When Dale Schwartz was a little boy growing up in Cleveland, he spent every Saturday afternoon bowling with his friends and siblings at Pepper Lanes. "It was good, old-fashioned fun," said the founder and CEO of Pinstripes, newly opened in Streeterville. "I bowled through college, sometimes on dates. It was recreational bowling and I can't claim any special talent. But I never forgot the enjoyment and the camaraderie of it."
The memory was so profound that Schwartz nearly brought it to life shortly after earning his M.B.A. degree at Harvard. With a couple of friends, he nearly bought a bowling alley in Manhattan. "Although bowling had fallen out of fashion, I had the idea of resurrecting bowling from the stereotypical alleys and leagues and creating an upscale version of the game I loved as a child. It was then that I came up with a name for the concept that suggested both sophistication and nostalgia: Pinstripes."
But it was 25 years later-after successful forays into running innovative pharmaceutical and biomedical firms--that Schwartz revisited the idea. "Nine years ago, living and working in Boulder, I realized that life is short and it was time to get into the bowling business--with a twist." Having discovered an Italian lawn bowling game while golfing in Scotland, he added bocce to the concept. And he committed to serving fine, high quality Italian food created by top chefs. Thus the "whole package" came together--Pinstripes: Bistro. Bowling. Bocce. TO READ MORE CLICK HERE
Dale Schwartz and his friendly and knowledgeable team will welcome SOAR members and other Streeterville stakeholders to a Bistro. Bowling. Bocce party next month. "We're excited to be here, to be part of the SOAR and Streeterville community and family."
JOIN US for a Midwinter Social Networking Event!
Wednesday March 4 6:00-8:00 pm Pinstripes 435 E Illinois
You are invited to join SOAR at Streeterville's newest entertainment venue -- Pinstripes. Enjoy an evening of discovery and networking with SOAR members, neighbors and friends. Prepare yourself for some strikingly good fun and food during an evening of bowling, bocce and bonfires at Pinstripes' newest location in Streeterville.
RSVP TODAY! (Space is Limited) Only $10 per person!
http://soarchicago.org/Pinstripes Or call 312.280.2596