Broadway Ballroom Event Center, Garden Center Lanes and Fat Daddy's Bar & Grill opened August of 2005! The concept originated after having been a bar, grill, bowling alley, small catering operation with banquets held in the basement at Garden Center Lanes on 5th & Hawthorne, or what we now call the "old place".
Our 3 businesses share the same roof and ownership. We are a 3rd generation family run business. Garden Center Lanes started as an 8 lane bowling alley in 1939 and was purchased by LeRoy Meyer in 1957. Over the years the business expanded by adding in the catering operation, utilizing the basement as a banquet facility as well as many additions to the bowling lanes over 5 different add-ons and ending up with 34 lanes of bowling. In the 1980's LeRoy's children, Charlie and Susan, took over ownership of the business; in the late 1990's and early 2000's Charlie's children, Chad and Matt, have also obtained ownership and the 4 of them run the "new place".
The constant need for expansion brought along the desire to build a bigger and better facility, which is where the dream of Garden Center Lanes, Broadway Ballroom Event Center and Fat Daddy's Bar & Grill fit into the picture. After a few years of planning and building, the Meyer family was able to open the doors in August of 2005 with a Bar and Grill able to seat 200+ people, 34 lanes of bowling, arcade, pro shop and a banquet center with the capacity to seat 500 guests.
We take pride in our business and look forward to providing a great banquet and catering facility, bowling alley and bar & grill to our community!