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East Providence Lanes

  Name: East Providence Lanes  
  Address: 80 Newport Avenue  
  City: East Providence  
  State: RI  
  Zip: 02916  
  Phone: (401) 438-2300  
  Hours: 9am to 1am  
  Lanes: 60  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: None  
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Comment Date: 1/1/2019 Name: Radical
Brunswick equipment is garbage, Just saying

Comment Date: 11/28/2018 Name: At Frustrated
Isn't that awful what they did, shame on them. They are tanking big time.

Comment Date: 11/27/2018 Name: Anonymous
AA is a better bowler than the so called Pro lol ? does he buy his shirts @ Omar the tent maker lol looks like a slob

Comment Date: 12/7/2017 Name: frustrated
I went to the bowling alley and the locker that my bowling bag was in was removed. They removed a bunch of lockers.I asked the desk where my bowling bag was and they first looked in one closet and it was not there. then they looked in another closet and it wasn't there either. The young kid that was helping me out was really trying to find the bag and felt bad. He said to me, wait at the desk I have one more place to check. He went in the back where the pins are and found them. He said he remembered when they were removing the lockers that one locker seemed heavy. sure enough, my bag and balls were still in there. This young kid was very helpful. What frustrated me was that the bowling alley just took peoples bags out the lockers and put them in a pile. why didn't they just assign a new locker and keep a list at the desk of the changes so when you came in, you could be told you have a new locker. it was very frustrating. Again, the young gentleman was very helpful but I feel the manager could have done a better job with the way it was all handled.

Comment Date: 5/19/2017 Name: Anonymous
@ Amber lol

Comment Date: 4/26/2017 Name: Amber
This place makes families be at home. Staff is amazing, give you nothing but the best.! I would recommend to anyone and anybody. Drinks are amazing and staff always willing to give the best experience possible. Everybody and anyone should try it out!

Comment Date: 9/26/2016 Name: Anonymous
The snakes are at it again!

Comment Date: 9/22/2016 Name: Anonymous
More changes happening no one is safe there no one

Comment Date: 9/9/2016 Name: Anonymous
And what did they supposedly do again?

Comment Date: 8/31/2016 Name: Anonymous
Once again EP lanes did it again! SMH

Comment Date: 6/1/2016 Name: Anonymous
EP has nothing to offer nothing!

Comment Date: 5/17/2016 Name: Anonymous
@ old timer retire EP Lanes is done!

Comment Date: 5/11/2016 Name: Anonymous
@old timer who the hell is Roland Duby?

Comment Date: 5/9/2016 Name: Radical
@old timer lmao well said as Phyllis & Norman lost their minds allowing EP to fail! They should just sell out & retire a 100% Norman allowed his idiot son to make stupid changes & of course we all know joeys story! Hiccup lost in space

Comment Date: 5/9/2016 Name: Anonymous
@ old timer EP is a dump! The gendron's allowed the bums to move in & take over! It'll close soon!

Comment Date: 5/5/2016 Name: Old Timer
Hey EP, why don't you get Roland Duby back on tbe desk and the old owners back, Dave and Phylis. At least the owners back then were always there. Also get the old time waitresses back. There was always 4 on the floor and they always worked great together. Old school is the best school. O yea i forgot, no need for 4 on the floor since the house is empty. Great job GM. I'm so glad that when Debbie left to be at the other lanes she is doing a great job and there still busy. EP is the pits.

Comment Date: 4/14/2016 Name: Anonymous
@ time to move on...talking to yourself lol EP Lanes began t osink 5 years ago & they are still sinking. Didnt you know there was a deal in place for them to be sold? YES there was & maybe sooner than soon. Good Luck

Comment Date: 3/24/2016 Name: Wonder boy
@ time to Move on Maybe you need to move on n out EP LANES STINK house is empty poor,management ownership

Comment Date: 3/19/2016 Name: time to move on
disgruntled still? life goes on.

Comment Date: 3/17/2016 Name: Anonymous
EP needs to go away the place is a pig pen the employees are rude and ownership is absentee! Close the doors Norman you have allowed idiots to ruin the center!

Comment Date: 3/8/2016 Name: Anonymous
@ Brian she needs to go away! Such a loser nothing but a hag!

Comment Date: 3/5/2016 Name: Striker
@ Brian I bet your right! She misses Mr. Ed lmfao Phyllis & Norman have lost their minds for sure! Letting long time employees go surely shows their stupidity! Close the doors

Comment Date: 2/27/2016 Name: Brian
we all know this is mary dimuccio stirring the pot

Comment Date: 2/19/2016 Name: Anonymous
Where the hell did that manger come from? Are you kidding me? He's a freaken big lots manager lol Phyllis has lost her mind!

Comment Date: 2/12/2016 Name: Anonymous

Comment Date: 1/30/2016 Name: Anonymous
@ Peter yes Walmart please! We need one in EP

Comment Date: 1/27/2016 Name: Peter
Hard to believe this center was once a showcase! Now it's a dump, place is 1/2 empty leagues bailed good management is gone! The gendron family lost their minds allowing the changes as is! Sell it so it can become a Walmart

Comment Date: 1/26/2016 Name: Me. Ed
I love the stupidity of east providence lanes! Pure entertainment! Keep it coming peeps!

Comment Date: 1/10/2016 Name: Team Brunswick
@hey Hey Hey soon it will happen WalMart gets what WalMart wants :-) EP Lanes will dust in the wind :-)

Comment Date: 1/8/2016 Name: Anonymous
@ same ole why don't you go home & sit with your old man uncle ed

Comment Date: 1/7/2016 Name: Hey Hey Hey
Rumor has it Norman is selling Hey Hey Hey Hoping Walmart buys it & makes a super store! Now you're talking!

Comment Date: 12/5/2015 Name: same ole'
here we go again! thought by now you found a life

Comment Date: 12/5/2015 Name: Anonymous
@Better Off they now have 2 game rooms for all the little kids there :-) Norman & Phyllis are out there for real!

Comment Date: 12/4/2015 Name: @ Better Off
You couldn't pay them enough to return to that hell hole! The low life's of the bowling world are there! Wait n see the best is yet to come!

Comment Date: 11/29/2015 Name: Better Off
Maybe you should get Dave and Doug to run it, then maybe you won't need to have it like a kids play room. The desk can't handle the lottery, now there gonna do change for the games and refund money because the games don't work. Good luck.

Comment Date: 11/17/2015 Name: Anonymous
Phyllis and Norman lost their minds with what they did to this center!

Comment Date: 9/16/2015 Name: Peter peter
Wonder how Phyllis and Norman like the Monday night league folding? Lmao Mary couldn't save it lol

Comment Date: 9/9/2015 Name: Radical
@ Anonymous boy than you know! The place has more than "bowling" going on :-) Definitely on the radar

Comment Date: 6/13/2015 Name: Anonymous
This place is old news all done washed up! WORST owners in the business and WORST management to boot. Nothing good here :-)

Comment Date: 6/12/2015 Name: Anonymous
No more business :-( lol

Comment Date: 4/30/2015 Name: Anonymous
Looks like the new management team is failing a 100% Just saying Steven :-)

Comment Date: 4/19/2015 Name: Extra Extra
It's a shame what was done to the former GM, thank god KARMA is there! P&G you will never recoup what you lost by allowing "stupidity" to work for you :-) Empty house once again this summer, how's Mary working out for you?

Comment Date: 3/20/2015 Name: Anonymous
If ownership only knew what goes on there internally Tisk Tisk

Comment Date: 3/8/2015 Name: Anonymous
@ Radical they should just sell out!

Comment Date: 2/27/2015 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous No kidding! The rules are broken for life!

Comment Date: 2/26/2015 Name: Radical
Hard to believe this place used to be the go center NO more! Since 2011 it has been in the gutter and the last 6 months it's a pig pen! The so called management stinks!

Comment Date: 2/12/2015 Name: Anonymous
Love seeing people that have been "thrown out" of the P&G houses still showing up, bowling, hanging out, etc. Ownership just doesn't care.

Comment Date: 2/8/2015 Name: Just Maybe...
Now that you took back one of the best managers maybe you should take back the best waitress. When Debbie left we were left with a great waitress that always thought of our well being. She never over served us and always asked us first if we were drinking. That's how it shouldyear Last year our last Monday night, We had a pizza party from the waitress and the bartender and it was a great thought. Next time keep the ones that care and can work great together. Brittney and Toni did a great job and always worked great together. Why should the owners care how we feel, we are the ones making your money go up. What is it now? Next year were out of there. Back to Walnut Hill because they care how we feel.

Comment Date: 2/7/2015 Name: facebook reader
I just read a face book post from your pro shop thug! He and his co-conspirator are thinking of running a high end tournament at your center later in the year. You should think real hard about this before you let this thug put his mitts on this idea. You should ban the both of them from bowling in your center. Their only agenda is to line their pockets with your customers cash. Just HIDEOUS behavior from two con men.

Comment Date: 2/5/2015 Name: Epic failure
Wow this place is a dump! Owners have lost interst to say the least! Awful staff, dirty house, lanes stink, snack bar gross, lounge you can put nail polish on a pig but it won't help! Lock the donors

Comment Date: 1/26/2015 Name: Dealer
@ pro shop no kidding! This guy has zero control with his temper! Let him bother anyone I care about about, P&G will notified and put on alert!

Comment Date: 1/22/2015 Name: Travel League
@ pro shop no kidding! Where is P&G on this guy? I cannot believe his rude ignorant behavior especially towards a Jr. bowler. I'd certainly stop that BS

Comment Date: 1/14/2015 Name: pro shop
Who the hell put that thug in your pro shop. Are you people completely ignorant to customer service or you just dont want to deal with it. It's a good thing it wasn't my kid he talked down to about his bowling equipment.AND i'm talking about the so called star in that place.

Comment Date: 1/11/2015 Name: Anonymous
Keep it up EP I am loving the new customer base

Comment Date: 1/7/2015 Name: Anonymous
Lock the doors you'll save $$$$ The place has gone to the sewer! NO management, snack bar stinks, pro-shop a joke, rude people!

Comment Date: 12/28/2014 Name: Tourney ?
Who in their right mind would bowl this? You maight as well put a donation box in the center! Dopes

Comment Date: 12/27/2014 Name: Gift
Please give EP lanes back their manager!!! Also all the good people you fired let go laid off ! KARMA

Comment Date: 12/25/2014 Name: Anonymous
Hope 2015 you sell! People want the good people back, pro shop, management and all! We hate EP lanes

Comment Date: 12/21/2014 Name: Anonymous
Merry Christmas EP Lanes! For Christmas I think you need to reorganize your center just saying!

Comment Date: 12/16/2014 Name: GM
How do you justify several GM's in the last 8 years? All new personnel over n over, new tenant on premises, again how do you justify making changes that are probably the worse changes EP has seen! Sure change is good if it's done right however take a good long hard look at your center and if you can't see what the bowlers see then I say SELL & get out! You've LOST many bowlers to another center think about where why how ;-) Close the doors save yourself the continued embarassment!

Comment Date: 12/13/2014 Name: Anonymous
This place should be shut down! The management stinks and has zero knowledge of the game! Ownership isn't smart enough to repair what they broke :-) LoL

Comment Date: 12/9/2014 Name: Anonymous
@Strike Spare our entire league left this center we so dislike the ownership & present personnel in the place! TURNCOATS a 100% To do what they did to good people is so wrong no worry what goes around comes around :-)

Comment Date: 12/6/2014 Name: Strike Spare
@ Anonymous this center has been on the down low forever! They had a little life in 2010-11 but that ws very short lived and now to termainate a GM with 32 years of LOYALTY says plenty! I wont spend a penny there. The place is doomed to close!

Comment Date: 11/30/2014 Name: Strikers
Nobody in their right mind would patronize this cneter, the owners have HURT more familys than anyone knows! The best part is they (owners) have so many skeletons that can fall out of the closet any given day ;-) They seem to forget where they came from & how they got 3 centers but many of us know the truth! Truth PREVAILS P&G and people know who you are & WHAT YOU ARE & personally I wouldnt be so bold!

Comment Date: 11/29/2014 Name: Anonymous
SMH at the stupidity of ownership! We thought it couldnt get any worse but you topped the cake this time!

Comment Date: 11/28/2014 Name: Really
It was only a matter of time EP & Company ;-) KARMA never loses an address! Just like Mickey D's I'm loving it!

Comment Date: 11/23/2014 Name: Anonymous
@Strikers well said! No loyalty to good employees longtime employees! Wish they would sell out !

Comment Date: 11/20/2014 Name: Anonymous
To the owners of EP Lanes what you did in 2011 & 2014 will haunt you forever! What you lost in league bowlers business ain't never coming back! You & your center(s) are so DISLIKED people do not want to patronize them, just look at your numbers! Its a no brainer! The more you stir the s**t the more it stinks just saying

Comment Date: 11/17/2014 Name: Striker
This center has fallen apart since Fall of 2011! Ownership blames everyone but themselves! They think "bowlers" will appear because of them, NEVEr happen,what is happening is "bowlers" are disappearing like magic and are never coming back! Some of us are LOYAL all I got!

Comment Date: 11/16/2014 Name: Anonymous
Rumor has it no entry's happenings KARMA I love it !

Comment Date: 11/11/2014 Name: Digusted customer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10/27/2014 Name: Disgusted customer You ought to teach your Pro Shop operated some manners. I came in Saturday afternoon to get my ball drilled, He told me he wasn't drilling today and walked off,ok, I went somewhere else ,thank you PEOPLE ARENT STUPID THEY SEE IT HEAR IT STAY FAR AWAY FROM IT JUST SAYING

Comment Date: 11/8/2014 Name: Wasted $$$$
@Customer I had a few things done there and I had to have all the work repaired. I would never go there again! And he they think the public is stupid to boot! We're alot smarter than them!

Comment Date: 11/5/2014 Name: Anonymous
After what was done to a longtime employee NO one should patronize this center! How dare ownership have the "brass" to do this, obviously they know zero about the game of Ten Pin Bowling. Our league left and will never RETURN!

Comment Date: 11/4/2014 Name: Storming
@ Anonymous your lucky he didn't service you! You could have had your "ball" smashed! KNOWN FACT Ask around what happened on 10-27 Scary to say the least!

Comment Date: 11/3/2014 Name: 10 20 30 +
Hard to believe after 3 decades + of employment P&G has terminated yet another GM. There is definitley a problem with ownership, they go thru GM's like people change their underwear! Sadly they are listening to the wrong oh yes wrong people! The assistant has zero managerial experience in bowling he comes from Big Lots lol Just remember what goes around comes around!

Comment Date: 11/3/2014 Name: Peter M
Totally disgusted with the entire center! People need to boycott East Providence Lanes!

Comment Date: 11/2/2014 Name: Storm
@Disgusted Customer think of it as a bonus that you dont have to pay twice wink wink

Comment Date: 10/31/2014 Name: Strike X
Think about how many GM's this place has had? Can it be them or ....must be ownership! People boycott this center will ya! Their not worthy of your $$$$

Comment Date: 10/31/2014 Name: Crux
@Disgusted Bowler those guys have a price wink wink Not worth the trouble

Comment Date: 10/30/2014 Name: Anonymous
@disgusted customer seems there is lots going on there wink wink

Comment Date: 10/29/2014 Name: Anonymous
Where is the ownership here? You'd think the numbers would shake rattle n roll them! Wake up P & G

Comment Date: 10/28/2014 Name: Anonymous
@ disgusted customer probably was your lucky day! LOL Forget Ep lanes patronize the centers where the owners care!

