Monday, July 7, 2014
[EVG file photo from February]
Today is the last day for the major tenant of 110 University Place.
Bowlmor Lanes, here since 1938, closes for good. It had been the longest continuously operating bowling alley on the East Coast, per the Bowlmor website.
Staff confirmed the closure to us (as did our blogging friend Alex at Flaming Pablum, who took the family in one last time yesterday).
The businesses here on the west side of University between East 12th Street and East 13th Street have been clearing out in recent months to make way for some unspecified luxury development via landlord Billy Macklowe, who bought a long-term controlling position in the building back in 2012.
Vive La Crêpe, Stromboli Pizza and Bamboo Tori have closed. The newsstand moved across the street. Meanwhile, Japonica is relocating to where it started in 1978 at 90 University Place, as Eater reported.
As for Bowlmor, the locations remain in Times Square and Chelsea Piers.
Meanwhile, there aren't any permits on file yet with the DOB for either a demolition or new building at 110 University Place.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Building that houses Bowlmor Lanes will convert to condos, like everywhere else around here