Greenway lanes' fate has bowlers on pins, needles

February 10, 1994

More than four months after a five-alarm fire destroyed the Greenway Bowling Center, owners of the building say they have made no plans to do anything with the site.

"We want to rebuild," said one of the owners, Jake Davis. "It depends on what we negotiate with the insurance company."

Mr. Davis said rebuilding the establishment might take a year.

Bowlers have petitioned the owners to put a new bowling alley on the site of what had been a community fixture. Patricia Barland, Anne Arundel County's urban revitalization coordinator, said her office has offered to help the owners through the permit process and with other county government paperwork.

The 24-lane duckpin house, built in 1954, burned almost to the ground last Oct. 22, just as the staff was getting ready for Friday night leagues. Fire investigators blamed the blaze on an electrical problem and estimated the damage at $3.5 million.

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