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Bowling alley in financial pinch

ALPENA, Mich.– As part of Region 6, Thunder Bowl Lanes was able to open its doors in mid–June, but that doesn’t mean the business’s woes are gone.

Not only is the guest capacity limited to a quarter of its pre–pandemic size, the alley’s also operating at a subpar season. According to co–owner John Snyder, the business’s peak months are in the fall to early spring, when people look for more indoor activities. He says he lost out on about 38 percent of annual revenue from the closure. Despite this, he says he won’t be joining the lawsuit recently filed against Governor Whitmer by the Bowling Centers Association of Michigan.