PINS WILL FALL AGAIN AT CLOSED MILITARY BASE

Like other shuttered military bases around the country, Fort Monmouth in New Jersey is being redeveloped by a state agency.

But unlike at other facilities, the base bowling center will be part of the redevelopment, thanks to Keith Dougherty, who has formed a limited liability company called Fort Monmouth BEC.

Dougherty, who also owns Circle Bowl and Entertainment in Roxbury, N.J., reportedly will purchase the bowling center for $1.1 million, and then lease the 2.7-acre property on which it sits for $1 per year.

Plans call for the “new” center to include 20 lanes, an arcade, a two-level laser tag arena, a full kitchen, a sports bar and an outdoor beer garden.

Fort Monmouth was one of the bases selected for closure by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005, and after personnel and equipment were moved to other bases, it officially closed on Sept. 15, 2011. It was at Fort Monmouth where Julius Rosenberg worked as a radar inspector and was accused and convicted of stealing proximity fuze plans and selling them to the Soviet Union.

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