ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#61 Post by The Scooter Guy » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:31 pm

relapse wrote:It was announced about 6 months ago now, not sure whether AMF are closing on their own choice or Aldi offered the building owners an offer that they couldn't refuse. Once Pizza Hut's lease was up it wasn't renewed and I've heard that AMF will be closing around March.
Personally I would have preferred AMF to stay and Aldi build where the old Cash Converters store was, there is plenty of land around there where they could have easily have built and would have been far more accessible than the AMF site.
So will it either be demolition or a mass 'Alucobond Facelift'?
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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#62 Post by Brucetiki » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:43 pm

duke wrote:
duke wrote:
The Scooter Guy wrote:Pizza Hut outside AMF Bowling has closed not long ago.
This may a clue that the bowling alley will close sometime soon too.
The bowling alley has nothing to do with Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut is closing down everywhere.
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I still think the Pizza Hut was unrelated due to the issues the company was having. But I have heard that the bowling alley is going now.
1st Ingle Farm, now Golden Grove. We are becoming very limited for Bowling options up north. It is rather disappointing.
At least GameRoom Essentials have moved into the old Ingle Farm Bowland.

Interestingly Bowland looked like it went into Adminstration yet only the Ingle Farm alley closed.

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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#63 Post by The Scooter Guy » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:41 pm

The Cash Converters (former AutoPro) building is now being fitted after being vacant for a few years.
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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#64 Post by RustyCage » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:18 pm

May 1st is the last day of trade for AMF Golden Grove.

Sad really, they are the last decent bowling alley in the northern area. Loved the years I spent at Bowland Ingle Farm, but once they closed I moved to Salisbury and they weren't pleasant people to deal with. Bowland at Elizabeth has a very run down feel to it. Kingpin will open across from Parafield Airport soon but they aren't a proper bowling alley

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#65 Post by The Scooter Guy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:56 pm

RustyCage wrote:May 1st is the last day of trade for AMF Golden Grove.

Sad really, they are the last decent bowling alley in the northern area. Loved the years I spent at Bowland Ingle Farm, but once they closed I moved to Salisbury and they weren't pleasant people to deal with. Bowland at Elizabeth has a very run down feel to it. Kingpin will open across from Parafield Airport soon but they aren't a proper bowling alley
What about Woodville Bowl?
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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#66 Post by Brucetiki » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:37 pm

RustyCage wrote:May 1st is the last day of trade for AMF Golden Grove.

Sad really, they are the last decent bowling alley in the northern area. Loved the years I spent at Bowland Ingle Farm, but once they closed I moved to Salisbury and they weren't pleasant people to deal with. Bowland at Elizabeth has a very run down feel to it. Kingpin will open across from Parafield Airport soon but they aren't a proper bowling alley
The Salisbury Bowland management are petty - especially their ridiculously strict no outside food policy (where I was asked to finish a Coke I had from Hungry Jacks before entering the alley because 'they have to make money somehow' - yes that was the explanation I got). It's sad before pre-Bowland, Salisbury Bowl was excellent (if not outdated).

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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#67 Post by monotonehell » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:34 pm

RustyCage wrote:...Kingpin will open across from Parafield Airport soon but they aren't a proper bowling alley
"Proper" bowling alleys seem to be closing down a lot recently. Perhaps the entertainment mix that Kingpin provide is what is needed to inject some interest in the business?

I had to Google what Kingpin are because I'd never heard of them before and wondered what made them im"proper". ;)
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#68 Post by RustyCage » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:41 am

Bowled at one in Melbourne and the lanes were only half the length of regular ones. No league bowling though is the killer for me

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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#69 Post by The Scooter Guy » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:44 am

monotonehell wrote:
RustyCage wrote:...Kingpin will open across from Parafield Airport soon but they aren't a proper bowling alley
"Proper" bowling alleys seem to be closing down a lot recently. Perhaps the entertainment mix that Kingpin provide is what is needed to inject some interest in the business?

I had to Google what Kingpin are because I'd never heard of them before and wondered what made them im"proper". ;)
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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#70 Post by bits » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:05 pm

The Scooter Guy wrote:
monotonehell wrote:
RustyCage wrote:
Dazzeland, Magic Mountain, Marineland, Lakeside Leisure Park, Puzzle Park, Greenhills, the Motor Show, Roller Skating Rinks and now, Ten-pin Bowling Alleys!

Magic Mountain as the Beach House is basically the same thing in a different skeleton.
We have:
-Adventure Room and Escape Hunt.
-MegaAdventure Aerial Park.
-a very big inflatable slide until a week ago.
-a large amount of Paintball/Skirmish parks now which I dont think was the case prior.
-Plenty of Go-Kart tracks
-likely have a whole bunch more that I do not know about :)


Times change and things change. Those old staples you named are not what people today want.

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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#71 Post by monotonehell » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:00 pm

RustyCage wrote:Bowled at one in Melbourne and the lanes were only half the length of regular ones. No league bowling though is the killer for me
Ah I see. Half length lanes seem a bit... um... yeah. Are you sure it wasn't just a Melbourne thing? :twisted:
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#72 Post by Torrens_5022 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:09 pm

Ten - Pin bowling lanes are 60 feet - about 18 meters - how long would you say are these lanes at King Pin Crown?
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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#73 Post by duke » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:26 pm

monotonehell wrote:
RustyCage wrote:Bowled at one in Melbourne and the lanes were only half the length of regular ones. No league bowling though is the killer for me
Ah I see. Half length lanes seem a bit... um... yeah. Are you sure it wasn't just a Melbourne thing? :twisted:
They are more of an 'adult' bowling venue. They are like Strike Bowling. Social bowling rather than league bowling. A cross between a Pool hall & bar with bowling.
I bowled league for a bit back in high school at Golden Grove. I think GG would have survived if the building owners didn't want to sell up, and Ingle Farm had financial issues. It was not seen as a good venue for league. I heard stories of the machines taking chunks out of peoples balls.
I think its just a coincidence both are closing, and the new one at Parafield will target a different audience.

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Re: ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#74 Post by SouthAussie94 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:19 pm

duke wrote: I heard stories of the machines taking chunks out of peoples balls.
Ouch! :lol: :lol:

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#75 Post by RustyCage » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:10 am

duke wrote:
monotonehell wrote:
RustyCage wrote:Bowled at one in Melbourne and the lanes were only half the length of regular ones. No league bowling though is the killer for me
Ah I see. Half length lanes seem a bit... um... yeah. Are you sure it wasn't just a Melbourne thing? :twisted:
They are more of an 'adult' bowling venue. They are like Strike Bowling. Social bowling rather than league bowling. A cross between a Pool hall & bar with bowling.
I bowled league for a bit back in high school at Golden Grove. I think GG would have survived if the building owners didn't want to sell up, and Ingle Farm had financial issues. It was not seen as a good venue for league. I heard stories of the machines taking chunks out of peoples balls.
I think its just a coincidence both are closing, and the new one at Parafield will target a different audience.
My understanding is that the pin setters and ball machines at Ingle Farm Bowland were originally from Clovercrest Bowl, and had spent quite a few years in storage

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