The expected opening of the southern counterpart – as in South Philly, not antebellum – is set for about two years after Naked Philly first reported about a zoning notice on the property, the former Thomas Colace produce distributor. We’ve been pestering the folks at North Bowl for months to get confirmation that it was still happening.
Finally, this came from a spokeswoman: “SouthBowl will be coming in the fall & neighbors to Tony Lukes!”
She declined to provide more details, but a zoning application from last month says it will be a bar/restaurant/bowling/entertainment complex. Word was that it would also include arcade games, pool tables and outdoor batting cages.
Here’s a little more about the plans from the zoning application: “Renovations and addition to an existing warehouse building. Steel Framed construction on helical piles and concrete grade beams. Erection of mezzanine at 2nd floor level.”
That makes it sound just like NorthBowl, which has pool tables and games on a mezzanine.
Now here’s a question. Why so out of the way? Front and Oregon isn’t exactly convenient to a NorthBowl-type crowd, right?