A closed down bowling alley in Borger is given a second chance.
Wildcatter’s Bowling and Entertainment have been out of commission since 2016, but this summer those doors will officially reopen.
“When it was closed, everybody missed it. It’s something that was missing in the community,” said Cory Guidry, Wildcatter’s Bowling and Entertainment General Manager.
After two years of silence.
The collapsing of bowling pins will once again echo across Wildcatter’s.
“We had the opportunity to purchase this from the former owners, we wanted to bring something back to Borger that’s actually entertainment because really in Borger there’s nothing for the kids to do that,” said Guidry.
City officials also saw the need.
“It’s a staple in the community,” said Joseph Price, Borger Assistant City Manager.
RNN Hotels LLC purchased the facility earlier this year.
This came after the Borger city council approved an incentive package between them, Borger EDC and the new owner, Subhir Patel.
“A lot of people don’t know how it got opened. It took several months of going through the hoops of things, a lot of things behind closed doors trying to make a deal happen, to make it the right environment for everything to be successful. And I think the city council really listened to their citizens,” said Price.
“You’ll walk in here and of course when we reopen, we’re going to have somebody greeting you and kind of showing you what we have,” said Guidry.
It’s the same name and location but it comes with some new digs.
Officials said the new Wildcatter’s will include 20 bowling lanes, arcade games with reloadable token cards and a restaurant.
We’re told in the coming months the owner plans to add go-karts and a track as well.
Look below for a full tour of the newly renovated building.