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Totem Bowl – aka Tech City Bowl – closing after 64 years

“As late as you wish” is a dangerous claim to make, as some night hawks would take you up on that.

Whether you were a bowler, a loiterer, or just came by for the occasional Totem Burger and a beer, the closure of Totem Bowl probably hits pretty hard as it was a fixture of Eastside life for 64 years.

After more than six decades in business on the Eastside, Tech City Bowl on Rose Hill will shut down permanently later this year. The family that’s owned and operated the business since the 1950s is in the process of selling the property to a developer. Final pins will fall on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Tech City Bowl opened in the late 1950s roughly midway between Kirkland and Redmond on Northeast 70th Street, which is also known as the Old Redmond Road, in what was then unincorporated King County. The area is part of Kirkland now, and is best known these days as the Bridle Trails neighborhood, for the nearby state park…. read more >

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