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America’s Vanishing Bowling Alleys

America s Vanishing Bowling Alleys Businessweek

The U.S. had 4,061 bowling centers in 2012, down 25 percent from 1998, the earliest year for which the U.S. Census collected consistent data. But the decline of the bowling alley probably started a lot earlier. The U.S. added 2,000 bowling alleys between the end of World War II and 1958, when the American Society of Planning Officials reported that “the bowling alley is fast becoming one of the most important—if not the most important—local center of participant sport and recreation.”

America s Vanishing Bowling Alleys Businessweek


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I wonder if the decline coincides with the decline of mini golf.

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