Michelle Taylor of Columbia Heights was first to respond to word at the Fridley Patch Facebook page that bowlling alley :
Nooooo, my first job was there :( Bummer !!!!
Sara Koehler Stacy added:
I have also heard this...I used to bowl there. And I waitressed there too...
Tommie Knutson pointed out the impact is wide:
Thats So Sad To Hear That, I know that Fridley High School Uses that For Physical Education Class, Bowling as part as the Class....
Paul Lockman has a plea:
I bowl there a few times a month and it's rare to see more then 5 or 10 people in there . Its long overdue for a remodel and new look to attract more attention to it but has potential Someone save it !!
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In a separate chat interview at Facebook, Michelle Taylor said she worked in the kitchen at AMF Maple Lanes about 10 years ago when she was 16. Her sister, Lora Taylor, was a waitress and bartender and worked there "much longer than me." Taylor said.
... My mom used to come hang with my and my sister when we were working, and those are some of my favorite times !!! Makes me sad to see it go
Taylor said the Fridley location may have suffered because of competition from bigger alleys—"the ones with arcades and laser tag and such."
"It is super sad," Taylor said.
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