I don’t know about the rest of the country, but here in LA just about every bowling alley has a Hawaiian theme. There’s Java Lanes, Kona Lanes, Maui Lanes, etc., and they all have Lanai style facades with giant tikis mounted all over the place.
I don’t get it. It’s my understanding that bowling is a Midwest sort of activity favored by second generation Poles and Norweigians. What possible connection can there be to Hawaii?
PS-Many of the Garden-Apartment style buildings from the sixties also have a Hawaiian theme.