Update: We apparently were not alone. An AMF center in Michigan also closed abruptly on Sunday.
I don’t have many details, but I’ve confirmed with the company that AMF South Park Lanes closed permanently on Sunday.
This was the sign on the door of the 40-lane bowling center Sunday evening.
This is disappointing, albeit not entirely surprising given the recent closure of AMF West Allis, the demise over the years of the former Red Carpet chain and national bowling trends. AMF Waukesha also closed on Sunday, I’m told.
Please keep the families of the employees in your prayers. And I’ll keep you posted on the future of that site — potential sale, etc. — as I learn more.
(This blog post from noted Wisconsin professional bowler Jeff Richgels has more information and perspective.)