WALLINGFORD — A major operator of bowling centers plans to open in the former Wallingford Bowl on Route 5.
Wallingford Bowl, 980 N. Colony Road, closed its doors on May 30. Town Economic Development Specialist Tim Ryan said AMF Bowling Co. will move into the building.
“It’s a great opportunity they’ve taken to create a venue that will be adventurous for people,” Ryan said.
According to the AMF website, the company’s bowling alleys host parties and serve food and beverages. Some are also equipped with free WiFi and have an arcade.
The company also manufactures bowling equipment. A representative for AMF Bowling Co. could not be reached for comment Friday.
Aviva Budd, owner of the building, said the company showed interest in the location early on and agreed to a lease shortly after the previous business closed.
“They’ll probably be open by the holidays,” Budd said. “The hope is to open by Thanksgiving.”
Budd said the location will be “upscale and more current.”
“Wallingford should be happy,” Budd said. “It’s not another empty building.”
Wallingford Bowl was formerly "T-Bowl." It is located near the Holiday Cinemas Stadium 14 theater and On Track Karting.