We have some important but sad news to announce.
Unfortunately, at the end of August we will be closing our doors.
This isn't the forum we intended for this announcement, but due to an email to the BPAA to let them know of our plans, there was an email from them to others, and that derailed our plans for letting our leagues and customers know. Subsequently, we have received numerous calls inquiring.
It was our intention to meet with league secretaries, team captains, and league members to tell them personally.
As most of you who have been bowlers for any length of time know, bowling isn't what it once was. Since we took ownership of the alley, substantial investment was made into the business. Business grew for the first several years, then leveled off. Since then, there has been a gradual decline in league bowling.
In addition to the initial investment in upgrades to the property, ownership has had to personally invest additional revenue into the business just to keep it afloat. Now, with the age of the property and the equipment, additional financial investment was looming.
Through much talk and research, a very difficult decision had to be made. Unfortunately it's this.
We are actively seeking an alternative business for the property that will serve the LaPorte area well. Hopefully, that will be in the relatively near future.
We cannot thank enough the league bowlers who stuck with us through thick and thin, and our open bowlers who came with friends and family.
But, I really want to thank our employees, many of whom have been with us from the beginning. You're the best!
Lastly, to our league bowlers: the bowling business is tough and getting tougher. Don't quit! There are two terrific bowling alleys in our county - Casey's Lanes and City Lanes. Join a league there. Support them! They need you!
Thank you all!
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