A 1950s bowling alley located in small-town Michigan has recently hit the market for $130,000. The bowling alley has seemingly frozen in time, owned and operated by the same family since 1950 with all of its original equipment and in great condition.
The bowling alley, Carson City Lanes, is located at 216 W. Main Street in Carson City, Michigan, which has a population of 1,100.
This vintage bowling alley hasn’t changed since 1950 exactly
Autumn Colby of Re/MAX United talks more about the unique and vintage bowling alley. “It is definitely very nostalgic,” says Colby, “They built it in the 1950s and I don’t think anything has changed since the 1950s inside of there.”
She continues, “Everything from the bowling return down to the furniture is original and from the 1950s. Even the scoring system, where you have those retro tables with the projector screens, is original. You have to actually hand write your scores and they project above.”
The ’50s-esque bowling alley has six bowling lanes and a snack bar as well. “Everything is in working order. All the machines work. It comes with all of the bowling balls, all of the pins and parts to the equipment. Someone could buy it tomorrow and have it up and running in a week. Everything is pretty much ready to go,” Colby explains. And whoever purchases the alley gets all the equipment with the purchase.
“It is a very unique property. The family wants to find someone to invest their time and love into it. I think this would be perfect for a new business owner or for a family to run the business and keep the alley’s legacy alive.”
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