Friday, October 24, 2014

Demolition work on Totem Lanes Bowling Alley almost at end

Storey's excavation puts the finishing touches
on the tear down of the old Totem Lanes

Fond memories of strikes, spares and maybe even the odd gutter ball will soon be but ghosts at the corner of Chamberlain Avenue and Prince George Street, as demolition work nears its end on the site that once housed Prince Rupert's Totem Lanes Bowling Alley.

Those driving by the site today, no doubt took a double take at the sudden visual of a building now gone, the rubble now part of the flattened landscape as Storey's excavation put the finishing touches on the demolition work.

Prince Rupert's long time fixture, abandoned for a number of years, caught fire in the early hours of August 4th, another of the City's major fires which attracted a number of those familiar with happier times at the bowling alley.

Many of whom made the drive to the fire, to take their photos, in many cases posting them to social media sites as the Fire Department worked to put the fire out.

Our account of the efforts of the Prince Rupert Fire Department on that blaze can be found here.

With the subsequent investigation the August fire, the RCMP determined that the fire was suspicious in nature and the case remains open and the RCMP continue to seek the assistance of the public regarding the events of the early morning of August 4th..

No word has been delivered yet as to what may be next for the lot where the bowling alley once stood, though with today's demolition work, the process for future for development of that valuable lot may soon be in motion.

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