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OUR MISSION “To create a profitable global entertainment company that inspires joyful energy in our guests and team mates. To achieve this through premium quality hospitality, fun participative activities, a cozy artistic atmosphere and good works.”

OUR LOCATIONS x BOSTON, MA

x NEW YORK, NY

x BELLEVUE, WA

x NOVI, MI

x CHICAGO, IL

x ORANGE, CA

x DENVER, CO

x PHILADELPHIA, PA

x FORT WORTH, TX

x PHOENIX, AZ

x HOLLYWOOD, CA

x SAN FRANCISCO, CA

x HOUSTON, TX

x TORRANCE, CA

x LOMBARD, IL

x VAUGHAN, ON (CANADA)

x LOS ANGELES, CA

x WASHINGTON, D.C.

x MIAMI, FL

x WEST NYACK, NY

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COMPANY BIOGRAPHIES x Steven Foster, Founder & CEO: In 2003, Steven and Gillian co-founded Lucky Strike in Hollywood, CA; subsequently rolling out the concept to 20 other locations including Bellevue, WA, Boston, Chicago, Manhattan, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Lucky Strike is recognized in the media as the nation’s first upscale bowling lounge. It has also been featured on Access Hollywood, E! Entertainment, MTV, ESPN, Fox, 90210 and the motion picture hit 17 Again, and is a magnet for celebrities; and has been profiled in Shopping Centers Today, Shopping Center News and Retail Traffic as a sought after entertainment anchor for mixed use retail developments. For their work creating Lucky Strike, Steven & Gillian were the 2006 recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Media and Entertainment category.

Steven graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University School of Law in 1978, and has co-founded several successful businesses, including a leading oil brokerage firm and several restaurant and entertainment concepts. For his work in creating over 50 entertainment facilities in over 21 states, Steven was also the 2001 recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. x Kevin Troy, Founder: Kevin Troy co-founded Lucky Strike with Steven and Gillian Foster in 2003. Troy,

a business partner with the Fosters for 30 years, has developed a reputation for achieving excellence in all of his pursuits. After playing pro hockey in the Quebec Nordiques organization, Troy returned to his native Boston where he created or co-created 15 unique entertainment concepts in the Boston area alone. For this work in the lounge, club, and restaurant business Kevin has won 30 Best of Boston awards. Along with the Fosters, he has been credited by TIME and NEWSWEEK magazine for “creating the upscale billiard craze” and he was named “One of Boston’s Nightlife Icons” in 2005 by STUFF AT NIGHT magazine. x Cheryl Inouye, President & CFO: Cheryl joined Lucky Strike Entertainment as Chief Financial Officer in

December 2006. Prior to joining Lucky Strike, Cheryl served in the capacity of Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting for House of Blues Entertainment, Inc., a live music entertainment company which includes mid and upscale dining, special events and retail businesses. Before joining House of Blues, Cheryl served as the Chief Financial Officer of MDP Worldwide, a feature film production and foreign distribution company; and Assistant Controller at Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc. an award winning television production and domestic and foreign distribution company. Cheryl graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Finance. x Bill Starbuck, Corporate Executive Chef: As Vice President of Catering and Corporate Executive

Chef of Lucky Strike and Along Came Mary Productions, Bill Starbuck has been credited with revolutionizing large-event gourmet catering. Bill’s passion for food and creativity shine through in the Lucky Strike menu, which food critics have described as “classic comfort food with a twist,” and the “best in its nostalgia category.” Bill has planned and executed the menus for hundreds of Hollywood’s “A list” movie premier parties, many award nights, (including the Grammys and the Emmys), and many celebrity weddings, including Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, as well as Barbra Streisand. Bill has worked with Along Came Mary Productions for the past 23 years, and has worked full-time for Lucky Strike since its inception in 2003. L U C K Y S T R I K E E N T E R T A I N M E N T, L L C 1 5 2 6 0 V E N T U R A B LV D . S U I T E 1 1 1 0 x S H E R M A N O A K S , C A 9 1 4 0 3 P 818.933.3752 x F 818.933.3750 BOWLLUCKYSTRIKE.COM


