Bowl Lo-Mac

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Bowl Lo-Mac

The Bowl Lo-Mac (also called Bowl-O-Mac or Bowlo-Mac Lanes) was a 32-lane bowling center which opened in August 1960 at 3221 3rd Avenue South, adjacent to Ed Salem's Drive-In No. 2.

Before opening the new center in Lakeview, Marvin Lowry has partnered with Joe McCorvey to purchase the 16-lane Chapman Lanes which had been operated in the years after World War II by baseball star Ben Chapman. They christened the facility LoMac Bowl ("Lo" for Lowry and "Mac" for McCorvey). It was closed when Lowry opened the larger Bowl Lo-Mac.

Lowry's 32-lane bowling center was outfitted with Brunswick "Gold Crown" automatic pinsetters, ball returns and "tel-e-score" scoring equipment. It was open 24-hours a day and completely air-conditioned. It featured a pro shop, supervised nursery, snack bar, "Crown Room" lounge, and bowling classes.

The steel-framed rectangular building was topped by a massive sculptured bowling pin on the edge of the roof.

The former bowling center was extensively remodeled for LabCorp diagnostic testing services.

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