Nov. 7, 2002
Vol. 22 No. 4

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    New Lucky Strike bowling alley on campus set to open Nov. 15

    By Peter Schuler
    News Office

    The Friday, Nov. 15 opening of the Lucky Strike Hyde Park returns a bowling alley to a community that has not seen one for many decades.

    Proceeds from the opening day will benefit the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.

    The Lucky Strike includes eight bowling lanes, eight billiard tables, an 80-seat restaurant and a bar.

    “We welcome everyone to come and enjoy themselves: University students, faculty and staff, as well as neighborhood residents,” said Steve Soble, who owns and will operate the Lucky Strike. “My family and I live in this neighborhood, and I want the Lucky Strike to be the kind of place where everyone is totally comfortable.”

    Soble also owns and operates six other restaurants in Chicago, including two with bowling alleys, as well as a take-out pizza establishment. His Firehouse Grill in Evanston, Ill., is housed in a former fire department station house.

    “I am very pleased about this wonderful addition both to the campus and to the community,” said Jo Reizner, Director of Real Estate Operations.

    “Our students specifically requested a bowling alley, and we now have one that’s only a short walk from the Quads and from all the nearby student housing.”

    The Lucky Strike Hyde Park, which is located in the parking structure at 55th Street and Ellis Avenue, will initially be open from 4 p.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

    The restaurant will have a full menu that includes appetizers, pizza, salads, burgers and sandwiches, as well as meat, fish and pasta entrées.