The Lanes Bowl & Bistro Officially Opens
Boutique bowling venue arrives at Mashpee Commons
By Scott A. Giordano
Posted Jan 14, 2013 @ 03:34 PM
Last update Jan 14, 2013 @ 05:24 PM
MASHPEE — Fun. Cool. Exciting. Fantastic. Fabulous. Classy. Awesome. Incredible. Those are just a few of the buzz words being used by patrons to describe The Lanes Bowl & Bistro, a new boutique bowling venue at 9 Greene St. in the Mashpee Commons.
Developed by the Bobby Byrne's Management Corp., the latest addition to the Commons officially opened Jan. 12 after unofficially opening earlier in the week. About 180 people attended the Grand Opening.
Mashpee resident Wendy Pocknett attended the Jan. 12 Grand Opening with her two children: Chayton , 9, and Anaqunsees, 7. “I’m really glad they opened this up. We live right down the street, and it’s a very family-friendly environment and fun," she said.
Osterville residents and long-term couple Matthew Peck and Jennifer Dow met their married friends Alexander and Vanessa Grancharou, from Yarmouth, for a game of bowling and a few cocktails on Jan. 9 before its official opening.
“It’s great to come someplace where I can have a few drinks and actually do something, like bowling, as opposed to just sitting down,” Peck said, before getting his first strike for the evening.
“It’s a nice atmosphere here, compared with other bowling alleys. It’s sophisticated and upscale, like a bowling alley for adults as opposed to kids,” Dow added.
Vanessa Grancharou said it may be the best bowling venue on the Cape. “We have a bowling alley in Yarmouth, but it’s not nearly as nice as this one. And it’s just another activity you can do in the middle of winter on Cape Cod,” she said.
At the Grand Opening, 16-year-old Trevor Gould landed a spear and called his experience at The Lanes Bowl & Bistro an "incredible" one. "The place is a lot of fun," he said.
That is exactly how the new venue was intended – to appeal to the widest possible population – said Jeffrey Moore, president of the Bobby Byrne's Corp.
Patrons of all ages can bowl or grab a bite to eat from its eclectic bistro menu, while adults can sip on cocktails in its “adult nightclub environment.”
“This is not your average bowling experience,” Moore said. “We have created a multi-tiered concept that combines upscale dining, bowling and entertainment all in the same space. It appeals to people of all ages.”
His wife, Andrea Moore, designed and decorated the bowling venue. “I wanted to create something that is both inspiring and intimate,” she said. “We aimed to create an atmosphere that combines the old factory bowling halls with an upscale urban edge.”
Its multipurpose floor plan includes a bistro, 10 “ten-pin” Qubica/AMF bowling lanes with an entertainment stage in the back, a seasonal outdoor bar and a bocce court. The bowling alleys contain colorful lighting and punchy graphics of pin boys at the end of the bowling lanes.
The Lanes Bowl & Bistro is a new venture for the Bobby Byrne's Management Corp. and is independent of the Bobby Byrne’s Restaurants & Pubs. James O’Shea is the executive chef for the entire Bobby Byrne's Corp. and designed the menu for the new bistro.
"A bistro is a small restaurant with a small menu, so I created this menu with 30 items,” he said. “The food is designed to be shared. Everything is even-numbered so people can share their food and eat while they are bowling.”
Its menu items include brick oven baked pizza, shrimp & prosciutto, and Mediterranean Steak & cheese subs.