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Boutique Bowling, Restaurant For The Shops At Park Lane

The Shops at Park Lane will have a newfound taste for upscale turkeys come September.

Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan are opening what may be a strike for the mixed-use center (in a good way).

According to a press release, Bowl & Barrel will involve 15 bowling lanes and 3,000 square feet of restaurant and bar serving "craft beers, independently produce[d] wines and hand-crafted cocktails." The menu will be inspired by "artisinal ingredients."

Noonan told Mike Hiller of EscapeHatch Dallas that part of what customers have grown tired of in the traditional bowling alley is "decor of black lights and disco balls, serving stale beer?and nacho cheese sauce." That's fair, though one could also say that customers have also grown tired of the great disappearing act of their favorite lanes.

Robert Wilonsky spoke to Michelle Davis, director of marketing for The Shops at Park Lane, who confirmed that the "lease will be executed today" for the 15,000-square-foot space across from Bailey's Prime Plus. Noonan also told Wilonsky, "We're using all brand-new AMF bowling equipment, and they come in and lay down a lane a day. But we're 100 percent ready to go."

The big hope is that Bowl & Barrel offers both an affordable version of the pastime for those who bowl (both ironically and weekly) and a menu cravable enough to draw the non-spares.

· Bowl & Barrel, a new alley in Dallas–with a bar and boutique restaurant [EscapeHatch Dallas]
· Dallas to get an "upscale, boutique bowling alley" at The Shops at Park Lane [Biz Beat Blog]

Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz.

The Shops at Park Lane

8070 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231