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BOWLING SITE EYED FOR RESTAURANT, STORES

An architect’s rendering shows spaces for three yet-to-be identified stores and a restaurant on the former site of Memory Bowling in Shrewsbury, which was destroyed in a June, 2009 fire, below. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Four years after a devastating fire reduced the Memory Bowling alley to ashes, Shrewsbury may be getting new businesses on the rubble-strewn site.

Metrovation, the Seattle-based owner of the Grove and the Grove West shopping centers nearby on Broad Street/Route 35, is seeking approval to build three stores and a restaurant on the one-acre property, at 89 Newman Springs Road.

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BOWLING ALLEY ‘FULLY ENGAGED’ IN FIRE

A Red Bank fireman backs down a ladder as flames erupted through the roof where he’d been standing just seconds before. (Click to enlarge)

Firefighters from Shrewsbury and Red Bank are battling a blaze at Memory Bowling alley on Newman Springs Road late this morning.

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