Democrat Photo by Ed Townsend
NEGOTIATIONS FOR BRINGING major renovations to Kiamesha Lanes were recently completed at the 2005 East Coast Bowling Centers Convention at Bally's Hotel in Atlantic City. Going over final details of a contract with Brunswick Bowling representatives, are from the right, Neil Patel, one of the principal owners of the soon to be renovated Ellenville Lanes, Paul Minton, general manager of both Kiamesha Lanes and Ellenville Lanes and A.C. Patel, owner of Kiamesha Lanes and one of the principal owners of Ellenville Lanes.
By Ed Townsend
KIAMESHA LAKE December 2, 2005 Major renovations along with a complete installation of new Brunswick pin setters, synthetic approaches, Brunswick Center Enhancements and new modern furniture in the bowling/concourse area is scheduled to get underway early next year at Kiamesha Lanes.
Much of the work will be performed so as not to interfere with league bowling.
Overseeing the renovation project are Kiamesha Lanes owner A.C. Patel and general manager Paul Minton.
One of the Brunswicks newest innovations, the Brunswick Entertainment Network and the Brunswick Interactive Games, are part of this major renovation project. The Brunswick Entertainment Network is an incredibly flexible system developed to entertain bowlers by using video monitors and a sound system to show music videos, in-center promotional videos, on-screen messaging and external advertisers.
The Brunswick Interactive Games feature exciting, new center-wide fun and competition. Bowlers on selected lanes, or throughout the entire bowling center, compete against each other for the chance to win great prizes. A designated DK raises the excitement level as he announces the games. This stand-alone system allows bowlers to view their scores on the overhead monitors, while the game is projected onto down lane screens and overhead monitors and televisions.
Added attractions for bowlers include the Brunswick Frequent Customer Service Software and hardware systems, the Ultra Cosmic projector/screen systems, the Framework Lightworx capping with support lumber and foul light covers and the Ultra Cosmic 16-lane lighting system. Two 10-foot wide projector screens and seven large television screens will offer interesting and exciting video entertainment for all bowlers.
Renovations will include a food area near the present cocktail lounge where pizza, wings and bread sticks will be available along with a coffee bar offering cocoa and several different coffee flavors. A new pro shop is included in the renovations and there will be a new customer service counter area with a locker rental area nearby, all being a part of the new front end of this 16-lane Brunswick bowling center. Bathroom areas will also be remodeled.
Plans are being made for parking lot improvements and exterior renovations during the off-season next summer.
The existing Brunswick pin setters, believed to have been installed when the center was built sometime in the 1960s, will be replaced with Brunswicks latest GSX pin setters. New masking units above the pin setters will now become a mural some 10 feet high. The present wood approaches will be totally replaced with modern Pro-Anvil wood-texture-looking approaches.
The present seating/concourse area will totally be changed and will be blended into the new synthetic approaches with table-top bowler seating with one additional free standing seat for each table. These tables will include a score-keeping monitor at the end of each table. New Brunswick ball returns will be installed and three-rail circular house ball racks will replace the old-style house ball racks.
The newest model of Brunswick Vector Scoring will also be installed at the bowling center.