Another Bay Area institution just announced that they are closing their doors due to the pandemic.
Albany Bowl on San Pablo Blvd. (in Albany) is closing for good after 71 years. For years, they have hosted everything from children's birthday parties to adult and youth bowling leagues but without any cash flow, they just can't continue to stay afloat.
John Tierney, owner of the bowling alley, says he has spent $700,000 since the start of the pandemic. He said he can't hold on for six more months.
The amount of outpouring on social media about the bowling alley is quite a testament to how much the landmark meant to the people in the Bay Area. There are hundreds of tweets from residents that are expressing their sadness and their memories as well. One fan wrote, “All I want for Christmas is for Albany Bowl to stay open.” There's even a trending hashtag: #SaveAlbanyBowl .
Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air. Listen below...