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Cosmic bowling memories sparked in Richmond as bulldozers move in

Lois Lanes Cosmic Bowling was a popular haunt for kids in East Richmond back in the day
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One of the last pictures of Lois Lanes Cosmic Bowling in Hamilton, Richmond

It has been on death row for almost a year now, but the building housing the popular Lois Lanes Cosmic Bowling in Hamilton has finally been demolished.

The bulldozers and wrecking ball moved in last week to clear the former ten-pin bowling alley and grocery store locations at Bridgeview Shopping Centre on Gilley Road, close to Westminster Highway.

The buildings are being demolished to make way for 225 residential units in two towers, with shops below in 2,415 square feet of retail space.

Pictures of the demolition posted on a community Facebook page by Jesslyn Pyne, brought happy memories flooding back for Richmond residents past and president.

Pyne, herself, recalled how, if the front pin was painted pink, and you got a strike, you got a free two-litre bottle of pop.

While another resident on Facebook had even more vivid memories, remembering a red pin on lane two, where, if you got a strike, you won a flat of Pepsi.

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