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October 15, 2013
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Bowling alley may be rolling soon

The company that manages the Tillman Center said they are looking for professional bowling center operators to reopen Silver Strike Lanes.

In a statement, Jerry Rosenstock of Jericho Enterprises said the center was closed without advance notice to his company, the employees or the customers.

He said the firm hopes to have a website up and running soon to let people know what’s going on.

“We will provide that information as soon as possible,” he said. “Your questions will be able to be answered concerning our going forward.”

Signs on the outside of the bowling alley announce that the center will reopen soon.

“We are in the process of seeking out professional bowling operators in order to have the business open and serving the community. This will take some period of time due to the lack of advance notice of the closing. We too want to have the facility re-opened as quickly as possible.”

Operators Joe and Diana Shaffer shuttered the bowling alley officially on Oct. 1, though news of the closure spread quickly on Sept. 30 as employees were informed of the decision.

“We know that the bowling leagues, both at night and during the daytime, are being missed by the community of bowling enthusiasts,” Rosenstock said. “The sport of bowling brings together many members of the community, who enjoy the camaraderie of that experience. The bar will be open again, the party room available for functions, and special events for everyone to enjoy.”

The couple took over operation of the bowling alley in spring 2011.

The building started out as Gorman’s Rancho Market in 1994. The market closed in October 1999.

It reopened as a bowling alley a few years later, and has operated ever since.

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 30, 2013 08:55AM Published Oct 15, 2013 04:50PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.