A Michigan bowling group is suing the state over an order keeping bowling alleys closed while salons and other personal care services are allowed to open.
The Bowling Centers Association of Michigan, which represents 165 bowling alleys across the state, and five other bowling alleys claim the order is unconstitutional in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Grand Rapids, MLive reported.
“I can go get a haircut and get my nails done. I can get a full-hour body massage. I can have a dentist put his hands in my mouth... and now I can go to a casino – but I can’t open up a bowling center? Pretty frustrating,” Bo Goergen, director of the bowling association, told MLive.
The lawsuit named Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel as defendants.
Bowling is a multi-million dollar industry. Bowling alleys have been closed since March, WJBK reported. In Michigan, there are more than 300-family owned bowling alleys, which employ more than 10,000 people.
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