There has been some talk lately of some bowling alleys coming to San Francisco, including the Lucky Strike Lanes opening in the former Borders location in SoMa, and rumors of New York’s Brooklyn Bowl coming to the Mission. But there’s a third project in the mix: the ladies of mini bar on Divisadero are opening a SIX-LANE BOWLING ALLEY in the heart of the Mission.
Sommer Peterson and Molly Bradshaw’s project will also include a restaurant and full bar at the location (the cocktail program will be creative and down to earth). Plans are in the works to lease the kitchen to a seasoned professional or restaurant ready to expand (check out the listing in this week’s Matchmaker!). Peterson explains the food concept they’re looking for: “Take the tired and bad-for-you bowling concession-style food and turn it on its head with quality ingredients and healthy options.” The design will be comfortable (no 60s kitsch) with warm furnishings and plush seating at the lanes. There will be a sunny outdoor patio for dining, which will also provide a generous area of covered bike parking. With only six lanes, the owners look forward to being a personal neighborhood business. They hope to launch in early Spring 2012. (I can’t release the name and exact address at this time—but hopefully soon!)
Floorplan for the bowling alley.