INDUSTRY OVERVIEW “Bowling is the most popular competitive sport in America. Bowlers outnumber joggers, golfers, or softball players more than two to one, soccer players (including kids) by more than three to one, and tennis players or skiers by four to one,” according to Robert Putnam’s 2000 National Bestseller, Bowling Alone. Further, Putnam writes that twenty-somethings bowled 40% more than they roller-bladed, and the trend is only increasing with “Rock ‘N’ Bowl.” Putnam expands on his praise of the bowling industry by pointing out the broad appeal of the sport – it is popular “among both men and women, couples, singles, working-class and middle-class, young and old.” With more than 50 million people – 20% of the country’s population – participating annually, bowling is a $4 billion industry according to an “Overview of the Bowling Industry” by the premier bowling industry research company, Sandy Hansell & Associates, Inc. These figures make bowling the largest indoor participation sport in America and help make it the largest participation sport worldwide, one that is “clearly gaining in popularity.” Further, a recent study by Market Facts, Inc. found that 70% of bowlers hold white-collar jobs, 60% have attended college and 95% have graduated high school. And, compared with the U.S. Census Bureau estimate of annual U.S. household income of $48,700, “bowling households” have an average income of $60,300 per year, according to American Sports Data, Inc. The bowling industry is attractive not only because of the vast number of consumers, but also because of the quality of their demographics. While these statistics are promising, they are limited by a universe of mainly traditional bowling alleys – dark places in unimaginative locations with drab decor and sub-par food. Many locations are in rural areas or are outdated centers. Lucky Strike does not fit this mold. It has entered the field of “boutique bowling” – upscale hip bowling and entertainment. Lucky Strike has become a key player in extending this landscape change in the bowling industry. By offering quality food, dramatic ambience, a hot bar, a private lounge and a sophisticated A/V system programmed with sports, media and art, Lucky Strike has been able to extend its appeal beyond the typical bowling guest demographic. As a result, Lucky Strike is now consistently recognized in the media as the leading operator of this new generation of bowling lounges (see, enclosed press package), and on a per lane basis is generating revenue and profit numbers well in excess of the traditional bowling center.

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OUR STORY In 2003 veteran restaurant and entertainment entrepreneurs Steven and Gillian Foster and Kevin Troy conceived the idea of Lucky Strike. Inspired by the notion of bringing people together in a high energy, fashionable environment, they created Lucky Strike to be a paradigm breaking entertainment venue featuring bowling as its primary social draw. In designing Lucky Strike, the Foster’s found inspiration in “Hollywood Star Lanes,” a legendary bowling alley (the location for “The Big Lebowski”) that had served the Hollywood community for forty-three years. With this facility being demolished to make way for a school, the Foster’s purchased its vintage fixtures including the iconic “Hollywood” sign and neon blue stars created by the Coen Brothers for the movie. They also used lane seven as the bar in Hollywood. By marrying elegant nostalgia and modern technology, the Foster’s and Troy gave birth to “America’s first bowling lounge.” The combination of warm tones, leather sofas, original artwork, intimate bar, and private party space makes this venue unique, dramatic, and inviting. Enhancing the experience is the food. The exciting menu was created exclusively for Lucky Strike by celebrated Corporate Executive chef, Bill Starbuck, Vice President of Hollywood caterers, “Along Came Mary,” well known as the caterer of choice for such prestigious events as the Emmy’s, the Grammy’s and many of Hollywood’s A-list movie premiers. This innovative and premium quality cuisine is a centerpiece for the hundreds of parties Lucky Strike hosts each year. These events range from corporate parties, celebrity charity events, wrap parties, Bar Mitzvahs, to birthday parties for all ages. Whether attending an event, having drinks and hors d’oeuvres, dining with a few friends, lunching with co-workers or entertaining clients, Lucky Strike menu continues to surprise and delight millions of guests. The first Lucky Strike debuted in the heart of Hollywood in May 2003, a befitting tribute to its inspirational roots. Today there are twenty locations across the country including one location in Toronto, Canada. Lucky Strike has proven to be a fabulous multi-daypart anchor for entertainment districts and malls across the country. Its appeal to individuals of all ages, races, and belief systems and its dedication to local charities have made it a vibrant cultural destination in each of its host communities. Lucky Strike’s passion for entertainment delivers an exceptional experience every time and continues to raise its standards for excellence in all that it offers.

