Indy Bowling Paris
, the largest bowling center in the capital city of France, is expected to be demolished to make way for an arena that will host Olympic Games competition in 2024.
French bowling writer and publisher Bernard Mora reports that the center, which includes snooker, pool, table football and arcade games and a bar, opened its doors in October 1986.
It is located in a large parking building that has been earmarked for demolition to make way for the future “Arena 2”.
With just 24 lanes, Indy Bowling is the largest bowling center Paris, one Europe’s major centers and the most populous city in France, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometers (41 square miles) and a population of about 2.2 million (aws of 2015).
Damian Daramsy, who has been in charge of the center since 2013, has been operating on year-to-year contracts with “Paris18” (the 18th of 20 arrondissements, or districts, within the city), the owner of the property.
“We learned about the project in newspapers, but I knew before that we would have to leave this place,” Daramsy said. “I have no information (from the city), but I expect the bowling center will close at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.”
Daramsy, who has twenty employees, has asked for an appointment with the Mayor of Paris18 to request assistance in finding a new location for the business.