The bowling alley which has entertained generations of youngsters in Lewiston has new management.

Kelly Gwin, who has owned Frontier Lanes on Cayuga Drive since 1960, turned over day-to-day operations of the popular 40-lane alley a month ago. Kelly’s niece, Carolyn Gwin, and nephew, Dana Gwin, will be taking over.

“I’m 85 years old,” Kelly said. “And I’ve got to get out of this business sooner or later.”

Throughout his ownership Kelly has often let others manage the alley. He has a series of business ventures elsewhere in the country. He attributed the alley’s success to “a lot of hard work,” including fundraisers, promotions and parties.

“(The new management) are very personable people,” he said. “I know they can do it.”

Carolyn unveiled plans for the alley on Tuesday, including a host of aesthetic upgrades.

“We’re really looking forward to it,” she said. “It just needs a lot of work, a paint job, cleaning up the lanes.”

Early plans also include an upgrade of the current restaurant, turning it into a sports bar with more selection and better food to take advantage of the village’s nearby retail strip, Carolyn said.

An updated entertainment center for children and bringing back midnight bowling are also in the works, according to Kelly.

“They’re going to make improvements in all areas of the operation that make us the No. 1 entertainment center in all the area,” he said.