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Fight over insurance claims keeps Merritt Island bowling alley closed

 Monday, July 9, 2012

Colorful murals of bowling balls crashing into pins still grace the walls inside Shore Lanes. But nine months after a three-alarm fire, the popular North Courtenay Parkway bowling alley remains a silent, partially gutted mess. Smoke-damaged carpeting is long discarded. Drywall is torn out. And burnt grease coats the floor of the darkened kitchen. “It’s terrible. I keep saying, ‘I’m getting withdrawals,’ ” said Cocoa resident Glynn Parrish, who bowled at Shore Lanes for more than 20 years and recently carried a 241 average.