One of the Northeast’s Most Missed Gems is Now a Church
If you lived in the Northeast side of El Paso then you know how cool Bowlero Lanes was.
It was the only bowling alley in the Northeast and it was definitely one of the cool hangout spots. Unfortunately for us, it closed down in 2011- and I don't really have any photos of Bowlero Lanes!
To this day, Bowlero Lanes is the one establishment I get asked about the most by friends and family who have moved out of El Paso. And I have to deliver the news that it closed down in 2011.
But then I get asked what was put in its place and then I have to deliver another set of news; it's now a church! The old Bowlero Lanes building is now a Vino Nuevo church where people have said it's a great place of worship.
I know- it sounds kind of funny, right? But this isn't the first time that a well known establishment where many had a great time gets turned into a church; we all remember Tricky Falls closing and then being bought by a church?
At the time of its closure in 2011, Bowlero Lanes general manager said that bowling had gone down and Bowlero Lanes had fell victim to the times, check out this excerpt from Darren Hunt.
This was over a decade ago, and many have commented how they miss Bowlero Lanes; could bowling be on the verge of a comeback? There are several bowling alleys around El Paso, but I guess nothing compares to the memories made when Bowlero Lanes was still open.
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