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TELL US: What Do You Think of the Incoming Kings Bowling?

The 24-lane bowling alley will offer opportunity for fun but could also bring heavy traffic.

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.

Allan W McCombs February 21, 2013 at 12:55 AM
I am looking forward for anything to be opened because there is nothing to do.
Courtney Lennartson February 21, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Can't wait!
J. Parker February 21, 2013 at 06:33 PM
More drinking, more crime, more police, more taxes ! Dave & Busters was in the wrong location. At least the safety of drivers is somewhat more protected in this location, but....? Burlington has become a mecca of crime according to what I've been reading in the police reports. Doesn't anyone on our Boards have any common sense anymore ? I'll not vote in the next election. Too many incumbents are not being challenged. And it looks as though the towns people are not interested, or planning to move on; have their fun, ruin a sleepy town and leave us oldies to suffer the consequences. THANK YOU BURLINGTON ! : (
Burlington Resident February 21, 2013 at 08:23 PM
I was in favor of Dave and Busters... but bad location. I believe our boards and TM do a good job. Looking forward to Kings.
Amy February 21, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Kings is top notch! Burlington will only get better!
Donna February 22, 2013 at 01:34 AM
I've been going to Kings in Boston and Dedham regularly for years and I love it. Hardly a "bar" first. Great place to bring the kids or go out with the hubby at night for a good meal and entertainment. Yes they serve alcohol, but so does every other restaurant in Burlington. We should be celebrating how many jobs and tax dollars they'll be bringing to our town rather than blasting them before they have a chance to prove themselves.
Biagio Occhino February 28, 2013 at 08:59 PM
I go to Jillian's in Boston more often, but I've been to Kings in Boston a few times and it is nice. I'll be glad to have a bowling alley nearby, but will it be inexpensive? Oh and I agree it’s NOT a "bar" first. Great place for a night out.
BurlRes March 01, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Kings is exciting! Anyone who thinks a bowling alley/bar is going to bring more crime to Burlington hasn't been to the Mall!!! Give it a rest - crime is everywhere and one more establishment that keeps $$$$ in Burlington is not going to do that. Ignorance at it's finest. YAY Kings!!

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