EXTRA FRAMES AT BOWLING ALLEY
Like a pair of split pins, the future of County-owned Nottoway Lanes on Rt. 40 east of Blackstone remains uncertain.
Supervisors voted 4-1 Thursday night to offer operator David Carmichael a lease extension of up to 90 days -- through April -- giving him time to present, in writing, his plan to resume bowling alley operations.
Supervisor Steve Bowen dissented, saying the Board should grant Carmichael’s request for a minimum two-year lease. Doing so, said Bowen, would get the facility open again.
Supervisor Lynn Shekleton said she sympathizes with Carmichael after a Sept. 2018 incident in which a local woman drove a car into the building, repairs took months to complete, and then the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
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