The Lariat Lanes Bowling Alley to House Autism Services

A former bowling alley, The Lariat Lanes in Richfield, that closed last year, will now be used for services to help people with autism.

“A former bowling alley that closed last year after 57 years in business will be used for services to help people with autism.

The Lariat Lanes bowling alley at 6320 Penn Ave. was built in 1958 and had a 57-year run before closing in May 2015.

On July 12, the Richfield City Council approved the site plan and variances to convert the former bowling alley into office space for Fraser, an organization that serves children and adults with special needs, especially those with autism.

Fraser already bought the property and is planning to remodel the building to use as office space. The addition means Fraser now has a four-building “campus” near Penn Avenue and 64th Street.

City documents say Fraser plans to move its administrative departments into the former Lariat Lanes building, which would allow the organization to expand clinical services at its main building.”Jennie Lissarrague, 5 Eyewitness News

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