After months of meetings and negotiations, the current plan to develop a Chicago Bowl on Chicago Avenue has been declared "dead," by 1st Ward Ald. Joe Moreno, according to a report on the East Village Association website.
Chicago Bowl was to be the first expansion of the popular Brooklyn Bowl entertainment venue in New York. But the project has been killed in this location because "soundproofing and environmental remediation for the performance venue and bowling alley proved too costly," the report said.
This setback isn't killing the project altogether, however, as developers are scouting new sites. "Chicago Bowl will happen. It's just a matter of when and where," said Brooklyn Bowl owner Peter Shapiro. "We are looking for an appropriate location that will work for all involved, for the performers, the customers and the local community."
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[Photo: Brooklyn Bowl]