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November 27, 1986 | By Barbara Johnson Alpert, Special to The Inquirer
A 12-lane bowling alley. No, this is not the punch line to a joke in a stand-up comic's routine. It is a description of the Burholme Bowl bowling alley, at 7226 Rising Sun Ave. It is the mom-and-pop operation of Philadelphia's bowling-alley industry - an industry that in recent years has suffered its share of failures. "A lot of lanes have gone bankrupt," said Virginia Straub, a part owner of the alley, which has been operating since 1928. "Sometimes your building is worth more being utilized for something else.
NEWS
June 7, 1989 | By Tricia Desilets, Special to The Inquirer
A Glassboro bowling alley's appeal of a Borough Council decision denying a request for an expanded liquor license will be heard Friday in Glassboro before an administrative law judge. Play-Glass Inc., which owns a bowling alley/restaurant on Delsea Drive, asked the council about two months ago to grant an expansion of the company's liquor license, but members refused. The expansion would have allowed liquor to be served outside the restaurant, borough solicitor Joseph Lisa said at last week's council meeting.
NEWS
January 10, 1993 | By Gail Gibson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Michael and Danny Brigidi's yearlong run at opening a restaurant in their Lansdale bowling alley will encounter yet another hurdle this month. At a Jan. 19 Zoning Hearing Board meeting, the brothers must present their plans to put in the restaurant and purchase a liquor license. Last week, borough officials made it clear that they did not want the project approved. The Lans-Bowl Academy already is zoned for commercial use, so a restaurant is allowed as long as the Brigidis secure the required building permits.
NEWS
February 7, 1997 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Willingboro man who was shot over the weekend at a bowling alley died of his wounds Wednesday at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, authorities said yesterday. Carey White, 26, was pronounced dead about 6 p.m., said Detective Sgt. Jack Smith, a spokesman for Burlington County Prosecutor Steven Raymond. A second victim in the bowling alley shooting, Kareem Finay, 23, also of Willingboro, was listed in stable condition yesterday at Cooper Hospital. Authorities were seeking a man identified as Jamal Ellis, 21, of Beverly, in the shootings, which occurred early Sunday at the Fair Lanes Lounge on Route 130 in Edgewater Park.
NEWS
November 13, 1997 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Looming between a pipe dream and reality lie plans to build a CVS drugstore on the site of an abandoned and dilapidated bowling alley on the west side of town. A pipe dream because the developer, Chancellor Development Group, has yet to submit site plans to the township Zoning Board; and yet reality, because the developer has had informal talks with the township for the proposed CVS, and has received a tentative thumbs up for the project. According to Township Administrator Ken Carruth, before submitting plans to the Zoning Board, Chancellor wanted to discuss past flooding problems at the two-acre site, which lies between Marlton Pike and Beacon Avenue, where the Ivy Lanes bowling alley now stands empty and abandoned.
NEWS
June 7, 1987 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
Although the Plaza Bowl in the West Goshen shopping plaza was supposed to have closed Monday, the owner of the bowling alley plans to sign a one-year lease extension offered by the shopping center's owner. "When I sign the lease, I'll feel relieved," said Elizabeth Hettel, manager and part-owner of the bowling alley, as she sat on a stool behind the front desk, squinting through cigarette smoke at the empty lanes. The only sounds came from fans whirring overhead and video figures zapping across screens.
NEWS
November 28, 2011 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
WHATEVER way you frame it, a group of men with their morals in the gutter did not spare any regard for human life when they opened fire in a bowling alley early yesterday, striking one man down, according to police. About 12:30 a.m., five men were denied entry to a private party at PEP Bowl, on Broad Street near Federal, in Point Breeze, police said. A fight broke out between one of the uninvited men and a man at the party, at which point two of the uninvited guests pulled out guns and began shooting, police said.
NEWS
December 1, 1988 | By John Ellis, Special to The Inquirer
Dressed for the weather in a trenchcoat and hat, Jenkintown Mayor Ted Jensen stood under the concrete awning at the entrance to the Thunderbird Lanes bowling alley and reminisced about the constantly changing face of the borough he has headed for 15 years. Above him, constant rains poured from the heavens. Behind him, a bulldozer pummeled the walls that have stood since the alley opened in 1959. It is the latest casualty of change in Jenkintown. In its place will spring Summersgate, a 64-unit personal-care facility for the elderly.
NEWS
January 21, 2010 | By Darran Simon INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Staring at his family's bowling alley as it was engulfed in flames last week, Charles Loyle knew. "That building went up so quickly that we knew it had to be an accelerant in there," Loyle, 82, said yesterday in front of the charred Loyle Lanes Bowling Center, a local landmark that would have celebrated its 50th anniversary Feb. 10. Investigators yesterday confirmed Loyle's suspicions about the Jan. 11 blaze and shocked the community with...
NEWS
March 29, 1987 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thirty-one minors and three adults accused of serving them alcoholic beverages were taken into custody March 21 during a state Liquor Control Board raid on a bar and adjoining bowling alley. The minors, ages 15 to 20, were charged with underage drinking, police said. They were taken to the Eighth Police District, where they were cited and released to their parents. The district attorney's office later dropped charges against the three adults, who were bartenders at JR's Restaurant Lounge, 8011 Roosevelt Blvd.
