Last week, we learned of plans for an ice skating rink on the Georgetown Waterfront. Though we might still bemoan the loss of the Pinball Museum, developers recently filed an application to create a bowling alley and restaurant on the bottom floor of the Georgetown Park Mall. It would include 12 lanes, five bocce courts, banquet rooms, and seating for 100 in the restaurant.
The plan has been submitted by the company Pinstripes (“Strikingly Good Food…and Fun!”) that operates other alleys in Minnesota and Illinois. Games at their other locations cost $5 with a $4 charge for shoes and entrees range in price from $17 to $27.
The developers are already expecting some push back from the neighbors. According the DCist, residents of the 100 condominiums on top of the mall are worried about the noise that the bowling alley could cause as well as any possible reverberations that could be felt throughout the building.
The alley could become a part of the larger renovations that the mall is currently undergoing. The majority of the stores located inside the mall closed in early September and construction on the interior will continue for at least another nine months. Other rumored additions besides the bowling alley are T.J. Maxx, Michael’s and Bloomingdales, which we’ve heard before a few years ago.