Great News! Langford Lanes will be re-opening under new management in October. Court has approved new ownership headed by local businessman Gerry St. Cyr.
The bowling alley was closed in late June after Planex Development Corp. and Langford Bowling and Entertainment Ltd. went into receivership.
The new owner tells CHEK News, staff are working hard to get the facility back in business.
“We are all hands on deck, getting this place as fast as we can. We know the public wants back open, the city wants it back open,” says Cyr.
After hearing public feedback and league bowlers, the company will work on improved customer service, the restaurant will be more family friendly and a party room will be added inside the bowling alley itself. Prices in both the restaurant and bowling facility will be reduced.
“Our goal is to cater to everybody,” he tells the Times Colonist, noting that everyone from children to seniors enjoys bowling. He wants to ensure league bowlers times are slotted in.
Although the 20-lane alley operated through a public-private partnership with the city, Young said taxpayers won’t be on the hook for the previous private operator’s woes.
“It’s a dispute between the owners,” Young said.
“They have 30 days to resolve it or we’ll get someone else in there to run the bowling alley.”
Langford Lanes is part of Langford’s City Centre Park entertainment complex, which also includes a mini-golf course, an NHL-sized ice rink with 400 seats, party rooms, a splash park and more.
Langford Lanes is the only 10-pin facility since Town and Country Lanes closed in 2007 and Mayfair Lanes shut its doors the year before.