Dunbar Bowling Center, 1212 Ohio Ave., Dunbar, has closed and is for sale for $450,000.
Stephen Mallory of Mallory Realty, which has the listing, said, "We're hopeful that the owner can negotiate a sale in such a way as to keep the business going."
The bowling alley reportedly closed about three weeks ago. "The owner decided to retire and move west," Mallory said.
The owner is Jim Sturm, who received national publicity several years ago when he was president of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. Sturm bowled in college and for three years as a professional.
The property contains 10 to 12 bowling lanes and about 11,600 square feet of space, Mallory said.
West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside said Clay Music operated and owned the license to five limited video lottery machines in the bowling alley. The license was withdrawn and the machines were disabled on Sept. 5, he said.
Removal papers have been completed and Clay Music could take the machines to its warehouse any day, Burnside said.According to Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's online business database, Tommy Clay of Belle is president of Clay Music Corp.