Long rumored to be operating on borrowed time, Gable House Bowl in Torrance, Calif., has been earmarked for demolition — but not before one final season is in the books.

The Torrance Planning Commission has given the green light for the construction of a mixed-use development that will include 218 units (17 designated as “affordable”) and a retail component on the historic bowling center’s property.

Plans call for 12,000 square feet of commercial space, roof-top decks, a fitness center and a pool. Developer Brsd Perozzi described it as “a luxury project.”

Gable House proprietor Mickey Cogan lent support to the project in a letter to the Planning Commission: “I believe the Intracorp team’s vision and attention to detail in building this quality and lasting project will carry on the original intent of Gable House Bowl in bringing together family, friends and fun.”

In 1987, Gable House played host to one of the most memorable PBA telecasts ever when Pete McCordic rolled a 300, breaking a 13-year TV perfect-game drought and earning a $100,000 bonus.

When Gable House Bowl closes, Bowlero Torrance will be the last remaining bowling center in the city. Nearby Palos Verdes Bowl closed on Jan. 31, 2020, now replaced by a shopping center with an Aldi grocery store, a Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant and a credit union.

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