Where is this building in the 50th and France area? Give up? Yeah, me too. I had to look at the phone directory for 1959 to find out that the Edina Bowling Center was at 5030 France Avenue South, around the same part of the block as Salut (5034 France) and Edina Grill (5028 France) are today. The building was demolished in the late 1960s, I've been told. This was the only (bowling) game in town before Gus Young opened Biltmore Lanes at Highway 100 and Vernon. Avenue. And much earlier than the newest bowling business, Pinstripes, which not only has bowling, but also bocce, a huge wine list and an extensive menu. Betcha couldn't get linguine and clams at Edina Bowling Center.
What are your Edina bowling memories? Do you have any photos of your bowling league, or the inside of the this building? Help record the history of Edina bowling - please contact me or comment on this post.
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