Nortel Lanes first opened their doors in October of 1961 with 24 lanes, a lounge and kitchen.
In 1968, 18 lanes were added along with another lounge and a large game room.
1977 saw the next addition of 24 lanes and the Back Alley Lounge which featured live entertainment.
1993 - Automatic Scoring machines were added to the lanes
2004 - Synthetic Lanes were layed to replace the real wood lanes
2007 - The Main Bar was remodeled and renamed TheMain Event Lounge
2010 - Flat Screen Scoring Monitors were added to lanes 1-42
2011 - Flat Screen Scoring Monitors were added to lanes 43-66
2012 - Hosts Michigan State Mens Tournament
2014 - The retirment of longtime general manager, Terry Hamlin
2014 - Duane Pfund took over as the general manager
2017 - The retirement of general manager, Duane Pfund
2017 - Eric Havekost named new general manager of Nortel Lanes
Where It All Began...
Aside from the 66 lane bowling center, Nortel Lanes also has a fully operating pro shop, two service desks, 3 bars including 8 flat screen TV's and a karaoke lounge, a restaurant, a pizza place with a takeout window, and a full arcade experience stretched out throughout the entire facility.