In 2009, when New York-based concert promoter Peter Shapiro, 41, opened the first Brooklyn Bowl in the borough’s developing neighborhood of Williamsburg, the idea of expanding the bowling alley-meets-concert venue-meets-high-end comfort food into other major cities had never entered his mind. But since then, the 600-capacity venue has become a beloved institution, and the Brooklyn Bowl moniker has established itself as a global brand in live music.


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