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Medina bowling alley adds synthetic lanes

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Rob Rezabek, an employee with Gold Crown Service in Foxboro, Mass., works on installing a new synthetic bowling surface at Medina Lanes today.

Gold Crown will replace the 20 wooden lanes with new lanes covered with a synthetic material that will better retain its finish, giving bowlers a more consistent lane with less maintenance and need for resurfacing by Medina Lanes staff.

Gold Crown started on the project last Friday by removing the gutters. The project should be done early next week.

The new lanes have excited local bowlers, said Eric Greenleaf, general manager for the bowling alley on Maple Ridge Road.

There are already 22 teams committed to summer bowling leagues, a big increase from last year, Greenleaf said. There are about 250 regular bowlers that participate in leagues at Medina Lanes, he said.

He credited the owners – Dr. David Stahl, Gerry Allen and Chris Bacon – for a series of improvements at Medina Lanes in recent years.

“They’re not afraid to spend money,” he said. “Every year they try to do something.”

The owners have upgraded the bar area, the floors inside and made other equipment improvements.

Jim Foss, a maintenance employee at Medina Lanes, works on putting down one of the new synthetic lanes today.