Bowling on hold with Langford Lanes in receivership

Langford Lanes should reopen once situation is resolved, either under current management or another

  • Jun. 25, 2015 8:00 p.m.

It could be several weeks before the rumble of bowling balls and the crash of 10-pins returns to Langford Lanes.

Planex Development and Langford Bowling and Entertainment Ltd., which operate Langford Lanes under an agreement with the city,  are in receivership as of June 20, and the 20-lane facility is currently closed.

Langford Mayor Stew Young said that if the situation is not resolved within 30 days, the city will find a different operator.

Under the current agreement, Langford receives a share of the gross revenue from the operators of the Langford Lanes.

Langford CAO Jim Bowden said the issues have nothing to do with the city, finances are in order in terms of payments to the city, and there is a provision in the contract with the operators that would allow Langford to reopen with a new operator if the issues are not resolved within 30 days.

“The city’s intent is to keep operating it as a bowling facility and we would engage another operator if the current ones are unable to continue,” Bowden said.

“It is one of the more popular family attractions at City Centre Park.”

Representatives from Planex Development and Langford Bowling and Entertainment could not be reached for comment before the News Gazette‘s deadline.

Langford Lanes opened in 2012 after bowling was identified as a priority by the public at a Langford open house on recreation in 2009, following the closure of Mayfair Lanes and Town and Country Lanes.

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