Real Estate

Bell Wick Bowl up for Online Auction

HUBBARD, Ohio — The only operating bowling alley in this city is scheduled to be sold at auction online.

The internet-only auction of Bell Wick Bowl begins Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m., according to ByceOnline.com. Opening bid for the 26,220-square-foot building is $37,500 and includes most contents and equipment. The lot includes 60,000 square feet of parking with 145 spaces.

While the owner of Bell Wick Bowl, Francis Zitnik Jr., hopes it will continue to operate as a bowling alley, Jeff Byce of ByceAuction said in a statement it “could easily be repurposed as all of the property is zoned commercial and it would make a great warehouse or commercial facility.”

The single-story building sits on more than seven acres at 6105 W. Liberty St., just west of downtown. It was built in 1962 by Frank Zitnick Sr., who originally opened a 10-lane bowling alley on N. Main Street here in 1948.

The existing Bell Wick location was expanded twice until Zitnick Sr.’s death. The 32-lane bowling alley features a Brunswick electronic scoring system, a lounge and banquet area, kitchen and two sets of restrooms.

Previews are scheduled for Nov. 9 and Nov. 25 from noon to 1p.m. Bidding will be online only at ByceOnline.com. Call 330 747 7000 for more information.

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