Good news for duck pin bowling / Kozâ€™s Mini Bowl fans. Brothers Mark and Dan Zierath are opening a six-lane duck pin bowling alley and restaurant called The Thirsty Duck in what is now Pitchâ€™s Baby Grand, 11320 W. Bluemound Rd.
Pitchâ€™s will remain open through April and Dan says they will renovate the space and open on June 15.
"Itâ€™s all moving very quickly," says Dan.
The Zieraths also own both Jacksonâ€™s Blue Ribbon Pubs, 11302 W. Bluemound Rd. and 1203 N. 10th St.
The Tosa-based Jacksonâ€™s is steps away from the future Thirsty Duck. Chef Jose Rodriguez, the current chef at Jacksonâ€™s, will also run the kitchen at The Thirsty Duck. The menu will focus on gourmet pizza and chicken.
"We will eventually offer a delivery service," says Dan.
According to Dan, Justin Koz, the owner of Kozâ€™s Mini Bowl, 2078 S. 7th St., has been instrumental in helping to recreate similar duck pin lanes that will also feature human pinsetters.
"Iâ€™ve been going to Kozâ€™s for 12 years," says Dan. "Weâ€™re really looking forward to offer more duck pin bowling in the Milwaukee area."