Tonight, at a public event beginning at 7 p.m., Milwaukee’s incomparable Landmark Lanes will celebrate its 90th (!) anniversary. The East Side underground bar/bar/bar/bowling alley/arcade/venue is a storied establishment and an everything-to-everyone neighborhood treasure—talk to most anyone 21 and over and they’re sure to have a story about the Landmark.

And what better way to celebrate the Landmark’s 90th than by declaring today Landmark Lanes Day? Answer: there is no better way, so Mayor Tom Barrett has done exactly that. Here’s the proclamation:

The City of Milwaukee proudly joins dedicated staff, patrons and community members in celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Landmark Lane on Wednesday, May 17, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, Landmark Lanes was established in 1927 as Bensinger’s Recreation and has become an iconic, historic and beloved bowling alley and arcade to many in the City of Milwaukee; and,

WHEREAS, Landmark Lanes has grown into a thriving business, nicknamed “Underground City” for its 24,000 square feet of recreation, providing visitors with a welcoming and family-friendly recreational environment; and,

WHEREAS, Landmark Lanes serves as one of Milwaukee’s entertainment destinations, boasting three bars, 16 bowling lanes, more than 35 arcade and pinball machines, 10 pool tables, competitive darts and a stage that highlights Milwaukee’s local music scene; and,

WHEREAS, The City of Milwaukee commends Landmark Lanes on 90 years of dedicated service and leadership, recognizes its outstanding contributions to the community and wishes it many more years of success;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, TOM BARRETT, Mayor of the City of Milwaukee, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, May 17, 2017, to be LANDMARK LANES DAY throughout the City of Milwaukee.



Read our recent Mandatory Milwaukee column on the Landmark here. Happy Landmark Lanes Day, Milwaukee!

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