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From 4-lane taverns to chains, bowling's playing fields fight for survival and plan for a different future amid COVID-19 pandemic

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:00 am
John Losito is using the shutdown time during the COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate the $4 million renovation of his Sun Valley Lanes, which hosted the 2020 U.S. Open. Photo by Sun Valley Lanes.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a nightmare scenario seemingly straight from Hollywood, but all too real for all corners of the globe.  The virus isn’t deadly enough to threaten the survival of civilization as in some movies, but the social distancing and cocooning measures to mitigate the pandemic’s impacts are threatening the survival of many businesses dependent on people gathering. That includes bowling centers, which are dependent on large numbers of people gathering and...