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Fort Monmouth Building Will Remain As Bowling Alley

EATONTOWN: The borough will be gaining a bowling alley after a Fort Monmouth building is purchased by a developer later this month.

Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly said the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) will be holding a special meeting on Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m. to enter into a purchase and sale and redevelopment agreement with the owners of a "large chain of bowling alleys" for the Fort Monmouth Bowling Center.

"The proposal will keep the property as a bowling alley and will expand the size of the building," Connelly said at the Aug. 9 Eatontown Council meeting.

Connelly did not specify which chain will be operating the center.

The center is a 17,000 square-foot building located along the Avenue of Memories in Eatontown and features 20 bowling lanes, a pro shop, lounge area and kitchen. It is also zoned in the green tech campus area of the fort and has a parking area with 107 spaces.

Connelly said the new owner will also enter into an agreement with FMERA which will issue them a "special concessionaire permit" that will allow them serve liquor at the lanes.

He added that although the property is located in Eatontown, there have been discussions between the borough and Oceanport about swapping the bowling center for a different property but that no decision has been made.

"As of right now, it's still in Eatontown," Connelly said.

He said that one of Oceanport's concerns was whether or not liquor could be served at the alley, but that question has now been answered.

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