It's been years since the Vineyard had a bowling alley, and Islanders are eagerly anticipating the opening of The Barn, Bowl and Bistro, a new bowling alley and restaurant in Oak Bluffs. Teams are forming.
The lanes planned for downtown Oak Bluffs will be allowed to sell alcohol but with earlier closing hours than Circuit avenue bars, the town selectmen decided Tuesday. The bowling alley project is the brainchild of architect Reid (Sam) Dunn.
Architect Reid (Sam) Dunn’s Cottage City Bowling now goes to the town for approvals at the local level. Mr. Dunn agreed to keep sound levels at 62 decibels. The commission said the matter of a full-service bar versus beer and wine will be up to the town selectmen to decide.
As a citizen of Oak Bluffs who resides in the immediate neighborhood of the proposed bowling alley (with a restaurant that serves, yes, both food and alcohol), I speak in complete support of every aspect of the project.
Architect Reid (Sam) Dunn wants to redevelop a block of four commercially-zoned lots on Uncas avenue into a 10-lane bowling alley with a restaurant, bar, game room and event room. The MVC closed a public hearing Thursday.
A hearing opened before the Martha's Vineyard Commission last week on Sam Dunn's plan to convert an old laundromat and gas station to 10-pin lanes with a bar and affordable apartments above. The commission has been inundated with letters and emails both for and against the project.
The architect who developed the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven wants to demolish a former laundromat on Uncas avenue and build a bowling alley. Neighbors are opposed. A commission hearing opens Thursday at 7 p.m.
A faded yellow building that once housed the Oak Bluffs laundromat may become the future site of a bowling alley.
Reid (Sam) Dunn, the architect who developed the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven, presented a preliminary proposal to open a bowling alley, restaurant and bar on Uncas avenue to the town selectmen Tuesday.
“This is totally informational,” Mr. Dunn said. “We wanted to let you know that the project is in the works.”