Is bowling in its final frames or will it roll on?
Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — In its heyday, Cloverlanes Bowl in Livonia was such a popular place to gather and throw balls that the weekend wait for a lane might be two — even three — hours long.
“Oh my God, we thought we were in a coliseum,” Betty Brown, 54, of Detroit said, remembering the first time in 1972 she walked into the new, 64-lane bowling alley with its undulating roof. “We’d never been in a place that big.”
The aging center now is expected to be sold to a developer. May 2 was its last open night, and it was far from full. There weren’t even enough takers to raffle a chance to throw the very last ball. Brown and other loyal bowlers relived the good times. Longtime workers shed tears.
One by one, America’s once-gr… Continue Reading (5 minute read)