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Lisle Lanes owners host grand re-opening

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 3:44 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:55 p.m. CST
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(Matthew Piechalak)
Lisle Mayor Joe Broda (right) congratulates Lisle Lanes owners Cesar and Grace Canonigo during the grand re-opening ceremony at the Lisle Lanes Bowling Alley, 4920 Lincoln Ave. in Lisle, on Saturday. The alley was destroyed April 18 during a historic flood that turned the village into a disaster area. Matthew Piechalak – mpiechalak@shawmedia.com
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Lisle Mayor Joe Broda and owner Cesar Canonigo cut the ribbon during the grand re-opening ceremony at Lisle Lanes on Saturday. Matthew Piechalak – mpiechalak@shawmedia.com
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The newly renovated Lisle Lanes Bowling Alley, 4920 Lincoln Ave. in Lisle, on Saturday. The alley was destroyed April 18 during a historic flood that turned the village into a disaster area. Matthew Piechalak – mpiechalak@shawmedia.com
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(Matthew Piechalak)
The marquee advertises a grand re-opening ceremony outside the Lisle Lanes Bowling Alley, 4920 Lincoln Ave. in Lisle on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The alley was destroyed April 18 during a historic flood that turned the village into a disaster area. Matthew Piechalak – mpiechalak@shawmedia.com

LISLE – Lisle Lanes hosted a grand re-opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.

The bowling alley – which was wrecked during the April 18 flood – officially opened for business Sept. 7, sporting refurbished lanes as well as new gutters, score keeping electronics and pinsetter machines.

At the grand re-opening husband and wife owners Cesar and Grace Canonigo and Lisle Mayor Joseph Broda held a ribbon cutting before Broda rolled a ceremonial “first bowling ball.”

The event also included special bowling rates and light refreshments.

After the April floods, the Canonigos faced an ultimatum of leveling the building and selling the property, or beginning a massive renovation project. In total, they said they invested more than $1 million to repair and reopen the bowling alley.

“We have put almost 20 years of our life into Lisle Lanes,” Cesar Canonigo said. “Were we just supposed to destroy the building and call it quits? We still believe in our business model and the sport of bowling. Our decision to renovate Lisle Lanes was based on our convictions and the years of family history entrenched in the business.”

For information, visit lislelanes.com.

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