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Hereford bowling alley rebranded five months after fire
A HEREFORD bowling alley has been taken over by a national chain five months after a fire broke out.
TGS Bowling in Station Approach has been bought by Garland Leisure and rebranded 1st Bowl Hereford.
Garland Leisure, which started in 2010, now runs 36 bowling alleys around the UK.
Company founder Mehdi Afshar said he was attracted to Hereford after being offered the freehold and business.
He said all staff have kept their jobs throughout the takeover.
Mr Afshar said: “Because of the fire earlier this year we’re having some refurbishment done which should be finished by the end of October.”
Fire broke out at the bowling alley on May 5.
The bowling lanes were not affected, but the blaze did cause damage to the roof, bar area, storage rooms and toilets.