Family Bowling Center has changed

Family Bowling Center has changed Main Photo

21 Aug 2016

By TERRENCE DWYER (, Messenger News

There have been big changes this month at Family Bowling Center, 3599 Fifth Ave. S., as owner Rick Harrington has transformed his establishment to make it fully state-of-the-art.

"Almost all of your modern bowling centers today have synthetic lane overlays," Harrington said. "Family Bowling Center is trying to bring local bowling into the 21st century with some innovative remodeling and installation of new synthetic lanes."

He said the conversion of wood lanes to synthetic will make his bowling alley the first one in Fort Dodge to offer that enhancement.

Additionally, the number of lanes has been reduced from 24 to 16. The area at the west end of the complex that long has housed eight of the center's 24 bowling lanes is being converted into 10,600 square feet of commercial space. The bowling lanes there are being removed. Harrington said he plans to market that area to one or more tenants. He also said the pine and maple wood sections from the removed lanes are available for purchase.

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