This adaptive re-use project includes seven bowling alley lanes, a restaurant in the former Army Navy Store in downtown Columbia and adjacent street level retail. The building facades have been renovated to have heavy decorative wood trim over large picture windows with an entrance that is not recessed back as far as the present configuration. Large decorative cornices will be added back to the facade to match the historic images found through research.
The layout of the bowling alley includes a restaurant on the ground floor and a large bar with plenty of gaming space. There is be a large room in the basement of the Mark’s building for extra dining space or an area that can be reserved for private parties. A new entrance was added to the rear portion of the Mark’s building leading to an exterior courtyard with landscaping, outdoor seating and entertainment with a bocce ball court.
There will be apartments on the second and third floors of the Robinson and Mark’s buildings. There will also be rear parking with a private entrance to the apartments above through the exterior courtyard. On the second floor of the Robinson building there will be a rooftop patio with an entrance to the second floor Robinson apartments.