Southeast Powell Boulevard is about to experience its greatest loss since Wendy's.
The AMF Pro bowling alley on SE Powell Boulevard and SE 30th will close at the end of May, as reported by the Portland Business Journal.
The space will be developed into a "national retailer," by the MAJ Development Corporation, who bought the alley last August for $4.8 million. Work is expected to begin this August.
But, don't worry! In a Facebook post, MAJ writes they play on "updating and upgrading the building without losing its nostalgic features."
The alley was nearly lost to a fire in 2015 due to some oily or greasy rags, but had made a miraculous comeback.
When we went in January, there was a 30-minute wait to bowl—on a Tuesday night. This was in part due to the heavy metal bowling league that calls the alley its home.