After 8 months of testing, Google will unveil Google Local today, to help you find businesses and other items in your area. A search forbowling alley dallas texas gave me a listing of about seven bowling alleys in the area. You can also expand your search to within 45 miles of the original location.

Update: You don’t even have to go to the Google Local page to get local results. Just use the regular Google interface, and your first result will be “Local Results for your search.” Cool.

Another Update: Check out Chris Sherman’s review of the new service.