The Waukesha Police
Department’s Tactical Team trains at Fracaro’s Lanes on
Andrea Fencl/Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA — For
months, the burned-out Fracaro’s has stood as a reminder of the fun
it once offered, but soon it will be demolished.
Reilly said the owners hired a contractor to raze the building, and
are working on obtaining permits to do so.
family owned and operated since 1933, experienced approximately
$250,000 in damage after a fire started on the first floor of the
building on Jan. 1.
A GoFund Me
page was set up a few days later to raise money to rebuild the
bowling alley. A campaign on GoFund Me shows it raised $532 toward
the $5,000 goal on Thursday. It was not immediately clear what will
happen to the funds.
Hansen and his brother, co-owner Jason Hansen, were not reachable
for comment Thursday. Originally, they expressed an intent to
rebuild the bowling alley.
“Our place of
fun, laughter, bowling, eating, drinking, sweet action and ‘strike
swarm’ has taken a tough blow this past holiday weekend,” Hansen
said in a Facebook post in early January. “We had a devastating fire
that really tore through our honored place.
inspection, Jason and I have come to the conclusion that rebuilding
is our best option. It’s going to be an enormous project but nothing
we can’t handle.”
page for Fracaro’s is no longer active.
alley had been a favorite of many area residents, some of whom
celebrated their weddings or other major events there.