Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

I just found out the best bowling alley in the USA is closing...

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:24 PM
Original message
I just found out the best bowling alley in the USA is closing...
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 05:47 PM by Donkeyboy75
Marigold Bowl in Chicago (on the cusp of Wrigleyville and Boystown) is closing May 24. :cry:

I'm not a huge bowler, but I LOVE this place. The most eclectic mix of different types of people I've seen in one place. Not to mention the place is older than dirt and many of the employees have worked there a LONG time.

OK, I'm pathetic, and I know few others will care, but I just had to vent.

On edit: Even more angry now that I found out the place is being torn down in favor of yet another smattering of condos here in Chicago :grr:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:26 PM
Response to Original message
1. that's sad, i like bowling
I suck, but I still enjoy it. 130 average
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:32 PM
Response to Original message
2. It's Probably Been There Before Al Capone Ruled Chicago
Sad to see another landmark vanish.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:38 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. Yeah,
I'm much more sentimental about places than people. I've only lived in Chicago for six years, but I started out living less than a block from this place; I am certainly overreacting, though. Feel like my dog just died.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:45 PM
Response to Original message
4. As I remember...
The best bowling alley in the US is in St. Louis, in the basement of a CYO. It's a timewarp to the 50s. Certainly one of the coolest places on the planet.

I went there on a night off with Seger, The Bullets and the crew. We drank fresh Bud for free and bowled for free all night. Watched Seger bowl like a friggin'demon. 280 was a bad round for him, the bastard. ;-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:13 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. 280 is a great round for anyone,
even a pro like Ernie McCracken
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Sep 01st 2014, 02:34 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC