Get ready, Tehachapi, a new family entertainment center is on the way.
Plans call for a newly constructed 31,500 square foot building to include a state-of-the-art 16-lane bowling alley.
P-Dubs Restaurant will provide catering and a lounge will feature a variety of local craft beers from the Tehachapi Mountain Brewing Company.
In addition, two meeting rooms, each over 2,000 square feet, will provide residents, businesses and non-profit organizations with a place to hold their meetings. The center will be built on Santa Lucia Street between Valley Boulevard and Commercial Avenue in the old town district of the Tehachapi metropolitan area.
“We plan to lead the way over the next few weeks and be operational by the end of summer 2022,” said owner Kenny Harrison. “Children in the area need a safe and clean indoor place to meet and socialize. Adults also need more family entertainment. As the owner of P-Dubs, it’s a perfect community for me and my business interests. “
Tehachapi had for many years had a popular bowling alley in the old Mountain Crossing complex on the south side of Tehachapi Boulevard. Known as Mountain Lanes Bowling, it opened in 1963. Expansion soon followed with the addition of a restaurant and lounge. Shortly thereafter, a 28-room motel was built on the property. In keeping with the bowling theme, the hotel’s swimming pool has been constructed in the shape of a bowling pin.
The bowling alley, restaurant and lounge eventually closed and in May 2012 the whole building was demolished. There are currently a series of hotels and the Midori Sushi restaurant along this part of Tehachapi Boulevard.