Board to decide if bowling after midnight is OK in South Boston or if that's more of a Dorchester idea
The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let South Boston Candlepins, 543 East Broadway, extend its closing time for both bowling and drinking from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Manager John Tunney told the board he is not actually seeking to stay open until 1 a.m. most nights, that midnight is more what he's looking for to meet demand from customers, but that a 1 a.m. closing time would give him flexibility should a particular event or league run a bit late.
"I would not want to hit 12:01 and then rush everybody out," he said, adding that is already something he has to do now with one league that has lanes reserved until 11 p.m.
An aide to City Councilor Ed Flynn said the councilor and residents were aghast at the idea of keglers launching out onto Broadway at 1 a.m.
"There are many concerns from the neighbors," she said, adding, however, that the councilor could support a midnight closing time.
Boston Bowling, on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, once offered 24-hour bowling, but is now open until just 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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Dang it BostonBowl
I always told my kids that it would be cool to go bowling at 4am, just to try it. Any schmo can bowl at 2am.
South Boston Candlepins
He needs to reopen Java House.
This is the guy
who kicked out all the longtime bowling leagues out to the curb so he can coddle the yuppies who don’t mind paying $9 for a beer.
You can always open your own place instead of whining. Just think of how many Bud Lights you could drink with your pin pals.
When I went to business school
I think bowling alleys came under non profitable business. That’s why I wouldn’t open one.
Showing your age, chief
"Get off my lane, you dang kids"
I continue to not understand why hours of operation are subject to the licensing board's whim.
Because we are a civilized society who cares about their residents. This isn’t Cancun, Mexico.
How's your healthcare and education going, fellow American?
...meanwhile, in Shelbeyville
...meanwhile, in Shelbeyville...
Is that a Justified reference?
Well, sir, there's nothing on earth ...
Like a genuine,
What'd I say?