Comment Date: 10/27/2014 Name: Former bowler
Shame on EP lanes for pretending to care about a former employee! Disgusts me! The truth is known!

Comment Date: 10/27/2014 Name: Disgusted customer
You ought to teach your Pro Shop operated some manners. I came in Saturday afternoon to get my ball drilled, He told me he wasn't drilling today and walked off,ok, I went somewhere else ,thank you

Comment Date: 10/26/2014 Name: If it worked, DONT CHANGE IT..
Maybe the rule should of stayed in full force. One tab and one server at a time. I know the waitress I had would never take an order if the bar already waited on me.The bartender knew that rule to. They both worked great together and none of this childish stuff would happen. That's one way to keep track of what I was drinking. So much for that idea.I never left drunk or felt stupid enough to get behind a wheel. That went out the door with the two who cared.

Comment Date: 10/25/2014 Name: not even funny
I am not sure the sense of humor of anyone joking about ebola unless they are really that ignorant but then again ****************

Comment Date: 10/24/2014 Name: Dr.Fine
I heard this place has some good EBOLA....

Comment Date: 10/23/2014 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous EP Lanes ownership has ZERO loyalty to anyone except the Benjamin's Grants of the world! Money is the root of all evil! KARMA always finds you :-)

Comment Date: 10/21/2014 Name: Anonymous
Bet you miss me now! EPLanes is done

Comment Date: 10/17/2014 Name: Anonymous
WOW this is bad!

Comment Date: 10/15/2014 Name: DUI
@Dance Lessons lol how about all the patrons that are over served and get in their vehicle & drive? Think about that! It'll take a FATALITY yes a FATALITY before EP Lanes loses their liquor license or suspends it for a period of time!

Comment Date: 10/14/2014 Name: Anonymous
Maybe she should be banned from EP Lanes! Just saying

Comment Date: 10/13/2014 Name: Rocky
Doesn't surprise me to see what I saw Wednesday & a former employee to boot! EP Lanes has turned into a low class bowling center allowing the "bums" to be continually over served! Smarten up EP your center is a mess!

Comment Date: 10/6/2014 Name: Dance lessons
So now after the reno poli league there is entertainment in the lounge. Bar top dancing and bottle swingers. Maybe the GM could get up on the bar and do a Belly Rumba. I guess the bartenders didn't listen at the T.I.P.S. class about recognizing intoxicated customers.

Comment Date: 10/5/2014 Name: Former Saturday Night League Bowler
@P.Marandola many of us have been watching EP fail. Sadly they didn't care & maybe now they do but after the fact. They are penny wise & dollar foolish little do they know what really happens there. We moved r league and will never return!

Comment Date: 9/27/2014 Name: P.Marandola & Company
I have been watching this blog for a few years now, I am not one bit surprised by any of the posts as I saw this center go downhill as soon as management changed in 2011. I called wrote to management ownership, they didn't care then and they don't care now! We pulled out of there and never looked back! We know exactly where to find our ball tech & company. All I got EP Lanes Good Luck

Comment Date: 9/27/2014 Name: Mary Jane Lou
@ move on who died & made you boss? There's only ne boss and she is a Straga lol

Comment Date: 9/27/2014 Name: Tom Dick Harry
@move on who are you talking to? Identify yourself if you would as we all know it's you Mary & Company! You ought to look into the mirror and fix your own life before you talk GF When the closet door opened all your Skeletons fell out!

Comment Date: 9/26/2014 Name: Myob
@move on why don t you go see your loser BF you have unemployed bum Look in the mirror your own son won't speak to you

Comment Date: 9/26/2014 Name: Move In
@move on maybe you need to move out on forward really MYOB EP Lanes is old news look at the leagues that have bailed FULL leagues people don't want to bowl there!

Comment Date: 9/25/2014 Name: Anonymous
I think I need to visit this place sounds like a fictional movie LOL

Comment Date: 9/25/2014 Name: move on
you are not missed so stop blaming everyone else and move on just move on

Comment Date: 9/24/2014 Name: Anonymous
I wouldnt spend a dime in this center! No way

Comment Date: 9/23/2014 Name: Anonymous
@The Reader you can thank the nit wit son (s) daughter in law (all set) for the entertainment lol Better than a comedy show! The bottom line is the real joke!

Comment Date: 9/23/2014 Name: Another One
Bites the dust! WTG Ownership they keep bailing & bailing! People DO NOT respect any of you nor your center :-) I'm loving this!

Comment Date: 9/22/2014 Name: Anonymous
we know its mary

Comment Date: 9/20/2014 Name: All Set
@The Reader you should know how the All Set waitress misbehaves! Thank god she got the "boot"

Comment Date: 9/20/2014 Name: Anonymous
@The Reader I agree with you! This center is the "joke" of RI Bowling, they think it's all about them NOT! Increase prices, worse customer service, snack bar food, bar service + the overall attitude of the entire place! Forget the other Corporate Centers their just as bad. Look to the privately owned centers with hands on ownership! I bet you'll see what we do!

Comment Date: 9/19/2014 Name: Anonymous
@Reader imagine how we the bowlers feel about what EP Lanes did to those who supported them for years n years & all the dedicated employees that got the boot? Go figure!

Comment Date: 9/18/2014 Name: Anonymous
@The Reader you'd giggle more if you were an insider just saying. They want to portrait themselves as "good" people NOT

Comment Date: 9/16/2014 Name: The Reader
After reading all of these post about this bowling center. I only can conclude that the owners and their sons are nothing but nitwits !!!!How in god's name did they ever succeed in this business for so long...I don't even live in Rhode Island and have been following this place for 2yrs now. I get my daily laugh ever time I open this page up. Way to go OWNERS. lol

Comment Date: 9/14/2014 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous anyone who bowls here at EP Lanes is supporting a terrible employer! They P&G & family has ruined many family's with their stupidity & their selfish greedy ways! They forget they have many a skeleton in their closet! They need to look in the mirror & see the reality of who they are!

Comment Date: 9/13/2014 Name: Anonymous
@Weed wacker that's a great post! Sadly the past 2+ years have been on the spiral down at EP Lanes! Ownerships thinking is warped, replacing a good GM, 2 assistant managers, 2 + seasoned bartenders with a FOLLOWING YES a FOLLOWING the snack bar person and the Pro Shop tenant! Clearly this shows there is a serious problem within the business and if they can't see it then they need more help than meets the eye! Several leagues have moved out to new centers & will never return!

Comment Date: 9/12/2014 Name: Hmmmmm
Another one bites the dust LOL KARMA WTG P&G Keep it up soon you'll close those doors ;-)

Comment Date: 9/12/2014 Name: Anonymous
@ weed wackier lol this is the result of his masterminded son oh wait NOT enjoying each n every failure at East Providence lanes! And I heard tonight they lost another league the Friday night league the former asst mgr ran karma knows where you live

Comment Date: 9/10/2014 Name: Jack of all trades
GM Front desk Cook Bartender Book keeper janitor u name it he has to do it unlike real bowling centers that employ the proper staff! Get real please SMH

Comment Date: 9/9/2014 Name: Anonymous
@Lips I like it I like it! lol EP Lanes is done!Worse employees ever ;-) CORRECTION: EMPLOYER EVER

Comment Date: 9/8/2014 Name: not happy
Bring the old ones back and maybe we can get waited on and not wait for a waitress that isn't there. Good way to get rid of the rest of us. No ac no waitress and the cook is gone. Great season already.

Comment Date: 9/7/2014 Name: weed wacker
I just saw the owner,Norman,cutting his weeds in his bowling alley lot....why don't you hire a landscapper, oh I forgot ,you have no bowlers to pay the bills,lol

Comment Date: 9/6/2014 Name: Anonymous
@Lips I like it I like it! lol EP Lanes is done!Worse employees ever ;-)

Comment Date: 9/4/2014 Name: New bowler at Walnut Hill.
Maybe the little guy should keep all business decisions to the big guy on campus, then maybe things will get back to normal. There has been great changes since the GM has been there. Now look we are bowling else where and maybe our waitresses won't be forced out and prices will stay the same. Oyea and we don't need to recycle our cans either. Better bowling at Walnut Hill and the place isn't thick with b------t. We will have a better year and they even have sanctioned leagues. Bye EP. More to follow. Hope the GM realizes what his partner is doing before its to late.

Comment Date: 9/3/2014 Name: Not Happy!!!!
started our league last night and they didn't even have the paperwork or the lanes ready for us. Lane approach was very sticky. Two people fell last night and they turned off the air conditioning very early and it was extremely hot. Also, not once the whole night did someone come over to ask if we wanted drinks. We had to go to the bar to get it ourselves. service here has gone way downhill. Totally disgusted.

Comment Date: 9/3/2014 Name: move on
ummm snack bar queen, waitress of the year has left the building

Comment Date: 9/2/2014 Name: Lips
@Awwwww keep your 2 cents maybe you'll get a nickel! lol EP Lanes is done close the doors save $$$$

Comment Date: 9/1/2014 Name: Anonymous
@awwww lol loser

Comment Date: 8/31/2014 Name: Snack bar queen
@awwww it sure is!

Comment Date: 8/30/2014 Name: awww
same ole' same ole' blame everyone for your own faults I guess that is just easier just my two cents :-)

Comment Date: 8/29/2014 Name: Anonymous
@ We complained, Let's see really? Do you really think a post or 2 will change ownerships mind? If you do you sadly mistaken! They only care about themselves! They let long term employees leave because they don't give 2 S***S about anyone but themselves! They are absentee owners & only care about the $$$ They made their own children step children leave EP Lanes & good employees with years of experience and knowledge of the game go! So post all day long they don't care & this is why entire leagues have left EP Lanes! What they lost they will never recoup, yeah they grabbed some teams thanks to Bowl Mor cause people wanted to bowl but you don't see anyone leaving Cranston Langs etc. to go there do you? NOPE NADA NO Good luck trying ;-)

Comment Date: 8/28/2014 Name: Anonymous
The ambassador helped leagues move South WTG LOL

Comment Date: 8/28/2014 Name: Strike Spare 300 299 7-10 split Hmmmmm
@Anonymous AKA Mary Mary (just saying) you only have your job cause they pay you peanuts! lol One day you will be on the list also, only a matter of time! Then you be unemployed with the loser u will live!

Comment Date: 8/26/2014 Name: Anonymous
P&G got lucky thanks Bowl mor! Plenty more to do to catch up just saying

Comment Date: 8/25/2014 Name: We complained, let's see.
Our Tuesday night league complained about losing our favorite waitress and we hope we get her back. She handles the lanes perfectly and no waiting. We refuse to go to the window because the bartender just talks to her boyfriend and ignores us and half the time she is at snack bar and not at the bar . We want our waitress back. Why change the good and keep the bad. I've bowled on Tuesdays and had her for years on other nights. No issues. Get her back. Or we will leave like the others. We will see..listen to the bowlers we do matter you know.

Comment Date: 8/25/2014 Name: Former League!
@ again, for the last x Really they need TM? Doubt it EP Lanes could give 2 peanuts about any BOWLER let alone employee(s)!The (Step) son had his Step sister in law terminated & you think they care about TM or any other employee? LOL They have ruined more peoples lives they forget where they came from & their history! All BS My entire league went to another center! So happy no more EP DRAMA!

Comment Date: 8/24/2014 Name: Anonymous
Again for the last time X lol we know who wrote this! EPLanes could care less about you Toni, you thought you were so important NOT next

Comment Date: 8/23/2014 Name: again, for the last x
Bring Toni Marie back. We lost Debbie but at least Toni Marie knew what she was doing and could handle it alone. You can't lay off and post jobs a week from a lay off. Its against the law. Its lack of work and you hire outside the building. Now we lose her. We don't want change. Get rid of Melissa Cuz she's to slow and can't handle it. She's better with snack bar. Get the good ones back and get the shitty ones out. Your gonna lose alot more teams cause of this. Put the fee up and now we don't have our waitress that we had for 13 years. Not fair..think of the bowlers for once.

Comment Date: 8/18/2014 Name: Anonymous
Drama Drama & MORE drama equals EP Lanes. STOP with the drama,start caring about the game! The last 3 years have been awful within this center gets worse by the day! Good people terminated from top to bottom and you wonder why ENTIRE Leagues have left! EP Lanes needs to learn the definition of the word RESPECT starting with OWNERSHIP! Bowlers DON'T like change! But... Many of us are looking forward to our new center(s) next week ;-)

Comment Date: 8/14/2014 Name: Family Fued
Again? Enough already EP Lanes! Run your center like you care about the game!

Comment Date: 8/10/2014 Name: Wrong
How can EP Lanes terminate all the employees & put an ad to replace them within 10 days? Really I think this so wrong then they wonder why people left their center! SMH

Comment Date: 8/8/2014 Name: NO EP For me
Maybe Tauton bowlers will be forced to bowl here! I'll quit before Ithat happens!

Comment Date: 7/31/2014 Name: Melee guy
The best thing EP Lanes could do is to close the doors! People are sick of their BS! Wake up ownership your name is $)(;:/. In the bowling world! WTG

Comment Date: 7/26/2014 Name: Anonymous
Looks like EP Lanes needs a BIG push to attract bowlers! Seriously the good have left for good!

Comment Date: 7/23/2014 Name: Anonymous
@Hmmmm lol I refuse to spend a dime there! After they fired all the BEST bartenders that had a following I also left! It's obvious ownership is MIA!

Comment Date: 7/17/2014 Name: Hmmmmm
@Long Gone you said it well. The place is a Ghost Town & what they lost for leagues is never returning! Best part is ownership thinks they know how to run the center lol Jokes on them. Good people lost their jobs because of ownerships stupidity & it's worse than ever! Sadly the owners keep getting used & used by the snakes they surround themselves with. Smarten P&G before all your leagues cross the bridge. Just saying

Comment Date: 7/9/2014 Name: AMF AMF AMF
Looks like management has once again failed in holding onto league bowlers! Maybe just maybe ownership will realize they definitely have a problem(s) within their center ;-) WTG kids Great changes NOT Next

Comment Date: 7/8/2014 Name: Long Gone
I quit this center & I will never return nor spend a dime in the place! The best bartenders were mistreated & unappreciated by owners & management! The people here making decisions clearly have no clue about the game & what customers want! GOOD LUCK EP

Comment Date: 7/7/2014 Name: Drama Queen
The donater is still donating lol Talk about a "Fake" you got the King of Fake ;-)

Comment Date: 7/6/2014 Name: No league for me
EP has seen its day! People don't like the owners son, step son & the BS plain n simple! Not spending a dime there!

Comment Date: 6/23/2014 Name: Strike Spare
Place is empty! People have moved on n out! KARMA What you lost is never ever coming back! Sell the place less headaches & expenses!

Comment Date: 6/19/2014 Name: No league for me
@ancient history lol 100% true!

Comment Date: 6/18/2014 Name: ????
Center is empty wow what is happening here? Summers are quiet but this place is dead! Almost every center has a doubles league except EP? Geezzzz

Comment Date: 6/18/2014 Name: Ancient History
It is quite obvious that the owners here never read about the Trojan Horse story. Well, you have one in this place now !!! He is sucking your leagues out of your center and bringing them to Cranston Bowl..Nice that he plays the roll as concerned,lol

Comment Date: 6/16/2014 Name: QUESTION

Comment Date: 6/10/2014 Name: Former League Bowler
@average bowler EP Lanes has been losing customers the last 2 -3 yrs. what they lost is never going back! When you have the best forget the rest!

