The U.S. Postal Service said it plans to shut down an Eagle Rock bowling alley it owns in order to build an $8.5-million post office on the site.
Eagle Rock Lanes on North Figueroa Street is expected to close in May, said Larry Dozier, a communications specialist for the Postal Service. That will leave Eagle Rock with one bowling alley, the All-Star Lanes on Eagle Rock Boulevard.
The new Eagle Rock Post Office will supplement a Highland Park facility that the Postal Service has outgrown, Dozier said. The Postal Service plans to build a 32,000-square-foot building on the four-acre site in Eagle Rock. Construction is expected to take about two years, Dozier said.
The Postal Service recently bought the 26-year-old bowling alley from Active West Bowling and Recreation Centers for $3.6 million, Dozier said.