Rip Van Winkle Lanes - "Spare Us All" - Sarasota, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR
N 27° 23.734 W 082° 33.787
17R E 345450 N 3031219
Quick Description: Zippy the Pinhead location at a former Sarasota Bowling Alley.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2019 6:32:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM10NN1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 2

Long Description:
A Zippy the Pinhead comic strip ran on April 7, 2003 titled "Spare Us All" utilizing the Rip Van Winkle bowling alley sign in all four panes.

"Rip Van Winkle Lanes was located at 8154 North Trail in Sarasota just opposite the Sarasota-Bradenton airport from 1958-2004. It originally opened on August 7th, 1958. Dick Hubbard Jr. owned the center for 17 years, until its final closing May 4, 2004. It was always one of the area's highest-scoring centers, and in 1989. Dennis Stearns made headlines with and incredible state-record 877 series, capped by back-to-back 300's. "

Today it is a Bayside Pet Resort and Spa location.

Note: Two days later on April 9, 2003 another strip titled "Garden of Heedin" utilized small statues from a garden within walking distance just down the street from this location. (visit link)
Date the strip ran: 4/7/2003

Strip Name: Spare Us All

Location of item featured in the strip: Sarasota, Florida

Link to the Strip: [Web Link]

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