Boutique bowling concept Lane7 to open at St James Quarter

St James Quarter has signed Lane7, the UK’s largest independent boutique bowling and gaming operator. The new 19,000 sq ft entertainment venue will be situated on Level 4. As well as bowling, existing Lane7 sites include ping-pong, urban golf, 80s-style arcade games, karaoke, beer pong, and more, with Edinburgh’s full entertainment line up yet to be announced. Each Lane7 site is uniquely designed to create the best in cocktails, beers, and grown-up gaming.

This latest addition to the retail, leisure and dining offer at St James Quarter comes swiftly off the back of SushiSamba signing its first restaurant in Scotland at the development, as well as Bonnie & Wild, a new concept food hall by restaurant brand, Mac & Wild. St James Quarter will be a premier food and drink destination, providing a truly diverse offer – from fast food, fresh food, to family and restaurant dining. The offer will be available over a number of locations throughout St James Quarter, each with its own unique look and feel.

Ed Corrigan at St James Quarter, commented: “Our vision is to create the most diverse and attractive retail, leisure and F&B offering that Edinburgh has ever seen. The signing of Lane7 is a major milestone in this vision, creating the next generation in mixed-use with highly sought-after entertainment. Lane7’s exciting entertainment experience will be another reason to visit St James Quarter and the city of Edinburgh.”

Tim Wilks, founder of Lane7, commented: “We’ve been to Edinburgh more times than I can remember to hunt down the perfect Lane7 location, and we’ve finally found the right spot. Lane7 has a great reputation for delivering our unique take on bowling and gaming, and our team are raring to go in this world class city. Lockdown has given us the chance to rethink and push the bar on our guest experience, we can’t wait to bring a Lane7 night out to the people of Edinburgh.”

Complementing an unrivalled dining experience, St James Quarter will be home to the best and most exciting brands the city has been waiting for in its new shopping galleria. In addition to the most recent signings of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Dune, brands including & Other Stories, Mango, Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Russell & Bromley, Miele, Next, H&M, JD Sports, John Lewis, and many more will open with the retail element in Spring 2021.

A game-changing mixed-use development being delivered by Nuveen Real Estate, St James Quarter completes the distinctive offer of Edinburgh with over 80 new brands, an enticing mix of restaurants and bars, a W Edinburgh hotel, a boutique Everyman Cinema, a Roomzzz Aparthotel, 152 premium homes, and an unrivalled guest experience providing customers with an enviable events programme in a range of new and attractive public spaces.