News 11-10-07 Fitz Rumors
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Posted by: Danny - 11/10/2007 5:54:36 PM
Mike... I hope so. Lucky Strike was one of my favorite things about living in Orange County. It is a great venue. However, isn't there something of the sort called Pins already going out in the new Legends. Can the area hold two? From another perspective, isn't two upper class, chic bowling venues long over due for the unofficial bowling capital? I mean, I am in the demograph that these places are trying to appeal to, I think there is not better place to get young guys and girls that are hip bowling, than Lucky Strike. Yay Lucky Strike, now if only we could get a Yard House!
Posted by: Justin - 11/11/2007 8:13:52 AM
I'm really excited to see what becomes of the Fitz. It has a lot of potential, but I think they should consider changing the name. Most people, especially those under 50, associate the Fitz with the CalNeva, since they are currently the two most rundown and dated properties out of all the major hotel/casinos downtown. Changing the name will help people get over their negative connotations associated with the property IMO. Either way, after seeing how well the Montage is coming together, I have high hopes! As for Lucky Strike specifically, I've never been to one, but it sounds like fun. In reference to the person who brought up the Legends project, they are supoosed to be getting a Pin-Up Bowl and a Yard House. What I want to know is who's going to be the first to ride the mechanical bull at Saddle Ranch Chop House? :)
Posted by: Mike Van H - 11/11/2007 9:07:23 AM
Hey Justin, I think it should be the Sparks mayor that should ride the bull first. It would be a great PR move, HAHA. Make sure you get pictures too.
To Danny, I think this area can support two upscale bowling areas, because they really serve different markets. This is just a guess based on their locations, but I think the bowling stadium at Legends will appeal to the huge growing number of people in Spanish Springs, East Sparks, and generally anyone East of lets say Sutro. If a Lucky Strike is built downtown, that would serve tourists definitely, even from other hotels, would trot over to the Fitz, especially those familiar with the concept in other cities, since it has national recognition. It would also serve downtown residents, and probably people as far out as Somerset. Even if I am wrong, the two will probably offer totally different experiences. People thought downtown couldnt support the recent crop of ultra lounges that have opened, but they all tell me they are doign great. I think Reno is growing up :)
Posted by: Susan - 11/11/2007 9:19:26 AM
OMG! I've been to the Lucky Strike in Hollywood! It was a fresh, bizarre and totally fun experience. Bowling, drinking martinis, lounging around in these groovy stratalounger style chairs watching your friends try to bowl. Wicked sexy lounge music is piped through the different areas, and one time a live jazz band was playing. My girlfriends and I make it a point to go there whenever we hit up Los Angeles. The dress code enforcement really raises the bowling experience to a level most haven't experienced. It's like what the National Bowling Stadium could be if they opened it up to the public. But that's ok, because it sounds like we might be getting our own!