It has been almost a month since it closed at the beginning of April, but Seven Ten Lounge in Lincoln Park is set to reopen this Friday, May 4. The bowling alley and lounge, which has been a mainstay in the neighborhood since 1995, is currently undergoing renovations to bring it toward a more modern decor. The space is currently split between an area for the eight lanes and bar, and a separate lounge with pool tables. The focus has been on updating the look while also overhauling some of the rooms. "It's been a lot of fun to change it up and evolve the space to the now," said Steve Soble of Spare Time Inc., which owns Seven Ten.
Friday’s reopening will mark the return of the lanes and bar along with the same food and drinks menu as before. Aside from the updated aesthetics, the place will remain largely unchanged from the Art Deco bowling alley of the past 17 years. Those looking to play billiards will have to look elsewhere though as the pool tables are being removed while the other half of Seven Ten Lounge stays closed for a little longer. That space will continue to undergo further construction on a project to be announced later. Soble says there are no renovation plans for the Hyde Park location at the moment, but that "it was just time” to renovate the original spot. The completed project is on track to open sometime in early June.
Eater Chicago intern Jeffy Mai contributed this article.