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#199585 - 07/14/18 05:30 PM End of Days
steveA Offline
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Registered: 12/21/12
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A/S/L: 58/male uk
No one on for days , and mine might be numbered too.
Just had news, staff at the alley where my leagues are have all received redundancy notices, staff meeting about it has been cancelled twice so everything very much up in the air.
Do know the owners have shut centres around the country , one in the middle of a shift. Been told some bowlers can't get access to their gear that they stored at the alley at another.
2 of the leagues that ran through the summer have been cancelled mid season.
Next nearest centre is expensive and a good travel so don't think relocation will be an option.
One of the leagues that may will be lost has been going for 35 years, not sure on the age of the others.
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#199586 - 07/15/18 04:38 PM Re: End of Days [Re: steveA]
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Hate to hear your loosing your center.

Your mot alone. If you have Facebook good group keeping tabs on closings.
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#199590 - 07/15/18 05:39 PM Re: End of Days [Re: steveA]
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Latest news it will close end of August. Not sure as yet on what will happen to it , current operator rents the building as a bowling centre so will have to leave everything in place. Leaving the landlord the owner of a non operating centre, Its not situated in a good place for redevelopment, for housing, Building was a picture house before its conversion to an alley 60 years ago.

I'll check out that group on FB BOSStull
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#199591 - 07/15/18 07:34 PM Re: End of Days [Re: steveA]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
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A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
The same saga all around. I said it before. I read where there were 265 bowling alleys in the Chicago Phone book in 1965. Today, there are 15.

Here, the big chains are hurting while the privately owned houses thrive.
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#199595 - 07/21/18 12:19 PM Re: End of Days [Re: steveA]
explorer05 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 30
A/S/L: 44/m/mundelein
Unfortunately that is happening in a lot of areas. I am fortunate to live where I have up to 3 bowling alleys within 6 minutes of my house and 5 with in 25 - 30 minutes of my house.

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This is what I use at the house where my scores count for the virtual league because of how dry they get.

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#199599 - 07/25/18 01:41 PM Re: End of Days [Re: explorer05]
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Registered: 11/28/13
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Wow, you are very lucky indeed!

In the Albany, NY area there are no more bowling alleys. And of course the one near me (Olympic Lanes in Menands, NY) just closed this past May. I will be going to Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy, NY this fall. They already have several leagues year round, & will be getting some of the leagues that bowled at Olympic, so more business for them. I'm going to sign up for their Friday night league. I was bowling Thursdays, but Fridays are better for me. Really looking forward to this.
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