ANSBACH, Germany (June 27, 2018) – Beginning today, you’ll notice some changes at the Katterbach Bowling Center. Most notably will be a temporary wall blocking off six of the bowling lanes. So what’s with the wall? Ansbach Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) has reduced the number of bowling lanes from 18 to 12, and has temporarily put the gained space to new use. This change in lanes reduces the cost of operating the center, and allows MWR to invest savings into other improvements. The new change also permits the reclassification of the facility for funding purposes, so that management can supplement operating costs with tax dollars appropriated by Congress for Soldier and family quality of life.
In 2019, the space behind this wall will be renovated and reopen as a dance and fitness studio, and be available for special events and other patron demand activities. Over the next year patrons can expect: an improved Strike Zone menu, 24/7 access to the Casino, replacement of worn furnishings, a newly refurbished facility interior, resurfacing of the parking lot and improvements to the general landscaping of the facility.
According to Mr. Dan Riley, director of Ansbach Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation, “the change at this facility is the direct result of listening to our customer base and mirroring industry innovations that are taking place all across MWR. We sincerely appreciate your support and your understanding as we work to make the Katterbach Bowling Center the best that it can be for you, our valued patron.”
The Katterbach Bowling Center is located in building 5509 adjacent the Katterbach Fitness Center. The bowling facility is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. with food and beverage operations of the Strike Zone from 11 a.m. through 9:30 p.m. on these days. On Saturday the facility is open 1 to 10 p.m. with the Strike Zone open from 1 until 9:30 p.m., and on Sundays the center is open from 1 to 6 p.m. with Strike Zone operations from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
[Story and photos by Gary Sowders, Ansbach Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation]