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Dude, Arsenal Bowl is for sale
Pittsburghers have been rolling strikes and gutter balls at Arsenal Bowl since 1938. Now, the Lawrenceville bowling alley is up for sale.
Arsenal’s second-generation owner, Paul Buncher, is looking to retire after decades in the family business, and is looking for the right operator to take over the venue. The iconic Pittsburgh site has been featured in travel publications and in The New York Times, which called it a place “where old-school bowling vibe meets nightclub atmosphere.”
Located at the corner of 44th and Butler streets, the 20,000-square-foot facility features 22 bowling lanes, a full-service bar with a commercial kitchen, a live entertainment area and furniture, fixtures and equipment. In addition to bowling, Arsernal is known for hosting theme nights, live bands and DJs.
For more information on this business opportunity, contact the Specialty Group at 412-369-1555 or visit the website. The asking price is $595,000.
Summer concerts, dining passports at McCandless Crossing
McCandless Crossing in the North Hills will host concerts from 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday and Thursday night through September 23. The series starts on Monday, June 7, with Shelley Duff, followed by Elias Khouri on June 10 (who will play from 7 to 9 p.m.)
A canopy tent will be installed in mid-June so that concerts can take place rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets. Concert-goers are also encouraged to bring takeout from McCandless Crossing restaurants.
For $20, visitors can get a Taste of McCandless Crossing Dining Passport, which allows them to sample food from 13 different eateries and enters them in weekly prize drawings. Passport purchases benefit North Hills Community Outreach.
Flock to see new public art at Allegheny Riverfront Park
There’s a new public art installation at Allegheny Riverfront Park between the Fort Duquesne and Roberto Clemente bridges. Invisible Ecologies, a series of sculptural birdhouses installed on steel pedestals, provides art and illumination to the area while also creating potential nesting habitats for native birds, including black-capped chickadees, purple martins, tree swallows and house wrens. The installation will remain in place for two years. The structures will be softly illuminated at dusk by solar-powered lighting.
The project is a collaboration between Future Green Studio, a Brooklyn design collective, and Pittsburgh-based Clear Story. It is supported by Riverlife and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as part of the ArtWalk on the Allegheny initiative.