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Kailua landmark Pali Lanes closes after 60 years in business

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                                 Longtime bowler Lorene Grigg, or “Auntie Rene,” as she is known by regulars, kept spirits high among her friends and patrons Tuesday at Pali Lanes in Kailua.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

     Longtime bowler Lorene Grigg, or “Auntie Rene,” as she is known by regulars, kept spirits high among her friends and patrons Tuesday at Pali Lanes in Kailua.

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                                Pali Lanes manager Christian Arakawa set aside a used bowling pin as a memento for one of the many regulars.

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    Pali Lanes manager Christian Arakawa set aside a used bowling pin as a memento for one of the many regulars.

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                                 Pali Lanes general manager and owner Arthur Machado paused Tuesday while reflecting on some of the hundreds of memories at his business.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

     Pali Lanes general manager and owner Arthur Machado paused Tuesday while reflecting on some of the hundreds of memories at his business.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Vaden Gumpfer, 15, bowled one of his last games Tuesday at Pali Lanes in Kailua. The beloved bowling alley closed its doors for the last time Tuesday, ending an era of bowling, dining and family gatherings for many of its regular patrons.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Vaden Gumpfer, 15, bowled one of his last games Tuesday at Pali Lanes in Kailua. The beloved bowling alley closed its doors for the last time Tuesday, ending an era of bowling, dining and family gatherings for many of its regular patrons.

The bowling shoes were checked out one last time, and the staccato of bowling balls hurtling down polished alleys was heard for the final time at the Pali Lanes on Tuesday. Read more

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