Lucky Strike Lanes, the bowling alley cum nightclub on the first floor of the Lincoln Garage, just off Lincoln Road, has had its last official day in business, and closed because its lease is up and the landlords hiked the rent. They'll likely reopen somewhere in Miami, but "probably not on the beach" and although the manager hears of a Pottery Barn coming to the space, rumors are already flying that cult-famous grocery store Trader Joe's has eyed the space for its possible first Miami Beach location. Miami Beach partiers rejoice! If they move in, Two Buck Chuck will be the cheapest hooch on the beach by a long shot.
After Lesley Abravanel posted this story, along with the Trader Joe's tidbit over at Miami.com, the New Times followed up with Trader Joe's, a spokesperson from which said "A store in Miami Beach is not in our two-year plan at this time." This, however, doesn't necessarily mean anything except that they haven't signed a lease yet. Trader Joe's said something similar a few years ago when asked about rumors that they were opening their first South Florida store in Brickell, then BAMM! they open a store in Pinecrest. Plus rumors that they were coming to the beach, somewhere or another, are certainly not new. Curbed heard they were looking months ago. Plus, Pottery Barn? There's already one on Lincoln Road.
· Lucky Strike bowling lanes on Miami Beach closes [Miami.com]
· Lucky Strike closes on South Beach [Miami New Times]
· Kill the buzz on Trader Joe's, says TJ's PR person [Curbed Miami]
· Trader Joe's Has Signed a Lease in Pinecrest, for Real! [Curbed Miami]