The Flamingo Bowl in St. Louis’ Washington Avenue Loft District is the second bowling alley/martini lounge that ISC has constructed for St. Louis developer and restaurateur Joe Edwards. The other is the Pin-Up Bowl in the University Loop. For this latest project, ISC had the challenge of working around 18-foot solid granite columns at the entry and other structural elements typical of a seven-story warehouse originally constructed in 1896. An even greater challenge in completing the nearly 17,000-square-foot art deco-inspired project was its aggressive schedule.
With marble bar tops coming from Italy, a Brunswick team requiring five weeks to install the bowling lanes and dozens of other special construction needs and constraints, there was little “wiggle room” in the project’s three-and-a-half month schedule. Because many project team members had worked on the previous Pin-Up bowl, ISC was able to predict potential problem areas and address them proactively. The end result: the Flamingo Bowl opened in time for the holidays, helping to further revitalize this up-and-coming neighborhood.
|Architect:||Kiku Obata and Co.|
|The challenge:||To transform the ground floor of a historic warehouse building into a “modern concept” bowling alley with a martini lounge and restaurant.