Dolphin Square should have a new bowling alley, say readers

Dolphin Square.

Dolphin Square. - Credit: Archant

Westonians have called for a bowling alley to open at Dolphin Square after is occupiers talked of an ‘extremely positive’ start to life in the town.

Emma Poppleton. Picture: Jamie Gray

Emma Poppleton. Picture: Jamie Gray - Credit: Archant

The long-awaited leisure complex opened 10 months ago in Weston town centre, and the project has been hailed as a success by to traders.

The multi-million-pound development is home to chain restaurants, a cinema and a gym – with tens of thousands visiting in the first few months – although a few units are still vacant.

PizzaExpress assistant manager Archie Zabalujevs said: “It’s a great location, enjoyed by residents and holidaymakers alike, and the response from customers has been extremely positive.”

Emma Poppleton, Weston Cineworld’s general manager, said: “We’re so pleased to have opened in Weston. We’ve had more than 60,000 customers through our doors since opening in January and our most popular films have been Avengers: Infinity War, The Greatest Showman and Peter Rabbit.”

Dolphin Square Nando's open to customers.

Dolphin Square Nando's open to customers. - Credit: Archant

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Many people took to social media to share their view.

Cherry Pullinger wrote: “I have enjoyed eating at a couple of the eateries there, however the main approach to Dolphin Square from the town centre badly needs improvement to help attract more people up there.

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“The same goes for the approach from the seafront – who is going to leave it to go there?”

Adam Matthews said: “A bowling ally would have been a better investment, but they didn’t think about it very well, did they?

“It’s always dead when I go in.”

Tracey Coates wrote: “Dolphin Square is just expensive places to eat and the cinema is overpriced. I’m very disappointed with it. I always go to the Odeon instead.”

Samantha Barrett commented: “Love the Cineworld unlimited card and looking forward to trying the Mexican restaurant soon. I think it’s a positive move for Weston.”

Angela Hoddinott said: “Not into fast food and would rather support the Odeon. I would have liked to go bowling there though, but they didn’t replace it.”

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