Kings at MarketStreet Lynnfield to Include Bocce Court
Location at MarketStreet Lynnfield to feature a bocce court, 18 bowling lanes, and more. Company is also opening locations in Orlando, Chicago and Burlington.
Lynnfield Selectmen have approved an all-alcohol license for Kings, the bowling alley/restaurant company that is expanding to MarketStreet Lynnfield and several other locations in the coming months. The MarketStreet Lynnfield development is located off Route 128 close to the Lynnfield/Wakefield town line.
Representatives of the company provided selectmen with a look at the design plan of the Lynnfield location, which will be a 21,000 square foot facility with 18 bowling lanes, a bocce court, some 60 HD television sets, billiards, private bowling space for rent, plus a 192-seat full-service restaurant with another 26 patio seats.
Frank Stryjewski, the chief operating officer of Kings, estimated that the new business will cost as much as $6 million to build and will create as many as 135 jobs when open.The company is expecting about $5 million in annual sales at its Lynnfield location, about a third of which would be in food sales subject to local meals tax.
The company representatives told selectmen that their planned hours of operation were for 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. through the week, closing Sundays at midnight - although when told of existing agreements on business hours for MarketStreet clients, they said they would abide by those. A followup email from town hall Tuesday morning noted that restaurants at MarketStreet can operate within the following hours:
Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Kings opened its first location at Legacy Place in Dedham in 2009, opened another one last May in Chicago, and is opening in Orlando next month. The one at MarketStreet Lynnfield is set to open in late August with other Phase 1 tenants such as Whole Foods. The company is also reportedly opening a Burlington, Mass. location this year.
Stryjewski also indicated that the place will have a nostalgic sort of atmosphere, and he and Managing Director of Operations Josh Rossmeisl emphasized to selectmen that the company is serious about complying with alcohol laws. There may be "very periodically" entertainment such as a DJ. Along with a thoroughly trained staff, the site will also reportedly use ID scanning devices at the door and will ask those under 30 for a backup ID.
Rossmeisl provided a rundown of what kind of food will be served at Kings, saying that a trophy will be on display for its wings at the Lynnfield location, and that other features include an in-house smoker for ribs and pulled pork and a brick pizza oven that will be easily visible.
Finally, company representatives also indicated that they have a 21 and over policy after 6 p.m.