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What Are Your Best Memories of Serra Bowl?

The 51-year-old bowling alley shut its doors for good on Sunday.

Bowlers filled the lanes at Daly City's Serra Bowl Sunday afternoon to commemoriate the last day of business for the iconic bowling alley, open since 1961.

"I've had tears in my eyes for almost two weeks," Edmar Mina, 61, of South San Francisco, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Though many local bowling alleys have closed, South San Francisco's is still going strong—. In fact, owner Millard Tong sees the dearth of local bowling alleys as a business opportunity, and plans to more than double the lanes at Brentwood Bowl's new location in the old Century Plaza multiplex.

Still, nothing can replace a local landmark. What are your favorite memories of Serra Bowl?

wolfone April 17, 2012 at 03:57 PM
What? Why? :( My fave times were in the late 70's we had friends in a bowling league and after the league we would all bowl some more. I also took bowling lessons there... Why are all these old favorites closing down? Cities are running old business out for "Malls" SSF is doing that in Westbourough, and running biz out for high priced housing none of the people who grew up in the area can afford! We need to be VERY CAREFUL who we vote in on city councils, lifelong peeps who have lived in the area our whole lives. Matasomoto in SSF is so not getting my vote! She ran Caffeino out of SSF with her stupid mall. Like anyone has $$ to spend at a stupid mall!
Mark Cox April 17, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I used to live in Colma as a kid (I know-- being "alive" in Colma sounds like a contradiction) and my brothers and I used to walk to Serra Bowl all the time. It was the first place I saw a video arcade game-- Pac Man. I never really enjoyed bowling but if you're with the right people it can be fun, especially if that person is Jeff Lebowski (aka "The Dude).

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