Originally Posted by Brownswick
Not only is it surviving the pandemic, I'd say it is thriving.
In several bowling groups that I'm a member of on Facebook, people left and right are posting pictures and videos of themselves and their kids with makeshift bowling lanes they've built in their back yards, on their driveways, on their sidewalks, in their grass, indoors in their living rooms and basements. There is so much pent-up energy that when the "All Clear" signal is given (assuming our idiot president doesn't give it prematurely causing millions to venture out before it's safe and all get infected), when things do finally settle down for real, bowling centers (whichever ones are left) are going to be going gangbusters.
I'm also detecting a strong undercurrent of support for local businesses, be they bars and restaurants or clothing stores or yes, even, bowling alleys. I think once it's safe to go back in the water, so to speak, people will be looking for ways to support local establishments.
Really, I'm not that concerned about the long-term economic effects of this pandemic. I'm more concerned about whether I'm going to live through it.