HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - After on again, off again plans, Plamor Lanes is being spared.
"We had a huge response from the local community when we announced we were going to shut it down,” said Plamor Lanes Manager Brandon Damson.
The car dealership next door, Jerry Damson Honda, planned to close the bowling alley to make room for a few new spaces. But when a bowling alley across Memorial Parkway burned down, an attempt to expand turned in to an investment into Plamor Lanes.
"New carpet, new paint, brand new monitors,” said Damson.
The bowling alley has been open since the 1950s, serving those young and old for decades.
"I come out two or three times a week," said patron Demitri Norwood. "It's a sport where everybody can bowl. You don't have to be good."
"Plamor has been open since 1959. We hope it stays open until 2059," said Damson. He adds that with thousands of dollars in updates - it will. “I think everyone should know, we [have] no plans to close in the future."
But what about the plans to expand? Damson says for the time being, they shifted a fence and will reevaluate in the future.