Fairhaven’s Bitter End Repurposes Bowlmor Lane
When we first told you about the kickoff of demolition at the historic Bowlmor in Mattapoisett, we mentioned that the Mattapoisett Museum was able to acquire some of the pins, balls, a scoreboard, and some records from the iconic bowling alley.
We are now learning that another SouthCoast business had an interest in some of the material that was ripped up last month. The Bitter End Lounge plans on reopening today after being shut down to install one of the bowling lanes into their bar.
Fans of the bowling alley will relish the nostalgia of enjoying adult beverages served on lane No. 10 from Bowlmor. The lane has been repurposed and has now been installed as the main bar of The Bitter End.
Management at The Bitter End made the announcement last night.
“I know there was a lot of nostalgia for Bowlmor in Mattapoisett. I along with everyone else in the area spent lots of time there over the years. Pick a generation from when it was built to last year and everyone has a story. It’s a shame it’s gone. I was able to repurpose lane #10. I want to thank Mark Gauvin at Mattapoisett Millwork for the cutting and shaping! I also want to thank Mike Oliviera (MHO Flooring) for doing the epoxy pour! There are a bunch of other friends that helped lift (holy hell it’s heavy), paint, make killer brackets to hold up the curve that I had to have! Anyhow if you want to take a trip down memory lane (quite literally) come have a drink and check it out!" --The Bitter End
I can already see people lining up the Bud Light bottles as pins and rolling lacrosse balls down the bar. Barroom bowling. It could be coming soon to a tavern near you.