Williamsburg club, bowling alley and all-around funhouse Brooklyn Bowl has announced plans to open new locations in Las Vegas and London. Both owners and partners say that they have agreed to terms to lease spaces near a new outdoor mall in Vegas and London's O2 Arena. Both new clubs will be built in the image of the Brooklyn original, complete with a stage, bowling lanes and food courtesy of Blue Ribbon. Partner Peter Shapiro says both locations will make you feel "like you are in Brooklyn."
The Las Vegas location will be 78,000-square-feet, two levels and will accomodate 78,000 people. Minority investor Madison Square Garden Entertainment sunk $25 million into the operation. In London, the club signed a 15-year lease with AEG, owner of the O2 Arena. AEG and Brooklyn Bowl will be equal partners in building the international location inside of a 28,000-square-foot area in the arena complex. They're hoping people who can't get into the arena will settle for the new club, which Shapiro anticipates will be open before Christmas.
Both of these grand opening concerts are going to be insane.
[via New York Times]