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Bowlero Lanes
Ontario, Canada
Photo courtesy Jay Lin

While ten pin alleys are dropping like flies (at least the unique marquees) in the States, the sign for Bowlero Lanes still stands proudly in Ontario, Canada. Pay this place a visit and bowl a few games while in town.

 

 

Asbury Lanes
Asbury Park, NJ
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

Check out this old sign out front on Asbury Lanes, in Asbury Park, NJ. Asbury Lanes was recently converted into an entertainment center with a bar, entertainment stage, and food service added to to its old staple bowling. For more information, check out the Asbury Lanes website.

 

 

 

 

 

Sterling Bowl (Closed)
New Hyde Park, NY
Photo courtesy Louis Di Fazio

Over in New Hyde Park, NY is a very special bowling alley called the Sterling Bowl. What is most interesting about this structure is that the small building on top only serves as a lobby and entrance. Once you enter, take an elevator ride (or stairs) to the lower bowling level where you find the entire bowling alley, front desk, restaurant, and bar underneath the parking lot!

No wonder the sign in the picture at the below left blares "NO TRUCKS PERMITTED!"

The interior of the treasure is classic Googie from the lights to the Terrazzo flooring.

 

Sterling Bowl Entranceway
Photo courtesy Louis Di Fazio


(Left) Check out the entranceway and "NO TRUCKS" sign.

 

UPDATE 09/04 : Sterling Bowl closed in 2001 and has since been replaced by an underground entertainment center called "Strike!" which has cosmic bowling and go-karts and things like that. Still has that small building on top and everything else under the parking lot, but sad to say, that old-time bowling alley is gone. Many thanks to John from Glen Oaks for this update. 09-04

 

 

Shenango Bowl-A-Way
New Castle, PA
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

The Shenango Bowl-A-Way is a fine example of roadside of the mid-century. From its choice of colors to the star on top, this Route 422 treasure in Ohio is a treasure.

 

 

Shenango Bowl-A-Way
New Castle, PA
Photo courtesy Jim Zahniser

 


UPDATE 12/08 : The Shenango Bowl-A-Way also features a eye-catching sign on the bowling alley building. Many thanks to Jim Zahniser for update photos and info. 12-08

(Near left) The unique sign on the Shenango Lanes building

(Far left) Another photo of the roadside marquee outside of the Shenango Bowl-A-Way

 

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