Boise mainstay 20th Century Lanes will close its doors on June 30th, according to a post on the bowling alley’s Facebook page.
The alley on W. State St. has thrived well into the 21st century – and was founded in 1960 at its current location on State St. in the Collister Shopping Center.
The alley will be replaced by Treasure Valley Skate – which promises “Arcades, Large Cafe, Live DJ, State of the Art Lights and Sound!” The roller skating rink says it will be open this fall or winter, and says it will be able to move into the 20th Century space in the next 90 days. The later business also posted to Facebook and acknowledges the awkward situation.
“Treasure Valley Skate only found out about this property after it was listed on Loopnet. We honor the current establishment and respect their long standing position in this community…”
Ada County Assessor records show the shopping center is owned by Argo Collister, LLC. The State of Idaho lists Stephen B. Jaeger of Corte Madera, California as the principal of the business. Jaeger is also president of Argonaut Investments which owns retail properties across the west coast. We’ve reached out to Argonaut for comment and will update with any response.