Western Bowl Is Bestern Bowl

So Western Bowl may be torn down. I have not been to Western Bowl for quite some time. In fact, all my visits to the Western Bowl are contained in the year-and-a-half that I dated a West Side girl in college. Without her, there was really no reason to go to that bowling alley, and my friends and I usually made our way to Madison Bowl in Madisonville, or the Super Bowl in Erlanger.

But I can appreciate an institution like that. So can Christy Feldhaus of White Oak, according to her letter to the editor:

How to describe the West Side of town? If you ask anyone they will tell you how they grew up on the West Side and their parents are here. So are their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, best friends, best friends' family, etc.

The point is that we have very strong roots on this side of town, and at one time or another Western Bowl has played a part in those lives.

Have you even looked into the bogged-down nightmare right over in Bridgetown/Dent? Ask that developer what happens when you want to tear things down.

I'm not saying give up the idea of developing around there, but do so with respect for our values. Keep Western Bowl in the plans and it will serve you very well. Tear it down and all those aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, best friends will have very long memories and will resent your business and not go there.

Though the very thing she champions is the very reason some people deride the West Side, I appreciate the sentiment here. I'm not really sure if what she says would come true, but it's a great threat.

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