Five and a half months after the April 2013 flooding ruined their bowling alley, Lisle Lanes, the Village's only bowling center, held a grand reopening on Saturday with a complete facelift, featuring refurbished lanes, new gutters and a new scoring system, the Suburban Life reports.
“We have put almost 20 years of our life into Lisle Lanes,” co-owner Cesar Canonigo told the paper. “Were we just supposed to destroy the building and call it quits?
"We still believe in our business model and the sport of bowling. Our decision to renovate Lisle Lanes was based on our convictions and the years of family history entrenched in the business.”
According to the paper, the Canonigos (Cesar and Grace) spent over $1 million to renovate and reopen the alley, which became available for business on Sept. 7; Lisle Mayor Joseph Broda was in attendance on Saturday and rolled a ceremonial ball.
More information is available at the Lisle Lanes official website.