Trenton gets $250K state grant to redevelop bowling alley
A former bowling alley on a contaminated site in Trenton will be redeveloped as an entertainment venue with a $250,000 state grant.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced the Brownfield Redevelopment Grant to revitalize the former Trenton Lanes at 3336 and 3360 West Jefferson Ave.
The bowling alley was built on the site of an old gas station, where soil and groundwater are contaminated with solvents and gasoline, the state said. The grant will be used to remove tainted soil and install barriers and a ventilation system to prevent exposure to harmful vapors.
Fourth Wheel LLC plans to turn the building into a restaurant and bar with arcade-style video games, golf simulators and bicycle rentals, plus a removable roller rink that can be converted into a space for games such as fowling and cornhole. The $750,000 project will create more than 30 jobs, the state said in a news release.