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jaime_liion

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So does anyone have any idea where a person might look or who to call in general for finance records on bowling alleys? Basically where I live we have 2 bowling alleys. I would like to try and find out how well the place is doing. I have asked owners of retail business's in the past how well their business is doing and they go its going good. Then like 6 months later they close. So I have not had much luck finding out that way. So anyone got any idea's?

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avabob

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No real requirement for small business owners to make financial records available publicly.
Bob_DeDowney

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If you know anyone in the IRS or state tax collectors they could tell you or check with the City (County) Clerk,
In the 80’s A local bowler , formerly PBA with a few titles, took over a center in the eastern burbs of L.A. that was pretty run down. It was obvious that business was not turning a profit. After a few years of sub-par business he had the place refurbished at a cost of 100-300 thousand bucks. And closed within 6 months.
Go figure.
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Some cities post property tax records online by address.  It is a good sign if the owner of a bowling alley always pays the tax in full and on time.  If taxes are owed or paid late, that may indicate financial problems.
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Some cities post property tax records online by address.  It is a good sign if the owner of a bowling alley always pays the tax in full and on time.  If taxes are owed or paid late, that may indicate financial problems.


That is an excellent point.  There have been a few bowling centers around the Detroit area who were closed up by cities due to the lack of paying timely property tax bills.  Taylor Lanes was one of them.  Where I bowl, Country Lanes, they had not paid their property tax in about three years prior to the owners death.
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