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MAINE’S BAYSIDE BOWL COMPLETES EXPANSION PROJECT

In case you were concerned that the expansion of Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, might not be completed in time for the Professional Bowlers Association’s visit April 9-16, you may now breathe a sigh of relief. It took 10 months, but the expanded facility made its public debut with a ribbon cutting and “first ball […]

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KANSAS COMMUNITY STILL HAS BOWLING… AT LEAST FOR NOW

After Community National Bank foreclosed on Parsons Bowl in Parsons, Kan., it tried to find a buyer for the 12-lane center — with no luck. So, a long-time employee of the center, Helen Brooks, has been asked to operate it while a buyer continues to be sought. For legal purposes, the name has been changed […]

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BOWLING RETURNS TO ILLINOIS TOWN IN 6 WEEKS

It has taken the better part of a year, but bowling is now scheduled to return to the Illinois community of Carthage in about six weeks. The eight-lane facility, which also will include an arcade, is entering the final phase of construction inside what used to be a Dollar General store. The project is being […]

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WILMINGTON CENTER GETS QUBICAAMF MAKEOVER

Ten Pin Alley has been a staple in Wilmington, N.C., for many years, and in November 2015, Jim and Margaret Grago purchased the center, which is located in a 37,000-sq.ft. portion of what used to be a mall. The purchase included 24 lanes, 29 pool tables, two bars and a full-service restaurant. But with a […]

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BOWLERS HELP SAVE ROOF OF PENNSYLVANIA CENTER

We all know that bowlers are a rare breed. When it appeared that the roof of Bowl Arena in West Hazleton, Pa., was about to buckle under the weight of snow last Friday night, several bowlers climbed on top of the building to help push snow off the roof. League play was canceled that night, […]

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WISCONSIN CENTER SEEKS TO ADD HORSESHOE PITS

Attention, Walter Ray Williams Jr.! J and J Fireball Lanes in Portage, Wis., is planning to add outdoor horseshoe pits to its property in time for the summer season. The center normally closes on Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer months, but owners Jim Baures and Jeff Bender say the pits would enable J and […]

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28-LANE CENTER COMING TO STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS

The Texas community of Stephenville next year will welcome a 30,000-sq.-ft., 28-lane bowling facility, part of a 100,000-sq.-ft. retail and business development. Ernie and Geneva Brooks are the owners, and Rick Heim of Cornerstone Consulting is working on the design, according to this report: http://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20170307/stephenville-to-get-new-28-lane-bowling-alley. Stephenville is located about 100 miles southwest of Dallas.

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BOWLING COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO’S UNION SQUARE

San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood is getting a new “bowling center” — a three-lane facility called The Fifth Arrow, which will be the downstairs partner of a new music venue to be called August Hall. The partners in the project are Nate Valentine, Chad Donnelly and Scott Murphy, and the facility will replace a nightclub […]

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INDIANA CENTER EYED FOR RE-OPENING; INVESTORS NEEDED

Veteran bowling center operator Rudy Hinojosa is working to put together an investment group that would fund the re-opening of a bowling center in Seymour, Ind. Hinojosa was the general manager of the center when it was known as Starlite Lanes. Its owners changed the name to Kingpins Bowl and brought in a new manager, […]

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