Bowling alleys, movie theaters among businesses allowed to reopen

Jorge Milian
| Palm Beach Post

WEST PALM BEACH — Bowling alleys are loud, noisy places. But for much of the past six months, they’ve been quiet enough in Palm Beach County to hear a pin – not the bowling kind – drop.

That changed Tuesday when the county moved into Phase 2 reopening, allowing indoor entertainment venues like bowling alleys and movie theaters to operate for the first time since March while easing restrictions on other businesses that were already open.

At Verdes Tropicana Bowl in suburban West Palm Beach, the sounds of bowling balls rolling down wooden lanes before crashing into a full rack of pins brought joy to the ears of General Manager Brett Herman.

The bowling center, located at 2500 N. Florida Mango Road, had closed March 19 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and hadn’t reopened until 10 a.m., Tuesday.

“We operate 364 days

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