Popular Tupelo bowling alley closes

The Rebelanes Bowling Alley announced via facebook that it is closing it's doors.

Posted: May 24, 2019 7:37 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Rebelanes Bowling Alley announced via Facebook that it is closing its doors.

However, the bowling alley has been bought by the owners of Event Zona and it may not be closed for long.

According to the new owner, the bowling alley cannot be reopened until the proper permits and paperwork have been filed.

The original owners, the Hartigan family, has owned the alley since 1999. After Kevin Hartigan's passing, his son took over the business until earlier this week.

According to the new owners, they purchased the bowling during an auction on May 22, 2019.

The bowling alley has served as a practice facility for many high school and college bowling teams.

Bowling coach at Blue Mountain College, Creighton Nelms, says he has coached in the alley for the last few years.

He says any bowler out of Tupelo has either competed at this alley or practiced there.

After speaking with the Hartigan family, we're told, ownership of the alley has now become a legal issue.

However, as of right now, the owners of Event Zona plan to open the bowling alley under their ownership soon.

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