Locals ‘bowled over’ by Junction Lanes grand reopening
The sounds of bowling balls knocking down pins, children’s laughter and arcade machines once again filled the Junction Lanes Family Entertainment Center.
The facility was reopened to the public early Saturday morning.
Junction Lanes wrote in a press release, “It’s been a long three weeks for all of us. We look forward to having you back! Let’s bowl!”
The family fun center had to shut down entirely more than three weeks ago after a fierce thunderstorm and heavy rain caused a portion of the roof to buckle over the glow-in-the-dark mini golf area.
Junction Lanes Owner Ryan Huber said in an earlier interview that the damage also caused a sprinkler line to break inside the facility, causing more water to pour into the mini golf area.
Construction crews reportedly worked around the clock to remove damaged portions of the building, add new equipment and repair any lingering issues, officials said.
A city engineer allowed power to be restored to the Junction Lanes building less than a week later, but required crews to make more repairs and test all systems to make sure everything was in working order, said officials.
Huber finally got the “go-ahead” from the engineer and fire marshal earlier this week to reopen the doors.
According to the Junction Lanes Facebook page, the bowling lanes, arcade area and Depot Grille will be open to the public.
However, the glow golf and billiards sections will be closed until further notice.
A reason for the delayed opening was not given as of press time.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald