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If I wasn't clear, that was my hidden point. More like sabbath>>>>>>rush.

Um, to pretend I am on topic sometimes, what do we know about the bowling alley? Since I'm not the least bit trendy I won't be buying any clothes at this 21 place, and paying for parking to buy books isn't at the top of my list. But if there's a bowling alley near me with late/early specials and rented shoes, sign me up.

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Um, to pretend I am on topic sometimes, what do we know about the bowling alley? Since I'm not the least bit trendy I won't be buying any clothes at this 21 place, and paying for parking to buy books isn't at the top of my list. But if there's a bowling alley near me with late/early specials and rented shoes, sign me up.

We know there's a Luxe Lounge available for reservation, they publish a guest list, there aren't that many lanes, and there's a dress code:

The following are not permitted:

- Athletic wear, sweats or sports jerseys

- MC colors

- Excessively baggy clothing (Tuck-ins are not permitted)

- Sleeveless T-shirts

- Plain white T-shirts (short or long sleeve)

- Construction boots

- Headgear

- Chains

- Ripped or soiled clothing

Management reserves the right to deny entry for rude, argumentative or offensive behavior.

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Rush, elf boots, next thing you know you and your friends are at ComiCon in costume, wondering why that cute Princess Leia won't talk to you.

Anyhoo, despite the fact I am an old-school bowler, and a bad one at that, I plan to check out the Lucky Strike just to bowl on brand new, state-of-the-art lanes.

Will they have league play? Or is the concept truly niteclub first, bowling second?

edit: thanks Sev. I'll pass, and go to the extra crappy lanes U of H.

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We know there's a Luxe Lounge available for reservation, they publish a guest list, there aren't that many lanes, and there's a dress code:

The following are not permitted:

- Athletic wear, sweats or sports jerseys

- MC colors

- Excessively baggy clothing (Tuck-ins are not permitted)

- Sleeveless T-shirts

- Plain white T-shirts (short or long sleeve)

- Construction boots

- Headgear

- Chains

- Ripped or soiled clothing

Management reserves the right to deny entry for rude, argumentative or offensive behavior.

Were these restrictions for all lanes or just this reservable lounge place? Where can a guy soil himself and roll a few spares these days?

Upscale classy bowling alley, does not compute...

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The dress code seems to be for all locations, all occasions.

Palace Lanes on Bellaire Blvd. is your best bet...the only others I have been to in the last few years that were okay were farther out - Dynamic Lanes in Sharpstown and Max Bowl East in Baytown.

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Were these restrictions for all lanes or just this reservable lounge place? Where can a guy soil himself and roll a few spares these days?

Upscale classy bowling alley, does not compute...

Dress code applies to all Lucky Strike Lanes... all locations and all lanes. I like the idea... there are more than enough places for people to go who don't care how they dress.

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Dress code applies to all Lucky Strike Lanes... all locations and all lanes. I like the idea... there are more than enough places for people to go who don't care how they dress.

Oh I'm definitely not saying it's a bad thing. I might even enjoy it. It'll just be a weird adjustment. Unless it's way expensive, then I'll go bowl with the poor people and drink beer out of a plastic cup.

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Oh I'm definitely not saying it's a bad thing. I might even enjoy it. It'll just be a weird adjustment. Unless it's way expensive, then I'll go bowl with the poor people and drink beer out of a plastic cup.

It is way expensive as compared to a conventional bowling alley.

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Oh I'm definitely not saying it's a bad thing. I might even enjoy it. It'll just be a weird adjustment. Unless it's way expensive, then I'll go bowl with the poor people and drink beer out of a plastic cup.

It is more expensive than regular bowling alleys... it's meant to be more of an "upscale" type of bowling place... I am looking forward to checking it out.

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What sort of dress code would they have? Jacket and tie I suppose.

No... not that dressy. It's not really what you have to wear, it's what you can't wear. Here's their dress code....

The following are not permitted:

- Athletic wear, sweats or sports jerseys

- MC colors

- Excessively baggy clothing (Tuck-ins are not permitted)

- Sleeveless T-shirts

- Plain white T-shirts (short or long sleeve)

- Construction boots

- Headgear

- Chains

- Ripped or soiled clothing

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I really wish they would add a really nice comedy club as part of the entertainment options at the Pavilions. This would be a great spot to keep even more things going on at night. Hopefully somebody pitches this idea to them and they sign up a tenat with these plans in the near future.