Comment Date: 6/8/2014 Name: Above average bowler
@average bowler seems like many a league has moved on and or to other centers! Doesn't surprise me as from I see they have let good people (employees) go or forced them out, created havoc within their own center! Whoevers in charge from upper management definitely isn't smart & has zero people skills!

Comment Date: 6/7/2014 Name: Average Bowler
This place used to hopping, what has happened here? Place is empty most of the time! Wow

Comment Date: 5/23/2014 Name: Move on
This place is old news. They change personnel daily because no one will stand for the abuse from ownership! Place has lost many a good league & employee(s)because NO ONE cares!

Comment Date: 5/16/2014 Name: Striker
@Brian H IT would be in the best interest of the center to get rid of her & a few others!

Comment Date: 5/15/2014 Name: Brian H
yea i wonder why mary had lots of things to say in that place

Comment Date: 5/12/2014 Name: TDL
You should worry about your backyard and background instead of repeating what you have no clue of. Happy summer to you. Catch you on the rebound.

Comment Date: 5/12/2014 Name: Anonymous
LOL so now you have access to other people's finances? again, spitting in air it will fall in your that is public knowledge!

Comment Date: 5/11/2014 Name: Anonymous
@Brian H oh she used to have a lot to say maybe not so much now...wonder Y?

Comment Date: 5/8/2014 Name: Brian H
It must be 2 faced mary doing all these comments

Comment Date: 5/6/2014 Name: Patriots Plus
Many couples USED to work there, thanks to "others" for stirring the S**T! The one that should have been fired is still there with his big hole always talking S**T. He chases customers away lol WON'T spend a dime there as long as he's there ;-)

Comment Date: 5/4/2014 Name: Really
@Here they go that's right here we go! Maybe it should read wish you would go! The history there is awful maybe you ask around or MYOB! A book could easily be written on this plus...ownership has a good memory just a short one! LOL

Comment Date: 5/2/2014 Name: Melee
Are u thinking she doesn't have to work lol that's the best joke of the year...look into her history, you will be surprised maybe not known facts are out there! KARMA baby

Comment Date: 4/30/2014 Name: Anonymous
Freedom of speech here we go! Besides don't you want your friend back just saying She has no personality just ask her never mind

Comment Date: 4/28/2014 Name: Really
@here they tell us why 2 faces! More than you know! Family, friends really? They got your number(s)

Comment Date: 4/23/2014 Name: here they go!
umm many couples, family and friends work there so what's the big deal? who is any one to say what capacity some one else should work? maybe some people don't have to work but choose to. It's the same ole' crap and same ole' people that dredge up things they have NO clue about. why the two faces?

Comment Date: 4/18/2014 Name: Silly Willie
@Silly Post you got that right! We hear the owners want out...EP needs a Wal-Mart so maybe just maybe :-)

Comment Date: 4/17/2014 Name: Strike Spare Gutter BALL
@Silly Post she's only there in that capacity because the other 1/2 put her there after he forced a longtime employee out! He was hired to clean house but in the end he got his in more ways than one! When you have skeleton's they all fall out when you open the door(s) Mary is a snack bar queen nothing else!

Comment Date: 4/17/2014 Name:  Storming out
@Silly post your right, ownership has blinders on! They are absentee therefore they are paying dearly for that! EP will never get back what they had, once you had the best forget the rest! Sell it to Wal-Mart better bargains! Heard owners want out! Wonder why???

Comment Date: 4/16/2014 Name: Cha Ching
$1.00 a game is gone they better bring it back cause people are not going to pay full price for Part time conditions! Smarten up EP Lanes, clearly you are out of the loop!

Comment Date: 4/15/2014 Name: All set
@ Anonymous Mary should have NEVER EVER been hired, except maybe to work the snack bar as she is the snack bar queen! All she is capable of doing at best! EP S**T the bed long ago! It aint never coming back...

Comment Date: 4/14/2014 Name: Mexico City Broadway House Hmmmm
@ Anonymous especially the turn coats LOL They change their tune(s) quickly sadly they will pay the price in the end as there is ZERO loyalty there! All about the $$$ but clearly the numbers are not there they are gone & will never return! History repeats itself wait n see :-) You keep the lights on...

Comment Date: 4/14/2014 Name: silly post
I think she's the least of your worries

Comment Date: 4/13/2014 Name: Anonymous
Time to get rid of mary

Comment Date: 3/23/2014 Name: Scratch this
This place is the "queen of drama" so much BS people see right thru you! The best is yet to come!

Comment Date: 2/27/2014 Name: Baby Boy
Looks like the "kid" once again cannot handle the adult crowd! When you pay peanuts you get monkeys!

Comment Date: 2/27/2014 Name: Brawl
IS the name of the league "Brawl" still over serving alcohol creating havoc! The more you stir the S**T the more it stinks, big mouth should have been fired years ago maybe just maybe ownership will do it now. Hope next time the guy throws a punch instead of a beer! LOL

Comment Date: 2/27/2014 Name: Boys n girls
After last night seeing the immature behavior of the bowlers makes me disgusted. The servers defintiely need training as to know who needs to be shut off & it is obvious they are serving to make the $$$ they should also know they are liable if anything happens to any of the patron(s) they overserve as well as the bowling center! Ownership definitley has a big issue here at EP Lanes! Once the season ends I'm on to another center, tired of all this BS & drama!

Comment Date: 2/26/2014 Name: Again
You have a kid as a manager that is afraid of his own shadow! Spend some $$$ & hire someone that can handle the business & knows the business! Also your own employee is a trouble maker always has been you'd think you'd learn by his behavior on the lanes in the lounge his mouth is as big as his body! Ignorant to say the least! A jack of all trades master of none!!! Add this brawl to the list of all the others!!!

Comment Date: 2/22/2014 Name: Lost this guy
I bowled the that f/x tournament today and the two guys who sponsor it also bowled. why would you bowl if you sponsored the tournament and one of them wins his own tournament. well you lost this guy..

Comment Date: 2/18/2014 Name: RW
@JB you are right, Lang's had the lady's Monday classic league so many great bowlers unlike today, my sister was one of them. The lady's rocked the scores! Sadly the game of bowling is dying. Leagues struggle to build teams,lots of drama,who needs it?

Comment Date: 2/13/2014 Name: JB
@H2o do you remember when there were 2 shifts Monday thru Friday, now the lanes are not even full first shift at many centers as well as you can bowl for a buck a game lol Clearly the game has changed & the real bowlers are long gone!

Comment Date: 2/11/2014 Name: Corpse
@Dead Game the real bowlers are long gone...what you have on the lanes now well let'd just leave it at that!

Comment Date: 2/8/2014 Name: H2o
Bowling is a poor mans sprot always has been always will be!

Comment Date: 1/12/2014 Name: Nana K
@ Anonymous we are a bowling family forever however lately I don't like what I've seen here therfore we will cross the bridge back to the best house in RI

Comment Date: 1/4/2014 Name: DEAD GAME
Bowling is a dead game!

Comment Date: 12/29/2013 Name: Anonymous
@Jr Program yes I agree the Jr. program needs new blood! Sadly no kid really wants to bowl therefore you need someone with knowledge to promote this & KEEP COSTS DOWN!

Comment Date: 12/21/2013 Name: Jr Program
This program is lacking the ability to grow it. Maybe its time for a new direction!

Comment Date: 11/5/2013 Name: Parents vs Kids
Just when you thought it couldn't get any did! Keep reaching you aint never getting back what you lost!

Comment Date: 9/13/2013 Name: @your awful II
Damn his other half hasn't aged well! Time to replace her!

Comment Date: 9/10/2013 Name: Funny
@Your awful, I agree, they still need to reorganize with better "employees". They kept the worse half & the kid, why? They helped the place fall apart. When ownership is absent this is the end result! Guess they are keeping the enemy close!

Comment Date: 9/7/2013 Name: Jr. Nana
Totally not happy that Tim is no longer there to service the Jr League! He was one of the best there is for these kids! He treated us well over the years of service he provided!

Comment Date: 9/3/2013 Name: Really
@Your awful...when the GM did this, the employee should have just filed a WC claim! Named both of them in the claim, end of story. Ownership has been absent for so long it will take a miracle to revive this place & even at that people left & won't come back because when they we spoke we were IGNORED! Takes alot more then a few new faces especially the ones with 2 faces...on both sides of the fence! Good luck! We moved & we are not returning!

Comment Date: 8/30/2013 Name: @Your awful
NO respect from that bum!

Comment Date: 8/30/2013 Name: Yippee
@Truth the GM was fired! This change was a welcomed change however ownership is still not making good decisions!

Comment Date: 8/29/2013 Name: your awful
7th grade education?

Comment Date: 6/3/2013 Name: Anonymous
Why did you people shut the sites down?

Comment Date: 5/30/2013 Name: Monday Night GONE
An entire league has MOVED! P&G when was the last time you went into your center? YOU not the little ones that are there, even when they are there they are not! Hiccup

Comment Date: 4/7/2013 Name: Anonymous
Hard to believe EP Lanes would put birthday parties next to a tournament! Really is management that stupid? I guess so! Time for a change here.

Comment Date: 3/25/2013 Name: Truth
The present GM is without a doubt the worse GM EP lanes has ever employed! Take ownership EP Lanes and believe all of what you hear and see!

Comment Date: 2/27/2013 Name: Anonymous
Curious to why you are no longer posting comments?

Comment Date: 2/21/2013 Name: Just Saying...
Your place has so gone down the tubes. You have lost and fired every good employee you had to replace them with cheap no knowledge no bodies. How are you making out now. Get a clue in life it's not about you it's about the employees to get you the customers that you need to survive.

Comment Date: 2/5/2013 Name: Fake
Ya , Happy New Year to you too, you fake blog. No balls....

Comment Date: 1/23/2013 Name: Hey Phony B2U
What happened did you get censored by the Big Guy??? Why don't you post what the people post on your Blog??? Or did you get your wrist slapped????

Comment Date: 1/17/2013 Name: Really
The draft system goes down & you serve canned beer in it's place? Did anyone think about a keg as a substitute? The bar lacks plenty here at EP. Geeeeezzzzz

Comment Date: 1/7/2013 Name: Anonymous
Whats the problem??? Why isn't this blog posting our messages??? Where you shut down ?? tell us.

Comment Date: 1/6/2013 Name: BB
Happy New Year to all the good people at EP. Hopefully the rest of you will learn from them.

Comment Date: 1/5/2013 Name: JB
Happy New Year at EP? Did something change there?

Comment Date: 1/4/2013 Name: Your Awful
A few days ago, I witnessed, this shouting match at the snack bar. Your manager was yelling at his, Older snackbar employee,after some woman who works in the office. Came down to the snackbar to tell your manager about some conversation that was over heard by another employee. This manager is so unprofessional and disrespectful person I've seen in your bowling center in years. Telling this attendant she should keep her mouth shut. Who is this guy answering to? You,Owners,need to make ANOTHER CHANGE for the good of your center..Or are you so blind that it hurts to witness what you build up for so long.

Comment Date: 1/3/2013 Name: Anonymous
Let's hope we get back the OLD EP Lanes...that we all loved.

Comment Date: 1/2/2013 Name: Anonymous
This place is a dump...

Comment Date: 1/2/2013 Name: Oh Right
Happy Disaster YOU mean. What a joke it has been since you went off the air...

Comment Date: 1/2/2013 Name: Anonymous
@Happy New Year...Thanks

Comment Date: 1/1/2013 Name: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Comment Date: 12/31/2012 Name: Anonymous
Happy Happy New Year mayne we the bowlers can have the best present ever from ownership!!!

Comment Date: 12/30/2012 Name: Aquarius
I would never bowl here anymore...all the good servers are gone the desk people are awful and the place is dirtier than ever. EP used to be a fun place to meet n play no more.

Comment Date: 12/29/2012 Name: Fact
Goes to show that we the people DO NOT have an ounce of respect for the present company... 6 the magic number... Happy New Year!

Comment Date: 12/27/2012 Name: Anonymous
Rumor has it...2013 is the year of the bowlers...bring it on EP or PG...

Comment Date: 12/24/2012 Name: Anonymous
When are you going to open back up your blog ???????????????????????????

Comment Date: 11/9/2012 Name: Xtra Xtra
@lmao & just saying...we love the responses...we also know more than you think...look behind you maybe you will see what we see...

Comment Date: 11/8/2012 Name: WTG
@xtra xtra many are leaving as soon as they have room for us...

Comment Date: 11/8/2012 Name: just sayin
guess u weren't scheduled to work apologies or sympathies

Comment Date: 11/8/2012 Name: Xtra xtra
So glad we took our team across the bridge...Don't miss this at all...

Comment Date: 11/6/2012 Name: @Hellooooo
Yes put it on the radio and TV ,spend some money u cheap b-t-c-...helloo Shalty. No Bowling Forster/Glocester

Comment Date: 11/6/2012 Name: Reality Check
@hello hellooooo Common sense is a Emergency chain list...maybe someone could help you organize it. When an EMPLOYEE doesn't know their place of employment is closed that pretty sad!!! IT'S CALLED COMMUNICATING!!!

Comment Date: 11/6/2012 Name: INDEPENDANT

Comment Date: 11/6/2012 Name: Count Dracula....
@lmao Its all public knowledge on the internet!!! Google works well...

Comment Date: 11/6/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ helllllllloooo hellllloooo when the employees are NOT TOLD there is a problem so Ms quite contrary MYOB!!!

Comment Date: 11/5/2012 Name: helllllllloooo hellllloooo
hummm common sense? a hurricane is coming do you really think bowlers expected any where to be open? Governors said STAY HOME.. next time maybe they should put it on tv like they do the schools, would that please you? jeezzzzzzzz

Comment Date: 11/4/2012 Name: lmao
so where do you get your info? they are using you to repeat bs so you look like the fool wake up sunshine all is well just for the info. Bowlers come n' go @ all centers and as they go centers get more just sayin :-)

Comment Date: 11/3/2012 Name: Really
Heard thru the grapevine the Rock n Bowl has lost 90% of the patrons...Geeeeee I wonder why DUH Maybe just maybe you'll get it now...

Comment Date: 11/3/2012 Name: Rocking n a failing...
Rock n Bowl...18 out of 60 on a Friday night less than one third of the house on...2 bartenders with 8 patrons in the lounge...DJ expense...WTG Mr.GM Don't think a calculator is needed these days. Unreal

Comment Date: 10/30/2012 Name: Hello Hello
It would have been nice to leave the answering machine on so we bowlers knew the center was closed!

Comment Date: 10/29/2012 Name: Reality Check
@Why when ownership realizes what the numbers really are I hope they OPEN WIDE!!! Penny wise and dollar foolish...the end result will expose the truth.

Comment Date: 10/29/2012 Name: Really
@classless who are you to judge? Look in the mirror I we can say what we want. EP Lanes has disppointed us 100%

Comment Date: 10/28/2012 Name: Rocky Road
Miss me yet? Bet you do will...

Comment Date: 10/27/2012 Name: Anonymous
@why please...who are you to judge? Look in the mirror and see what we the bowlers see! Bowling is suppose to be a fun game not anymore it isn't...

