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Endless Fun! promises a chalkboard outside of Bowlmor Lanes flagship Union Square location. It's ironic, and perhaps a little sad, since the fun is actually ending - the historic establishment will officially shut its doors Tuesday.
“This is a very sad moment for the entire company," says Colie Edison, vice president of marketing for Bowlmor. "[Bowlmor- Union square] was the heart and soul of our company, a true New York destination. Everyone’s devastated to see it close."
The closing marks the end of more than seven pin-filled decades at the longest continuously running bowling alley in the Northeast. Edison said that the location is shutting its doors because they could not get their lease extended, and like many a New York story, the landlord plans to convert the lanes and parking garage into luxury condos. Bowlmor has no plans to open another location in New York (as they already have alleys in Chelsea Piers, Times Square, and in Melivlle on Long Island).