The family business started in 1946 with just the bowling alley and has grown since.
Garden Bowl and Sgt. Pepperoni’s are the only two open currently, with about 15-20 currently working, Zainea said. Normal staffing is just shy of 50 employees, not including contractor workers.
COVID-19 “motivated us to list it, yes. But it wasn’t the main reason why we did it. It’s a grind,” Zainea said, adding that it’s been under consideration for at least 2-3 years.
“We enjoy what we do, but it’s a lifestyle. Seven days a week, 13-14 hour days sometimes,” Zainea said.
The move comes a little over two years after the family spent about $1.2 million renovating the property to increase capacity and overhaul the concert area.
At the time that was announced, the family had also just signed a new booking deal with AEG Presents, the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG.