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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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ALL-STAR ALLEY AND TAVERN TO REPLACE REVOLUTIONS

Destiny USA bills itself as “New York’s largest destination of its kind with over 250 places to shop, dine and play, visited by 26 million guests every year.” For three years and two months, one of the entertainment options was a 55,000-sq.-ft., bowling-based facility called Revolutions. But that venue, located on the third floor of […]

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KEGEL TO OFFER WORKSHOP FOR COACHES

The Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla., has been conducting summer camps for years — but until now, always for bowlers. This summer, to complement its bowler camp program, the KTC will host its first Coaches Workshop, with a curriculum to help coaches diagnose and fix the most destructive bowling errors. There will be […]

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BJI 2017 DESIGN AWARDS APPLICATION AVAILABLE

Application forms are now available for Bowlers Journal International’s 33rd annual Bowling Center Architecture & Design Awards. Those who have been involved in the building or renovation of a bowling center, bowling-based family entertainment center or a bowling “boutique” that was completed after Aug. 1, 2016 are invited to enter. The entry deadline is Sept. […]

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CBS SPORTS NETWORK TO AIR PBA IN PRIME TIME

The Professional Bowlers Association returns to CBS Sports Network for the new Main Event PBA Tour Finals in Orlando, Fla. The network will televise five consecutive, two-hour shows on Tuesday nights involving eight PBA Tour stars beginning on Tuesday, May 30 at 9:30 p.m. Eastern. Players who will compete in the invitational special event are […]

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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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