Majestic Theatre complex goes up for sale, prompted by the ‘grind,’ pandemic

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.

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