After being closed for over one year, the SuperBowl Bowling Center will reopen this spring under new ownership in the same location on Broadway Street, the new owners told The BenGil Post.
New owners Harold and Tressa Besserman are very excited about reopening the bowling alley that has been an icon for decades in Gillespie’s business community. The Wilsonville couple purchased the business from the Sherman family last Tuesday – approximately 17 months after it was listed for sale.
The Sherman family listed the bowling alley business for sale in October 2015 after health issues on both sides of the family left them little choice. The alley was built by Sadie and Dorothy Sherman in 1959 and has been a second home to the family ever since. Now, the Besserman family is committed to restore the same family friendly fun atmosphere in the bowling center as soon as next month.
Besserman Bowling Dynamix, Inc., doing business as SuperBowl Bowling Center, has intentions of being open in early April. The couple has been working non-stop at the location that boasts over 7,600 square feet with eight bowling lanes, plenty of seating area, a locker room, and a bar area with gaming machines. The bowling center is already up to date with automatic scoring, bumper bowling, and automatic pin setting, and the Besserman’s say the equipment is running well.
When it comes to changes and improvements, the Besserman’s are planning to implement changes in stages. A new roof has already been installed and light remodeling in the bar area to add space is underway as well as redecorating and cleaning. Improvements to the heating and air conditioning are planning to be made in the future as well as an added outdoor enclosed smoking area.
“We want to ensure our community that we want to make this a fun entertainment center again for people of all ages – both families and friends,” Tressa told The BenGil Post. “We are new at this, but we are dedicated to making it a great, safe place to hang out again!”
The bowling center will have both leagues and open bowling with snacks, pizza, pasta and drinks available. The bar will be stocked with bottled and draft beer. The couple is also considering adding more food options in the future, adding dart boards and operating the state’s gaming machines once their gaming license is obtained.
“New ownership” and “Opening soon” are the new messages on the outdoor lighted sign at the bowling center and an advertisement posted to their social media page says the Fourth Annual Bowlin With Roland will be held at the SuperBowl on Saturday, April 8.