New bowling alley to open in Hutchinson soon

By James Teeter

James Teeter/Collegian - The new bowling alley on 23rd street in expected to be completed sometime during the month of May

James Teeter/Collegian - The new bowling alley on 23rd street in expected to be completed sometime during the month of May

With the new bowling alley near completion, many residents of Hutchinson are wondering when it will be done and what all will be inside of “The Alley.”

There has been a lot of talk of what might be in the new complex and when it will open.

“We think that The Alley will be done by some time in May,” said a Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce spokesman, on April 22.

The facility will have 20 lanes for leagues and eight additional lanes for individuals and couples.

Hutchinson Community College is planning to bring back bowling classes in the fall, for students to take.

In the past, HCC had bowling courses for physical ed credits, but had to discontinue them due to the old bowling alley on 30th Avenue being bought out by Cross Point church two years ago.

Now they are back.

“It is one of those unsung sports,” said Aubrey Watson, academic coordinator of clinical education at HCC.

“The more we have to offer, the better.”

“I guess it’s fine. It is a sport, so if there is a team it would be fun,” said Teresa Pauls, an HCC respiratory therapist program director.

The Alley also will have laser tag and an arcade area with games, a billiards room and air-powered bumper cars, along with a sports bar and a shopping area, with shops for clothing and other items.

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