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Indian grocery to move store to Route 66 bowling alley in Oklahoma City

Bowling alley along historic Route 66 in Oklahoma City has been sold to Spices of India grocery.

BY ROBERT MEDLEY Modified: June 4, 2010 at 10:50 am •  Published: June 4, 2010

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uot;There are still people who bowl and bowl in leagues. The enthusiasm and desire to bowl is still there.”

In 1995, 66 Bowl started hosting live music during rock and bowl Saturday nights.

Two events planned this summer are still scheduled to take place, a June 19 fundraiser for drummer Derek Dugger, who has brain cancer, and the Okie Twist-Off car show Aug. 6-7.

The bowling alley is a popular attraction along what was once the nation's main east-west route, said Mike Hickey, president of Oklahoma Route 66 Association.

"This is just economics,” Hickey said. "We've seen this happen before, regrettably, like motels, not only in Oklahoma but nationwide, that have been lost. Cities evolve and changes happen.”