VERY WRONG attitude. What you fail to realize is that bowling is a sport that ANYONE can enjoy, regardless of ability.Bowling may be considered a sport to some, but you lose credibility when you try to compare it to soccer or other actual aerobic sports that make you sweat. I've enjoyed many days in bowling alleys and I am sad to see them go, but thats just the way it is. Bowling does nothing to help the cardiovascular health of participants. No one ever took up bowling to get in shape.
The city should consider providing land for a Drive-In movie theater before a bowling alley. That would provide the same amount of exercise and a whole lot more enjoyment and recreation for the citizens of Honolulu.
The bigger problem is that "Generation X" (which I call the "iPod Generation") may be where bowling really loses its popularity.
I have been bowling since I was 12 years old (I am now 43). I had many "dates" in high school where bowling was a part of the night out. My parents and grandparents were bowlers. I taught my son how to bowl.
THAT is really what it is all about. Anyone can bowl. Period. You don't have to be great at it, you just have to have fun and enjoy the company of your friends and/or family.
TWO bowling centers in a major United States city?(after the next two closures) UNACCEPTABLE. We need MORE, not LESS bowling centers on Oahu.