Plans for a bowling center in McDuffie County are continuing to move forward, according to Roger Greene, who conducted a survey on the feasibility of locating lanes without the sale of alcohol. He said the survey results came in very positive.
"At this point it's looking good, but it's not guaranteed," Mr. Greene said. "... spot has been picked out, but the purchase of the land is pending the approval of the loan."
The original plan - which was first reported in the July 13 edition of The Mirror - included 32 bowling lanes, two miniature golf courses, an arcade, a party room, a pro shop and a concession area.
Mr. Greene said the only change to the plan so far is to reduce the number of lanes to 24 to keep the project within the $4.5 million budget. He said investors should receive word about the loan any day now.
If everything continues to go smoothly, construction should start within the latter half of the year and would be complete around spring of 2008.
The idea, Mr. Greene said, came from the fact that most people in McDuffie and surrounding counties have to travel for entertainment, so why not give them the option of a shorter commute?
"Anybody from Warren County, Lincoln County, Wilkes County and all those, if they want to do anything, it's just like us in McDuffie. We've got to go to Richmond or either South Carolina to go to a bowling center," Mr. Greene told The Mirror last July.