A very big piece of Jersey Shore history will cease to exist later this spring.

The Lanes at Sea Girt will be closing its doors on May 17.

The bowling alley/music venue has been a popular destination for decades going all the way back to 'Highway 35 Lanes.'

If you grew up in the Wall Township/Sea Girt area, you most likely attended many bowling birthday parties at The Lanes.

As you grew older, maybe you were part of a bowling league or enjoyed your favorite local bands.

The Lanes at Sea Girt via Facebook
The Lanes at Sea Girt via Facebook

I spoke to Michael Conover, an employee at The Lanes at Sea Girt. He's been working there on and off for six years. Michael said he grew up at The Lanes. His father was a professional bowler in the early 90s. Michael, now 27, told me he spent most of his childhood at The Lanes at Sea Girt bonding with Dad.

Michael added that with the closure of the Circus Drive-In, The Lanes at Sea Girt has been one of the last attractions to stand the test of time.

As to why The Lanes at Sea Girt is calling it quits, Michael told me "the owner was made an offer he couldn't refuse."

There is a lot of speculation as to what will happen with The Lanes after it closes. The main consensus is that it will be knocked down for the development of retail space. Just what we need, right?

Most summer leagues are looking to move to nearby Shore Lanes in Neptune City.  Ocean Lanes in Lakewood is another option being looked at.

No word on whether there will be a celebration remembering the good times and games played at The Lanes at Sea Girt. According to their Facebook page, JoyRide Music: A Dave Matthews Band Celebration is set to play Saturday, April 10. The last live event listed is for Friday, April 16 as the band Cosmic present "Pack The Bowl Fest 2021."

Thanks to the staff of The Lanes at Sea Girt past and present for so many unforgettable moments that we will never forget.

Listen to Matt Ryan weekday afternoons on 94.3 The Point and download our free 94.3 The Point app.  

The Jersey Shore Businesses We've Lost During COVID

The Very Best Mouthwatering Diners in Monmouth County

The 100 Best Places to Live on the East Coast

More From 92.7 WOBM