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