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CELEBRITY GUESTS Christina Aguilera Marcus Allen Jennifer Aniston Samaire Armstrong David Arquette Rosanna Arquette Tyra Banks Drew Barrymore Jason Bateman Justine Bateman Lake Bell BeyoncĂŠ Justin Bieber Barry Bonds Adrian Brody Joy Bryant Sandra Bullock Reggie Bush Drew Carey Lacey Chabert J.C. Chasez Lauren Conrad Courteney Cox Arquette Cindy Crawford Tom Cruise John Cusack Ted Danson

Geena Davis Cameron Diaz Leonardo DiCaprio Hilary Duff Flo Rida Fred Durst Zac Efron Eve Donald Faison Lara Flynn Boyle Jamie Foxx Topher Grace Shenae Grimes Mariska Hargitay Woody Harrelson Nikki Hilton Paris Hilton Dustin Hoffman Katie Holmes Vanessa Hudgens Rachel Hunter LeBron James Jay-Z Scarlett Johansson Magic Johnson Jonas Brothers Michael Jordan

Jon Bon Jovi Kim Kardashian Craig Kilborn Lisa Kudrow Ashton Kutcher Nick Lachey Taylor Lautner John Legend Matt Leinart Bai Ling Blake Lively Mario Lopez Kellan Lutz John Mayer Matthew McConaughey AnnaLynne McCord Norm McDonald Rose McGowan Mike Meyers Alyssa Milano Demi Moore Kelly Osbourne Sharon Osbourne Terrell Owens Matthew Perry Michael Rappaport Rihanna

Keanu Reeves Carl Reiner Mitt Romney Diana Ross Ryan Seacrest Tom Selleck Charlie Sheen Jessica Simpson Ione Skye Christian Slater David Spade Sylvester Stallone Mary Steenburgen Gwen Stefani Kristen Stewart Jessica Szohr Billy Bob Thorton Vince Vaughn Ed Westwick Robin Williams Serena Williams Venus Williams Bruce Willis Luke Wilson Owen Wilson Elijah Wood

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CHARITIES AARP A Better LA African Wildlife Foundation Alonzo Morning Charities Amaré Stoudemire Foundation American Cancer Society American Hospital Association American Immigration Law Organization Arthritis Foundation Beyond the Boroughs NFL Foundation Big Brothers & Big Sisters Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Best Buddies International Beth Shak/AOL Charity Tournament Black Enterprises Bowling For Boobies Boys and Girls Club Braylon Edwards Foundation Strike Bread for the World BreastCancer.org Briggs For Kids Cable Positive CADE Children’s Defense Fund City of Hope Concert for Kids Crockett Foundation Cure Autism Now DC Todd and Family Service Program Derrick Coleman Foundation Dodger’s Dream Foundation and Doug Flutie Junior Foundation for Autism Dream Center Education Alliance Galaxy Foundation Giffoni Hollywood Hinote’s Heroes Human Rights Council Jefferson Foundation

Jim Mora’s Count on Me Family Foundation Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation Junior Achievement Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Kentucky Breast Cancer Alliance Kentucky Prostate Cancer Coalition Kronke Sports Community Assistance Program Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Locks Of Love Make A Wish Foundation March of Dimes Marcus Allen Charity Poker Tournament Matt Leinart Foundation Mattel Children’s Hospital Mint Jubilee Mission Staff Movember National Black MBA National Breast Cancer Coalition National Minority AIDS Council Need In Deed Novi Chamber of Commerce Fundraising Events Operation Walk Orangewood Philadelphia Foundation Publicolor Ronald McDonald House Teammates For Kids The Albright Group The ALS Foundation The Police Athletic League The Salvation Army The Sierra Club The Toronto Raptors Fundraiser Event United Negro College Fund and Mathew’s-Dickey United Way Washington Building Congress WDFN Bowl-a-Thon Prostate Cancer Fundraiser Xchange Bidding for Good Auction

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LOCATED IN Bellevue, WA / Boston, MA / Chicago, IL / Denver, CO / Fort Worth, TX / Hollywood, CA / Houston, TX Lombard, IL / Los Angeles, CA / Miami, FL / New York, NY / Novi, MI / Orange, CA / Philadelphia, PA / Phoenix, AZ San Francisco, CA / Torrance, CA / Washington, DC / West Nyack, NY / Vaughan, ON


