The owner of White Oak Duckpin Lanes is trying to raise $500,000 to make repairs and reopen following water damage that occurred just before Labor Day weekend.
George Sloan has launched a GoFundMe campaign after his insurance company said it was a building issue and refused to cover the damage.
According to Sloan, the landlord is refusing to pay, blaming the owners for removing a sump pump that no one knew was present, including the previous owner who had the business for 42 years.
In addition, there is a dispute over whether there is now mold in the lanes.
The White Oak lanes, in the White Oak Shopping Center, opened in 1959 and provides 29 lanes of duckpin bowling. It offers open bowling, leagues, and played host to birthday and other parties over the years.
So far, the campaign has attracted a little more than $15,000 from 204 donations.
Screenshot from White Oak lanes GoFundMe page