Popular bowling, bar and entertainment center Humboldt E&O Lanes went on sale for $ 1.6 million last month after it last closed in November due to COVID-19 restrictions.
E&O owners Carla Kendrick and her husband Andre Carey declined to comment on the deal. Arcata real estate company managing the listing, Corcoran Global Living, also did not respond to OutpostNumerous calls about properties on the outskirts of McKinleyville.
While those implicated in the sale remained silent, someone from the business appeared to have given insight into the situation in a post by E&O Lanes on Facebook published on March 19. In the comment section of a post that encouraged bowlers to pick up items from lockers: E&O Lanes’ page responded to a commenter who asked if it was too late to save the bowling alley.
“I wish we could, but unfortunately, when the county closed my business for a year, it was just unsustainable … It’s not for every business!” The E&O Facebook page wrote about it. “They didn’t allow me to earn income, but I still have to pay the bills. For comparison … I paid an average of $ 14,000 a month to close. We put our blood, sweat and tears into this business, and it hurts to sell. “
IN Crazy River Union reported that Kendrick and Carey purchased the property in 2017 for less money than other bidders who were looking to transform the iconic site into a cannabis plant. Instead, the former owners chose buyers who agreed to keep the bowling alley operational.
Kendrick and Carey purchased E&O Lanes for $ 625,000, Zillow said, and then briefly re-listed the properties for $ 950,000 in May 2018. The couple will now be looking to sell nearly $ 1 million more than they paid four years ago, and it’s unclear if the lanes will ever reopen.
The popular Humboldt rake was first discovered in 1960 by brothers Lee and Lester Larsen or Larson. Differentiation in the spelling of their last names is what has given E&O its name for over 60 years. Throughout its history, this place has been the site of countless parties, dancing and bowling leagues. Some may recall that the top floor was also used as a motorway for some time and as a beauty salon at other times. In 2015, Hollywood celebrities Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano knocked pins out of this spot after packing their film, The Swiss Army Man.
While it’s unclear if cannabis businesses are looking to convert the property, Humboldt County Planning and Construction Director John Ford said. Outpost that land zoning could allow cannabis cultivation.
“The zoning of the property is unclassified,” Ford said. “The use of cannabis may be approved at this location. It is important to note that a community development plan will be developed over the next year for the area known as Glendale. Zoning is likely to change as part of this effort. Cannabis in this location will require a conditional use permit under the existing zoning, which will require a public hearing before the Planning Commission. ”