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Annandale's revitalization starts

54-year-old bowling Alley's demise

Annandale's revitalization begins with the end of one of its long time go-to places.

A joint venture of Southern Management Corp. and Webb Cos. has earned Fairfax County staff OK for Markham Place, a proposed 12-story, 310-unit apartment building with 6,000 square feet of ground floor commercial (likely a single restaurant) that will replace Annandale Lanes. The Centreville-based Webb owns the site.

Annandale Lanes is one of several area bowling alleys that have, or will soon, have bitten the dust in favor of residential redevelopment. Next up: In Alexandria, U.S. Bowling at 100 S. Pickett St. will be razed and replaced with 48 townhome-style condominium buildings.