With the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes set close at the end of March, the last day to bowl at the Jamaica Plain venue’s candlepin lanes is March 21. (source: my Boston Herald Hotline)
The operators of the nightclub and Bella Luna restaurant are closing their location at 405 Centre St. and relocating to a smaller space on Armory Street near the Sam Adams Brewery complex. There will be scaled back live entertainment at the new place, with a heavier emphasis on the restaurant operation.
Last May, the Milky Way owners were informed that their monthly rent would increase from $13,000 to $24,000 once its original lease, signed 15 years ago, would expire in August. The original lease featured a locked-in seven percent yearly rent hike. It’s unclear what will happen to the candlepin lanes in the Milky Way basement space, which were first constructed in 1914.