Burg receives approval for volleyball dome project
Posted: March 6, 2015
The City of Eau Claire Plan Commission this week approved a site plan and conditional use permit for David Burg, owner of Wagner's Lanes, 2159 Brackett Avenue, to construct an inflatable dome for winter volleyball leagues.
"I don't have a timeline yet. Domes fall into a different category since they are more regulated by the city and the state. Before I can set a price for the project, there is a lot of infrastructure that needs to be put in place. I will either begin the project next winter or the winter after that. We aren't in a rush by any means," said Burg, who also owns The Stout Ale House in Menomonie, the Thirsty Badger Tavern in the Village of Lake Hallie and co-owns The Pirate's Cove in Gilman, WI.
As a condition of the project plan, motorists who used to utilize the Wagner's property as a thoroughfare, will no longer be able to take advantage of the shortcut.
"I've always said that it was great advertising for us, but there probably aren't too many people who were driving through our parking lot that were patrons of the bowling alley," said Burg, who added that the volleyball dome project and other improvements made to the property will add a lot for the community.
"We are going to put on the Chippewa Valley Slam Fest this summer. We will have concerts, along with a 5K run and bowling tournament. We've already made a number of improvements to the interior of the building and there's enough going on in volleyball to do this year-round," he said.
Plans call for the 200-by-to-foot dome to be 35 feet in height. Cedar Corporation is assisting as the architect for the project.
"I'm hoping to get the numbers back within the next month and we'll go from there," said Burg.TBL