Good Time Lanes bowling alley at 671 Lisbon St. in Lisbon Falls. Payal Gangishetti / The Times Record

A Lewiston man entered the winning bid for the Good Time Lanes, a former bowling alley in Lisbon Falls, at a foreclosure auction Friday.

Kyle Landry, a contractor, won the auction with his $130,000 bid. While Landry could not attend the auction in person, his dad Eugena Landry represented him at the live auction.

“I don’t know what my son plans to do with the building,” said Eugena Landry. “He still hasn’t gone into that end of it yet. He is a contractor, so he has got all kinds of ideas, and he might renovate it into something else.”

Ruth Lind, an associate broker at Tranzon Auction Properties, the agency that conducted the auction, said the bowling alley has been closed for nearly seven years. Built in 1930, the 5,760-square-foot, eight-lane candlepin bowling alley is located on a small plot at 671 Lisbon St.

Under the conditions of the sales agreement, Kyle Landry will be responsible for paying outstanding taxes due of $1,755.74 from 2021 and $1,548.07 taxes owning for the first half of 2022 at closing.

Brett Richardson, Lisbon’s economic development director, said the town has resources to help the buyer redevelop the property.


“The town has façade grant dollars available where we can provide matching funds to revitalize the exterior of the building,” said Richardson. “We also have a revolving loan fund. This is a key location on Route 196 close to the village area, and we want to make sure that the buyer has all the support they need to make it a great property for us.”

With a daily traffic count of nearly 15,00 vehicles, the site is suitable for various commercial activities, according to the property’s listing.

For Randal Kroken, 83, who worked at the bowling alley as a pin-boy while a teenager, the place holds many memories.

“It wasn’t the best job in the world, but it was an interesting one,” said Kroken. “You get to meet a lot of people in town, and they got to know you.”

Kroken said he would like to know what plans are in the future for the bowling alley as it was a great asset to the town.

“I am sorry to see it go,” said Kroken. “I have seen many changes in my 83 years, and this may not be my last. I know the leaders of Lisbon are working hard to bring the town back to the point as I remember it, and I have complete faith in them.”

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