Duckpin alley up for grabs

It looks like the Plaza Bowl duckpin lanes is looking for a new owner.

An ad on Craigslist.com seeks someone to take over the business, which recently has seen a revival as a music venue for local and traveling  bands alike. It is located in the Southside Plaza Shopping Center at Hull Street and Belt Boulevard.

From the ad:

Own the entire Richmond areas only Duckpin Bowling Alley, business is turnkey with 20 lanes and everything necessary to operate. Numerous profit centers include: open bowling, leagues, fundraisers, birthdays, business outings, private parties, music performances, arcade games. There is also a snackbar with grill and beer license. Reasonable long term lease. Serious Inquiries Only. No Brokers Please. Please respond to above email with full name and phone number.

BizSense interviewed the owner, Jim Szilagyi last year.

It looks like the Plaza Bowl duckpin lanes is looking for a new owner.

An ad on Craigslist.com seeks someone to take over the business, which recently has seen a revival as a music venue for local and traveling  bands alike. It is located in the Southside Plaza Shopping Center at Hull Street and Belt Boulevard.

From the ad:

Own the entire Richmond areas only Duckpin Bowling Alley, business is turnkey with 20 lanes and everything necessary to operate. Numerous profit centers include: open bowling, leagues, fundraisers, birthdays, business outings, private parties, music performances, arcade games. There is also a snackbar with grill and beer license. Reasonable long term lease. Serious Inquiries Only. No Brokers Please. Please respond to above email with full name and phone number.

BizSense interviewed the owner, Jim Szilagyi last year.

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Bruce Milam
Bruce Milam
11 years ago

“No Brokers Please”. That’s how to sell something in a bad economy. Exclude the one group of professionals who can actually find you a buyer. Good luck to them.

Gene Pembleton
Gene Pembleton
11 years ago

Please someone buy and take care of this treasure. Having been born in Richmond in 1958, the alley was, at the least, a monthly visit. I even got my own duckpin bowling ball when I was about six with my initials on it. I still have it and use it 🙂 Southside Plaza was booming. I ate more at S&W Cafeteria then I did at home and there was a fab record store. This is a Richmond treasure to be preserved and for all you music lovers that attended Shonen Knife a couple of years ago. It was sweet. Plaza… Read more »

Matt
Matt
11 years ago

I hate reading this; sure do hope someone can buy this absolute gem and keep the tradition alive. Sad to see this happen……Plaza Bowl had some nice momentum going a couple years back with some good shows there but couldn’t maintain or grow on that sadly. Bummer….

Frederick Arthur Roscher 3rd
Frederick Arthur Roscher 3rd
11 years ago

how much is being asked? what about a cooperative investing and running, all you fans out there “hoping” someone will buy it. Everyone buys it! Subscription Bowling. A monthly fee allows you to come in and bowl four times a month. Bigger fee, more bowling times per month.