part-of-new-courthouse-project/">New courthouse project could absorb Jewel City Bowl site</a>

State officials this week said they were in talks to buy Jewel City Bowl to demolish it for a parking garage that would serve a new $123.9-million Glendale courthouse on Broadway.

Representatives of the state Administrative Office of the Courts, which is moving forward with plans to build a 110,000-square-foot courthouse at 600 E. Broadway, said during an environmental review input meeting Wednesday that they also planned to acquire the adjacent Board of Realtors building on Isabel Street for parking.

The administration said the "majority of the site needed for the new courthouse is where the existing courthouse is located," but officials have pledged to retain as much of the existing courthouse’s mid-century architecture as possible, according to the Glendale News-Press.

"It’s really more of a replacement project and we’re able to limit the number of resource categories that we will be reviewing," said Laura Sainz, the agency’s environmental program manager.


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Photo: Jewel City Bowl. Credit: Times Community News