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This 34 lane alley goes back to 1959. The building was 28,000 sq ft. The opening ads mention Bill Lillard (Bowling Writers Association of America's Bowler of the Year in 1956) and Joe Josephs (Member of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame) as instructors. According to the old newspapers, it must have been re-done in 1964. I grew up in Southfield and I remember going to this joint. They must have widened 8 mile because this place was a few feet from the street, barely enough room for the sidewalk.
A women's state record (853 series) was set here in 1997 by Tamika Green. There was an odd article from May 1959 indicating smoking was banned on the premises due to a supposed methane leak. I am sure that ban was rescinded at some point until smoking in public places was severely restricted in the earlier 2000's. I also found some old Southfield High yearbook ads. The alley was demolished just after 2007. The last bowling results in the newspaper were from 2000 but I think it lasted until 2004 or so.