|Traditional Bowling Center Converts to Hybrid Entertainment Facility; Relocates to Growing Area in Same Resort Town|
MUSKEGON, Mich., August 5, 2010 – After a decade of searching for a location to expand and rebuild their 16-lane traditional bowling center, Bemidji Bowl owners, Steve and Pat Vosika and son Matt found it, and the center is staying in the resort town of Bemidji, Minn., located about 200 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
Owners chose to relocate due to growth in their market and lack of space for expansion at the existing center. The new center is located in the northwest end of town, near the airport and commercial area, where growth opportunities are abundant.
The brand-new bowling center is now open with the help of Brunswick’s expertise and top-notch bowling equipment. Bemidji Bowl’s owners worked extensively with Brunswick to make this project fit with their ideas and strict budget. Brunswick also assisted in facilitating a demographic study of the area, enabling the Vosika’s to have all the information and knowledge needed to make their new business successful in the new location.
The entire hybrid entertainment facility spans about 30,000 square feet and includes 24 lanes of Brunswick Pro Lane™ - eight are VIP lanes that offer a relaxing atmosphere with Brunswick sofas for seating; twenty-four 40-inch Samsung LCD widescreen scoring monitors and televisions that add a vibrant, exciting appeal; Vector® scoring, including digital signage that displays communication such as pricing, wait lists and upcoming events; virtual golf simulator; banquet rooms; a 40-plus game redemption area; pro shop; full-service bar that will seat up to 90 people; and grill specializing in pizza and other pub-like foods.
Owners hope that Bemidji Bowl’s new location and format will attract people of all ages, especially families, league bowlers and those looking for a great place to hold parties. Located in the first city on the Mississippi River, the new lake country location provides an ideal attraction in the summer resort destination, as well as providing activities for anyone to enjoy during inclement weather year-round. Owners hope to expand the entertainment facility with outdoor attractions in the future.
The Vosika’s also own Family Bowl, a 16-lane center located in Thief River Falls, Minn.
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