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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: WayOutWardell (63.226.79.---)
Date: April 18, 2011 05:35PM

My pals and I used to bowl quite a bit in high school (late 80s-early 90s). We weren't very good but it gave us an excuse to get out of the house during winter.
We hit Turner Lanes a lot, and a place called Bieg's Bowl, an upstairs alley (like Lincoln Square Lanes) that has since burned down, I think. There was Sim's and another tiny alley both in Des Plaines, Habetler on Northwest Highway, a place on Belmont near Kimball (can't remember the name) and if we were feeling adventurous we'd go to the alley in Marina City before they remodeled all the cool out of it.



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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: Patti (---.client.mchsi.com)
Date: May 02, 2011 06:52PM

Does anyone remember a very small bowling alley on south Pulaski Rd also known as Crawford. It was in a store front building possibly between 13th and 15th on Pulaski.

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Posted by: Chipast (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: May 03, 2011 12:48PM

I believe Lincoln Square Lanes STILL exists.

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Posted by: Brule Laker (---.c3-0.mart-ubr1.chi-mart.il.cable.rcn.com)
Date: June 07, 2011 01:26PM

The Playdium was ats 2625 N. Clark. We lived two blocks away on Hampden Ct. and bowled there after getting married in 1973. It was razed shortly therefter and replaced by an ugly high-rise.

My cousins bowled in South Shore either at Bryn Mawr Bowl on 71st or at Strikes and Spares on 75th.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: Chipast (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: June 07, 2011 02:05PM

Brule Laker Wrote:
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> The Playdium was ats 2625 N. Clark. We lived two
> blocks away on Hampden Ct. and bowled there after
> getting married in 1973. It was razed shortly
> therefter and replaced by an ugly high-rise.
>
> My cousins bowled in South Shore either at Bryn
> Mawr Bowl on 71st or at Strikes and Spares on
> 75th.

It was razed sometime in the 1980's, I believe.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: LarryK (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: July 11, 2011 02:53PM

There used to be a bowling alley in the basement of Five Holy Martyrs School at about 4300 S. Francisco. There were about 10 lanes. It closed sometime in the late 50s.

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Posted by: rgrazian (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 15, 2011 11:50PM

Anyone remember G & L Bowl on Chicago Ave at Pulaski?

Ron Grazian
graz99@prodigy.net

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: Chipast (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: October 18, 2011 11:21PM

Yes, I believe the bowling alley had a fire & was demolished shortly thereafter.

However, I believe in later years was a disco roller rink or dance hall.



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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 20, 2011 08:30PM

I remember when they televised bowling. That was a very popular passtime in the 50's. There were bowling allies all over. Anybody know about the one on 4801 s. Honore above the tavern. I think it had two lanes.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: rgrazian (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 20, 2011 09:35PM

THANKS CHIPAST!

I know G & L Bowl was called the "Concrete Jungle" in the 70's/80's. It was a grayish cement color. If anyone has any pictures of G & L Bowl or anything related to the Chicago and Pulaski Ave. area please let me know.

Thanks,

Ron Grazian
graz99@prodigy.net

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: jak378 (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: October 24, 2011 12:57PM

Richard Stachowski Wrote:
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> I remember when they televised bowling. That was
> a very popular passtime in the 50's. There were
> bowling allies all over. Anybody know about the
> one on 4801 s. Honore above the tavern. I think it
> had two lanes.


I don't know the name of the alley at that location, but I do remember "Whispering Joe Wilson" commenting on the televised bowling competitions.

We used to bowl at Gage Park Lanes, in the early 50's, at 57th and Western. The building is still there and for years has been the office for succesive cable companies, currently Comcast.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 24, 2011 02:17PM

It was small and only had one or two lanes above a tavern on the corner.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: Mornac (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 24, 2011 10:48PM

Richard Stachowski Wrote:
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> I remember when they televised bowling. That was
> a very popular passtime in the 50's.

