November 27, 1986 |
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.
June 7, 1989 |
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.
January 10, 1993 |
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.
February 7, 1997 |
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.
November 13, 1997 |
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.
June 7, 1987 |
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.
November 28, 2011 |
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.
December 1, 1988 |
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.
January 21, 2010 |
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...
October 1, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Lawmakers are awaiting release of an audit that they hope will explain how the state Department of Public Welfare approved payments for chandeliers, a home bowling alley, and other seemingly extravagant items with funds meant to provide health care and employment support for Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities. Those expenditures - as well as state payments on home mortgages, luxury cars, and flea-dipping for a therapeutic cat - came to light during a Senate Health and Welfare Committee hearing this week.