Regularly used to ditch classes at Wash High to bowl a few games with friends, usually after purchasing dime bags out front.
Just think: if it were still a bowling alley they could be serving mimosas and $14 burgers. Bet that would be significantly more profitable than a place selling obsolete technology.
Amoeba makes lots of money, and vinyl rules.
I remember when they converted it to Amoeba… I always thought that it would have been awesome if they had kept a lane or two in the corner.
I remember Rock-n-Bowl there. Lots of dayglo and blacklights.
Even better was Nightbreak next door and Sushi Sundays
Murios,Nightbreak and Rock-N-Bowl were great times.
“Murios, Nightbreak and Rock-N-Bowl were great times”
And don’t forget Rockin’ Robins across the street where you could hang out with people like Leonard Lake and Charles Ng and if lucky get invited up to their cabin, maybe make some Videos with them.
That pay-to-play hole sucked.
Incidentally, the video for Camper Van Beethoven’s “Take the Skinheads Bowling” was filmed there:
The store layout makes sense now.
I used to go to a monthly park there called Pack-A-Bowl in the early 90′s. So much fun.
park = party
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