Comment Date: 10/27/2012 Name: Anonymous
@Comment Date: 9/21/2012 Name: welcome cranston bowl Yes we did bolt to cranston bowl from the monday nite league .cant stand you or your lane conditions. check the league sheet smart a-- WTG HVE FUN...WE WENT NORTH ALSO GUESS WE THINK ALIKE...

Comment Date: 10/26/2012 Name: JB
@why you obviously are listening (reading) LOL we went direct to ownership obviously they don't care because if they did they wouldn't have you place.

Comment Date: 10/25/2012 Name: why
Let's face it! Why in the world would anyone including ownership even listen to you? You are a disgrunted and miserable person and have nothing to do but complain and nag. I suggest you find another interest as you said for yourself, no one listens to YOU

Comment Date: 10/24/2012 Name: Contacts
@classless speak for each's own freedom of speech and or EP Lanes...we see the changes for the worse.

Comment Date: 10/23/2012 Name: NE Fan
@eyewash funny post!

Comment Date: 10/23/2012 Name: classless
your a patron or employee that a company would not be honored to have! p'ing on head? what's wrong with you people? disgusting! signed bowler C

Comment Date: 10/23/2012 Name: NE Fan
@Classic also...bring it on as we already made the call to ownership regarding the lanes, NO RESPONSE! We did get a little oil lol Take a close look at each league and report how many bowlers, teams are missing? Lots!!! Maybe I can count them for's all public knowledge on the internet...

Comment Date: 10/22/2012 Name: JB
Ya bought some

Comment Date: 10/21/2012 Name: @pea brain
dear pee brain, that just shows all of us what your IQ really is !!! I used the word "pee" and not "pea' for one reason .Cause i'm pixxing on your head.lmao....hahahahhahahahahahahahaha

Comment Date: 10/21/2012 Name: Union Member
@Classic P&G washed their hands long ago...wait n see. @ comment "go get a job bum" people who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones...Mr. Compensation...

Comment Date: 10/20/2012 Name: Poster
Comment Date: 10/17/2012 Name: to pea brain your jealously is loud and clear and gets you no where....get a job you bum YOU CLEARLY ARE TARGETING THE WRONG BUM AS YOU COULD ONLY DREAM OF HAVING MY OUR LIFE!!! I WE DON'T NEED A JOB WE HAVE CAREERS UNLIKE YOU TWO...LANE HOPPERS!

Comment Date: 10/20/2012 Name: Classic also
@Classic let's look into a survey within the league(s) and share with all.great suggestion.

Comment Date: 10/19/2012 Name: Anonymous
forgot to you have a job? just wondering

Comment Date: 10/19/2012 Name: AMAZING
interesting how ONE person has so much to say...maybe many personalities? you should sign your posts as SYBIL. oh yeah you don't have nerve enough so hide behind a blog hehe

Comment Date: 10/19/2012 Name: Classic
@open eyes...really? Wow you definitely have "rose" colored glasses or you need them...LOL Put a survey out on the concourse GUARANTEE P&G WON'T like the results! Better yet try communicating to the bowlers because we all know you "hide" from reality!!!

Comment Date: 10/18/2012 Name: Blinders Maybe
@Open eyes...interesting that you continue to write to protect. The reality is we the bowlers are disgusted,RE: Lane conditions...HELLO many bowlers already left to WNH,Cranston AMF & as soon as Lang's is up n running full swing cya!!! OPEN YOUR EYES WIDE as full teams QUIT and more are going to follow wait n see. Ownership should be ashame of the lane conditions here!

Comment Date: 10/17/2012 Name: Count Dracula...
Start the Tally...

Comment Date: 10/17/2012 Name: Laughing
@Open eyes maybe it would equal the size of a peanut or a hazelnut!

Comment Date: 10/17/2012 Name: pea brain
you can't spell pea as you spelled it PEE LMAO LMAO LMAO TY FOR EMBARASSING YOURSELF ONCE AGAIN LOLOLOLOLOL AND YOU CALL OTHER PEOPLE NAMES & INSULT THEM....thanks again for the giggles you make my day!!!!

Comment Date: 10/17/2012 Name: to pea brain
your jealously is loud and clear and gets you no where....get a job you bum

Comment Date: 10/13/2012 Name: MNB
@Longtime Bowler Friend Penny wise and dollar foolish...without the "personalitys" EP has lost many a faithful patron, I know I am one of them and won't spend my $$$ there. I bowl one league because of my team but we have already spoke about leaving for the next season. We bowl,pack up and patronize "other" establishments locally,better atmosphere,service and value.

Comment Date: 10/13/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
We moved a few teams (Former Friday Bowler)to another center and we are very happy! I wouldn't spend a penny at EP,and I used to drop a G note or more at EP Lanes no problem, NO MORE!!! NO loyalty to dedicated employees! Many worked hard,some seven days a week and in the end NO appreciation. Glad to patronize another local center...

Comment Date: 10/12/2012 Name: eyewash
You need to wash your eye balls out with ammonia..If you think that is the best grew. Lets see,no pun intended, you still have the cow on the floor and one behind the bar on sundays rooting against the local

Comment Date: 10/11/2012 Name: Black Eye
@ open eyes what happens when reality sets in and the numbers don't lie? Then what? Black eye?

Comment Date: 10/9/2012 Name: JB
Impressed you need a reality check!

Comment Date: 10/9/2012 Name: @Open Eyes
You are the biggest fraud going. Best crew ..lmfao..You can add up all your I Q's together and it would not equal a squirrel's....You pee brain..

Comment Date: 10/9/2012 Name: open eyes
best employee team ever @ ep is right now actually i'm pretty impressed how well things are going

Comment Date: 10/8/2012 Name: WOC
@Oily many more will be right behind you.There is NO one at EP that will address this problem we have tried to no avail.

Comment Date: 10/3/2012 Name: OILY
Keep it up EP more n more will drive South...

Comment Date: 9/29/2012 Name: Longtime Bowler Friend
The worst thing ownership did was to let the longtime manager walk...big huge mistake! You may be saving a few dollars in salary,bene's but you are losing alot more than that all the way around! Bowlers lounge parties...NO one had the contacts as had add the experienced manager and you had the A team. Now you have a F team "failed". I know we are taking our league elsewhere next year,wasn't able to do it 2012-13 but 2013-14 see ya EP.

Comment Date: 9/26/2012 Name: My Opinion
People leave it all alone we are above this as said many times...the truth always prevails...when you lie it becomes your future when you tell the truth it becomes your past...move on from this place...we did and we love it.

Comment Date: 9/22/2012 Name: Anonymous
another one bites the dust...

Comment Date: 9/21/2012 Name: Anonymous
@sorry upset not...well employed as he...$$$

Comment Date: 9/21/2012 Name: welcome cranston bowl
Yes we did bolt to cranston bowl from the monday nite league .cant stand you or your lane conditions. check the league sheet smart a--

Comment Date: 9/21/2012 Name: Anonymous
@sorry you have NO clue keep guessing...

Comment Date: 9/21/2012 Name: Insider
@ Anonymous lol concerned as to what he is doing? Doubt it known fact(s) boring for sure! Next

Comment Date: 9/21/2012 Name: My Opinion
@Sorry aka MD...WRONG next

Comment Date: 9/20/2012 Name: Guessing NOT
So who else Monday night and where did they go...mmmmmmm another team walks!!! Touche'

Comment Date: 9/20/2012 Name: Anonymous
it's nice to know you still have no life so your concerned with the GM...why are you so compulsive about knowing what he is doing all the time on his time, are you a stalker>

Comment Date: 9/19/2012 Name: JB
@LOL Guessing NOT next...

Comment Date: 9/18/2012 Name: WOC
@LOL the inside chirper chirps...he he

Comment Date: 9/18/2012 Name: Truth
@honored lol stay at the bar where we are at..he he YOU prove it daily YES you do prove you can ruin another bowling center! YES the numbers look different savings savings LOST of bowlers,teams LEFT GO TO CRANSTON AMF SEE for business,corporate parties,birthday parties down...50 50 strike pool,next...chirp chirp The REALITY IS people spoke,called,met EP OWNERS DID NOT LISTEN so be it our $$$ is green we can spend it anywhere we want!

Comment Date: 9/17/2012 Name: Anonymous
@The traveling bowling ball...Lang's wow brazen for sure or loking to see what they are doing all right!!!

Comment Date: 9/17/2012 Name: LOL
for some one who is never there u sure know alot about everything and everyone. keep guessing.

Comment Date: 9/17/2012 Name: WOC
@Monday night bowler...get a peition going many people will sign it...wait till Lang's is done and up and running we'll all be heading there for sure.

Comment Date: 9/17/2012 Name: Former Monday Nighter CEO
@The Traveling Bowling Ball...great post! 100% right practice is needed to keep the bowlers at EP as it's obvious to the eye bowlers ave LEFT for good (or until he goes for good) go to Cranston Bowl on a Monday night & a Wednesday night you will see many a bowler there from EP Lanes. Again absentee ownership & poor poor management for sure.

Comment Date: 9/17/2012 Name: Insideout
@ honored if Mr GM EP himself ever dared to work past 4PM he would have known what was happening at the center he supposedly He was blindsided by the "minor" because he has no Oh great to read he is practicing around town...mmmm maybe gonna try a tourney?

Comment Date: 9/17/2012 Name: Monday Nite Bowler
It's been 3 weeks now into the league and are you people going to stop with the jacking of the lane condition. If you want unconsistant lane conditions then advertise it that way.. Set it and leave it alone or get someone that knows how to do the damm lanes. My team is a;ready thinking of pulling out ,we will find out tonite.

Comment Date: 9/16/2012 Name: Patriot Fan(s)
Guarantee Strikers will be empty while the NE Patriots open their season...know why? Guess...

Comment Date: 9/16/2012 Name: Penny wisendollar foolish...
Looks like another "mistake" by "boy wonder" how many people have bailed...start counting...100 200 etc...with that being said it's obvious the "not so popular" lounge is losing cha ching cha ching...Karma gets you everytime. Oh where is the "BIG" guy,you know, the one that will take care of...Nothing lol

Comment Date: 9/14/2012 Name: The Traveling Bowling Ball
This is too funny. Someone had earlier posted that Mr.EP GM "Im the Mgr" big shot was in Cranston bowling. Now he is at Langs...Guess what..practicing,,boy he sure does a lot of practicing for nothing. Maybe he should practice how to keep his bowlers from leaving EP. Clueless

Comment Date: 9/13/2012 Name: WOC II
@WOC lol they could care less! Haven't you noticed this geezzzzz they don't even give award jackets to us anymore! They are in a cost saving mode. Take a good look around things have changed here for the worse.Do as we did we moved on out n about. Nobody likes change but it may be the best thing for you!

Comment Date: 9/12/2012 Name: honored
elated that you care but you really should not concern yourself with things your not in control of. your remarks and immature statements really don't matter & we prove it daily. stay at the bar where you belong oh ya watch out for the minors no pun

Comment Date: 9/11/2012 Name: WOC
Please NO WOC this year...this forced teams out..stop please...bring back the lanes...

Comment Date: 9/10/2012 Name: FWNB
WNB=Wednesday Night Bowler Actually FORMER WNB,lol we moved on as we had a choice. EP Lanes failed the bowlers 100%...lane conditions,management,service etc...

Comment Date: 9/9/2012 Name: Interesting
With all that changed at EP the one employee that should have gotten the boot didn't...the one that chases away You know the one that disagrees with all the opposite teams... Go Patriots...hint hint Glad all the other bars have NFL MLB...

Comment Date: 9/9/2012 Name: Anonymous
Looks like the bar is gonna be empty another football season...LOL SO many bars to choose as you said MD...

Comment Date: 9/9/2012 Name: MTWTFS & S
More & more leagues have lost full teams and many teams are short bowlers...maybe you should take a count. The heads don't lie...maybe you do.

Comment Date: 9/8/2012 Name: Former Friday Nighter...
@just another comment...8,9 GM's in how many years? mmmm seems the problem lies within not with the GM's or the part timers that earn peanuts. If ownership has an issue with an "outsider" then they should put their own in place however the one's they could put in place are NOT capable to run away never mind a bowling center. None of them understand the game or the business they just like the $$$$.They should stop in EP and look around once in awhile when thr leagues are in play and see for themselves how many bowlers left.One thing they won't see is the GM,just the guy that walks around drinking coffee... Good luck to all of you...

Comment Date: 9/7/2012 Name: WOC
@WNB wonder if chuckles tips are down...oh well KARMA

Comment Date: 9/7/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Just another comment you are 100% right CLEAN HOUSE start with management for sure... @esp as far as bars on every corner YES they are there here everywhere...we used to enjoy sitting at the bar with our favorite bartenders talking joking not now since all the good ones are are we...

Comment Date: 9/7/2012 Name: Interesting...
Absentee ownership for sure...when the bottom falls out they will look to blame...mmmmmmm LOL Good luck!

Comment Date: 9/7/2012 Name: Anonymous
@just another comment...used to be but when ownership changes management yearly etc... it creates havoc and when they do things to force employees to quit,walk out that upsets all of it us! The bowlers are the ones that they should care about and they don't they care about the $$$ first and foremost. When they decide to clean house again they should start with their own first...Double trouble.

Comment Date: 9/7/2012 Name: WNB
@Just another comment: Start with ownership stepping forward to fix what they broken and created...havac! Longtime employees gone! Greed!

Comment Date: 9/6/2012 Name: Just another comment
its amazing how ep which at one point was a place where the pros came and bowled now is a place where no one wants to show up because of all this drama. they need to gut that place and start fresh from the management down to the floor boy...

Comment Date: 9/4/2012 Name: anon
may be anon got a life!

Comment Date: 9/4/2012 Name: e.s.p
how certain are you that you know who is posting? this is a public forum but again, you are always compulsive on certain people, why is that? go to WH with anonymous! if you're only looking for a bar they are on every corner...just saying

Comment Date: 9/4/2012 Name: ANON
@ traveling bowling ball...visit all of them and do the report lol Lang's will do great! EP needs to revisit the poor decisions made ALL of them...

Comment Date: 9/3/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous Insider where ya been? Love the posts...

Comment Date: 9/2/2012 Name: WNB
@oh well aka as MD...yes they are open 7 days a week and yes they have business...but not like before...we were chased away by the stupidity...I won't spend a penny at EP Lanes...I cross the street to a better bar with MLB NFL etc...and better bar service all the way around...

Comment Date: 9/2/2012 Name: Anonymous
@oh oh it starts 9/28....$$$$ cha ching cha ching

Comment Date: 9/2/2012 Name: DUH
@oh well and how many teams left Friday league to go to WN Hill...because of what ownership did to longtime employee? OPEN your eyes....

Comment Date: 9/1/2012 Name: WNB
@oh well yes they have business but not like before...people talked, spoke their opinions and NO ONE listened...because no one we chose to leave...Wednesday night men's lost 5 teams...but the bar business...just saying... Good luck!

Comment Date: 9/1/2012 Name: traveling bowling ball
@ oh well...what nite would you like me to travel to this wonderful travesty of a bowling center. Give me a nite and i will gladly look around and do my estimate. I'm just so sure that the place will be busting at it's seams.... How is the Rock N Bowl doing ????????????

Comment Date: 8/31/2012 Name: Anon
I was present! You're right Rome wasn't built in a day and it can take a year or longer to bring back a business and as Lang's deserves that chance so doesn't EP that your always cracking on...just think what your saying and be sure it makes sense and is true...Have a great weekend

Comment Date: 8/30/2012 Name: no one cares!!!!
adults calling names? isn't there another blog or site you can go spew where people really care?

