Fire destroys beloved Nortel Lanes bowling alley in Monroe

Customers heartbroken by fire

MONROE, Mich. – To people driving by Nortel Lanes on Telegraph Road in Monroe, it might have just looked like an old bowling alley.

But for many people, it was a building full of fond memories and a place where friendships were made.

The bowling alley is gone now after a fire ripped through the building overnight Wednesday.

It's been a difficult day for the people who loved Nortel Lanes.

Local 4 photojournalist Alex Atwell spoke with some of the bowling alley's customers. You can watch his full story in the video posted above.

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