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Bowling Alley Expected To Open in Two Weeks

Staffers handed out prizes and free games at Sunday's Riverhead Polish Festival.

Riverhead residents eager for a strike will soon be able to don their bowling shoes.

The brand-new on Route 25 is expected to be open for business in two weeks, according to Johanna Chester, event sales manager.

Chester was manning a booth at Sunday's where residents took their chances and spun a wheel to win prizes including free games and discounted appetizers.

Chester said plans were "on schedule" and the new bowling alley, which has had residents buzzing with excitement all summer, should be open in two weeks. Parties are already being booked at the new alley, according to signs at the booth.

In , co-owner Chris Smith, who was on-site supervising workmen that were busy both inside and out, said he believed the bowling alley will be ready for business by some time in August.

Smith said he is "thrilled" at the prospect of opening day.

The news comes after months of waiting by an eager community who have long expressed excitement about a new bowling alley in town.

A few months ago, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter predicted the  sometime during the summer season.

Originally, developer Joe Albanese planned to open Bowl 58 at the location, but although he got the green light for tax abatements and a certificate of occupancy, plans were scrapped and the 

Businessmen Jeffrey Rimland and Smith, Walter said, who now own the building, told him that plans were moving forward.

In February, the  request for tax abatements to move forward with developing the parcel.

And, Walter said, even more new businesses planning to open in Riverhead soon: "There are more coming," he said.

A.N.Other August 26, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Ah, think of the poor residents of Duck Pond Estate . The difficult left turn from Forest Dr. may well become impossible once the alley is opened. Town of Riverhead can you help with this situation

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