Where they play the game and know your name


Where they play the game and know your name

Chalet Bowl, located in the heart of the Proctor District in Tacoma, has been up and running since 1941.
The 12-lane bowling alley is the oldest operating bowling alley in Washington, said Alyson Frederick, daughter-in-law of owners Reggie and Nancy Frederick. Reggie and Nancy have owned Chalet bowl for the last 32 years, and their son Billy and his wife Alyson are co-owners.
Reggie Frederick and his mom, Jackie, who is 84, still bowl together. He said the business has been successful due to the fact that they have a very close relationship with their clients. Jackie still bowls in two leagues a week and has been in a bowling league since she was 25 years old.

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