Hollywood Bowl, a Northeast Portland institution, will shut it doors May 18th. The building has been sold. General Manger David Lemke says the owners of the business were approached when the buidling was sold, and were offered a deal to get out of their lease early. Their lease was good through 2022. Lemke says it's bittersweet news, he's sad to see the alley close but this will allow them to focus their efforts on Pinbusterz, their other bowling alley and entertainment center in Southeast Portland.
No word on what will replace the bowling alley. Lemke says he's heard plenty of rumors. Orchard Supply explored the space but no paperwork has been filed with the city.