The City of Alpharetta has received a request to allow a bowling alley along North Point Parkway. The site under consideration is the five acre parcel of land adjacent to Bahama Breeze. This site has sat idle for nearly ten years.
According to architectural renderings obtained by this blogger, a 60,000 square foot bowling alley and entertainment center would be constructed on the site.
This location once held two stand-alone restaurants (name them both and you’ll pick up the spare). In 2007 the restaurants were demolished and the property rezoned for a mix of retail, office and restaurant uses. These plans never came to fruition and are no longer viable given current market conditions.
The property owner seeks a change in master plan and a conditional use permit to allow the bowling alley use on the property. The request will be heard by Alpharetta’s Planning Commission in August and later by Council.
The application comes shortly after another entertainment complex begins construction in Alpharetta. Top Golf has begun clearing land for their massive new complex off West Side Parkway.
The potential owner or operator of the bowling alley has not been revealed to the city. Bowling alley operator Stars and Strikes has a corporate office on North Point very near to this site, but sources with the company say they are not involved with this project. Instead Stars and Strikes is planning a new location in Sandy Springs at the corner of Roswell Road and Dunwoody Place.
Blogger Eli Zandman wrote a story back in May about Brunswick’s new Tavern 45 concept currently being rolled out in Norcross and Marietta. Other bowling concepts mentioned in his article include Dave and Busters, AMF and Lucky Strike Lanes. Might one of these be considering Alpharetta?
Will a bowling alley be compatible with the development around the mall? Which concepts would you like to see come to town? Leave me a comment.