Perham man reopening bowling alley in Detroit Lakes

Papacito's Burritos owner Lucas Johnson plans to reopen Voyageur Lanes at the end of the August.

Perham's Lucas Johnson is working with the two previous owners of Voyageur Lanes in Detroit Lakes to reopen it at the end of the month. (Courtesy photo)

Perham's Lucas Johnson is working with the two previous owners of Voyageur Lanes in Detroit Lakes to reopen it at the end of the month. (Courtesy photo)

DETROIT LAKES -- When it was announced that Voyageur Lanes was closing this past April, Lucas Johnson couldn't get it out of his head.

The Perham man got a group of friends together with plans to go in and reopen it.

After some hurdles, Johnson now is working as fast as he can to get the bowling lanes open around the end of August.

"I kind of talked to my wife ... and I just thought if I had the opportunity to open it and I didn't and it just sat empty all winter, it would really bug me," Johnson said.

So, they took the chance and reconnected with the previous owners. Johnson is now the leaser, but the previous owners are continuing to help work to keep it running. Voyageur Lanes is at 1377 W. Lake Drive.

"Which is super cool because I don't know if I could run it without them," Johnson said. "I'm good at the kitchen stuff and hospitality things so that's what I want to bring to the table."

Johnson owns Papacito's Burritos in Perham and Detroit Lakes. Before starting that up, he owned Lakes Extermination out of Ottertail. Johnson also used to be the manager of the Perham Bowling Alley and coach the bowling team in Perham. 

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