Oh just leave the bowling alley alone

Oh just leave the bowling alley alone

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Joined: August 11th, 2007, 12:04 am

January 11th, 2018, 5:29 pm #1

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what is wrong with people

first after 40 years the fish plant is too loud, now properly permitting arcade games is the end of western civilization
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

January 11th, 2018, 5:32 pm #2

If we knew what is wrong with people, what would we do then, after we fix them?
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Joined: April 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

January 11th, 2018, 6:56 pm #3

I think a fusspot is an appropriate term for this miserable woman. I've known people like this all my life and most of them feel the need to be controlling for some reason. She probably feels on top of the world right now with her name in the paper!
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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm

January 12th, 2018, 8:49 am #4

Yikes!

"a honky-tonk arcade with 25 loud and annoying, screaming pinball machines."

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These must be extra-loud games!  Usually you can't hear the "screaming" outside the building.
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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

January 12th, 2018, 11:49 am #5

Euthanasia...
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Joined: September 27th, 2005, 12:41 am

January 12th, 2018, 12:14 pm #6

Actually this town could use a honkey-tonk!
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Joined: February 28th, 2008, 5:45 pm

January 12th, 2018, 6:33 pm #7

This woman is the epitome of douchbaginess!
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

January 12th, 2018, 7:08 pm #8

We need a sound study to determine the level of sound of arcade machines vs pins dropping.

I'll bet that there are some folks wondering if the opposition to arcade machines has something to do with those dang kids ...
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

January 13th, 2018, 1:42 am #9

Cathy (Admin) wrote: We need a sound study to determine the level of sound of arcade machines vs pins dropping.

And compare that with the sound of traffic on the extension right above them!
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

January 13th, 2018, 5:28 am #10

Although I am inclined to agree that the objections are probably out of proportion, the neighbor certainly does have a right to say what she thinks. That is what our form of government is all about.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

January 13th, 2018, 8:33 am #11

providing she doesn't make up things to say, which she has been.   one of the things she is saying is a minor went in there and got a rum & coke when they only have a beer & wine license.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Joined: August 11th, 2007, 12:04 am

January 13th, 2018, 9:05 am #12

Damon wrote: Although I am inclined to agree that the objections are probably out of proportion, the neighbor certainly does have a right to say what she thinks. That is what our form of government is all about.
Of course, and we have the right to ridicule her for saying them

I do not know the current or past owners

I have been there, I think, 3 times, for parties, for young children.

They have arcade games, and  you win tickets, which you can exchange for plastic dinosaurs and the like. It is nice to be able to have a beer with your pizza while the kids run around and scream.

They have a whole section of alleys that is dedicated to kids, where they can raise gutter guards so the ball always stays on the lane, where you have the kids pizza and cake.

While I imagine the scene is a bit different at night, it still seems like a place that screams family.

This place and the Gloucester Cinema[who have reasonable matinee group party rates] are the two best place to have kids birthday parties, local small town places.

I can understand living next to a bowling alley is not the best thing in the world, but it has been there for, what 50 years? So is her point that it needs to be less successful?

If the parking was out of control, ok,I see that.f they had bands there or bowling teams hung around outside carousing at all hours, ok.

But face it, the ordinance itself is bizarre,[special council permit for arcade games? that and toxic waste dumps] and if a national chain walked in, their lawyers would make it go away
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January 13th, 2018, 5:30 pm #13

t wrote: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/loc ... 7fbc4.html


what is wrong with people

first after 40 years the fish plant is too loud, now properly permitting arcade games is the end of western civilization
That sounds like a classic case of someone with money moving into an area and wants to change the neighborhood because they have money. I hope they don't change any of the noise ordinances due to some rich person complaining about something that has been there for 40+ years and was never a problem.
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January 13th, 2018, 5:30 pm #14

t wrote: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/loc ... 7fbc4.html


what is wrong with people

first after 40 years the fish plant is too loud, now properly permitting arcade games is the end of western civilization
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January 14th, 2018, 9:35 am #15

The bowling center was built there in the late 50's I believe.   this woman is giving older people a bad name.
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Joined: March 30th, 2007, 12:27 am

January 14th, 2018, 11:27 am #16

Well, I believe there was an OD death in the bathroom  last year....not that that is relevant at all. People who buy businesses invest considerable sums and they need to make their money back and then a profit so let them do as they wish...not a big deal.
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January 14th, 2018, 3:34 pm #17

William Taylor.e wrote: Well, I believe there was an OD death in the bathroom  last year....not that that is relevant at all. People who buy businesses invest considerable sums and they need to make their money back and then a profit so let them do as they wish...not a big deal.
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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

January 14th, 2018, 6:39 pm #18

tyu12 wrote:
t wrote: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/loc ... 7fbc4.html
what is wrong with people

first after 40 years the fish plant is too loud, now properly permitting arcade games is the end of western civilization
That sounds like a classic case of someone with money moving into an area and wants to change the neighborhood because they have money. I hope they don't change any of the noise ordinances due to some rich person complaining about something that has been there for 40+ years and was never a problem.
Really?! What a douche-y statement - a classic case of someone with a bad case of reverse snobbery. Why must it be "someone with money" for them to be assholic, like this?  Nobody "with money" would move to that neighborhood - and that is no diss on the place or the people there.
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

January 15th, 2018, 4:17 am #19

I think Don Sudbay resurrected the bowling alley around 2001 or so.  It had yet had those vibrant,explosive, energetic murals painted that welcomed both the young crowd and the old.

One of the posts I made back then (circa 2001) made mention of that somehow when returning to Gloucester after a few days or more of travel ... the ruby red “BOWL” sign was so welcoming to me ... as if it were in one of Virginia Lee Burton’s beautiful illustrations of her children’s books that were also loved by grown-ups too.

My screen name had “glasta” in its root— back then “Glosta” became the popularized pronunciation -,on bumper stickers and buttons ... but I always thought that phonetically “Glasta” was closer in sound how locals pronounce. Hence my former screen name.

I didn’t think I would remember any earlier posts - but I remember posting about how I knew nothing about fish ladders until educated by SCA and Damon’s post - also around 2001.  That was regarding the Alewife brook.

I’d like to continue my All-American hamburger review and stop by the bowling alley in a few days for a burger if they have one.

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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

January 15th, 2018, 8:35 am #20

It is a really great place - for all ages...even though I'm not a candle-pin guy.
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