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Santa Fe Lanes (Demolished)
Whittier, CA
Photo courtesy Sal Garcia

Here's the old Santa Fe Lanes, once located on busy Washington Boulevard in Whittier. This alley sat vacant for over a decade before finally being bulldozed for a strip center. 10-07




Bahama Lanes (Now 300)
Pasadena, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


Looking for a good place for a ten pin game or two while spending some time in Pasadena? For decades, the Bahama Lanes has entertained folks looking for a good place to bowl a few games and hang out, not to mention being home to many a bowling league.

After closing in November, owner AMF Bowling Inc. remade the Bahama Lanes into the 300 Pasadena, which proclaims itself as a trendy club, hot new bistro, and upscale sports bar rolled into one. The 300 opened up on May 14, 2009. See this Pasadena Star-News article for more information. 05-09



Verdugo Hills Bowl (Demolished)
La Crescenta, CA
Photo and info courtesy Dennis McNerny

Here is a photo of the Verdugo Hills Bowl on Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta, shown as it is being demolished. Verdugo Hills Bowl closed on December 3, 1996, and after the property sold twice, it was finally demolished in March of 2002. Now a Vons Supermarket stands in its place. 06-09





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