Bowlmor Bethesda opened to accolades in suburban Washington, D.C. A year later, Strike Long Island was unveiled, a cavernous underground space housing 35 lanes of bowling, a full-service restaurant and four bars (now closed). In November 2004, the 34 lane Strike Miami opened in the Dolphin Mall in the Doral section of the city, featuring a giant, state of the art sports themed restaurant. Bowlmor Cupertino (Silicon Valley), CA opened in the summer of 2007 and Bowlmor Orange County, CA opened in the summer of 2008. In the fall of 2010, Bowlmor Lanes opened its largest, flagship, location in the former New York Times newsroom. The 90,000 sq.ft. venue Bowlmor Times Square has been hailed as the “Epcot of Bowling” and continues to be Manhattan’s premier entertainment destination. All properties now operate under the Bowlmor Lanes name.
On July 1, 2013, Bowlmor announced their biggest news yet. A merger with industry leader AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. resulted in the new company, known as Bowlmor AMF, becoming the largest operator of bowling centers in the world with 7,500 employees and 272 bowling centers. Bowlmor AMF is looking forward to the vast opportunity that lies ahead as a united company.