LOWER EAST SIDE — A “luxury” bowling alley chain that serves sushi, calamari and rice bowls is opening a new location in Essex Crossing, developers said.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes — which has locations in Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia and Florida — plans to open a 17,000-square-foot “bowling, dining and family entertainment venue” on Essex Street near Delancey Street in mid to late 2017, the company announced in a statement.
“The Lower East Side is a truly special place and we are excited to open our doors to the community,” said Guy Revelle, a partner at Splitsville Luxury Lanes.
Highlights of the new location include a menu combing typical bowling alley fare with more upscale options, like hand-tossed pizzas and sushi. Although the full menu has not been released, the chain’s other locations serve dishes like “3 Pepper Calamari” and grilled avocados stuffed with seared ahi tuna, according to Splitsville’s website.
The lanes will also be divided into “clusters” allowing customers to socialize between them, according to the announcement.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes will join Regal Cinema’s new 14-screen theater in the Market Line, the development’s 120,000-square-foot retail space. The theater is expected to be completed in late 2017 or 2018.
Essex Crossing is a $1.1 billion mixed-use development located on nine city-owned blocks near Delancey and Essex streets. The massive project is expected to create 1,000 new residential units — half of which have been set aside as affordable housing — as well as a new park.
Construction is expected to begin in June.