The owners of Superbowl Bowling Center in Gillespie are looking to sell the business after health issues on both sides of the family have left little choice.
The business on Broadway Street is located in the west part of Gillespie and has been family owned for 57 years. The bowling alley is up to date with a Brunswick automatic scoring system on all eight lanes and recently updated with bumper bowling.
“It’s with deep sadness that is has come to this, but health issues on both sides of the family have left little choice,” Bob Sherman wrote on his Facebook page. “The alley was built in 1959 by my grandparents, Sadie and Dorothy Sherman, and has been my second home all my life.” Sherman remembers sleeping on the round benches, playing paper baseball in the old hallway, working score sheets during the annual tournament and bowling with his dad in men’s league at the age of 15.
Although majority of their business stems from bowling, the establishment also features a full service 20-foot horseshoe bar complete with mahogany wood and three state gambling machines. All equipment inside stays and the large outdoor asphalt parking lot is well lit.
The business will continue operating as normal until a sale has been made and finalized
Sitting areas with padded chairs and a table rest at the end of each lane and a high top table with coordinating chairs and built-in ball racks add separation from the entrance area. A locker room complete with lockable lockers and a bench adjoins the bowling area while a secluded gaming area adjoins the bar area.
The asking price for the building, business name, equipment, fixtures and land is $349,000. The listing adds that the nearby strip mall is also available for sale. Private tours can be arranged through managing broker Debbie Cerkoski by calling 618-709-0909.
Sherman added that the business will continue operating as normal until a sale has been made and finalized.
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