There used to be televised bowling at Ridge Bowl on Ridge Ave. between Clark Street and Peterson. I lived right near there and remember seeing the TV trucks parked nearby on television days.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: s justice (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: October 29, 2011 01:41PM

I bowled at G&L in the late 1960's and early 1970's in the Masters Traveling League.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: s justice (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: October 29, 2011 01:48PM

This is a partial list of bowling centers in Chicago that have closed.

If anyone would like more information let me know.

Sj810@comcast.net

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bowling centers closed 221 total closed
bowling centers closed address # of lanes city
20th century lanes 3253 n cicero ave Chicago
adams & wabash adams & wabash 64 Chicago
alba bowl 12 Chicago
albany sports center 3125 w madison Chicago
alley rec Chicago
amf all-star lanes 5200 w dempster 36 Skokie
anchor bowl 2903 s archer ave Blue Island
andy rocks lanes 8609 s commerical 24 Chicago
archer/kedzie 4300 s kedzie 12 Chicago
archer/loomis Chicago
arena lanes 4700 w 103rd st 40 Oak Lawn
austin classic 5525 w division Chicago
b-z lanes 1771 sauk trail Saulk Village
bel bowl 3257 w belmont ave 12 Chicago
bellwood playdium 3100 st charles rd Bellwood
belmont bowl 1637 w belmont ave 32 Chicago
bensenville lanes 4 west green street 10 Bensenville
berwyn rec 1st 6636 w 22nd street Berwyn
berwyn rec 2nd 3743 s harlem ave Berwyn
beverly south side 9354 w ashland ave 20 Chicago
blauser's academy 1903 schiller ave Wilmette
bowl o mat Chicago
bowlarium Chicago
bowlers club 7736 w madison st Forest Park
bowling lanes 5221 n brodway 24 Chicago
bowlium montrose & sheridan 24 Chicago
broadview bowl 2612 17th ave Broadview
bruck's lanes 6044 s halsted st 16 Chicago
buffalo grove striker 100 w dundee rd 32 Buffalo Grove
c & l bowl 9500 w irving park rd Schiller Park
cal mar lanes Chicago
calo bowl 5404 n clark st Chicago
cascade bowl 3825 w madison st Chicago
castaway lanes 1025 sibley blvd 32 Chicago
cave rec 6630 s mlk drive 32 Chicago
cedar park lanes 6630 s mlk drive 32 Chicago
cermak bowl 2645 w cermak rd Chicago
champion lanes 7629 s ashland ave Chicago
chataeau lanes Chicago
chicago bowler 746 w webster 0 Chicago
chicago lawn rec Chicago
chicago rec 3937 w 26th street Chicago
cicero lanes 5912 w cermak rd Chicago
cinderella rec 5612 w madison st 16 Chicago
clark wilson rec 4533 n clark st 16 Chicago
conboys 4837 w madison Chicago
congress arcade 2047 n milwaukee ave 28 Chicago
congress rec 31 e congress st 52 Chicago

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 29, 2011 04:02PM

Is 'Local League Bowling With Duane Dow' still being televised? It was on cable access not too many years ago but I haven't seen it in a while.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: terrytynan (65.29.241.---)
Date: October 30, 2011 07:43AM

bill k.
Might you be thinking of the Playdium Bowl at 2625 N. Clark?
terry t.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: terrytynan (65.29.241.---)
Date: October 30, 2011 12:58PM

bill k.

Could that have been The Playdium Bowl at 2625 N. Clark St.?

Terry T.

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: Tim (---.sd.sd.cox.net)
Date: October 30, 2011 06:19PM

Calo Bowl, North Clark St, 5300 block, I believe. Anyone know the name of the alley on No. Broadway, 5200 maybe?

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Re: Bowling Alleys
Posted by: s justice (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 01, 2011 09:35PM

Tim: Bowling Lanes 5221 N broadway.

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