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The walls came a-tumblin' down

Original post made on Apr 24, 2012

Palo Alto Bowl, the city's last bowling alley, started falling to demolition crews Monday, April 23. The 60-year-old establishment closed last September, prompting outcry in the community about the demise of places where youth and families could go to enjoy recreation together. ==B Related materials:== [Web Link Watch the video: The final strike (Sept. 23, 2011)]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 23, 2012, 1:46 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm


Thanks for the video and thanks for the memories. I have tears running down my face and a lump in my throat. My kids have lost a local treasure with nothing to replace it.

Posted by Lord of Barron Park, a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

Posted by Brian Guth-Pasta, a resident of Midtown
on Apr 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

Brian Guth-Pasta is a registered user.

If the parent's of Palo Alto are worried that their kids have nothing to do in the city there is actually something to worry about now. Palo Alto keeps ignoring the community's needs. There is not a single place that caters to an after school hangout that isn't run by the library and so overly monitored that it is just a death choke. It doesn't help that kids have homes that are easily around the million dollar mark and are generally home alone a lot since both parents work. What do you think teenagers do when they are home alone and can do what they want?

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