Mr. T's Bowl (Highland Park)

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Mr. T's Bowl is a former bowling alley located in Los Angeles, California. It opened in 1929 as a garage.[1]

History[edit]

Joseph "Mr. T" Teresa, an Italian immigrant by way of Louisiana, who owned a nearby liquor store, bought the property in 1966. It offered live big-band music and home-style buffets. Students from Occidental College and other Eastside campuses frequented the establishment.[1]

By the late 1980s the bowling alley had become a retiree bar. In the eighties a party-seeking younger generation brought up on punk rock, hip-hop started to attend.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hernandez, Daniel. "It's So Uncool, It's Cool". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11/01/2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)