When Justin & Samantha Jurray learned that the old Sparetime Recreation location in Lewiston was for sale, they had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn a longtime hobby into a career. They were familiar with the business and with the intricacies of business ownership but faced an uphill battle in funding the work necessary to revitalize the bowling alley. To develop a reasonable debt structure and financial projections for their “new” business, they turned to the Maine SBDC at Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments. Working alongside Business Advisor Raynor Large, they tweaked their business plan and developed a set of financial projections.
Justin, Samantha, and their team were able to successfully launch Just-In-Time Recreation under their leadership, where they continue to succeed, grow, and add new services. Located in Lewiston, customers have the opportunity to find a wide variety of entertainment, including bowling, darts, and an updated kitchen and bar.