This last week, two of our 5 AMF
centers have announced closing. AMF
Woodhaven in Woodland CA
Alpine Valley in So. Sacramento
HOnestly I don't see how these two centers lasted as long as they have. Woodhaven is in a very small community that does not support the center. Sacramento took them on into the assoc. when they could not handle the assoc. themselves. They are a good 40 to 45 min drive from the rest of our centers.
However, Alpine has had a sted fast group of supporting leagues, though not large. AMF
did just put in synthetic lanes two years ago. But the age of the building is contra productive to cost effective remodling due to aspestos. Now I've heard that AMF
ownes the land. Thats a new one on me. But the center is in a very bad area. Plus another AMF
Land Park) just 3 miles away. And a new center opened up a few years ago just south. Brand new family entertainment type center. So there's a lot of competition. And if you cannot cook a hamburger because you don't have a cafe/kitchen due to asbestos then its due to be closed.