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Blue Ribbon Empire Invades Williamsburg; Set to Open in Brooklyn Bowl

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A lot of news hitting the wire today about Brooklyn Bowl, Peter Shapiro and Charley Ryan's 16 lane bowling alley set to open right next door to the Brooklyn Brewery. It was reported earlier in the month that a "respected restaurant with one foot in Brooklyn already" would be running the dining operations here, and we find out today that restaurant is Blue Ribbon. They've already conquered the Village, Park Slope, and the UWS. Why not hip little ol' Williamsburg? From the Post:

"Peter Shapiro and partner Charley Ryan have teamed up with the Blue Ribbon restaurant group to create a 20,000-square-foot live music venue in a 19th century ironworks foundry, where the VIP section, with 16 bowling lanes, has a full Blue Ribbon menu."

Responding to the news a reader asks, "What constitutes 'the VIP section'? What constitutes a 'VIP'? Can non-VIP's eat from the menu? during concerts? not?" All good question that will all be answered in due time. For now, let's just let the news marinate. Blue Ribbon in Williamsburg, in a bowling alley, THIS FALL. Looks like the Gutter, the eight lane hipster alley around the corner, is going to have to up its game.
· A Bowl of Delights [NYP]
· Brooklyn Bowl to Open in Williamsburg [Queens Ledger]
· Big Burg News: Wetlands Strikes Again with Brooklyn Bowl [Gowanus Lounge]

Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 963-3369 Visit Website

Blue Ribbon Brasserie

97 Sullivan Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 274-0404 Visit Website

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