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September 22, 2017

9/8/2017 2:00:00 PM
New owner sees opportunity at Midway Lanes
Brooke Bechen
Reporter/News and Features

The senior ladies bowling league at Midway Lanes held a meeting just last week at the bowling alley, and the ladies had a special request for the business' new owner Chris Statter. They wanted to know if he bowled, and if he would be willing to step in if they were ever short a bowler.
"I'm not very good, but I can do it," Statter said.
Former owners Greg and Cindy Roalfs made it official last week, selling Midway Lanes to Statter. Statter moved to Mineral Point from Chicago, IL and has been enjoying what the area has to offer.
"It's quiet and peaceful, and there are great opportunities," he said. "The opportunity keeps me here."
One of those opportunities came last year when he and his wife purchased the Redwood Inn in Mineral Point. The name was changed to the Travelers Inn, and Statter has remained busy with that operation.
Now another opportunity has arisen.
He first saw Midway Lanes was for sale in a listing online, did some research and called the Roalfs' to learn more. He saw the bowling alley business as "something he could do on his own," and as something could add to his already established business in town.
Statter admitted the bowling alley business has a lot more moving parts, but luckily, Greg and Cindy will be around for at least two more months helping with the transition.
It was Greg's dream his whole life to own a bowling alley, his wife said. That dream came true in 2003 when they purchased Midway Lanes. They made several improvements to the business, most notably the installation of an auto scoring system...
See the rest of the story in the September 7 Chronicle issue.

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