In some ways, a lot has changed about Metro Bowl in South Lansing
. In others, it’s business as usual.
“We still have the full bowling area, two nightclubs and a sports bar in there,” says Metro Bowl manager Chris Siedelberg.
Though the layout has remained the same, and the businesses have remained open and fully functioning, everything else about Metro Bowl has been changing - for the better - since the building has been in receivership.
The now bank-owned business has seen more than $500,000 in interior renovations in the past eighteen months, including updating the bowling lanes, furniture, carpeting and tile. Union Bank
currently owns the property, the receivership of which is being managed by Rehmann-Robson.
“We really changed the look,” says Siedelberg. “We’ve cleaned up the place in terms of trying to make more a family-oriented place.”
And that’s just the interior. Plans to begin façade and signage work on the property’s exterior are slated to begin this summer. For Metro Bowl employees and fans, the investments being made to retain the business at the property is a great thing.
“They’ve got to do it in order to sell it,” Siedelberg says of the renovations made by the bank who now owns the property. “There’s something here that they’re liking or else they wouldn’t be putting so much into it.”
In addition to the physical changes happening to the 50,000 square foot facility, Metro Bowl now offers a variety of music entertainment on the weekend.
Source: Chris Siedelberg, Metro Bowl
Writer: Natalie Burg, News Editor