Comment Date: 8/30/2012 Name: oh well
You should go there 7 nights a week and see what's going on & then do the's not as bad as your stating...but then comment is necessary business speaks for itself

Comment Date: 8/29/2012 Name: Anonymous
Comment Date: 8/28/2012 Name: oh oh & how many showed for the mtg for bigggg league....under 5 fingers X 4 MD...Rome wasn't built in a day...

Comment Date: 8/29/2012 Name: WNB
@moron lol I am enjoying the Karma...ok Moron...

Comment Date: 8/29/2012 Name: WNB
Take a good look at the bar after we bowl we are NOT there...we are spending our $$$ elsewhere...

Comment Date: 8/28/2012 Name: moron lol
you seem to THINK you know an awful lot for someone who has moved on.....what's the infatuation with EP then? just wondering.....why do you realllly care???

Comment Date: 8/28/2012 Name: Classic Bowler...
@JB Good luck getting bowlers. We left and we are NOT returning. The compeition has you beat 110% plus. OPEN your eyes WIDE...

Comment Date: 8/28/2012 Name: JB
The comments belong "to JB" as the insider is the one posting "to JB" I am JB and I know who left as I was on a Wednesday night team...WTG boy wonder...

Comment Date: 8/28/2012 Name: Karma
Comment Date: 8/21/2012 Name: Anonymous Lang's 100% nice....

Comment Date: 8/26/2012 Name: JWR
@JB are you kidding,the reality is we had a choice and we took it. NO one listened,the owners could care less,the management is a joke. Always an excuse this that BS to all of it, we moved our team(s) out for good reason. Good luck JB...we are happy we are NOT returning to EP Lanes.

Comment Date: 8/25/2012 Name: DUCK PINS R US
@ Hey JB.....Keep your fingers crossed ,cause your figures will not be in the plus for new bowlers. Example ... If 6 teams of 5 leave and 2 teams of 5 join . What is your total ???? Keep posting you moroon..

Comment Date: 8/25/2012 Name: WTG
@ JB we really cannot stop laughing....joined NOT...Wednesday night also my friend 5 teams GONE FOREVER...Friday one league GONE besides what left last year...please it's so visible to the eye(s)

Comment Date: 8/24/2012 Name: Interesting
Take a real good look in the bar...empty! We spoke and you didn't listen...oh well...

Comment Date: 8/23/2012 Name: YES
You we said it and you we did it! Moved to another house WTG bowlers. Yes the numbers look better but you also lost good bowlers forever.Penny wise and dollar foolish :( Good job boy wonder & chuckles...

Comment Date: 8/21/2012 Name: Sweet
So glad we left EP's Monday night more BS with the WOC. Yeah

Comment Date: 8/21/2012 Name: Monday Night Men's
Noticed some bowlers DID NOT return...Guess they meant business...

Comment Date: 8/19/2012 Name: Really
Very impressed you are an expert on the lane conditions...NOT

Comment Date: 8/18/2012 Name: to JB
With those teams that left, how many new ones joined? Keep your records's all good

Comment Date: 8/18/2012 Name: My Opinion
It's all good wait n see...remember we all have choices...use them.

Comment Date: 8/16/2012 Name: belated
wow only one lmao

Comment Date: 8/12/2012 Name: $$$$$
Check it out~new league in town...BIG $$$ Finally done right...

Comment Date: 8/12/2012 Name: YEP
@BTW he did good and you did good...

Comment Date: 8/12/2012 Name: Anonymous
@Response too but I you?

Comment Date: 8/10/2012 Name: JB
Okay let's figure out how many people have left EP for other bowling centers... I know of 9 full teams...and many are short bowlers...WTG Boy wonder...

Comment Date: 8/8/2012 Name: YEP
YEP they bailed...after amny years bowling at EP they said they were leaving and they did! WTG EP well done

Comment Date: 8/6/2012 Name: Belated
Rec'd the post card today LOL just a little behind mailing? LOL Doesn't matter heading to another center. Good luck EP & crew...

Comment Date: 8/5/2012 Name: MY opinion
As said many times NO worry about who said he said she said what said move on ALL the previous management here is happier than ever...they live well as you all know. I know I live with one of them : ) Lots of exciting things happening for all!!!! Good bowling coming....2012-2013 YES

Comment Date: 8/5/2012 Name: JWR
@ATTENTION BOWLERS really sounds awesome...definitely checking it out...

Comment Date: 8/5/2012 Name: Anonymous
@BTW u really should be quiet...

Comment Date: 8/5/2012 Name: to anonymous
you would be the last to know personal info on the gm so keep yourself busy with yourself hehe no see how one incorrect statement flies gm is looking for another job? you people need lives on this site...a part time bowler looking to join a mixed non-sanctioned league

Comment Date: 8/5/2012 Name: RESPONSE TO
I am very happy I have a job a home a family $$$ in the bank cars friends I travel one thing is I DON'T BOWL LOL ...who are you talking about? PER YOUR BLOG...WHY DON'T YOU STAY IN YOUR HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND COUNT YOUR MONEY AND TAKE YOUR CAR ON VACATION INSTEAD OF SITTING AND STIRRING UP CRAP YOU HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT?

Comment Date: 8/5/2012 Name: Anonymous
I am very happy I have a job a home a family $$$ in the bank cars friends I travel one thing is I DON'T BOWL LOL ...who are you talking about?

Comment Date: 8/5/2012 Name: Me
@still wondering...I am very happy I have a job a home a family $$$ in the bank cars friends I travel one thing is I DON'T BOWL LOL ...who are you talking about?

Comment Date: 8/5/2012 Name: JB
@ well now he can't be looking for a job there they already got rid of him once...In all reality he should try to bowl where his $$ comes from to PROMOTE THE GAME people have bailed...common sense but then again..Next Oh wait till ALL the bowlers HEAR what's happening soon...

Comment Date: 8/4/2012 Name: WOT
PS: YES we know he doesn't oil the lanes Mary but at least he could be sure they are playable LOL NO clue...great job boy wonder....

Comment Date: 8/4/2012 Name: Waste of time...
@EP ownership where are you? Why are the lanes so (deleted)? Man does this guy know aything about bowling except the ball has 3 holes? Approaches,lanes,oil...a little personality to US bowlers...GM's usually walk the concourse talk to EVERYONE NOT PARK at a table and stare...into long EP your old news...

Comment Date: 8/4/2012 Name: ATTENTION BOWLERS
Classic league bowlers ,here is your chance to show your stuff. Tuesday nite at Langs, $10,000, added...$15,000.00 .1st place with 20 teams..check it out.

Comment Date: 8/3/2012 Name: Anonymous
are we now resorting to names? humm thanks for the thumbs up I'll have to NOT pay attention

Comment Date: 8/3/2012 Name: don't sweat it!
what is meant to be will your life fully every day and don't worry what you have NO control over....a job is a job it's not your life it's just a part of your content within yourself! No one is secure in today's society for their job so make the best of it daily and when it's time to move on you move on with a's really very simple....dwell on this blog and you'll see what I mean...thanks for your time

Comment Date: 8/3/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous Insider Love your HONESTY & ALL your posts..

Comment Date: 8/2/2012 Name: Anonymous
lmao @ ep bowler....u know NOTHING but then again, why do you really care? keep me smiling :)

Comment Date: 8/2/2012 Name: background???

Comment Date: 7/31/2012 Name: Anonymous
@lol run out of stuff to rag about, doubt it there's so much to "chat" about we can't keep up! No worry soon the fall arrives and watch how many teams have left EP Lanes....

Comment Date: 7/31/2012 Name: My Opinion
Who cares who does what he she does doesn't leave it alone...the truth prevails...look around it's happening...move on we are good to go...have fun bowl where you are happy!

Comment Date: 7/31/2012 Name: JB
@Anonymous Insider Are you saying he is looking for a new job?

Comment Date: 7/29/2012 Name: still wondering
Why are people so concerned with other peoples job, lives, where they spend their time OR money and with WHOM? I thought this was a bowling blog but I guess when people have low self-esteem and are not liked they have nothing to do but talk about other people....stop being so jealous that people are happy in their lives....sad for you

Comment Date: 7/29/2012 Name: Anonymous
@MYOB why don't YOU MYOB instead of trying to defend the BF & EP Lanes...gone so far it's now un repairable...WTG boy wonder & Chuckles...

Comment Date: 7/29/2012 Name: well now...
where do I begin lmao....JB re-read the post your talking about....GM does NOT bowl on company time...and if he's bowling at another center it means he's looking for another job? wth is that about? You can't like and be liked by everyone....not unless you are saying everyone likes you? hummmm must be nice to be perfect.....

Comment Date: 7/29/2012 Name: thank you
doesn't everyone have a past, present, future? please don't be so concerned with mine I will take care of my business and you take care of yours is that a deal?

Comment Date: 7/29/2012 Name: Anonymous
EP Lanes wake up and smell the coffee...maybe just maybe you can save our business...

Comment Date: 7/28/2012 Name: EP Bowler
@keeping track who's keeping track? Just because the GM has been seen bowling elsewhere doesnt mean they are "keeping track" people know his background well they know yours,2 peas in a pod...make a perfect pair. Go add your numbers & be sure they look good..

Comment Date: 7/27/2012 Name: Opinion
@keeping track maybe he needs to bowl weekly to show he has an interest in the game...hellooo duh...sad when a "GM" doesn't bowl the game he is suppose to be promoting,lol No wonder EP is losing teams,leagues...

Comment Date: 7/27/2012 Name: Wednedsay Night
@MYOB That is probably the dumbest post...why would he bowl at his own center...maybe because he should! Just proves what we ALL have saying...NO clue What GM of any center doesn't participate in the game he is suppose to promote? HIM DUH

Comment Date: 7/26/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
@ Keeping Track. Mary we know that it is you writing about your boyfriend Ed Veltri. Its good that your right by his side but, he is doing the same thing as he did before when he was looking for another place of employment. Many Centers have been reading this blog. They are aware of his history.

Comment Date: 7/25/2012 Name: Anonymous
amazing how people now rant about another silly thing! if the manager doesn't bowl at EP you remark and if he did you would still remark so what is your problem?

Comment Date: 7/25/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ MYOB Instead of adding your 2 cents why don't you MYOB? You haven't a clue because if you did you'd be quiet. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...that's YOU & you know who...

Comment Date: 7/25/2012 Name: lol
about the GM bowling at another's amazing how you run out of stuff to rag about so now this...i wouldn't blame him for not bowling @ his own center....most managers DON'T! If your not the EP all the time you raally don't have room to talk about any one's hours there...I mean really???? live on oh yeah look in your closet lmao

Comment Date: 7/24/2012 Name: NO worry
Relaxxxxxx the best bowling center is back!

Comment Date: 7/24/2012 Name: Wanna Guess
@MYOB YOu have NO idea who I am me. In fact I have only been to EP maybe 6 times in a lifetime...however I did bowl AMF Cranston for a very long time...wanna guess who I am MYOB aka as MD????

Comment Date: 7/24/2012 Name: JB
@keeping track &'s evident the AMF employee has struck the "nerve" Blog about him bowling on company time? Why that's probably the best bene they give...just saying...maybe we'll all go to AMF Cranston Saturday~

Comment Date: 7/24/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Amf Cranston Employee why dont you worry about your worthless employees that work theyre especially the ones behind the front desk who are thieves ive seen it first hand by the food and beverage manager as well as that pathetic looser marisol

Comment Date: 7/24/2012 Name: keeping track
M....why would you possibly care where people spend their really should concern yourself with your business....once in 2 months is NOT every "Saturday....just sayin...learn English then you will learn the days of the wk...

Comment Date: 7/24/2012 Name: MYOB
Why would the mgr of EP everrrr bowl @ EP? That would be the next blog about him bowling on company time........find something and someone else to yack about will ya....btw it's obvious who you I said myob

Comment Date: 7/24/2012 Name: JB
Do I read this right? The manager of EP Lanes PAYS ($$$$)to bowl when he can bowl for free at his own center? Sends a clear message to many...but then again when you don't work weekends why go to your center?

Comment Date: 7/23/2012 Name: League Bowler...
@AMF CRANSTON EMPLOYEE...Let me understand this post...are you saying the GM of EP Lanes is bowing at AMF Cranston Bowl on Saturdays? OMG just proves he doesn't cross the bridge weekends...WTG

Comment Date: 7/22/2012 Name: Storm
@Anonymous Insider I heard 2 leagues are NOT returning Friday Nights...NOT happy happy...Wednesday night lost a few teams to Cranston...gonna be interesting but then again it's kinda entertaining...It's known that ownership doesn't care because if they did they would have "repaired" what they "DAMAGED"...oh well I am happy to be staying in the West Bay!!!!

Comment Date: 7/22/2012 Name: AMF Cranston Employee
I find it quite amazing how someone can be the manager at EP Lanes but yet is at Cranston Bowl every Saturday paying to practice, way to give add'l revenue to another bowling center. Boy, If that doesn't tell you this guy is clueless what will.

Comment Date: 7/22/2012 Name: QUESTION
Just noticed the next NEBA states "$$$ added by center" does anyone know how much money has been added? If so please post as I know the present managenment had NOTHING to do with this....thanks

Comment Date: 7/21/2012 Name: JWR
September* correct @anonymous insider...YOu are 100% correct...but really who cares? It's evident the place is in the gutter...Empty 6 nights a week...Not one promotion was presented to the bowlers why? NOT SMART ENOUGH TO PUT IT TOGETHER....

Comment Date: 7/20/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Red
@Peter I agree with your post. Maybe family should work EP Lanes then there will be no worry LOL or 100% worry...It's pretty evident that the only thing they care about is $$$$ Well I have been open bowling at Cranston and I am eagerly awaiting for Lang's to offer Setember leagues... Good luck EP you'll need it for sure!!!

Comment Date: 7/20/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
@ Peter. Please notify all league bowlers. Please tell them they need to go somewhere else. The drama will not stop until Veltri is gone & family members that work there.

Comment Date: 7/19/2012 Name: Draft Beer
Interesting blog as a bowler I did hear a female bartender tell the GM an incident of a customer being disrepectful to her. The GM turned to the customer and in a loud rude tone say "What's the problem here" I thought wow how ignorant is he? I then walked out of the bar...I do notice the bar is empty most of the time as I for one miss the good bartenders that EP once employed. Too bad because people do follow their bartenders...

Comment Date: 7/19/2012 Name: JB
@Draft Beer I agree with you, I will NO longer drink at EP Lounge. NO NFL MLB packages and the best servers are GONE! I rather go across Newport Ave. and be in a better enviroment... When servers & bartenders have a following we customers resign also!!!! Ownership needs to take FULL responsibilty here.

Comment Date: 7/18/2012 Name: Peter
While it's great to see the many many opinions it is also so discouraging that ownership doesn't listen to the bowlers that have been supporting the center for many many years! We understand employees come n go but when good hard working people are forced out instead of being treated with respect that says plenty about ownership. Seems they are never satisfied with any of the GM's that they choose therefore they should put themselves there or their family members. I have seen many a good GM come go etc...well I am going this time. I am going to a new center to bowl where the management is allowed to manage his center. Good luck bowlers. Thank you Peter

Comment Date: 7/16/2012 Name: Grey tea...
@ green tea...ownership is 100% absent management is 50% absent...9 out of 10 past GM's had to work long days n nights but this one has bankers hours? In a short time it shows well within the center, going to be very interesting come September...we bowlers have choices and I know many have made the move! Good luck bowlers...Have a great 2012-2013 season.

