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Entrepreneurial Icon Award — Royal Scot Golf & Bowl: Pandemic Pivot Restores Recreation Glory at Business

Perhaps the most endearing and memorable aspect of Doc Brown was his trademark exclamation of “Great Scott!” throughout the “Back to the Future” trilogy.  

However, in Greater Lansing, we can one-up the loveable yet scatterbrained doctor: We have a Royal Scot up our sleeve. 

For decades Royal Scot Golf & Bowl, 4722 W. Grand River Ave. in Lansing, has been a staple for local residents looking to satisfy their entertainment and recreation needs in the area. Robert Kwiecien purchased the sprawling facility in 1984, with his children taking the reins over the operations in 2010. 

However, Royal Scot was at a crossroads when the coronavirus pandemic devasted the business community across mid-Michigan. Financial difficulties threatened to shutter the space for good. There was only one thing the leadership team could do to pull Royal Scot up from its fall — something all successful entrepreneurs are faced with at one point or another: 

Get creative. 

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