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Original Bowlmor Location Loses Its Lease

July 30th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Condos will replace cocktails on the site of Bowlmor Lanes in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. The center — the first to be purchased by Tom Shannon of today’s Bowlmor AMF — closed on July 7 after the building’s landlord opted not to renew the lease. Dismantling of the lanes began shortly after […]


Intriguing Revelations in CBS Money Watch Report on Brunswick Sale

July 30th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

CBS Money Watch recently produced a report on the blockbuster $270 million sale of Brunswick’s retail bowling business to Bowlmor AMF, which Bowlers Journal reported on here. They spoke with Brunswick CEO, Dustan McCoy, as well as Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America President, Tom Martino, Professional Bowlers Association star, Jason Belmonte, and Storm Bowling’s Director […]


QubicaAMF on Brunswick deal: “Bowling is our Only Focus and Business is Sound”

July 25th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Bowling products manufacturer, QubicaAMF, has addressed the sale of Brunswick’s retail bowling business to Bowlmor AMF with the following statement:  As result of the announcement by Brunswick Corporation on July 17, 2014, that it plans to divest its Bowling Products business by the end of the year, QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), the leading manufacturer and marketer […]


Perrier: It’s ‘Business as Usual’ for Brunswick Bowling Products

July 24th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brent Perrier, President of Brunswick Bowling Products, has just issued what is, in essence, an open letter to the bowling industry, seeking to clarify his company’s position in the wake of the sale of its bowling center division to Bowlmor AMF. Here is the text of the letter: – – – – – Dear Brunswick […]


Update: Bowlmor AMF Assures Brunswick Employees, Bowlers

July 19th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

In the wake of his company’s acquisition of the Brunswick Corporation’s 85 bowling centers, Bowlmor AMF’s Chief Executive Officer, Tom Shannon, has collaborated with other Bowlmor officials on a video (above) full of assurances for Brunswick bowling center employees and league bowlers. Shannon touted Bowlmor’s 2013 merger with AMF, which had entered chapter 11 bankruptcy […]


Update: Bowlmor AMF Acquires Brunswick Centers, Will Retain Branding Identity

July 17th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It was the hottest rumor making the rounds at International Bowl Expo in Orlando, and now it has been confirmed: Brunswick is getting out of the bowling business. Expo rumors centered around Brunswick selling its bowling centers to Bowlmor AMF, a company formed when Bowlmor acquired the AMF-branded center chain. Now, the company has announced […]


Update: With Sale of Centers, What’s Next for Brunswick and Bowlmor AMF?

July 17th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It was the hottest rumor making the rounds at International Bowl Expo in Orlando, and now it has been confirmed: Brunswick is getting out of the bowling business. Expo rumors centered around Brunswick selling its bowling centers to Bowlmor AMF, a company formed when Bowlmor acquired the AMF-branded center chain. Now, the company has announced […]


Update: Why Brunswick Is Exiting the Bowling Business

July 17th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It was the hottest rumor making the rounds at International Bowl Expo in Orlando, and now it has been confirmed: Brunswick is getting out of the bowling business. Expo rumors centered around Brunswick selling its bowling centers to Bowlmor AMF, a company formed when Bowlmor acquired the AMF-branded center chain. Now, the company has announced […]


Brunswick Centers Price Tag: $270 Million

July 17th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It was the hottest rumor making the rounds at International Bowl Expo in Orlando, and now it has been confirmed: Brunswick is getting out of the bowling business. Expo rumors centered around Brunswick selling its bowling centers to Bowlmor AMF, a company formed when Bowlmor acquired the AMF-branded center chain. Now, the company has announced […]


Update: Brunswick Sells Bowling Centers, Seeks Buyer for Bowling Products Division

July 17th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It was the hottest rumor making the rounds at International Bowl Expo in Orlando, and now it has been confirmed: Brunswick is getting out of the bowling business. Expo rumors centered around Brunswick selling its bowling centers to Bowlmor AMF, a company formed when Bowlmor acquired the AMF-branded center chain. Now, the company has announced […]



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