Centre de quilles 440 closing to make way for condos

The owners of one of the declining number of bowling alleys left in Laval have announced they are closing after accepting an offer from a developer who will be building a condo project on the property.

Located on Curé Labelle Blvd. on the edge of Autoroute 440 in northern Chomedey, Centre de Quilles 440 hosted bowlers for more than 30 years.

One of the owners, Hirsch Schnayer, told CTV Montreal late last week that they decided to take an offer for the property because the time had come for him to retire.

In a notice posted on the bowling alley’s website, the owners say, “It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing that Centre de Quilles 440 Inc is shutting down as of April 30th 2023.

“Throughout our 33 years of operations we have always tried our best to provide our customers with the best possible product and service,” the notice continued.

“Centre de Quilles 440 Inc has aimed to be a great place to bowl, have fun and generate pleasant memories. We are very grateful for the support of the people, leagues and communities over the years.”

A quick scan of the web indicates there are at least still a few bowling alleys left in Laval, one being on des Laurentides Blvd. in Pont-Viau, another also on des Laurentides in Auteuil, and a third in Sainte-Dorothée.