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Offline sewerRat21

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DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« on: May 11, 2011, 07:10:41 PM »
i will apologize in advance for the lack of photos  :huh: i did not take many pics as my visit was breif, but if you do get inside there are lights that still turn on, and u cans et up pins and go bowling if ud realy like to.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 07:34:04 PM »
I'll post some photos from the last few years in a little while. From before and after the fire.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 12:22:18 PM »
As promised, I bring you DownUnder Duckpin Bowing, both before and after the fire.

BEFORE THE FIRE
-Entry was a wide open door
-Lights were always on
-Fully heated
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AFTER THE FIRE
-Doors sealed. Have to climb through a hole, not much bigger than a basketball, in a cinderblock wall.
-Have to manually turn on the lights using circuit board
-Heat's gone
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And a couple exteriors for good measure.






A bit of history, stolen from the Air In Ruins website
"Down Under, or Sullivan’s, featured 24 lanes of duck pin bliss. A small deli/coffee counter was in the back called Chip’s cafeteria. Some food looked like is was available. Parking was ample, of course, as you basically parked on the roof, and then walked “down under” to the alleys. There is an unconfirmed rumor that it was open merely eight years ago for a short time, around 2001, before it closed up again for good."


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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 08:37:17 PM »
its quite literaly a hole in the wall.
Won't catch me.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 10:59:12 PM »
I love this place, I remember first time I went, was with a bunch of guys from burrivelle who dont necessarily explore. so they were all getting creeped out because of it being dark and abandoned (I didnt know how to turn the lights on at the time) but I personally like the place its one of those cozy 'at home' abandonments. you know why not stay awhie and play a game of pool!

Also check out the sears next door, theres some motion censors inside but you should be fine.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 09:35:25 PM »
BEFORE THE FIRE
-Entry was a wide open door
-Lights were always on
-Fully heated

Was it fully heated? I don't remember that part. From what I recall, the first few times we went it was summertime.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 10:24:56 PM »
Indeed it was, but you must remember, I went there multiple times before we started hanging.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 10:27:56 PM »
this is in Pawtucket, correct?

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 10:43:56 PM »
Indeed it is.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 03:40:32 PM »
its pretty close to the N prov line across from greggs

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 03:54:57 PM »
Hope it's OK to resurrect old threads.

I noticed the plywood is off the large window and it's currently wide open. This place is high on my list to check out, since I spent a fair amount of my preteen and high school years in it. Anyone know what's going on there or would be up for joining me?  Or at least be so kind as to tip me off to the location of the breakers for the lights :)?

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 05:39:18 PM »
Oh man that place was so fun! The heat used to work in there too! As far as I know the lights don't work anymore. Not since some one set a fire inside. Fire department would have asked for all utilities to be shot off and only he owner could have them restored. I woul love to see the inside again! Perhaps a return trip is in the future!

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2013, 08:55:46 AM »
God someone mentioned Greggs. MMMMMMMMM
Im lethal from a 2nd gear roll.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 06:55:45 PM »
If you've got a good pry bar the old entrance can be re opened

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 08:11:31 PM »
No sir! If u stand behind it, ( in the parking lot) and go to the right side of the building and look at the wall there is a board on the wall. If u can get it off there's a hole behind it and that's our old way in. Also the ?sears? Next door is also vacant. Entrance is also in the back. I believe it is still the big roll up door.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 08:14:12 AM »
It's pretty dead over there Sunday mornings.

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2013, 01:16:46 PM »
From 30 seconds in the stairwell:







The plywood over the front door was swinging in the breeze; then it disappeared between 6 and 9 pm this past Tuesday.  The back door to the parking lot is gone now, too. There were traffic counting tubes across North Main Street last week, so I think something is going to happen with one or more of the Sears, Anderson Little, and Down Under sites soon...

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Re: DownUnder Duckpin Bowl
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2013, 10:05:19 AM »
Yeah, I noticed that driving by last Wednesday night :(. The parking lot in the back is hospital employees only, so that's definitely a good place to be noticed.