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Published: 2007/08/31

From Wetlands Preserve to Brooklyn Bowl

As yesterday’s New York Times indicated, former Wetlands Preserve owner Peter Shapiro is in the final stages of opening a new music venue. This club will come with a twist, however, as it also will be a high-tech bowling alley. Shapiro is partnering with Charley Ryan, the former General Manager at Wetlands to create Brooklyn Bowl, which will open in the spring of next year in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Shapiro explains that one of the notable aspects of the 20,000 foot space is that ‘the people at the bowling lanes will have the best view of the stage. The bowler’s lounge is essentially one big VIP section.’
Shapiro goes on to explain, ‘I was patient when thinking of a new venue to follow Wetlands. I wanted to find the right thing, something that had the spirit of Wetlands but was different. I also wanted to work again with Charley, who in many ways, was the backbone of Wetlands. I am very excited about Brooklyn Bowl because it truly is going to be different than any other bowling alley or music venue. It took us five years to find the right space (an old Iron Works Factory from the 19th Century), but we found it.’

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