Some Bowl-O-Rama owners fight to keep business open

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EXETER TWP., Pa. - Earlier this month, Bowl-O-Rama's manager announced on Facebook that operations will cease on April 23. after 60 years in business in Exeter Township. 

Plans call for replacing the lanes on Perkiomen Avenue with a Sheetz convenience store.

A motion for a preliminary injunction, however, has been filed to keep the bowling alley. This is part of a bigger case to overturn the sale by some of the property's shareholders.

John Gehris, one of the plaintiffs, told 69 News the motion was filed on Thursday. The other plaintiffs are the Gehris Family Trust, Ann Serfass, and Mark Gehris. All seek to keep the bowling alley open.

Gehris said a hearing is set for Monday. If the judge rules in their favor, Bowl-O-Rama will reopen for business on Tuesday morning.

Gehris also filed a lawsuit against the other owners who want to sell the property. That suit was dismissed by a judge in March, and Gehris appealed.

A date for the appeals hearing has not been set.

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