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I really wish they would add a really nice comedy club as part of the entertainment options at the Pavilions. This would be a great spot to keep even more things going on at night. Hopefully somebody pitches this idea to them and they sign up a tenat with these plans in the near future.

Only problem is there may not be space in a venue large enough. Unless they tear down some walls or make major interior modifications.

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Only problem is there may not be space in a venue large enough. Unless they tear down some walls or make major interior modifications.

Have you been to the small little comedy venue on 6th street in Austin? A place that size would easily fit into the Pavilions.

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I really wish they would add a really nice comedy club as part of the entertainment options at the Pavilions. This would be a great spot to keep even more things going on at night. Hopefully somebody pitches this idea to them and they sign up a tenat with these plans in the near future.

A former friend of mine used to work comedy clubs here in the 90s until just a couple of years ago, and clubs had an awful time filling rooms then, and my understanding is it's even worse now. The stand up market is very shallow. You have small rooms for regional/local/unknowns/open mic. Otherwise you have the HOB or similar for big names, and the superstars do arenas.

I believe that for small to mid-sized rooms we've got Improv and Laff Stop, and that's it for the entire city.

The mid-tier touring stars book the same venues as musical acts, which makes it tough to float a smaller room for unknowns. FWIW I've been told that the comedy business is even more inhospitable to the talent than the music business, if that's possible.

BTW, whatever happened to the Dave Atell show that was cancelled?

While we're talking about comedy, RIP Bill Hicks. Houston misses you.

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HP was definitely hopping last night and lots of folks waiting on the concert early in the evening were milling about the few shops that are open...

the HOB was packed and food good but once again, the service was absolutely horrible.

yikes

anyway...fun night and all my friends thought the place shows lots of promise

we shall see....

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My opinion on HP. I think the HP is great. I ate a M&S for lunch. I though the atmosphere was nice but the food was average at best. This past week did some shopping at Macy's then walk across to BAM. Third time to BAM since it opened. I am very happy with this store. Went up to LIDS and the guy said they have been open for two weeks and it has had very little customers. I think the location of the store is poor.

HP is a great addition to DT. By no means should it be a center piece by itself but it should part of the DT.'s center piece.

The only complaint I have is I wish there were more retail options.

Other stores I would like see open in HP or along Main.

J. Crew

Music/Movie store

Best Buy

Footlocker

Old school small grocery store

Small Specs

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My opinion on HP. I think the HP is great. I ate a M&S for lunch. I though the atmosphere was nice but the food was average at best. This past week did some shopping at Macy's then walk across to BAM. Third time to BAM since it opened. I am very happy with this store. Went up to LIDS and the guy said they have been open for two weeks and it has had very little customers. I think the location of the store is poor.

HP is a great addition to DT. By no means should it be a center piece by itself but it should part of the DT.'s center piece.

The only complaint I have is I wish there were more retail options.

Other stores I would like see open in HP or along Main.

J. Crew

Music/Movie store

Best Buy

Footlocker

Old school small grocery store

Small Specs

So LIDS is open? I had no idea... I will check out the place... I went to HOB the other weekend and had terrible service. The food was bland... the hostess and 2 waiters gave me different information about the menu... they definitely need more training for sure.

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So LIDS is open? I had no idea... I will check out the place... I went to HOB the other weekend and had terrible service. The food was bland... the hostess and 2 waiters gave me different information about the menu... they definitely need more training for sure.

They should probably help LIDS out with some street-level advertising until there's actually some significant foot traffic in HP from the other venues and stores. Nobody's going to even know they're open.

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So LIDS is open? I had no idea... I will check out the place... I went to HOB the other weekend and had terrible service. The food was bland... the hostess and 2 waiters gave me different information about the menu... they definitely need more training for sure.

Yeah, LIDS, Journey Shoes, and BCBG are all open on the 3rd floor. BCBG is the only one with signs on the 1st floor saying they are open. It is a sharp looking store.

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