The Editor's Back Fence

New: Berkeley Business Briefs

Monday February 04, 2013 - 02:28:00 PM

Wondering what will become of the old Andronico’s site on Telegraph? Forget whatever you’ve seen elsewhere. Trombonist-raconteur Mal Sharp, caught by the Planet last Wednesday playing the Bateau Ivre next door, with chanteuse Melanie O’Reilly and his band Big Money in Dixieland, says that he and Mel are putting together a group to turn it into a bowling alley. Yes, that’s right, he says that they hope to build the biggest bowling alley west of the Mississippi: 47 lanes, big neon “OPEN” sign, the works. Oh, and because it’s Berkeley, he says, for bowling shoes they plan to provide Birkenstocks. Umm-hmm.