Lucky Strike in S.F.: Bowled over Carolyne Zinko Sunday, March 18, 2012

It’s not your Midwestern cousin’s bowling alley. Lucky Strike, at Third and King, has bowling lanes - 12, in fact. But the stylish joint is a gastro pub and funhouse, bowling optional. That’s according to its owner, East Coast native and Southern California resident Steven Foster, who owns 21 Lucky Strikes nationwide and who opened his latest March 8 in SoMa. Foster has a longtime affinity for the Bay Area, where he learned Transcendental Meditation in Berkeley on Aug. 2, 1969. “To me, San Francisco is the coolest city in the United States,” he said, as crews put the finishing touches on the facility across from AT&T Park, in a building that once housed Borders Books. “It’s my spiritual home.” But man (and woman) does not live by spirit alone. He enlisted the help of Ray Azoulay, who owns the famed antiques and curiosities boutique Obsolete, in Venice (Los Angeles County), to ensure that the place reflected a San Francisco aesthetic. It promises to be a happening date-night spot with activities to break the ice, and has design flourishes aplenty. They include floor-to-ceiling glass windows; polished concrete floors; a 40-foot zinc bar; an Einstein room with pictures of Albert Einstein, pool tables and trivia-based video games; a photo booth with dress-up props; and amber light fixtures lending a warm glow. Baseball fans, take note: San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson is an investor, and lane 12 in the VIP room ($500 an hour, plus food and beverages) has been renamed Lane 38 (his jersey number) in his honor. Because San Franciscans are foodies, Foster changed the chain’s standard menu, enlisting chef Bob Lynn, formerly of the Houston’s chain, to create nibbles that range from sushi, tacos and six varieties of sliders, to french fries cut from fresh potatoes with five dipping sauces. Azoulay, a former design director for Liz Claiborne and Macy’s, had never worked as an interior design consultant before. Foster was a client for 14 years, but Azoulay didn’t know he owned bowling alleys until Foster asked him to help. Their collaboration, said Foster, “was organic - superfluid, to borrow from Einstein.” “The idea,” said Azoulay, “was to mix the vocabulary in this space. It’s not modern, it’s not industrial, and it’s not contemporary. It’s not formulaic. But it’s all relevant.” Milwaukee should be so lucky.


In S.F., Lucky Strike and luck o’ the Irish Catherine Bigelow Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brian Wilson was not in attendance last week at the grand opening of Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes. But just about everyone else was - kingpin Steven Foster welcomed 1,000 guests to his luxurious lanes. “It’s my 21st,” said the Lucky Strike founder and CEO. “But I think of our San Francisco location as a complete rebirth. I’m like a kid in a candy store.” Foster knows San Francisco from his days studying meditation in Berkeley. But he’s fallen in love anew with our fair city’s numerous charms and felt it was important to honor a community organization doing good.

to thank all of our donors by having fun in this amazing space.”

“We’re thrilled Steven chose Tipping Point,” said founder Daniel Lurie. “Tonight we get

That space, created by devilish designer Ray Azoulay, is a wonderland indeed: Twelve sleek lanes are framed by the tricked-out private Green Room. The glass-wall front along King and Third streets reveals a stylish pub and hand-crafted bar trimmed in salvaged wood. Upstairs in the Einstein Room, arcade games’ lights blink against an all-white canvas dotted with pool tables, lounges and a quilt-paneled mixology bar. And Lane 12, renamed Lane 38 in honor of Wilson, features Giants orange bowling balls. Lurie and Tipping Point Board President Alec Perkins excitedly referenced the book “Bowling Alone” as they spoke about the important role bowling can play in building, and rebuilding, community. Though the two sported embroidered bowling shirts that Perkins ordered online, neither was too sure of his prowess on the polished parquet. “I can throw the ball down the middle,” said Lurie, with a laugh. Following a mayoral proclamation, delivered by Neighborhood Services Director Joaquin Torres, declaring it Lucky Strike Day in San Francisco, Foster’s partner-in-pins appeared via video from Scottsdale, where Wilson is warming up his pitching guns. “When Brian gets back,” enthused Foster, “he’s going to orange-crush it on Lane 38.”


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