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SPORTS
December 21, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Temple is attempting to follow its usual routine while preparing for Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl against Toledo. For the second straight day, the Owls ran through a brisk practice in the morning and then enjoyed the amenities of the bowl in the afternoon. Saturday's activity was a team party at a local beach resort. While Friday's practice at Oxbridge Academy was in sweltering heat, it was much cooler and very windy on Saturday. On Friday the team went to an arcade and bowling alley for another team party.
NEWS
November 23, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writer
WINDHAM, N.H. - Gov. Christie blasted "murderous, radical Islam" and spoke at length of the toll of Sept. 11 while bringing a national security focus to town-hall meetings Saturday in New Hampshire. "This campaign changed eight days ago. It changed," Christie told a packed room at a municipal building in Stratham on Saturday morning, referring to the terror attacks in Paris. "When evil gets visited upon innocent people, the American people react. " Later Saturday, at a town-hall meeting at a bar in a bowling alley, Christie described learning that people he knew had been killed in the Sept.
NEWS
August 9, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
ST. MONICA Church "is a typical Catholic parish," its pastor says, part of the fabric weaving together the community of Girard Estates and beyond. If "typical" means that other parishes operate their own 12-lane bowling alley, then, yes, St. Monica is very typical. In addition to the iconic South Philly bowling alley and a top-notch K-8 school, St. Monica is known for its outreach to shut-in seniors and its engagement with generations of families. Oh, and don't forget the must-see weddings held nearly every week inside its majestic upper church.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
PREDICTING THE project will be "the greatest success of my career," Philly-based uber-developer Bart Blatstein didn't just unveil his plans for the long-beleaguered Pier Shops at Caesars shopping mall yesterday, he put his professional reputation on the line. "I've never failed in my career, I've never not picked an area that was going to turn around," Blatstein told an audience filled with political and business leaders at a lavish event held at the four-story complex that juts out over the Atlantic Ocean from the Boardwalk opposite Caesars Atlantic City casino-hotel.
SPORTS
March 2, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
When I think of bowling, and I rarely do anymore, it's as a curious relic, like 45-r.p.m. records or paperboys. Odd as it now sounds, bowling was once a vital strand of society's connective tissue, an American activity nearly as commonplace as churchgoing. Far more accessible and affordable than golf or tennis, it was the people's sport. Its state-of-the-art bowling centers became country clubs for the middle class, its weekly leagues social melting pots. What 1950s home was without a bowling bag or two in the closet or a rec-room shelf where bowling trophies were displayed?
NEWS
February 11, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When the Erlton Bowl opened in the Ellisburg Shopping Center in 1961, Delaware Township was soon to be renamed Cherry Hill. The space-age bowling center on Kings Highway near Route 70 quickly became one of the township's leisure destinations, especially after fitness guru Jim Correa's gymnasium was added on a few years later. And in the early 1970s, "Uncle Al's Lounge" inside the Erlton Bowl hosted Bruce Springsteen - then so unknown, his last name was spelled in newspaper advertisements as Springstein - in concert.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
The guys grew up in and around Deptford Township in the 1950s and '60s, in hamlets, neighborhoods, and housing developments with names like Almonesson, Blackwood Terrace, and Oak Valley. Some of them married their high school sweethearts; others joined the military; all learned trades or found jobs leading to careers that carried them into retirement. They're pushing 70 now. Many have great-grandkids. And once a month, since 2008, a small group of these men from the Deptford High Class of 1963 have been sharing breakfast - with a supersize side of memories - at the Seven Star Diner on Route 41. "We're not a stellar group of doctors or Ph.D.s," says George Wise, 68, a Haddon Heights jeweler who helped organize the group.
NEWS
April 5, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writers
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign rolled into Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening with scant nod to the April 24 primary vote and a laserlike focus on the one that comes seven months from now. "I have only one thing to ask," Romney told a cheering crowd in Broomall. "Help me defeat Barack Obama in November. " Fresh off victories Tuesday in Wisconsin, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, the former Massachusetts governor hardly acknowledged Republican rival Rick Santorum during the evening campaign stop in western Delaware County.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2012 | By Dan Gross
MAYOR NUTTER talked Fox 29 out of airing a video that captured him spanking the buttocks of a blonde with whom he drank and bowled at North Bowl (909 N. 2nd), say sources familiar with the situation. A Fox 29 viewer recorded Nutter and his female companion having a blast about 2 a.m. one day last summer, sources say. We're told the cellphone video is of high-enough quality that you can hear the two butt slaps Nutter delivered to the woman, identified by our sources only as Andrea , as she got up to bowl.
NEWS
November 29, 2011
Two people were in custody Monday in an early morning shooting at a South Philadelphia bowling alley the day before. Gregorio Chambers, 17, and Ikeem Johnson, 24, both of Philadelphia, were charged in the shooting at Pep Bowl, at Broad and Federal Streets. According to officials, Chambers and Johnson were part of a group of five men who tried to gain entrance to a private party at the bowling alley about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. As one of them tried to force his way in, a fight broke out. Two of the uninvited guests pulled out handguns and fired into the party.
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