Breakers Community Interest Company finally opened its doors to the public on Friday 21st November 2014, with Olaf, Doc McStuffins and the Breakers mascot, The Pin, at the front door ready to welcome everyone in, courtesy of Birthday Buddies.
The Breakers team have been fundraising for 22 months, after Anji Gillies and friend, Debby Beatson, came up with the idea of reopening the bowling alley after feeling that there was a high suicide rate in Andover.
Anji has been relentless in her efforts to raise money to reopen the bowling alley that was once one of the most popular local night spots in Andover, and once all the funding was in place, worked tirelessly with a team of volunteers to get the place shipshape and ready for the grand opening.
The first night saw many turn up after the Christmas Lights Switch On in Andover’s High Street to have a look, enjoy a drink and have a game of bowling on one of the eight shiny new lanes, which have been installed under Anji’s watchful eye.
Food and drink are available throughout the day, as well as tenpin bowling, pool, snooker, video games or just a place to relax. Crèche facilities are also on offer. Locals can dance the night away at Breakers Club nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
Breakers is located in Bridge Street, Andover, and entry is free on the opening night. Under 18’s are welcome until 9pm. Over 18’s can dance and bowl the night away until late.