Brentwood Bowl had been earmarked for a move and expansion across the street from its long-time location in South San Francisco.
Plans called for a housing development on the original site, and for the center to re-locate in a vacated Century Theatres building, meaning the number of lanes could be increased from 16 to 39.
But according to a report in The Daily Journal newspaper, plans for the housing fell through, and now Brentwood Bowl will be staying put. New plans call for improvements in food service and other areas of the center to enhance its entertainment appeal.
“We want to resurrect and save the place we have, and to introduce a new demographic, because I am hearing from the kids they have nowhere to go,” said Wayne Despues, who has initiated an online campaign to raise funds for the improvements, which come with a price tag of approximately $150,000.
Despues has entered into a partnership with Brentwood Bowl proprietor Millard Tong, and has experience in the culinary industry.
On March 28, the center posted this message on its Facebook page: “Brentwood Bowl is not closing, despite the rumors people are spreading.”
To read the full Daily Journal report, go to: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2015-04-09/south-city-bowling-alley-is-staying-put-fundraising-effort-started-to-add-new-improved-amenities-to-brentwood-bowl/1776425141406.html