IRVINE, CA – October 17, 2023 – Stream Realty Partners has been named sales agent for Covina Bowl, a historic property that recently underwent a major restoration.
Owned by The Trumark Group and located in the San Gabriel Valley submarket, the 10,110-square-foot, one-story former bowling alley at 1060 W. Bernardino Road in Covina is currently the only stand-alone building for sale in the city. It is well-known for its distinctive Googie architectural style, characterized by futuristic designs, upswept roofs, bold angles, and generous use of glass and steel.
Managing Director Mike Adams, Vice President Geoff Foley, and Senior Associate Morgan Adams will serve as sales agents for Stream, a national commercial real estate firm offering an integrated platform of services. Stream has a core office in Irvine and satellite location in the Inland Empire.
The one-of-a-kind property presents a unique opportunity for an owner/user to acquire a building that boasts both historical significance and architectural appeal. Versatile usage options for diverse user and tenant needs include food halls, restaurants, fitness, shared workspaces, specialty grocers, healthcare, breweries, and coffee shops.
Mike McGinn, Vice President of Land Acquisition at The Trumark Companies, said, “Preserving and restoring historical aspects of Covina Bowl’s original structure was a crucial element of this redevelopment project. It was important to ensure its legacy lived on within the local community. We believe that with the help of Stream, we’ll build upon the current momentum and drive interest within their extensive network to find the right buyer.”
Built in 1956 and designed by Powers, Daly, and DeRosa, the building’s unique architecture was influenced by car culture, jets, the Atomic Age, and the Space Age. The Googie style originated in Southern California from the Streamline Moderne architecture of the 1930s and was prevalent in the U.S. from around 1945 to the early 1970s. Covina Bowl’s trademark A-frame entrance and large neon sign have helped establish its iconic status, differentiating it from other buildings in the neighborhood.
“We’re excited to market this historic landmark on behalf of Trumark and identify an owner or user that truly appreciates the vintage attributes of Covina Bowl,” said Mike Adams. “It has a storied past that makes it special in the eyes of the local community, and we’re confident that with the property’s prime location, distinct style, and wide range of potential uses, that demand will be strong from a multitude of users/owners.”
The property underwent a restoration program in 2023, which included repairing and cleaning the folded plate canopies and stonework on the exterior of the building, and restoring the original colors of turquoise, gold, and coral. The adaptive reuse development also includes The Flats & Townhomes at Covina Bowl, a residential community that offers uniquely designed and customizable floor plans, modern amenities, and nostalgic accoutrements that pay homage to the original landmark structure. With a mix of restaurants, shops, and recreation, the entire Covina Bowl project offers an indoor and outdoor lifestyle environment that brings community and culture together.
For more information about Covina Bowl, contact Stream Southern California at 949.203.3030.
About Stream Realty Partners
Stream Realty Partners is a national commercial real estate firm offering an integrated platform of services including leasing, Legendary CX property management, tenant and landlord representation, capital markets, investment management and sales, development, construction management, national program management, workplace strategies, strategic marketing, and dedicated research. The company is headquartered in Dallas and operates 15 core offices in markets that cover areas including Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Atlanta; Austin; Boca Raton; Charleston; Charlotte; Chicago; Colorado Springs; Dallas; Denver; Fort Lauderdale; Fort Worth; Greenville, SC; Houston; the Inland Empire; Irvine; Los Angeles; Miami; Nashville; Orange County; Phoenix; Raleigh-Durham; Reston, VA; San Antonio; Tysons; Washington, D.C.; and West Palm Beach. Since 1996, Stream has grown to more than 1,350 professionals and now completes more than $6.9 billion annually in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, land, and data center transactions. For information, visit www.streamrealty.com and follow Stream on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.