HOLLAND — It was an exceptional Tuesday night at Bam Entertainment Center.
For the first time in six months, the business opened its doors to bowlers — and not just those in traditional leagues.
“We could’ve opened a bit earlier, but it takes a lot of effort to get going again,” said owner Phil Huffman.
“There’s all this food to buy and special staff training and there was a cleaning like I’ve never seen before. You’d have to go into an operating room to find something that clean.”
The opening was prompted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement on Thursday, Sept. 3, that bowling centers could reopen as a venue for organized sports.
The announcement was part of an executive order that also reopened fitness centers, ice rinks and roller rinks.
“The logic behind league bowling is that centers can provide their local health departments with contact tracing in the event of an outbreak,” Huffman said.
“There’s no open bowling. But we showed the…