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Kona Lanes

Costa Mesa, CA
Bar, Bowling Alley & Restaurant
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2699 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA
Opened in 1958
Closed in 2003
No longer in operation.

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Kona Lanes

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Humuhumu’s description

At its peak, under the proprietorship of Dick Stoeffler, Kona Lanes was one of the most successful bowling alleys in the country, open 24 hours, with 40 lanes. Over the years the business declined, and eventually Henry Segerstrom, owner of the property, wanted to redevelop it into something that would generate more money -- a Kohl's. After nearly 50 years in operation, Kona Lanes closed in May 2003, and was demolished in late June of that year. Kona Lanes had a large, double-sided neon sign; fortunately the American Sign Museum in Ohio was able to acquire the sign before demolition, thanks to a rescue and donation by Donco Signs of Anaheim.

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RoyBrentJr
RoyBrentJr was a regular at Kona Lanes.
March 17, 2017, 12:50 PM
HELP! PHOTOS OF KONA LANES!

I need a photograph showing the original red outriggers atop the then-coffee shop, similar to the image linked below.

The image would be used for the Wikipedia article.

The owner of the image would need to send me an original digital copy and either give the image to me outright or include an affirmative statement that you grant its free use under Creative Commons Licensing rules. This would allow anyone to use it for any reason as long as you get credit as its original owner.

My thanks in advance. Long live Kona Lanes!

Image similar to: http://www.spaceagecity.com/googie/tempgallery/kona1.jpg
Spike
Spike was a semi-regular at Kona Lanes.
September 30, 2010, 5:12 PM
As of 9/30/10, the lot where Kona Lanes stood is still empty.
Regulars & Visitors
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  • Kona Keoki
  • sr113
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