Comment Date: 7/15/2012 Name: Anonymous
Hard to believe that EP Lanes hasn't done a thing to make the bowlers want to return...guess they won't miss Grant...

Comment Date: 7/14/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ I am...we bowlers have seen many a GM come go come go come back go walk a merry go round. It's definitely a problem for the bowlers especially when you get one that is not well received...and that's what we got. When good people are let go forced out it bothers us the it or not TRUTH

Comment Date: 7/13/2012 Name: Green Tea
I believe she was also the bartender. Management,ownership is responsible here as they are "absent" 99% & 100% of the time. Your employees are only as good as you! Comment Date: 7/6/2012 Name: oooh yes! a waitress did serve a minor and she's one that is not there anymore so imagine. is that one you want to be employed as your peer

Comment Date: 7/13/2012 Name: Great wall of China
@ ha ha wow The best is yet to come wait n see how many of US have moved onto different bowling centers. Our $$$ is green and we can spend it where we WANT! Good luck EP you had the best forget the rest

Comment Date: 7/12/2012 Name: Anonymous
@haha wow LOL good review...and don't forget AMF lost Niantic Ave. another option for US bowlers! Choices love it.

Comment Date: 7/12/2012 Name: haha wow
So much drama here so I'll be at Walnut in Woonsocket this fall with my team. Sweet bar, sweet pro shop, sweet center and lanes. None of the BS drama, owner is known and respected in the bowling business and also runs the great Old Mountain Lanes down in South Kingstown. I think the dam is about to burst at EP and the flood of bowlers are heading over to Woonsocket and Cranston.

Comment Date: 7/11/2012 Name: JB
Comment Date: 7/6/2012 Name: open bowler I was in there last week on two different days and it was rockin'...just a bowler commenting on it seemed busy so why are you on it? ?????????? WHY ARE WE ON WHAT? Busy,rocking quite busy... sorry my friend they are not, bowlers do not "bowl' in the summer warm weather, unless its raining outside. Known Fact...the place is a ghost town.

Comment Date: 7/7/2012 Name: JB
@Astonishment maybe??? They still have a public hearing they need to attend.

Comment Date: 7/6/2012 Name: open bowler
I was in there last week on two different days and it was rockin'...just a bowler commenting on it seemed busy so why are you on it?

Comment Date: 7/6/2012 Name: oooh
yes! a waitress did serve a minor and she's one that is not there anymore so imagine. is that one you want to be employed as your peer

Comment Date: 7/6/2012 Name: I am...
Comment Date: 6/29/2012 Name: tgif before you judge, make sure your perfect I am perfect, I work everyday,support my family,volunteer in many organizations,USED to bowl 3 times a week,now once a week,seen many a GM's come and go and it will continue~I believe none of what I hear and ALL of what I see & I have seen plenty...EP Lanes has much to repair. I no longer need to cross the bridge : ) Good luck. NEXT

Comment Date: 7/6/2012 Name: JB
@ Astonishment I heard they are keeping the "lounge" closed weekend afternoon's but they are "quite" busy...go figure What goes around comes around...Karma baby Karma

Comment Date: 7/3/2012 Name: Astonishment
Is E P Lanes closing their lounge or did they have to get shut down for serving minors. Just read the comments in the EP Patch ,newspaper, that's awful that they have gone this route on making money off, under 21yr.olds. If that's true the place should lose their liquor lic. Never mind get fined. It's one thing to over serve but to get the under age crowd drunk is terrible. you deserve to be shut down...!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 7/1/2012 Name: Sunday Morning Quarterback
sometimes companies do people a favor...YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL WITH THIS COMMENT STARTS WITH YOU & YOURS. as for langs they kept the trash and that's why they ended up in the dumpster...REFER TO THE CORRECT EMPLOYER WHEN YOU POST! The longtime bowlers know the truth as we see it first hand! Hope you post on your time and not theirs... After all you are quite busy...NOT Comment Date: 6/28/2012 Name: bloggers before you chat about people you should know the story behind people leaving any company! sometimes companies do people a for langs they kept the trash and that's why they ended up in the that

Comment Date: 6/30/2012 Name: Union Man
Keep Lang's out it, it was AMF that created havoc there and their employees you should know this you were one of them. Lang's was always a top notch center and will be back 100%!!!! Concentrate on EP as you are quite busy remember?

Comment Date: 6/30/2012 Name: JB
So then maybe you were hired to turn EP around? Do a 360? It will be interesting because so far we ALL see it much differently! Good people employed QUIT, 99% of the new hires have QUIT,a minor was served alcohol and management wasn't told about it, great communication...NOT You are one of many more that will leave and there are more victims waiting...Good luck! The best is yet to come!

Comment Date: 6/30/2012 Name: Wednesday night X
@lmao & what r u thinking Many of us post what we think of the lanes, conditions,service,we the bowlers have a right to speak as our $$$$ support the business,when management is changed,forced OUT YES FORCED OUT after years & years of employment we the bowlers can & will say what we want, feel. We don't care what you he them say. Do your job and worry about how long you will be employed or when you will be next! Fall will be here soon get busy trying to recoup what left! Good luck!

Comment Date: 6/30/2012 Name: Union Member
It was an open book so we ALL read it daily! You need to think before you blog! Comment Date: 6/28/2012 Name: bloggers before you chat about people you should know the story behind people leaving any company! sometimes companies do people a for langs they kept the trash and that's why they ended up in the dumpster

Comment Date: 6/29/2012 Name: tgif
before you judge, make sure your perfect

Comment Date: 6/29/2012 Name: BLOGGING
Comment Date: 6/28/2012 Name: bloggers before you chat about people you should know the story behind people leaving any company! sometimes companies do people a for langs they kept the trash and that's why they ended up in the that It's well known why they,he left...Don't think you want it public so think before you post...

Comment Date: 6/29/2012 Name: Anonymous
every action wants a reaction wtg

Comment Date: 6/28/2012 Name: Wasting Company Time
Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider @ Sympathy! Mary and Ed stop writing on this blog and be more productive at EP Lanes. Guess the truth hurts. You have a Little Boy running the show. Instead of you hiring someone with experience. You really just proved you do not know what you are doing as a GM.

Comment Date: 6/28/2012 Name: Ten Pin Bum
OMG Just saw this post on AMF and oh so true!!!! Many of us already moved to Cranston and will be here Fall 2012-2013 season. EP wake up and get out of the gutter because you are there head pin first! Also changing management is NOT the right answer maybe just maybe allowing GOOD managers (as had) to do their job would be beneficial to YOU! Also hiring sloppy seconds doesn't work, AMF rarely terminates employees but they did this time! Did you figure out why? We did! Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider Kathy heard your getting your old leagues back from EP Lanes. They will enjoy the free drinks and extra charges again. Maybe your sister Debbie will come and work with you there once Ed the GM brings EP Lanes down as he did with many others businesses.

Comment Date: 6/28/2012 Name: what r u thinking
do you really think people with lives just sit here and worry about your comments? jeez you need a life .... sad & desperate people...

Comment Date: 6/28/2012 Name: lmao
wasting company time? guess you don't work there day time do ya....oh sit on your a** and try to stir up trouble on blogs alllll dayyyy....sorry for u

Comment Date: 6/28/2012 Name: JB
@ sweet days of summer Really you are "quite" busy, interesting...Saturday we thought EP was closed half the house was in the dark...being conserative maybe!

Comment Date: 6/27/2012 Name: Newsflash
Looking like Lang's may open for Fall 2012! Don't commit until we all know the status!

Comment Date: 6/27/2012 Name: Town Crier
Lang's may be opening sooner than 2013! A great option for ALL of you that are looking for a new place to throw your ball! Looking better and better for us 10 pin Queens and Kings!

Comment Date: 6/27/2012 Name: sweet days of summer
Yep summer is a slow time of year for ALL bowling alleys! But I sure get a great night sleep because we seem to be quite busy! Every where you go has busy and slow spurts so come and have fun bowling @ EP Lanes!

Comment Date: 6/26/2012 Name: JB
@Anonymous Summer is always slower but this year there is nothing happening at EP Lanes NOTHING! They are wasting their AC & electric~

Comment Date: 6/26/2012 Name: PERFECT POST
Comment Date: 6/14/2012 Name: Anonymous People do not like change but when management is changed every year 18 months 2 years etc...that creates havoc! Now add someone something employees don't like and you have disaster! This is the problem at EP Lanes. The owners can do what they want all day long and so can the employees! It's employment at will both ways! So when ownership makes a ripple it creates a wave! When long term employees resign that says plenty! Good luck as many of us have chosen to move on! THIS SAYS IT ALL!

Comment Date: 6/25/2012 Name: Anonymous
Comment Date: 6/14/2012 Name: League Bowler Well said as I knew all of the previous GM's as well as the assistant and trust me they lost some of the best managers they ever had. They may be saving some $$$$$$$ but it's a known fact you get what you pay for! Good luck! 6/25/2012 BEST POST EVER AND OH SO TRUE! YOU KNOW THERE IS AN INTERNAL PROBLEM WHEN MANAGEMENT IS CHANGED EVERY YR, 18 MONTHS ETC...EP LANES HAD SOME OF THE BEST MANAGERS IN THE 10 PIN WORLD AND EITHER TERMINATED THEM (LOL) OR FORCED THEM TO WALK OFF THE JOB LITERALLY (LOL) ETC... GOOD LUCK

Comment Date: 6/23/2012 Name: Anonymous
Went to bowl at EP today house was dark 2 lanes going~waste of opening close the doors until 6PM you'll be better off~

Comment Date: 6/21/2012 Name: Quack Quack
Took up duck pin bowling for fun and guess what it is fun!

Comment Date: 6/20/2012 Name: My Opinion
The last few posts say it all. We are all good to go so join the train and take the ride! They can do what they want and so can we! Our $$$ is green spend it where you want~

Comment Date: 6/20/2012 Name: Storm
Best part to all of this is absentee ownership! All about the $$$ We the bowlers bowl because we love the game however we DON'T love EP Lanes because of the stupidity decision making upsetting the center attitude! You had the best forget the rest! Good luck!

Comment Date: 6/16/2012 Name: Extra Extra
@Anonymous Insider Where ya been? Your audience is waiting for the latest!

Comment Date: 6/16/2012 Name: Wednesday Night Bowler FORMER
@league bowler of course the numbers will look great why because they "forced" good people out,another GM gone, one of many as we all know, so they got a HUGE savings but in the long run they lost a TON of business! You know your team isn't returning! Leagues have left not returning... Heard that a AMF "person" made a comment when the new guy arrived, wasn't to good,but again heard so I guess I won't repeat because I didn't hear it lol Good luck to this place, if they only had a brain! PS:I am happy for one of the previous GM's wait the best is yet to come!

Comment Date: 6/15/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ League Bowler 100% true! Wait till the leagues start and they see how many teams have moved to other houses as well as full leagues leaving! Ownership here is penny wise and dollar foolish! We the bowlers respected previous management as well as liked the service unlike now. Again our choice! Good luck!

Comment Date: 6/15/2012 Name: Former EP Bowler
@ Anonymous & league bowler we know EP Lanes better than the average,we also know that each and every GM that was hired in the past (all 8 or 9 etc...) was well known,liked and received well in the game of bowling unlike...They (EP owners) never announced the change,nor did they introduce him to anyone and he NEVER introduced him to anyone including employees but more importantly than that the people who patronize EP lanes US the bowlers! As said the owners can do what they want and so can we the bowlers! I know I am heading to Route 1 come September! I refuse to be treated like a second class citizen especially by...and like 90% of the bowlers, the previous management is really missed. Why?Because they knew what to do to keep the bowlers happy! AGAIN when LONG TERM EMPLOYEES bail that makes a serious statement! We spoke our peace NO ONE listened so good bye EP!

Comment Date: 6/15/2012 Name: $$$$$$$$$
It's all about the $$$$$$$$$$ for sure! You pay peanuts you get monkeys!

Comment Date: 6/14/2012 Name: Anonymous
People do not like change but when management is changed every year 18 months 2 years etc...that creates havoc! Now add someone something employees don't like and you have disaster! This is the problem at EP Lanes. The owners can do what they want all day long and so can the employees! It's employment at will both ways! So when ownership makes a ripple it creates a wave! When long term employees resign that says plenty! Good luck as many of us have chosen to move on!

Comment Date: 6/14/2012 Name: League Bowler
Well said as I knew all of the previous GM's as well as the assistant and trust me they lost some of the best managers they ever had. They may be saving some $$$$$$$ but it's a known fact you get what you pay for! Good luck!

Comment Date: 6/12/2012 Name: League Bowler
@keep it to bowling, why are you asking the ? If you don't like it why would we? Guess you are one that likes to make trouble. Smarten up! Talk bowling!

Comment Date: 6/12/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ keep it to bowling that's right it's a bowling blog,but every action wants a reaction! People open cans of worms when then shouldn't so people take off with it...RI is so small so news travels quickly....10 pin bowling is a dying game! One day it will be a memory!

Comment Date: 6/12/2012 Name: keep it to bowling
all these blogs are speculative and ACCUSATIONS...there are posts about everyone and it's sad people work in the same place and have to post rotten things that aren't even TRUE 99.9% of the time...repeating rumors is childish behavior..sounds like you don't like your business on here so why bring anyone else's on here? how's it feel?

Comment Date: 6/11/2012 Name: Early Bird
Personally if I were the X GM I'd make that call to resolve all of it! But no need it's being taken care of! As far as the present what GM did you say best laugh of the day, when 99% of the bowlers IGNORE HIM because want can that says plenty. Cannot wait for the fall leagues to begin oh I mean end!

Comment Date: 6/11/2012 Name: Early Bird
@ GM Inc. I agree 100% with you! I saw first hand the stupidty of EP Lanes decision making! When long term employees walk that says plenty! The bowlers know plenty!

Comment Date: 6/11/2012 Name: Anonymous What number do I call to reach your office or waht is your email address? **NOTE** You can reach us at B2U Staff

Comment Date: 6/11/2012 Name: johnny boy
Comment Date: 6/9/2012 Name: GM believe me you too that the current GM could care less what you have to say about him...NO KIDDING!

Comment Date: 6/10/2012 Name: Early Bird
Gets the worm!

Comment Date: 6/9/2012 Name: Snich
@ rat remember you are employed there and it will ALL fall back there, wait n see, hope you are ready to handle ALL of it! I know I am!

Comment Date: 6/9/2012 Name: GM
believe me you too that the current GM could care less what you have to say about him...

Comment Date: 6/9/2012 Name: Cheese Head
@Rat...What kind of cheese to you prefer?? American,Swiss,Cheddar,Provolone..OH I forgot ,ALL RATS like all kinds.

Comment Date: 6/9/2012 Name: My Opinion
People I have said it over n over n over let it all go, the previous GM and the other 8 or 9 or 10 DON'T care what people say! They have moved on and you should know they have ALL done WELL! Good family,kids,grandchildren, business,careers,homes etc...Better than this GM will ever do! It's obvious by the history invovled! It's great you want to be on the better side but NO need! As I have said let it go, go bowl and be done! If some of the negative comments continue I will address them,trust me! Good luck!

