LAKE GEORGE Residents and visitors will soon have new activities available year-round, as northern Warren County’s sole bowling alley is now undergoing a million-dollar transformation into a family entertainment center.
Area hotel and mall developer Dave Kenny along with his offspring David Kenny Jr. and Laura Kenny Kohls are reconstructing the former Lake George Bowl into the new entertainment complex.
The venue is to include an extensive laser tag arena, a 20-feet-high indoor climbing structure and array of elecronic arcade games, Dave Kenny Sr. said his week.
“We wanted to provide an entertainment center that includes attractions that Lake George doesn’t now have,” Kenny said.
The Kennys bought the bowling alley in May 2013, with the vision of keeping a local bowling alley in operation while adding a variety of new attractions for both area residents and visitors, Dave Kenny Sr. said.
“Our goal is to give people more things to do year-round so they’ll have more reasons to stay in Lake George rather than go elsewhere,” he said.
A two story structure now under construction, will host the large climbing structure as well as the existing 24 bowling lanes. The second story will also host several rooms for birthday and wedding parties, Kenny said. The upper floor may also feature a gym area, he added.
Plans call for the building to feature an Adirondack-style facade, a freshly paved parking lot and new landscaping.
The bowling center’s restaurant and sports tavern, to be leased to another entity, will feature hearty food as well as an array of television screens, Kenny said.
The bowling lanes should reopen on Sept. 15, and the laser tag facility and arcade should be open several weeks later, he said. The working title for the family entertainment center, located at 2211 Canada St., is Lake George Lanes & Games.