People living on the edge of Dundee are seeing the evolution of a local landmark. A church is putting a new spin on Kelley’s Hilltop Bowling Alley at 48th Avenue and Hamilton.
Waypoint Church has only been around for approximately six years and members have spent that time looking for a permanent place to meet.
Now, with some 350 members, the congregation is making a new home at the old bowling alley. The alley had to convert to accommodate the church and it took some heavy machinery to get that done. All of the lanes and other bowling features have been removed.
Matthew Anderson, the pastor of Waypoint, is happy to see the next chapter in the church's and building's history taking shape.
“I've always said, now that would be a great place for us,” he told us. “But I never thought it would be possible, just because it's Kelley's Bowl. It's like an icon.”
The work is moving along quickly. Church offices are expected to be done in March and they're hoping to have the rest completed by September.