Thursday, July 13, 2017

Round 1 Bowling & Amusements May Be Opening in Saugus

A family entertainment spot that includes bowling, billiards, food, drink, and more may be on its way to Saugus.

According to an article in Wicked Local, Round 1 Bowling & Amusements is looking to open on the second floor of Sears at the Square One Mall, with the proposed 60,000-square-foot seeking a beer and wine license that would allow it to serve alcohol along with "typical bowling alley foods." The post says that the proposal includes the possibility of having 14 bowling lanes, 8 pool tables, 300 arcade games, a couple of dart machines and a couple of Ping Pong tables, and four private karaoke rooms. Currently, there is one other location of the Japan-based Round 1 Bowling & Amusements in Massachusetts (in Taunton) while another 14 outlets can be found in nine other states.

The website for Round 1 Bowling & Amusements is at

[August 18 update: A new article from Wicked Local states that plans for Round 1 Bowling & Amusements to open at the Square One Mall have fallen through, as the company has withdrawn its proposal after town selectmen raised concerns about the plans, including worries about the draining of public safety resources and issues related to alcohol. The article does say that because the application for the place was withdrawn without prejudice, Round 1 Bowling & Amusements can still discuss the plans with Saugus police and apply once again, though it is not yet known if this will happen.]

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