Comment Date: 6/8/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Rat when you started they should have given you some cheese!

Comment Date: 6/8/2012 Name: GM Incorporated
@Anonymous Love that you have to respond lol Jealousy is oh so TRANSPARENT. How's the apt? LOL

Comment Date: 6/8/2012 Name: GM Incorporated
All the previous GM's could give 2 peanuts about anything that is written said about ALL of them. Some were let go some walked away on their on some QUIT abruptly! It ALL has to do with ownership bottom line! Some of the former GM's are friend and believe you me they have shared many a story about ALL of it! They also share a good laugh!

Comment Date: 6/8/2012 Name: ESQ
@Anonymous Do you know this for a fact? That is a serious accusation, interesting thou,let's see where we can have that statement evaluated! Thanks, almost like hitting the lottery! Good luck!

Comment Date: 6/8/2012 Name: Love this One
Comment Date: 6/8/2012 Name: Former EP Bowler @Anonymous Insider We hope you didn't believe them as you know talk is cheap! Like we said you pay peanuts you get monkeys! As you know the zoo has all new "creatures" CAME IN AT A DISCOUNT RATE???? LOL

Comment Date: 6/8/2012 Name: Jack in the box!
@ johnny boy why don't you say what you think in person? You evidently have a BIG mouth for many things,we all hear what you say over n over n over . You wish you had a 1/3 of what he and many others have! Nevermind the travel, the vacations, the property's, the tournaments,the equipment etc...blah blah blah Keep practicing and maybe just maybe you will be something anything one day! We love your posts best chuckle of the day(s)!!!!

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: Double WOW
@ Wow I would gladly meet you to discuss anything you like, I am not a bowling alley rat so going to EP Lanes or any other center is not for me. I have alot to say to you only I want to say it to you in person , I don't have to hide behind a blog. What do you think? I have lots n lots stored in my memory bank! What do u think?

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous Insider, keep up the good work you are making their heads spin like Linda Blair in the,The Exorcist,LMAO

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: Spreading the words!
Wonder Bowl Comments - Add your comment ------------------------------------------------- Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider The owners had said that they where going to make changes. One was to hire a NEW GM for EP LANES that was said three months ago. You need to stop talking owners and do something about it or you won't have any customers spend money there or employees to work for you. You need to STOP talking and OPEN YOUR EYES and do it already. GET RID OF ED. HE IS THE WORST YOU EVER HIRED.

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: Great
@ Anonymous WTG and great description of the situation! Soon they will be a TOP spinning n spinning n spinning

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: EVIDENT
Personally I would NEVER work where I wasn't RESPECTED by my co-workers nor the patrons! Ewwww

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: rat?
I am not the one hiding as you seem to think you know every thing about me and decided to write it why do u care about me this much? why concern yourself with me? well you know where I am if u need to spew because you know me and I don't know you I do know you seem to really devote time to what I'm doing at all time lmao

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: AMF
@Anonymous Insider You are a riot! Love the posts!

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: Jack in the box
@XRF You bet he's grinning, he could care less about anyone, anything, this blog is so entertaining and informative! There are so many chapters to add it will be the best seller! Any titles out there?

Comment Date: 6/7/2012 Name: Early Bird
Every action wants a reaction and YOU are all giving it. We can say what we want about the new GM,the other one (s) too many to mention, as you ALL know they come n go,and this one be just another one biting the dust one day! Employees come n go also, so really who cares what is written said the truth ALWAYS prevails! Work hard, play hard,bowl good bad awful! If you have to react to the positive it means YOU are JEALOUS! People are like parrots they talk n talk n talk! Many of us have contacted ownership with our opinion maybe they will repair it maybe they won't who CARES we ALL know the truth about what has transpired at EP LAnes! Have a great day! Early Bird PS: I am writing as I am very close to the situation and saw heard first hand the BS of 99.9% of it! NOT Pretty!

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: XRF
I love this blog! I don't even have to turn on the TV anymore for entertainment! Why don't YOU all concentrate on your life and "jobs" or as I do concentrate on my career as I am a professional unlike 99% of you. If you bowl, bowl,if you don't like EP Lanes,the employees or the management move on, there are many centers within a 30 mile radius,North Bowl, Walnut Hill, Cranston AMF (not to good) and soon Lang's! As far as the previous GM, he doesn't care about any of this BS, I'm sure he is grinning about all of it as he lives well! I know this for real! Sleep well

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: Typing will You work
Instead of looking at the internet while on the clock why don't you do some work for that company !! Maybe the books will tell the truth soon..

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: sympathy
People come n' go in bowling centers. When your an employee of any company you should do your best and have fun yet be productive! When the time comes to leave for whatever reason, you can hold your head high and be content within yourself. You probably would never be at peace any where because you gossip wayyyyyyy too much about every one and every thing...I'm sorry for you

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: JB
@ Wow please provide the logistics to this if you are capable of doing so. Thanks

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: lmao
bar wasn't even open and waitress was late but it sure narrows down to a few who knew about the keys LMAO LMAO .... just shows how you rant about nothing lmao ty need a job

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: good grief
Didn't take long to pick on someone else did it? The "KID" your talking about has more knowledge of this center than anyone else in the place. This center needed a lift with new employees! Guess your being showed up now since there are respectful, knowledgeable, reliable and honest people....keep your lil' head in shame

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
@ Sympathy! Mary and Ed stop writing on this blog and be more productive at EP Lanes. Guess the truth hurts. You have a Little Boy running the show. Instead of you hiring someone with experience. You really just proved you do not know what you are doing as a GM.

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
@ good grief! You said it "KID". Exactly! Shows that you do not know what you are doing.

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: My Opinion
@johnny boy~If you only had a brain! Are you the scarecrow in the wizard of oz?

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: Skinny Girl
Guess it's true YOU are so jealous of him, I love it! Keep it up we enjoy the reading! You are ALL so pre-occupied with him sadly he could care less about any of you,never did never will!

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: JB
@ johhny boy Oh I am sure the previous GM will respond now wait n see! Little do you know.

Comment Date: 6/6/2012 Name: jb & not so confidant!
JB they can't handle honesty on this blog lmao wtg tho..... as far as patty CKAES & MIRROR MIRROR maybe you should ask your hubby how to spell before you attempt to hit anyone's one takes you serious when you don't stand for yourself...

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: The Bone Crusher
@ just to let you know !!! Sweetie !!! I came in to bowl last nite [Mon.] and was told only the lanes for the parent/child league were quit BS'ing the customers about what /who are doing with the lanes.. You don't even have to tell people .They will figure it out by throwing a ball done the, go insult your feeble mine.

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: My Opinion
@ hmmmm Really? 1. Who would want to return to EP Lanes with present management there? NOBODY 2. Who wants to work for a business where the owners are "absent"? NOBODY 3. What do you know about "bowling"? NOTHING 4. Put a survey on the concourse ask the people their thoughts of EP management, GUARANTEE you the answers will not be well received!! I can guarantee you & your cronies that I would NEVER want my family member to work at EP ownership. The only person who understood the game, business is no longer with us. Figure it ALL out! When you have manangement that is NOT RESPECTED it's like having NOBODY and that's what EP has! Go crawl back under that rock!

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: My Opinion
PS: 7 8 9 managers in what timeframe? LOL It's a known joke on ownership!

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: curious
I'm curious why someone would concern themselves with personal lives of others and write on a bowling site about it? As an outsider I see there is a problem with your personal life but I won't pass judgement

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: Curator
@ who cares...AND fruit flies have more brains than you and looks... LMAO...

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
Regarding the fruit flies: Mr. Gm did not listen to a certain bartender who had told him that the other bartenders were not cleaning the bar properly. I heard it and saw it with my own eyes. Ed does not do his job as a GM. He needs to go back to school and educate himself in how to run a business?

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
Since more employees quit. Look who they have working as a night closer on Sunday and Monday nights, a little boy who doesn't know how to talk to adults when there is a problem. Does not know how to handle things when there is a problem with a customer complaint. He would probably run and hide in the office. He is NOT qualify to be a night closer. He needs to stick to the medical field. They need to hire a person with experience.

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: AMF
@ wow who cares pity patty ckaes party Throw a strike more like srike a nerve! Keep the blog to bowling if you don't want to be reminded of mentioned my hubby's leash,working blah blah LOOK in the mirror mirror We all see it and so should YOU! WTG Bowlers stick together!

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: EP Bowler's
@ wow YES we are! Jealousy is so transparent!

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: wisdom
Ignore those people who's talking behind your back. That's where they belong, just behind your back :-)

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: AMF
Known fact previous mamangement booked more functions in the short lived timeline than this management will ever see! You need a voice and knowledge of the game, he has neither.

Comment Date: 6/4/2012 Name: False
@ Just to let u know THEY ALL DO NOT BOWL! 90% of the employees here at EP DO NOT BOWL!

Comment Date: 6/4/2012 Name: Well known
@to old timer The OWNERS are NEVER on site at any of their centers! If you are referring to the "kids" LOL When they do become the OWNERS ALL centers will be empty 100% Maybe you are referring to "boy" wonder who hired you well obviously he made a mistake.

Comment Date: 6/4/2012 Name: who cares
Why do you concern yourself so much with hours and outfits and now personal lives as marriages and divorces? your a shame! How can you pass judgment when you don't know people involved yet you jack your jaws???????? I've said in the past posts feel free to confront me if there is anything you feel you NEED to know...don't hide behind a blog...and if you feel the need to reveal anything else which sounded threatening feel free to do that too....your a low-life and have no b****! PS fruit flies have more brains than you

Comment Date: 6/4/2012 Name: pity
When its said and done I'll have a pity party for you and your cronies...if you don't see something with your own eyes or hear something with your own ears don't you realize what an idiot you are for repeating it? keep those rumors going....they're a free cheap buzz lmao

Comment Date: 6/4/2012 Name: Mary Poppins
@ hmmmm trying to get re-hired? Like who, maybe the people who earned CASH and don't claim it ALL? Other than that TRUST me I know that the best employees have NO desire to work for this company! When employees with years n years bail that says PLENTY! Known FACT! As far as the lanes being oiled, LOL now you know about lane conditions,do you know how to keep score, oh I forget automatic scoring! He he What can you tell US about the approaches? WE can tell YOU they were STICKY ICKY DIRTY DIRTY and many people complained to ownership!!! Look back at the comments the APPROACHES have been fifthly since November 2011,previous management walked the lanes daily, they put their bowling shoes on and walked the lanes etc...does Mr. No personality own a pair of bowling shoes? Maybe you can rent him a pair! Maybe you could learn how to check the approaches afterall you are a Jill of all trades!!! What else do we need to discuss? I have plenty of answers for you! Have a great day!

Comment Date: 6/4/2012 Name: Anonymous
@lmao ya got that right. Previously to this so called managemnet staff EP NEVER had fruit flies in the bottles! GROSS Maybe the candyman and chuckles can add this to their resume'

Comment Date: 6/4/2012 Name: advice
bigger than you have tried to break her and haven't succeeded.....keep the rumors flowing...your so special!

Comment Date: 6/3/2012 Name: Bowlers
Boy we do miss the "previous" management here at EP Lanes!

Comment Date: 6/3/2012 Name: Gutter
Hard to believe this center is in the gutter! What happened here ? WOW They seriously need management skills! Did this place get sold recently?

Comment Date: 6/3/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ The Curator Did you see the flies in the bottle? If so this is a Health Dept. concern! In the past they were steam cleaned! I'll be looking closely at the bottles for sure!

Comment Date: 6/3/2012 Name: Champion
Special thanks to the "PREVIOUS" GM for booking the doubles tournament at EP Lanes WTG~great to see all the dedicated bowlers of N.E. EP Lanes you had the BEST forget the REST!

Comment Date: 6/3/2012 Name: If YOU only had a brain!
Hey Mr. GM NO personality, when you have a house full of bowlers (thanks to the former GM) you are suppose to talk to ALL the bowlers NOT just your cronies from the hood! Unreal

Comment Date: 6/3/2012 Name: Just to let u know
The lanes are oiled everyday especially when there is a league or NEBA is coming. The guys will even go back to the lanes that are being used. Also if there is NEBA bowling they will not give out lanes to close to there sign ups so the lanes will be alset. The guys do a great job cuz they all bowl and know how the lanes are suppose to be. So next time ask the guys who work hard in the back.

Comment Date: 6/2/2012 Name: Well Known
@Spill the truth Maybe you should think if your hubby had kept you on a leash you wouldn't be working at EP. It's well known how you ended up with the GM. So I suggest you stop throwing stones because one may hit you like it just did! 99.9% of the employees have QUIT because they didn't have to keep eating **** from Mr. NO Personality! Want me to reveal more? Then keep the blog to bowling! I think you have some fries ready to be served!

Comment Date: 6/2/2012 Name: Anonymous
Nothing surprises me at EP Lanes anymore NOTHING! Most of their staff managers were well versed in the business of 10 pin bowling but yet ownership allowed it all to fall apart! Now they have no one to replace the worse possible GM they ever had! The former GM & assistant are smarter than they think!

Comment Date: 6/1/2012 Name: Bosox
@ Spill the truth, 99% of the staff has QUIT because of the GM & the snack bar queen, I mean the clerk! Please we know,see,hear it ALL! When a longtime employee turns the keys in and walks that speaks loudly! The night guy would bail also but hey why not stay when he's only there to collect a check & drink coffee!

Comment Date: 6/1/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ The curator, OMG BEST POST EVER the place is filled with "insects" some have wings, some have 2 feet! All the good employees have either QUIT, been forced out or replaced by Mr. Personality & Company! WTG Surprised that the lounge was open,heard last week the "keys" to the lounge took a ride home so the patrons had to go elsewhere to drink! I'm definitley stopping by Striker's to see this first hand! Maybe chuckle chuckle or boy wonder can assist here!

Comment Date: 6/1/2012 Name: hmmmm
how bad can a place be if x employees are trying to be rehired? disect that for awhile.... just sayin ...........

Comment Date: 6/1/2012 Name: lmao
fruit flies because bartenders don't do their jobs! imagine their homes? can get rid of them time and time again but if areas are not cleaned that will certainly happen..maybe they should do their jobs instead of talking about every one else

Comment Date: 6/1/2012 Name: Old Timer
@to old timer, lol I can run circles around ALL of you! Take a look in the mirror you are the "old" one not I. Ask the owner? If they ever make an appearance at EP I would gladly approach them! The last time they came to EP when the place had patrons in it was last year! Many people would express their opinion and they would not like it! What else you want to know?

Comment Date: 6/1/2012 Name: The Curator
Who is in charge of the Fruit Flies??????? What is your rank????? Are you a collector of different specie of flies??? Do you have a special one???? Do you pet it while you do your paper work??? Do you dissect it like in Biology class??? Do you stick pins in it??? Are you trying to see how many you can catch in your Peach Schnapps bottle??? If we get that special one in our drink is it free?? When do you think you could have someone clean the Pourers??? LMAO

Comment Date: 5/30/2012 Name: ALL BOWLERS
Don't know if it's true or not but I heard the lanes are getting oiled every OTHER day! If true we should move all our leagues! BEWARE

Comment Date: 5/29/2012 Name: Mary Mary quite contrary or is it Mr. Ed
@ same ole' summers & @ Spill the truth It is DEFINITELY MANAGEMENT!!!! HANDS DOWN ON OFF WTG GL to you two!!!!!! We all know NO ONE bowls in the summer but wait & see the outcome!!!

