Vermont Ski Resort to Add Boutique Bowling Lounge

April 16th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Sun & Ski Inn and Suites in Stowe, Vt., is expanding, and among the amenities will be an eight-lane boutique bowling lounge with equipment provided by QubicaAMF. That announcement was made by Mark Vandenberg and Rachel Diender-Vandenberg, the owners and operators of the resort, and Dutch Realty Holdings. The expansion project broke ground on […]

Hillary Clinton: ‘We Need More Bowling’

April 15th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

President Obama may not have known it back when he was candidate Obama working the blue-collar vote at Pleasant Valley Lanes in Altoona, Pa., during his 2008 campaign, but his infamous performance there may have established a tradition. If his score of 37 did more to tarnish his reputation as a kegler than it did […]

City Officials Seek Developer for ‘Bowling Alley’

April 15th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The normal “way of the world” is for a business person to approach a city’s leaders about opening a bowling center. There typically are forms to fill out, fees to be paid, requirements to be met and, in general, hoops to be jumped through. But such is not the case in Evanston, an Illinois community […]

The April 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive is out NOW!

April 15th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The April 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive is out NOW!

The start of the Major League Baseball season has us contemplating a call to the bullpen. Check out our story in the Technique section of our latest issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive, called “Pitching Change,” in which Team USA head coach Rod Ross explains why it may be time to evaluate and possibly change the […]

Conversion of Iconic L.A. Center to Bowlero Mar Vista Completed

April 14th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The conversion of Mar Vista Lanes in Los Angeles, into Bowlero Mar Vista is complete. The center was built during the mid-20th century bowling boom, and featured an interior designed by Armet & Davis, a firm known for embracing the Googie style of architecture that produced such iconic Southern California coffee shops as Pann’s, Mel’s, […]

No Bowlers Hurt in Gunfight Outside Florida Center

April 14th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In what was described by police as “unforeseeable criminal activity,” one person was killed and two were injured in a gunfight in the parking lot of Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Fla., Sunday night. “Police told us,,, there is no reason to change our protocols,” Keith Baldwin, General Manager of the bowling center, told the Orlando […]

South S.F. Center Staying Put

April 9th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brentwood Bowl had been earmarked for a move and expansion across the street from its long-time location in South San Francisco. Plans called for a housing development on the original site, and for the center to re-locate in a vacated Century Theatres building, meaning the number of lanes could be increased from 16 to 39. […]

Holler House Advances to ‘Final 4′ in Historic Bars Bracket

April 1st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Holler House Advances to 'Final 4' in Historic Bars Bracket

Two Milwaukee bars with distinctive atmospheres — the Safe House and bowling’s beloved Holler House — were selected to be included in bracket competition for the title of “America’s Favorite Historic Bar.” The selections were made by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which features an historic bar series on its blog. Research for that […]

Atlantic City ‘Playground’ to Include Bowling Venue

April 1st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

There hasn’t been much good business news coming out of Atlantic City in recent years, as a sluggish economy conspired with the nationwide expansion of gaming to shutter a number of the city’s iconic casinos. But now, Philadelphia-based developer Bart Blatstein has announced that he intends to redevelop Atlantic City’s Pier Shops at Caesars, rechristen […]

ReelzChannel, Strike Ten Ink Cross-Promotional Deal

March 27th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

ReelzChannel, Strike Ten Ink Cross-Promotional Deal

Strike Ten Entertainment has teamed up with ReelzChannel to launch the ReelzChannel Free Game of Bowling campaign to promote the Saturday, April 11, premiere of the new REELZ reality television series, Polka Kings. Running March 29-May 24, the campaign will encourage ReelzChannel fans to visit, where they can download a printable coupon for a […]

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