York St Bowling alley

kdubs215's picture

It reall sucks that we dont have one like we did when i was younger .. i think i was in that place every day either bowling or playing astaroids or defender ....good times

Spiral's picture

Feel free to join us for the

Feel free to join us for the third Fishtown.us Bowling night on Jan. 2oth at North Bowl.

kdubs215's picture

maybe i will ...... see if

maybe i will ...... see if the wifey wants to do it

Pure_Fishtown's picture

It would be great if we

It would be great if we could have another alley like Fleetwood. Twenty-two lanes and lots of leagues except nobody liked to play on the lanes that had the poles/pillars.

dan's picture

Pure_Fishtown wrote:It would

Pure_Fishtown wrote:

It would be great if we could have another alley like Fleetwood. Twenty-two lanes and lots of leagues

Sounds like Erie Lanes

PattiMey's picture

It was a great place. And

It was a great place. And close enough for parents to check in on kids .

Pure_Fishtown's picture

No, Dan, it wasn't like

No, Dan, it wasn't like Erie. Fleetwood was smaller and had a friendly atmosphere. The lanes at Fleetwood were better to play on. The alleys were well kept and the people that worked there were great. Kinda like how Cheers was -- everyone knew your name.

Ftown66's picture

They are converting it into

They are converting it into a bunch of doctor offices. Temple Hospital owned doctor offices. Dr Thatchet on girard ave told me that. He's moving there.

billy5645's picture

does anyone remember who the

does anyone remember who the owner of flletwood bowling alley was. also when did it burn down.been gone from the area for many years

Pure_Fishtown's picture

billy5645 wrote:does anyone

billy5645 wrote:

does anyone remember who the owner of flletwood bowling alley was. also when did it burn down.been gone from the area for many years

The owner of Fleetwood was Jerry Gross. Lorraine Kleposki was the daytime person and manager; Frank Zotter was the guy at night. There were others who worked there but Lorraine and Frank were there the most.

As Jerry's kids grew into adults, his son, Neil, spent a lot of time. His other son, Arnold, had his law firm there for a short time while the youngest son, Robert, didn't spend any time there.

Jerry also owned a bowling alley at 73rd and Elmwood called Fleetwood West which he sold to Lorraine's son and daughter-in-law.

Just a bit of trivia, Fleetwood was a window manufacturing company before it was a bowling alley.

kdubs215's picture

That place was the best

That place was the best place in the world . My friends and i were always there . Old man jake letting us bowl for free ... and me losing my first ball in the fire .. :-(

codergrrl's picture

I bet that was painful.

I bet that was painful.

netable's picture

Pure_Fishtown

Pure_Fishtown][quote=billy5645 wrote:

The owner of Fleetwood was Jerry Gross. Lorraine Kleposki was the daytime person and manager; Frank Zotter was the guy at night. There were others who worked there but Lorraine and Frank were there the most.

Same Frank Zotter, from Day Street? If it was, he was an awesome Guy, and Bernadette, (wife) is awesome 2. They had a marriage to envy..........

Pure_Fishtown's picture

Yes, Netable, that was our

Yes, Netable, that was our Frankie! He was the best and Bernie is a great woman. Guys as good as Frankie were a rare find back then and almost impossible to find now. He is sorely missed by many.