Historic center to close

April 2nd, 2010  |  Published in Business

Lyndon Lanes, a 10-lane bowling center in Lyndon, Ky., east of Louisville, will not see its 50th birthday.

In operation for 47 years, the center is scheduled to close on May 23. According to co-owner Jack McCarthy Jr., a local smoking ban and the current economic climate conspired to doom Lyndon Lanes.

McCarthy said that the smoking ban caused the center to lose customers. The decline in business, complicated by the economic downturn, made it difficult for the owners to obtain favorable financing for needed upgrades.

Most of the center’s leagues reportedly will relocate to Ten Pin Strike & Spare in St. Matthews, Ky., while McCarthy hopes to rent out the space currently occupied by the lanes. A bar and grill on the site will remain open, the Courier-Journal reported.

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