Lebowski's Grill closes Westgate Lanes location, citing lingering pandemic effects

Photo of the Westgate Lanes Bowling Alley
Lebowski's Grill had a South Austin location inside the Westgate Lanes bowling alley. It closed in October. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lebowski's Grill had a South Austin location inside the Westgate Lanes bowling alley. It closed in October. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lebowski's Grill closed its Westgate Lanes location Oct. 28 after more than three years at the bowling alley.

The grill, named for the 1998 cult classic film "The Big Lebowski", serves burgers, hand-breaded chicken tenders, fries and more, and will continue to operate out of its Highland Lanes location at 8909 Burnet Road, Austin. Owner Helen Alger said she came to the difficult decision to close after continuing to experience ongoing effects on business from the coronavirus pandemic.


"I just was not able to recover from the effects of the past year or so. We are focusing all of our efforts on making Highland better than ever and hope to continue serving great food for many years to come," Alger said.

512-419-7166. www.highlandlanes.com
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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