Buffalo Preservation Board votes against recommending demolition of Voelkers Bowling

Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The push to tear down Voelkers Bowling Center on Elmwood Avenue is hitting a speed bump.

The city’s preservation board voted against recommending demolition, Thursday night.

Preservation advocates cited the alley’s 130-year history in North Buffalo dating back to the Pan-American Exposition.

This is not the last chapter of this story — Thursday’s vote was an advisory only.

News 4 called Voelker’s Bowling Center for comment Thursday night, but it was closed.

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