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New ‘Dust Bowl’ Project Is Back on Track

The third Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge was scheduled to open last year in Little Rock, Ark., joining locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla. But now the project is back on track, with a building permit issued for the former American Legion building on Little Rock’s Capitol Avenue. To view an architectural rendering, go […]

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1st Alabama Stars and Strikes Eyes September Opening

A September opening is planned for what will be the 10th location of Stars and Strikes , and the first in Alabama. The company has broken ground on a site in Huntsville for a 54,000-sq.-ft. facility that will house 24 lanes, an arcade, a two-level laser tag arena, plus other attractions. The company pegged the […]

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Main Event Opens New Location in Indianapolis

Main Event Entertainment, the nation’s fastest-growing bowling-anchored dining and entertainment destination, has opened its first center in Indianapolis center. Indy is the 32nd Main Event location and the latest of seven centers set to open across the nation in 2017. Additional centers are now under construction in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Humble, Texas; Gilbert, Ariz.; North Kansas […]

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Cyber Report #947

E-dition No. 947 • Thursday, April 13, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   We are on deadline for Bowlers Journal International’s May issue this week, so this will be an abbreviated edition of the BJI Cyber Report. As always, we urge you to check out bowlersjournal.com and bcmmag.com for the latest bowling business news.   […]

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SCN Partners With STE on Go Bowling App

Sports Challenge Network, provider of mobile solutions for the bowling industry and creator of XBowling and Action Bowling, has completed an agreement with Strike Ten Entertainment to be the exclusive mobile app and digital contest platform for the national network of STE Bowling Centers. This exclusive agreement is set to accelerate growth and lead digital […]

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Cyber Report #946

E-dition No. 946 Thursday, April 6, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) ABS to Serve as QubicaAMF’s Distributor in Japan QubicaAMF Worldwide has entered into a distributor agreement with American Bowling Service, Inc. in Japan. Effective April 1, ABS is serving as QubicaAMF’s exclusive, full-line distribution partner in Japan for capital equipment, automatic scoring, parts, supplies […]

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LONG-TIME MISSOURI PROPRIETOR PASSES AWAY

Harrison McCoy, who opened McBowl in Liberty, Mo., with his brothers, Ted and Melvin, in 1958, passed away on March 29. He was 93. The family operated the center until 1987, completing nearly three decades of providing a safe hang-out for teenagers and a place where people could develop life-long friends. On the culinary side […]

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DAVE AND BUSTER’S REPORTS STRONG FOURTH QUARTER

Dave & Buster’s has reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. Total revenues increased 15.4% to $270.2 million, thanks in part to the opening of four new locations, while comparable store sales were up 3.2%. Also, for the first time ever, the company’s full-year sales exceeded $1 billion. Dave & Buster’s operates […]

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MAPLE LANES EXTENDS BRAND; LaSPINA FAMILY HONORED

All five centers owned by the LaSpina family in New York and Florida will henceforth carry the Maple Lanes name. Rockville Centre Lanes got its new sign on March 1, and you can see it here: http://liherald.com/stories/rockville-centre-bowling-alley-gets-rebranded,89930. “We are renaming our centers Maple Lanes because it is who we are and who we have been […]

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