Retro fit is right up their alley
A TOWNSVILLE bowling centre will be revitalised and refitted in a retro theme to reflect the golden era of the bowling industry in the 1960s.
The dream of the Townsville Ten Pin and Fun Centre’s new owners will see the Kirwan precinct transformed within the next year.
Work on the revamp has begun, with airconditioning, toilets and amusement chines the first to be fixed.
The new business owners are two husband and wife teams from Bundaberg, Noel and Joan Ambler and Peter and Jeanette McElligott, who have more than 100 years’ experience in the bowling industry between them.
“The theme of the venue will be that kind of retro bowling alley of the 1960s with black- and- white tiled floors
ma- and a cafe,” Mr Ambler said. The centre will remain open during the renovations.
Mr Ambler previously ran the bowling centre from 1992 to 1998, and employed 40 staff when he left the business.
He hopes to build employee numbers again as families rediscover the different attractions, which will include dodgem cars, laser tag, a wild west shooting gallery and glow- in- the- dark mini golf.
COOL CHANGE: Peter and Jeanette McElligott with Noel Ambler in ‘ 60s mode.