For the very first time in Grenada, a world class Bowling and entertainment complex has been introduced to the leisure activity landscape in the country.
The Lavo Lanes Bowling Alley and Dragons Reef Restaurant, opened its doors to the public last week Friday at its location in the south of the island, just pass the Calliste junction.
The facility is equipped with an 8-lane bowling alley, Dragon Reef Restaurant, lounge, and three bars and is the brain child of local entrepreneurs Kert Skeete and his wife.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on the compound last week Wednesday and it was attended by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, along with Member of Parliament for the constituency of South St. George, Alexandra Otway-Noel and Tourism Minister, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen.
In addressing the ceremony, Dr. Mitchell commended the Skeete’s for the successful execution of their project and their unwavering expression of commitment to their country.
“When we have local Grenadians who are bold enough, despite some of the problems that we have had in our historical past, to take risks to put their investment in our country, we have no choice but to give them maximum support…”, he said.
“…If we treat them badly we are treating ourselves badly so I am proud, extremely proud to all of you who have seen fit to say this little land is my land and we will make it a special place by the kind of investment that you put here,” he added.
General Manager of the Bowling Alley, Rhesa John said the intention is “to develop an unforgettable entertainment experience in Grenada.
“Lavo Lanes was designed as a multi-faceted entertainment complex with a vision to establish a new approach to Grenada’s entertainment landscape and a drive to propel young people to aspire and advance,” she remarked.
The father of the owner, David Skeete told the gathering that the entertainment center outweighs any he has seen regionally and internationally.
“Honestly, I have never been to any bowling alley in the Caribbean nor in the US, New York that ever looked as that (this one). He (Kert) has raised the bar so high and I am very proud of him not only as a father but also (undertaking this project) together with his wife Samantha Skeete,” he said.
According to Chief Executive Officer of Lavo Lanes, Kert Skeete, the facility will open its doors from 3.00 p.m. to midnight Monday to Friday and from 2.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The two story building was designed by local Architect, Julien Mitchell, and constructed by a team of Grenadian workers under the leadership of Karl La Touche from La Touche Interior Design & Construction Ltd.