Bowling alley gets new owners, name as Three G Bowl
Putnam County's only bowling alley has officially reopened under new management and ownership, with a new name of Three G Bowl.
With a love for the sport, Greencastle residents Michael and Tiffany Friars chose to purchase the bowling alley on South Jackson Street in Greencastle, not with the intent of making major changes, but to ensure that it says open for the community to enjoy.
"We've bowled here for a long time," Michael said. "My daughters bowl in the youth league. My oldest daughter was on the high school team and my middle daughter will be this year."
In fact, it's their daughters who led to the new name for the bowling alley, which is named after their three girls, Brittany, Megan and Bailey. It was most recently known as A 'n J Bowl after a long tenure as Varsity Lanes.
Currently, the new owners do not plan on making any major changes to the business. However, they do plan on opening the bar back up, which was previously used as a family restaurant and had only served beer.
"We're going to open it back up to a full bar," Michael noted. "That will be sometime in October once the liquor license is all transferred."
Operations will remain the same at the alley with leagues being held on Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
At this time, there are youth leagues on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday and night open leagues at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday night mixed leagues beginning at 5:30 p.m. Open bowling will take place when league bowling is not in process.
"Anyone can sign up for those," Michael explained. "The Sunday league is every other week as of now and that one is full, but we're looking to do another one on the opposite Sunday. So, we're searching for participants for that."
Overall, the Friars are hoping to bring more people into the bowling alley and promote the sport they love to younger generations.
"Our long-term goal is to give the facility a facelift," Michael said. "We also want to build a fun environment and promote the sport of bowling to future generations."
Three G Bowl will be open Monday-Thrusday from 4-10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m.-midnight, Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-midnight and noon-10 p.m. on Sunday.
Bowling costs $3.75 per game with a cost of $2.25 for shoe rental.
Anyone wishing to sign up for league play can do so now by calling 301-9060.