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New Bowling Alley in the Mission?

July 21, 2009

So Eater SF rumors. Even if it is only half as awesome as their rendering, I’m in:


The Mission: Keep in mind that this is some good ol’ fashioned unconfirmed rumormongering at its very finest, but it would appear that a new bowling alley could be en route for the Mission. It would be on the small side (only six lanes or so) and a group is currently trying to get all the paperwork together. The biggest obstacle to be overcome is the ABC and the maze that is liquor licensing, which is tricky for places like bowling alleys. Add in the current ABC crackdown surrounding clubs and the requirements for food sales, and things get even more dicey.

Hey, maybe they can provide safe haven for oppressed food carts.

Per historical precedent, we had a bowling alley in La Lengua in 1915 per this Sanborn map — it was near the current location of the Mission Safeway (behind what is now the Alteña taqueria). So we get one again by default, no?


(That’s 29th st on top and 30th at the bottom. Safeway replaced the Lyceum Theater in the 1950s.)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Andy permalink
    July 21, 2009 6:37 pm

    I like how you pulled that image of the mission-ite from Look At This Fucking Hipster blog.

  2. July 21, 2009 10:23 pm

    Oh man, LATFH is just disturbing. I prefer to pull all my hipster pix from I Can Has Downtown.

  3. July 22, 2009 11:11 am

    I LOVE the history shit that you do. I just looked over your post about all the old theaters…brilliant! It’s always nice to know other people are history nerds too.

  4. July 24, 2009 10:02 pm

    Plenty of bowling in the Mission in the 50s! Here’s the Sports Center that was where Big Lots is now.


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