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All Star Lanes to open in Manchester, Adam Breeden leaves to focus on Bounce

By Emma Eversham , 11-Oct-2012

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Adam Breeden, co-founder of new ping pong concept Bounce, has announced his resignation from the board of boutique bowling operator All Star Lanes (ASL) which will open its fifth site in Manchester next year. 

All Star Lanes will open its fifth site in Manchester next year

All Star Lanes will open its fifth site in Manchester next year

Breeden, who co-founded ASL with chief executive Mark von Westenholz in 2006, has made the decision in order to focus his attention on Bounce , the new social ping pong club concept he opened in Holborn, London earlier this month. 

Von Westenholz said: "Adam played a key role in establishing All Star Lanes, however he has been with us in a non-executive capacity for the past couple of years in order to focus on other projects.

"With the current opening of his ping pong concept Bounce he feels he won’t be able to devote enough time to ASL to justify his directorship and has decided to step down. We wish him every success in the future." 

Manchester plans

The news comes as ASL starts work on its latest venue in Manchester. The new site in the Great Northern building off Deansgate will be its first outside of the capital and will be similar in size to its flagship Brick Lane operation. 

ASL Manchester will include a cocktail bar and restaurant alongside eight bowling lanes and a private room with two extra lanes. It is slated to open in January. 

Von Westenholz said: ‘We’re very excited to be opening in Manchester next year. After six successful years in London we feel the time is right to expand. Manchester has always been top our list, we’re confident the city will welcome us with enthusiasm."

All Stars Leisure Group opened its first ASL in Holborn with the idea of making bowling more 'intimate and fun' and placing an emphasis on serving quality cocktails and food. It followed with sites in Brick Lane, Bayswater and at Westfield Stratford City. 

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