Lucky Strike Melrose

Melrose Lanes opened in 1942, as part of the Franklin Road complex that housed the historic Melrose Theatre and the Melrose Billiards. The Melrose lanes were demolished in 2005 effectively cleaving off a portion of the historic building all the way to the basement. It remained like this for several years.

Courting developers at the time were looking for other options into the property’s re-vitalization. This project explores the viability of bringing back a new bowling and entertainment complex for the space, renovating the storefront to restaurant/bar functions and breathing life back into the theater.

Drawing from the historic gravity driven bowling ball returns of the past, this façade study serves to reactivate the development while paying homage to its past.

Project Client: GBT (proposed)
Project Completion: N/A
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Credits: Designed in conjunction with Blaine Bonadies Architect and Amanda Shadowens, AIA. Renderings by VOZ, Josh Summerville.