Falcon Bowl in Riverwest discusses major renovations

Updated: 8:13 a.m. on May 11, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Amy Gnadt, Director of Operations at Falcon Bowl in Riverwest, joined us on Thursday, May 11 to offer more details about Falcon Bowl's refresh.

Posted: 10:09 a.m. on May 2, 2023:

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Riverwest's historic Falcon Bowl, one of the nation's oldest bowling alleys, is set to undergo a significant renovation in the coming weeks.

While the facility will remain open during its revamp, patrons can expect a refreshed interior design inspired by the historic bowling alley's 1950s aesthetic.

The renovations, which began in April, are anticipated to conclude by mid-June, ahead of a celebration event on June 24.

Upgrades include a stylish update to the bar area, a revamped banquet hall with modern amenities and the addition of a 1,100-square-foot outdoor patio and beer garden.

The refreshed bar area will feature a pink, white and green color scheme, drawing inspiration from the basement bowling alley. A pink and green checkerboard tile floor, orange Naugahyde stick-legged chairs and sleek soffit above the oval bar will be added. Period lighting fixtures and vintage bowling-themed décor will also contribute to an intended mid-century ambiance.

Falcon Bowl, which has a rich history dating back to 1882, is currently owned and operated by Dan Gnadt, Bill Desing and Russ Grabczyk, who were selected by the Riverwest Investment Co-op to manage the establishment.

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