UNION, NJ – When once there were three, soon there will be no bowling alleys in Union.
A sign on the door at the Hy-Way Bowl on Route 22 indicates the alley will close later this month.
The sign reads:
My Customers: Due to extreme ill health issues, as of May 24, 2018, Hy-Way Bowl will close permanently. From my heart, thank you to all my loyal employees. From my heart, thank you to all my loyal customers. All personal items must be out of building by this coming May 24. After May 24 there will be no access to the building.
God Bless Everyone...Danny.
Hy-Way Bowl, at 1731 Rt. 22 West, was built in the 1950s.
Another alley, The Garden State Bowling Alley on Mill Road was also built in the 1950s. It was torn down during the construction of the interchange of Route 78 and the Garden State Parkway.
The Four Seasons Bowling Alley, located at what is now Costco’s parking lot, closed in 1998. Four young musicians called the Four Lovers decided to adopt the name of the bowling alley after a one night gig there. That group had 60 Top 100 hits spanning 32 years, are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and spawned the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys”. In 2008, the Township renamed a portion of West Chestnut Street “Four Seasons Lane” in honor of the group.