Bowlmor Lanes closes after 76 years in business - New York News

Bowlmor Lanes closes after 76 years in business

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Bowlmor Lanes, New York City’s oldest bowling alley, closed its doors on Monday.

The bowling alley opened in Union Square between 12th and 13th Streets in 1938 and was the hub to many birthday parties, “Disco Bowling,” and celebrity sightings.

Two Bowlmor centers remain in the city – one in Times Square and one in Chelsea Piers, but the original was the “heart and soul of our company” said owner Thomas Shannon to the New York Daily News. “This is the one that started it all. You can’t replace it.”

The bowling alley will reportedly be transformed into luxury apartments.

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