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Morning Press: Crosley Lanes to close; waterfront development gets OK; man in court in fatal crash

By , Columbian Web Editor
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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Crosley Lanes to be sold, Vancouver site to become apartments

Allen’s Crosley Lanes, the 65-year-old bowling center in Vancouver’s Hudson’s Bay neighborhood, is heading for an upcoming — though not quite imminent — closure.

Co-owner Don Allen said he and his wife, Rachel Allen, have decided to retire, reviving an earlier plan that the two had pursued to sell the bowling alley property for redevelopment. The Allens have owned the bowling center since 1987, and Don Allen described the decision to close as a painful one.

Vancouver council approves Renaissance Boardwalk agreement

Vancouver will move forward with a plan to transform a dilapidated waterfront pier and two old restaurant buildings into a luxury housing, retail and parking complex after originally shelving the project until the builder agreed to stricter climate goals.

City councilors unanimously approved the development agreement for the Renaissance Boardwalk project at their regular meeting Monday. As a stipulation of the new deal, Kirkland Development agreed to meet LEED Gold energy efficiency and sustainability standards.

Clark County small businesses share frustrations during Inslee’s Vancouver visit

Small-business owners gathered Tuesday afternoon for a conversation with Gov. Jay Inslee, who visited Clark County to discuss pandemic recovery and tour the city’s new waterfront development.

Representatives from several local businesses gathered at Vancouver City Hall for the event, coordinated with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.

Battle Ground man, 20, accused of DUI in fatal Hockinson crash

A Battle Ground man accused of driving drunk and speeding in a Sunday two-vehicle crash in Hockinson that killed the other driver appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court.

Jaxon Jondahl, 20, was arrested Sunday night at a hospital, accused of vehicular assault and DUI after investigators said they found busted beer cans and a bottle of vodka in the wreckage, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Vancouver Mall reports positive growth with new tenants

Vancouver Mall is seeing growing interest from new businesses as COVID-19 restrictions lift and people resume pre-pandemic life.

Despite the pandemic, the mall has seen positive growth, said Tracy Peters, general manager of Vancouver Mall.

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