Good news for duck pin bowling / Koz’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 Pitch’s Baby Grand, 11320 W. Bluemound Rd.
Pitch’s will remain open through April and Dan says they will renovate the space and open on June 15.
"It’s all moving very quickly," says Dan.
The Zieraths also own both Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pubs, 11302 W. Bluemound Rd. and 1203 N. 10th St.
The Tosa-based Jackson’s is steps away from the future Thirsty Duck. Chef Jose Rodriguez, the current chef at Jackson’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 Koz’s Mini Bowl, 2078 S. 7th St., has been instrumental in helping to recreate similar duck pin lanes that will also feature human pinsetters.
"I’ve been going to Koz’s for 12 years," says Dan. "We’re really looking forward to offer more duck pin bowling in the Milwaukee area."
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