Mr. T's Bowl (Highland Park)
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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.
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.