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Lincoln Square Lanes Site For Sale, What Would You Like to See There?

LINCOLN SQUARE — The vacant lot where Lincoln Square Lanes stood for nearly 100 years is for sale.

The building housing the bowling alley and Matty K's Hardware was demolished earlier this year after a fire in 2015. The land, at 4874 N. Lincoln Ave., is now on the market for $1.75 million, according to a listing on Loopnet.

The property's real estate broker, Malet Realty, was not immediately available for comment.

According to the listing, the site encompasses 9,400 square feet (assessment records peg the square footage at 8,500). Apart from utilities, the lone amenity is the option to use 20 parking spaces in the adjacent McDonald's lot.

The property is zoned B3-2 for shopping centers, large stores and retail storefronts, typically along major streets. Apartments are permitted above the ground floor.

The zoning allows for dozens of potential uses, including restaurants, retail sales and amusement arcades, along with dry cleaners, coin laundromats, catering kitchens, liquor stores, pawn shops, undertaking and fortune telling.

The bowling alley, which had undergone extensive renovations in 2012, was completely destroyed in last year's blaze. Members of the Drehobl family, owners of the lanes for the past 30 years, watched their investment go up in flames.

Matty K's Hardware, which opened in 2011 on the building's ground floor below the alley, suffered irreparable water and smoke damage.

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