SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Bowling is back in San Diego.
Mira Mesa Lanes reopened Thursday evening. The bowling alley nearly closed for good during the pandemic, but it was bought at the last minute.
The new owners wanted to keep it open for the community. They took it over April 1 and rushed to get it open as San Diego County started trending towards the orange tier of California's coronavirus restrictions. The county officially moved into the orange tier Wednesday.
Bowling alleys are allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity in the orange tier.
“It was like, 'Alright, San Diego is in the orange,' and the amount of excitement and nerves at the same time were flying," co-owner Drew Parkin said.
Parkin said they’re not yet allowing spectators due to the capacity limits. In addition, bowlers are required to wear face masks.
Parkin added the facility is currently open for league bowling, but open play for the public is expected to start next week.