Venice-based CoastLife Church has purchased a former bowling alley located at 1100 U.S. 41 Bypass South for $2.7 million. The space will serve as the new location for the church, which will complete extensive renovations to the property prior to move-in. Linda Emery and Nick DeVito II of Ian Black Real Estate represented the church in the transaction. Max Krzyminski of JLL Capital Markets represented the seller, iStar Bowling Centers 1 LP.
The new location will nearly triple the congregation’s footprint. The 42,792-square-foot former bowling alley sits on a 5-acre lot with ample parking. Lead pastor Jason Warman says plans for the property involve a complete interior renovation, including building an 850- to 1,000-seat auditorium and state-of-the-art youth facility, as well as constructing a more modern-looking façade. The church will also install a new roof and new HVAC system. Warman expects the new space to be completed by summer 2022.