Sturgis Charter Purchases Ryan Family Amusements Hyannis Location

HYANNIS – Sturgis Charter Public School has purchased the building leased by Ryan Family Amusements on Main Street in Hyannis.

Sturgis plans to use it for Sturgis East classroom space, which will include custom-designed music and theater classes, according to Paul Marble, executive director for Sturgis Charter Public School.

“We’re not at the phase yet where we have commissioned an architect and know exactly what is going to go where, but we do know that our music classroom and our theater class room, those will be centerpieces,” said Marble.  

Over the past three decades, the Main Street location has hosted generations of bowlers and provided old fashioned fun for families.

Pete Campbell, Director of Bowling Operations at Ryan Family Amusements, said Ryan’s has accommodated its Hyannis bowling leagues by relocating them to the Yarmouth location.

“We have created so many wonderful memories for families and youth and we are pleased to see that the building will be used for educational purposes to better the lives of younger people,” Campbell said.

He emphasized that people can still enjoy the Ryan’s experience at Ten Pin Eatery in the Cape Cod Mall or Ryan’s in Yarmouth.

“Ten Pin Eatery is a modern facility that offers the ultimate entertainment experience, it features 11 bowling lanes, a full restaurant and bar, an arcade, laser tag arena, and Virtual Reality and Escape Room arena,” continued Campbell.

“Ryan’s in Yarmouth offers the lively atmosphere of ten pin bowling, candlepin bowling, a full bar, game room, and video games.”

The bowling alley in Hyannis has changed hands several times since it was built in 1962.

Ryan’s owned it from 1989 to 1998 and again from 2003 to 2019.

The lanes and equipment have been sold and are being relocated to a high end apartment building in Manhattan for recreational use.

The two employees at the Hyannis location have been offered employment at Ryan’s other properties, according to Campbell.

Gift cards will be honored at all Ryan’s locations as well.

With the building procured, all Sturgis East classrooms will be on the same side of Main Street and students will not need to cross Main Street between class periods.

“Having Main Street bisect a high school campus throughout the day isn’t ideal,” Marble said.

“Our kids have been very responsible and we make it work, but once the opportunity came to be able to purchase a building that is essentially on the same footprint that would allow us to have classes all stay on the one side of Main Street, that opportunity was priceless.”   

The school is eyeing a renovation process that would lead to 441 Main Street being ready for students in the fall of 2021.     

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.
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