As reported on Burlington Patch, King's Bowl is in the process of building a bowling alley at 52 Second Avenue as part of the NorthWest Park Project. The bowling alley will be across the street from the much-anticipated Wegman's supermarket.
Kings will feature a 296-seat restaurant in a 27,000 square foot building and will have 24 bowling alleys. The total occupancy is over 600 people.
The bowling alley will have a full menu and a full bar and will open until 1 a.m. on the weekends.
The project is moving forward with support of the Board of Selectmen, which just this week approved a liquor license for the establishment, and seems to be a popular project among many in town. The bowling alley will offer t, be a place for families and for parties.
However, there are some concerns. As reader Tom Killilea said in a comment on the liquor license story, the project has similarities to the Dave & Busters project that was killed by the Planning Board.
"I have been to Kings Bowling in Dedham. I would say that it is a bar first, food establishment second and a bowling alley third. I thought the town was trying to discourage "bars" from coming to Burlington based upon past comments from the Planning Board & Board of Selectmen regarding other liquor based businesses trying to get a permit. Heck, they crucified Dave & Busters for attempting to build at the old Burlington Dodge site for that very reason & that business is more about video type games similar to Jillian's in Fenway Park than about drinking. Also, Dave & Busters is definitely more family oriented than King's. Interesting?"
What do you think? Are you in favor of the Kings Bowl project? Were you in favor or not of the Dave & Busters proposal? Let us know what you think in the comments below.