Bowling alleys

Selectmen Grant Entertainment License to New Bowling Alley

The Oak Bluffs selectmen this week approved an entertainment license for The Barn Bowl and Bistro, and granted an exception to a policy of prohibiting construction in the business district after June 1.

New Oak Bluffs Bowling Alley Opens for First Bowlers

Families took to the lanes this week as the Vineyard's new 10-pin bowling alley welcomed the first eager bowlers for soft opening events. A grand opening is planned in several weeks at the Barn Bowl and Bistro in Oak Bluffs.

Waiting on Pins and Needles; Excitement Builds for Oak Bluffs Bowling Alley

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.

New Bowling Alley Granted Full Liquor License

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.

It's Better to Bowl Than to Fade Away

For my father and my uncle, bowling offered a more athletic alternative to canasta. They joined the men’s bowling league and brought me along for good luck, or practice.

Commission Approves Oak Bluffs Bowling Alley Plan

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.

Bowling Alley Booster

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.

Oak Bluffs Bowling Alley Plan Draws Lively Debate

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.

Bowling Alley Plan Stirs Public Opinion

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.

MVC to Hear Oak Bluffs Bowling Alley Plan

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.