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NEW OWNER, IDENTITY FOR ‘DEER HUNTER’ ALLEY

It may have a new name and a few new amenities, but State Street Bowling and Billiards in Struthers, Ohio, will always be a bowling alley — embodying everything good that phrase entails. Originally known as Bowladrome Lanes, the alley opened in 1946, and had been run for most of its history by Thomas and […]

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VELA FAMILY TO OPEN NEW FEC IN LAREDO

The owners of Jett Bowl North in Laredo, Texas, have announced plans to open a new bowling-based entertainment center in northeast Laredo. The Vela family, which received the Minority-Owned Business of the Year award for the San Antonio District from the Small Business Administration, has announced plans to build PLA-MOR Family Entertainment Center. Plans call […]

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WILD ISLAND TO ADD 6 LANES, OTHER ATTRACTIONS

The owners of Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks, Nev., have announced expansions at both Coconut Bowl and Wild Island Water Park. “We’re really excited to be in a position to grow,” said Wild Island Vice President Gary Nelson. “We’ve listened to our guests and decided to go to the next level of family-friendly […]

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GLORVIGEN FAMILY PLANNING A SECOND BOWLOCITY

Can the Glorvigen family duplicate the success of their Bowlocity family entertainment center in Rochester, Minn.? “We’ve been embraced by Rochester,” proprietor Gene Glorvigen told the Post Bulletin newspaper. “Now we’re looking to the future of Rochester’s growth. We’d like to build another Bowlocity, a little bigger and maybe a step up.” The current location […]

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NEW ANDY B’S PLANNED FOR DENTON, TEXAS

Missouri-based Andy B’s Entertainment & Bowling Centers has entered an agreement to purchase land in order to build a new Andy B’s in Denton, Texas. It will be the company’s fourth location under the Andy B’s brand, 11th location in all and the first outside the Midwest. The new Andy B’s location will be a […]

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THE PIN DECK COMING TO GREATER CINCINNATI

Greater Cincinnati is getting a new bowling boutique at the Scene75 Entertainment Center in Miami Township. The Pin Deck will feature 12 regulation lanes in a lounge setting, along with TVs, billiard tables, a giant Foosball table that accommodates eight players, and more. To read more, and view an artist’s rendering, go to: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/04/27/boutique-bowling-alley-coming-to-greater.html.

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ROUND 1 TO OPEN LOCATIONS IN UTAH, NEW YORK

The Shops at South Town in Sandy, Utah, will get a new Round 1 Bowling and Amusement location, part of a multi-million-dollar renovation project at the mall. Round 1 will occupy 50,000 square feet on two levels. No opening date was announced, other than to indicate it would be in 2018. More: http://fox13now.com/2017/05/02/round-1-bowling-coming-to-sandys-the-shops-at-south-town/. Round 1 […]

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FUTURE OF AMF PARKWAY LANES IN DOUBT

Last year, BowlmorAMF said it was marketing AMF Parkway Lanes in Allentown, Pa., for a sale/lease-back deal. Now, however, the company has decided to put the 25-year-old center up for auction — but without its bowling equipment, furnishings or liquor license. According to Allentown’s 69 News, the auction is scheduled to start June 5 and […]

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QubicaAMF to Equip New Center Near Virginia Plant

QubicaAMF Worldwide has signed a contract to be the bowling equipment provider for River City Roll, the new upscale bowling facility to be built in the trendy Scott’s Addition area of Richmond, Va. Former investment banker and Richmond local, Rob Long, is leading a team that includes former Jefferson Hotel restaurant director, Ben Eubanks. The […]

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