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Bowling alley coming to Essex Crossing

Splitsville will be the only full-service bowling facility below 19th Street

May 29, 2015 11:30AM

Rendering of Essex Crossing (credit: SHoP Architects)

Rendering of Essex Crossing (credit: SHoP Architects)

Essex Crossing just got a dose of retro-cool with the signing of Splitsville Luxury Lanes, a 10-lane bowling alley.

Splitsville signed a 10-year deal to operate a 17,000-square-foot venue in the massive mixed-use development on the Lower East Side. It is slated to open in 2017, the New York Daily News reported.

New York City has seen a slew of bowling alleys close in recent years including Bowlmor Lanes in Greenwich Village, Harlem Lanes and Maple Lanes in Bensonhurst.

This will be the only real bowling facility operating below 19th Street. In addition to bowling, it will offer food like pizza and burgers, higher-end selections, and live music.

Essex Crossing is being developed by Delancey Street Associates, a joint venture that includes L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners and Taconic Investment Partners. Regal Cinemas has signed on as an anchor tenant. [NYDN] — Tess Hofmann