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Manteca Bowl set to close; all 59 workers losing jobs

Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center is closing in the next 40 to 70 days resulting in 59 people losing their jobs

Jasari Investments filed the required Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice on May 11.

It is unclear whether another concern is buying the bowling alley at the corner of Cottage Avenue and East Yosemite Avenue. The notice, as filed, alluded to a mass layoff as opposed to a plant closure. Typically when a large firm such as AMF Bowling Worldwide that has been mentioned as being interested in purchasing the facility will lay off all existing employees and then rehire.

AMF Bowling has bowling alleys worldwide including in the Sacramento and San Jose areas.

The bowling alley is one of two firms that have filed WARN notices that they are eliminating jobs in Manteca. The other is the Svenhard bakery’s Manteca depot at 355 Wetmore Street in the Manteca Industrial Park that is targeted for permanent closure. Eight route sales representatives and a sales manager job will be eliminated.

The 48-lane bowling alley was built by the late Antone Raymus and his wife Marie in 2003 to replace the original Manteca Bowl they built in the 1950s where Panera Bread is now located and The Habit Burger Grill is being built

The current facility is the largest bowling alley in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. It also has a restaurant/entertainment venue dubbed Rookies Bar & Grill that hosts live music, concerts, and other events.


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