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REAL ESTATE | What would you like to see at the old Kettle Moraine Bowl?

Slinger, WI – There’s some activity at the old Kettle Moraine Bowl location in Slinger, 1021 E. Commerce Blvd. Neighbors have spotted a Dumpster outside and some work crews entering and exiting the building. Quite a few people chimed in this week about what they hoped would become of the space. Early indications… one guess was pretty spot on.
It was March 2023 when the property was purchased. Scroll below for some vintage photos and real estate history.  What would you like to see at the site of the old Kettle Moraine Bowl on Highway 60.

Kettle Moraine Bowl

Steve Kearns closed on the purchase of the land, building, and contents inside Kettle Moraine Bowl on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

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“I thought it was a very good investment on 4.5 acres of land on Highway 60,” said Kearns.

Kettle Moraine Bowl

Below is the original story that ran March 4, 2023. 

The parcel, according to Kearns, will not remain a bowling alley. “Right now, it’s up in the air what I’m going to do but very seldom does that much acreage become available on a very busy highway,” he said.

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Kearns did confirm a number of “commercial users” have contacted him with interest in the property.

Kettle Moraine Bowl was established in 1979 by Judy and Fred Kasten. At the time, the location on Highway 60 was a big empty farm field. Over the years the popular bowling alley hosted leagues, banquets, and sports figures like the Packers Gilbert Brown and NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki. “When Fred bought this land, he thought it would have been as valuable as County Highway Q,” said grandson Kyle.

Tom and Amy Kasten had been running the bowling alley the last 40 years.

Kyle said the community’s reaction to the sale has been “remorseful.”

Kettle Moraine Bowl

An aerial photo of the bowling alley from years ago sat in the corner of an office at the blowing alley.

Kettle Moraine Bowl
Prime property on Highway 60 – Kettle Moraine Bowl

The Slinger Spring Car Show and Swap Meet was a popular event every April in the parking lot surrounding the bowling alley.

Kearns purchased the property and the building. He said the building and items inside will be sold or auctioned.

The asking price for the property was $1.5 million.

Kearns said his offer was accepted in October 2022.

This is a working story, and more information will be posted when details are available.

Wendy Wendorf
Eaton's Pizza June BLT

2 COMMENTS

  1. Judy if they are demolishing kettlemoraine bowling alley
    Will they remove all interior

    Question
    Can the interior be removed and used to upgrade another bowling facility that is functioning and could use upgrading.
    Even the bars

    The lanes look in decent condition haven’t been there to bowl in years.

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