White Plains Renovation Expected to Be Completed This Month

by Bob Johnson 0

The renovation of AMF White Plains Lanes into a new Bowlmor-branded facility is expected to be completed this month, according to Westfair Online (http://westfaironline.com/69382/white-plains-bowling-alley-undergoes-redesign/).

The 56-lane center in Westchester County, N.Y., just north of New York City, will feature a redesigned interior including three bars serving signature cocktails, and a full kitchen with a menu created by Ed Porter, a winner on the Food Network program, “Guy’s Grocery Games.”

The remodeled facility, however, will not include a pro shop, according to Rich Jacobson, who operated the Great Balls of Fire shop at White Plains Lanes and then AMF White Plains Lanes since 1989. Jacobson is now providing “mobile” pro shop services, which you can read about here: http://www.richjacobsonbowling.com/remote-pro-shop.html

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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