Beacon Resource Center

bowling alley soon to be renovated

DJ Helps Old Bowling Alley to become Beacon Resource Center

SOUTH BEND – October 25, 2014—In 1955, the Beacon Bowl opened on the far west side of South Bend. After an expansion in the 1970s, this once-upon-a-time gathering place for families and friends closed in 2007.

Today, this same facility is being renovated into a new community gathering place to be aptly named the Beacon Resource Center.

Riverside Church pastor Keith Walatka chose DJ Construction as the contractor for the multi-phase renovation of the 50,000 sq. ft. space. Riverside currently meets at an off-location site but plans to make the Beacon its home.

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The facility will also be used as a community center for many different groups, according to DJ Construction’s pre-construction manager Adam Tohulka.

“It’s been an exciting process to figure out how to turn an old bowling alley into a community center that can be used quickly,” said Tohulka.

Construction includes bringing a fire protection system into the building, new lighting, an ADA ramp, and a new entrance.

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Workers busy themselves on the first phase of the project, a space where Riverside Church and other community gatherings can occur.

To read an article about the project from the South Bend Tribune, click here.