Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley Seats Up For Sale!

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For all you lovers of Suburban Lanes, you can now purchase a piece of it for your home!  From Craigslist

Vintage bowling alley seats. Molded fiberglass/plastic with solid steel bases. These would be great for a small dining area, or would sell as the lot if you wanted the classic look and feel for that restaurant you’re planning to open when you retire. Singles ($20)or Doubles ($40). Other seats available including stackable metal/plastic, assorted others.

It’s the Yankee Stadium of Decatur!

Photo courtesy of Craigslist

Suburban Lanes Will Be Renamed “Comet Pub & Lanes” and Other Details About the New Space

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Catching up from last week, but this is still certainly worth mentioning.

Atlanta Magazine reported a lot of interesting new facts about the future of Suburban Lanes in Suburban Plaza.

First things first, the alley will be renamed “Comet Pub & Lanes”.  (You can check out their Facebook page here)  Co-Owner Ethan Wurtzel tells Atlanta Magazine that the new space will have a “funkier, vintage” vibe to it.  The magazine elaborates…

The venue will have 32 lanes and vintage arcade games like pinball, plus shuffleboard and pool tables. About 90 percent of the space will be remodeled to include reclaimed church pews as on-lane seating, couches, and a bar made from a reclaimed bowling alley.

They’ll also be adding a full kitchen and bar with 15-20 beers on draft and wine by the glass or bottle, along with cocktail offerings.

Twain’s Owners Buy Suburban Lanes

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From Twain’s website

Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards is happy to announce that we have acquired the former Suburban Lanes, and plan to reopen the space in the fall of 2015 after a much needed remodel in true Twain’s style. The bowling alley has been a longstanding fixture in Decatur and we look forward to carrying it into the next phase of its history as a funky bowling center that recreational bowlers and league enthusiasts will love.

Plans are to provide an entertaining and engaging atmosphere for all ages that includes a modern bowling experience and other social games for all skill levels and interests. We will offer a vibrant food and beverage program featuring craft beers, a full bar, hand tossed pizza, burgers and plates designed for sharing. As at Twain’s we will be committed to using locally sourced goods whenever it’s possible.

We are excited to be bringing the metro area a new and soon to be favorite place for hanging with friends and family, enjoying the camaraderie, with the great food and beers that you have come to expect from the folks at Twain’s. Come join us in the fall, see the changes, feel the excitement! We look forward to serving you in the fall!

Suburban Lanes Launches Petition To Keep Bowling Alley Open, Find Buyer

Suburban Lanes has created a petition on Change.org at the urging of patrons, so people can show their support for the bowling alley Suburban Plaza and perhaps the current owners can find a buyer for the business.

The petition reads…

People in the community have asked us to start this petition, so their voices can be heard about how much they want Suburban Lanes to stay.  We are hopeful that if enough voices are heard, a buyer of the bowling center will come forward.

They also wrote earlier today on Facebook

Dear Valued Suburban Lanes Customer:

As you may heard by now. Suburban Lanes has lost its lease. Please help save Suburban Lanes by showing your support and spreading the word. There is strength in numbers!!!!!

h/t: Decaturish

Suburban Lanes Closing as Suburban Plaza is Redeveloped

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Suburban Lanes will be closing its current location in Suburban Plaza at the end of April, according to a new Decaturish post.  The announcement was made at a Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association meeting last night.

The post also states that Selig’s Bill Stogner already has a letter of intent from a bookseller out of Dallas called “Half Price Books“, which may take over lower-story space on the Church Street side of the business.

At this point, leases have been signed byWalmart, JoAnn Fabrics, Home Goods, and LA Fitness for the new Suburban Plaza.  Starbucks, AT&T and Ross For Less are also planning to be part of the development.

According to the report, Selig told neighbors in attendance that they were still trying to work with Cozy Burger Town, so it could remain part of the new development.

Photo courtesy of Google Streetview

Suburban Lanes Robbed Last Saturday

Just reported this morning, but the article says this event took place Saturday morning.

North Druid Hills Patch reports that Suburban Lanes bowling alley was robbed by armed gun man last Saturday morning around 2:30am.  Here’s a blurb…

Two bowling alley employees were working at about 2:30am when two suspects carrying guns entered the building at 2619 North Decatur Rd. either by using a key or coming through an unlocked door, the police report said.

The suspects stole $2,600 from the cash office’s unlocked safe and kicked in the manager’s office door to disengage the security cameras and steal two laptop computers worth about $2,000. The incident was recorded, however, the report said.