Bowling alley opens quietly for business
Fun Lanes, Vicksburg’s first bowling alley in 11 years, quietly opened Tuesday afternoon.
“We’re going to have a soft opening now; we’ll have a grand opening at a later date,” said Patrick Belden, operations manager for Fun Lanes, adding the alley opened at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Belden said the bowling alley, which is located in the former Goody’s clothing store in the mall, will have electronic scoring, specialty lighting and video games. There will also be a restaurant serving pizza, hamburgers — “a full menu plus alcohol,” but for the time being a reduced menu will be available.
The bowling alley has not received its liquor permit, he said.
Beginning Wednesday, Belden said, the bowling alley’s hours will be from 11 a.m. to midnight during the week, and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends.
The city has been without a bowling alley since Red Carpet Lanes, which operated on Clay Street near Hope Street for 48 years, closed in 2007 because of structural problems with the building and a lack of bowlers.