Comment Date: 5/29/2012 Name: Old Timer
@Poor Service You'd think he was on commision! He has NO clue on how to manage a bowling center, people,customers, staff,lane conditions etc...look around the center,that says it all!!!! EP Lanes had the best forget the rest! An assistant manager and GM with years n years of experience in the game of 10 pin bowling,both were HIGHLY respected by the customers,leagues NOT anymore! Good luck! PS:No manager there yesterday imagine?

Comment Date: 5/29/2012 Name: spill the truth
two more employees bite the dust one wants to work anymore...nothing to do with management...keep your hubby on a leash and maybe get separate jobs and what you don't see and hear won't bother u...been applying for another job right to u both u will need it.....

Comment Date: 5/29/2012 Name: Scratch Bowler
@same ole' summers really??? No kidding, it's the responsibilty of the GM to generate business NOT chase it away along with employees! This center will see a little more business this summer because the previous GM was knowlegable enough to secure additional tournaments! KNOWN FACT! We give credit to the correct people not the people who ride on shirt tails! Take that to the bank!

Comment Date: 5/29/2012 Name: White Cosmo
@ Spill the truth remember people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones! Tis Tis play nice, and remember the truth prevails!

Comment Date: 5/29/2012 Name: to old timer
guess your too old to be there Monday (holiday) because management was in the building....ask the owner ..... but again, you seem to complain about things you don't know about....get up and come by for coffee at 8:30....grow up! I guess they should add another day to the week and then your complaints would be justifiably so.

Comment Date: 5/29/2012 Name: same ole' summers
if your a bowler then you should know that ALLLLLL alleys are slow this time of year duhhhh...always looking to complain about something ...although some been quiet since they've been caught on to pun...bybyby spy in sky

Comment Date: 5/28/2012 Name: Old timer
Another 2 bite the dust!! WOW WTG GM your doing a GREAT job NOT. Hey ownership great choice on the GM NOT NOT NOT Wake up and rack the pins your place is a MESS for real!!

Comment Date: 5/28/2012 Name: Anonymous
Went to EP Lanes to practice, wow the place is empty! Generate something for us bowlers!

Comment Date: 5/27/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous Insider where ya been, come on we are all waiting for your update.

Comment Date: 5/26/2012 Name: Joker
PS:What does this tell ALL of you? It tells US what we have been saying since 11/3/2011. Bad decision bad very bad

Comment Date: 5/26/2012 Name: Anonymous
@Bone cutter The truth prevails!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clean the closets, EP Lanes is old news!!!!!

Comment Date: 5/26/2012 Name: Joker
You know when the GM doesn't know how to get into the bldg. there is a problem. LOL Another first EP Lanes, great choice NOT! Admit there is a problem and address it please!

Comment Date: 5/26/2012 Name: Poor Service
Went to EP Lanes this Saturday afternoon to practice for an hour. If I new the lane machine was not going to be used today I would of made a detour to another center. When I asked if the lanes were oiled, I was told, not today per order of the mgr. Nice job..wasted my time and money coming here.

Comment Date: 5/25/2012 Name: The Bone Counter
@league bowler...My boulder is loaded and in position...put your helmet on big guy...

Comment Date: 5/24/2012 Name: Old timer
@Reality Check 5/8 You are right on track! I used to bowl 2 leagues and practice alot NO more! With the economy in the S****R it's NOT affordable! I bowl once a week and practice when the games are a dollar!

Comment Date: 5/22/2012 Name: League Bowler
@The Bone Counter Really? You know that we know how it all began don't you? People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones! Rememeber there are many more of US than YOU!

Comment Date: 5/21/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Summer schedule LOL O so true, out of the new hires who stayed? Not many for sure!

Comment Date: 5/21/2012 Name: Extra Extra
@ Anonymous Insider WE NEED THE UPDATE! Any date set for the fireworks?

Comment Date: 5/21/2012 Name: The Bone Counter
@Vacation, You better tie up your bones because if they get out of that closet you will really hear it?? Won"t WE... LMAO

Comment Date: 5/21/2012 Name: Longevity Here!
@ We all know it's u! Great post! Sad part is it's true! Talk about a conflict of interest wow but then again look at the history there...we old timers know the truth!!! We saw it ALL for the last 20 plus years! If the closet door opens watch out the skeletons will fall out!

Comment Date: 5/19/2012 Name: Summer Schedule
Luck of the Lanes, no one has to be laid off here or hours cut because everyone hired quit already! WOW Luck of the Lanes!

Comment Date: 5/18/2012 Name: Monday Wednesday Friday League Bowlers
Hey EP management,ownership take a ride to Cranston, WN Hill, North Bowl Lanes you'll see many longtime EP bowlers at all locations! Spending our $$$$$$$ elsewhere!!!!!

Comment Date: 5/17/2012 Name: League Bowler
@grasping more straws @vacation Who cares what you people think,the truth hurts thats why you react. EP Lanes is old news,people are moving leagues teams OUT the lounge is DEAD EMPTY the best is yet to come. Ownership is absent,they allowed a FAILED AMF employee to RUN I mean RUIN their business! Hello WN Hill,Cranston Bowl,North Bowl & Lang's To bad you don't have vacation year round he he

Comment Date: 5/17/2012 Name: We all know it's u!
It really doesn't matter if your married or related to the owners. We all know chuckle chuckle and everyone alset is you Debbie. So becareful he will get rid of you to. At the lanes u have to be going with the GM or related to him to be safe there. It's starting to be Lang number 2. So the question is, Debbie are u alset? Maybe u should go work with your sister because as you can see, they are getting new workers and getting rid of the old ones.

Comment Date: 5/17/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
@grasping more straws LOL new desk personnel they all quit and soon more will QUIT! Wait n see! I think 90% of the new hires have QUIT because they can't stand the stuoity of the GM & YOU! Now go get your pencil an dadd the numbers! We used to love EP Lanes until.....

Comment Date: 5/17/2012 Name: Anonymous
EP lanes is a ghost town! Let's see what the GM can do to create business. On a 1 to 10 I vote ZERO! WTG to the hiring agent!

Comment Date: 5/13/2012 Name: Anonymous
I guess we hoped too hard~when you pay peanuts you get monkeys~I thought monkey's were smart? Oh well let's still hope EP Lanes does the right thing and puts US bowlers first!

Comment Date: 5/11/2012 Name: Welcome Back
@Anonymous Insider ???? Update

Comment Date: 5/10/2012 Name: Update
@Anonymous Insider: Any news we are depending on YOU!

Comment Date: 5/9/2012 Name: vacation?
Are you enjoying yours? shame on you! Those skeletons sure are emerging from your are the one making news not anyone else!

Comment Date: 5/9/2012 Name: grasping more straws
I guess there should be 8 days in a week huh? Now you are remarking on new desk staff....anything else? Seems you are running out of your whining complaints as no one really cares, if anything we all have pity on you! Remember if you spit in the air it comes down....splat!

Comment Date: 5/9/2012 Name: Anonymous
@Chuckle chuckle Soon we will all be smiling as you will be on vacation~can't come soon enough!

Comment Date: 5/8/2012 Name: Birdie
@Anonymous Insider any update? LOL Will you be planning a party soon?

Comment Date: 5/8/2012 Name: J&B
Time to leave EP Lanes seems no matter where I go I encounter the *&^%. Geezzzzzzzzzz

Comment Date: 5/8/2012 Name: Reality Check
EP Lanes has had many GM'S (wonder why ???) when they got the best GM they could possibly afford they let him go! The game of 10 Pin Bowling is "old" it's also a poor man's sport! The younger people that work in 10 Pin Bowling Centers have NO clue about the game, starting with the lane conditions which is the BIGGEST part of the game,final score! The other part of the game is the equipment you use! Bottom line is the game of bowling exists unlike before when it was affordable to bowl 2-3 leagues and practice in between. With the economy (especially RI) being at an all time low many bowling centers are struggling unless YOU the owners INVEST in your center whether it be an attractive price to bowl,practice, run affordable tournaments,offer good deals all the time 10 pin bowling is done these days! Also you need someone who understands the entire picture of the game not just the $$$$ part of the game! When you have great lane conditions provide a good center to the public they will come,they don't need the drama of the center as the highlight of the game! Live n learn!!!!!!!!!! Put a survey out there ask around maybe you'll listen to US bowlers!

Comment Date: 5/7/2012 Name: Monday NIghter
Doesn't look good for this league! What has happened to team play?

Comment Date: 5/7/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ chuckle chuckle Obsessed? NOT more like DISGUSTED along with EP Lanes. Who allows hiring "family" "partners" "better/worse" halfs in the business world? UNPROFESSIONAL businesses but then again look who did the hiring chuckle chuckle...

Comment Date: 5/6/2012 Name: Question for People
Fall league question who can tell me what is a good league to join at EP for fall, maybe a mixed league? We may be moving to RI so trying to plan. What other centers are good to go to? Thanks

Comment Date: 5/5/2012 Name: Anonymous
Looks like TWO more leagues are NOT returning for 2012-2013 season. By the time ownership comes to the rescue it will be too late! NO turning back once we walk! We talked,called,wrote and you did nothing to correct the issues that YOU created in November 2011!! There are other 10 pin houses that are ready to accept us and we are happy to move! The management is terrible, the (new) desk people have no clue,NOT their fault as the GM is NOT capable of training anyone including himself, the bar service is the worse it's ever been, snack bar fail 100%, the place is dirtier than ever, but since YOU didn't want to listen time to move on! Ownership pretended they were taking care of it, yeah right,where when??? Good luck EP Lanes! It'll take years to rebuild what was destroyed in 6 months if you can even rebuild it! Be sure the next GM is invovled in the game of 10 pin bowling and most of all RESPECTED by US the bowlers because this GM is certainly NOT!

Comment Date: 5/5/2012 Name: Performance
6 in 6 out batting 100% GM. WTG Keep it up bowling will be free just to have bodies in the EP Lanes! Ownership needs to step in and take over!

Comment Date: 5/5/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
@ A Little Birdie told me. I heard about the GM taking his days off, so has everyone else, but I can't say everything that happens there. I am just waiting to see the out come. All in due time.

Comment Date: 5/5/2012 Name: mary mary quite contrary
The story of EP Lanes would certainly be a Best seller! In my 38 years of bowling I have never seen,heard,witnessed so much "drama" at any Ten Pin Bowling Center across New England! This used to be a good house until...The End

Comment Date: 5/5/2012 Name: Long time Bowler
Another one bites the dust! Hard to believe ownership gave the keys away! Big mistake BIG HUGE Heading to Northbowl August 2012 See ya EP you didn't listen to us the bowlers! We don't like the management or the desk people that mangement brought in! Good luck bowlers!

Comment Date: 5/5/2012 Name: Daily News
@Anonymous Insider: Update please

Comment Date: 5/4/2012 Name: Puddy That
Correction: AKA JOHO

Comment Date: 5/4/2012 Name: Puddy That
@ Tweetie good one, we are all waiting for the end to come! Then all the birds,the parrots,the rats,the snakes can rejoice! EP Lanes has put the world's worse possible there to manage but then again look who picked him! The joker! Or JOHO

Comment Date: 5/3/2012 Name: Coffee Cup
@ you made my day WRONG take away the "cl" and it's perfect match!

Comment Date: 5/2/2012 Name: A little Birdie told me!
@Anonymous Insider How about the one that needed a night off and was told NO LOL but yet Mr. GM takes his days off! Who died and made him the boss anyway! BIG mistake BIG HUGE!

Comment Date: 5/2/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
One more employee walks out of the job Saturday night because of Management.

Comment Date: 5/2/2012 Name: Duck Pin
@ Anonymous Insider You better be careful if "ALL SET" learns your identity you are a goner for sure!

Comment Date: 5/2/2012 Name: Birdie
There are so many parrots at EP Lanes! Who cares what's going there, bowl have fun and go home! If you want drama read a book! What goes around comes around!

Comment Date: 5/2/2012 Name: Tweetie
@ Birdie good one. tweet tweet EP Lanes has definitley hit bottom with this change of "leadership" giggle giggle! @ anonymous insider your better than Projo and all the TV stations. You could be breaking news! Too bad ownership has allowed this to happen they better hope the next GM can re-build quickly what was torn down in 6 months! But hey when you pay peanuts you get monkeys!

Comment Date: 5/1/2012 Name: Anonymous
Imagine EP Lanes is ALL over ALL the blogs RI & Mass! Obviously It is a HOT TOPIC! Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider Kathy heard your getting your old leagues back from EP Lanes. They will enjoy the free drinks and extra charges again. Maybe your sister Debbie will come and work with you there once Ed the GM brings EP Lanes down as he did with many others businesses.

Comment Date: 5/1/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Red
@ The Post yes this is public knowledge but remember it reflects back to Ownership & PRESENT management!Absentism is a poor excuse for being BLINDSIDED! MADD won't like this!!!!

Comment Date: 5/1/2012 Name: MD
@ You made my day! You forgot to take away the "cl" that would be the correct spelling!

Comment Date: 5/1/2012 Name: The Post
As evidenced by an article in a free public newspaper, looks like even minors are getting served at EP Lanes now. WOW.

Comment Date: 5/1/2012 Name: Anonymous
@chuckle chuckle Look who's calling the kettle black! Look in the mirror before you speak or sorry it will break bad me!

Comment Date: 5/1/2012 Name: You made my day!
Just want to "thank you" personally for recognizing "class." Why are you so concerned with hours and resumes of anyone else, especially those you don't even know? You need a life!

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: EP Bowler
REPOSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @Annoyed Customer I agree on the commment about the Pro shop owner being the only decent manager in 5 years. A certain bowler that we all know kept writing on the blog"he was always in the pro shop" blah blah blah really? Maybe just maybe that was the agreement that was made, at least he was there EVERYNIGHT night and day unlike this GM as well as he worked WITH the employness not AGAINST them like this GM! THis GM brought in his "other" half, a family member and it is pretty evident they are treated a whole lot different than than the long term employees of EP but who would see that or know that? The owners are NEVER on site at EP then they wonder why their business is off! Whatever as we all know what goes around comes around! P&G should put a survey on the concourse, I bet they WON'T like what's written! The truth always prevails! "all set" only worries about how much $$$ can be made to run to TR maybe "all set" should take a better interest in the business instead of herself! Glad my team pulled out of this place!

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: My Opinion
@Annoyed Customer: Thanks for this information,many of us had thought this but you have now confirmed it! Known fact "alcohol" makes you talk talk talk. As stated no worry about "previous" manger I have knownn him for 29 yrs. on both a personal & professional level & he will ALWAYS be invovled in the game of 10 pin bowling and has thee BEST contacts in the game nationwide! As far as the "brainchild" goes he needs to look in the mirror as there are many many skeltons!!! Hope he doesn't open that door because they will all fall out!

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: OMG Reality Check!
AMF Cranston Bowl Comments - Add your comment -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider Kathy heard your getting your old leagues back from EP Lanes. They will enjoy the free drinks and extra charges again. Maybe your sister Debbie will come and work with you there once Ed the GM brings EP Lanes down as he did with many others businesses.

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: I'll have a Double
WOW you want to blame someone for getting him drunk? Anyone who gets drunk does it to themselves! People who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones,look within, how many are being overserved EVERYDAY? PLENTY The end result in NOT good and the BEST is yet to come. Good luck Comment Date: 4/29/2012 Name: Anonymous employees leave due to employees....fights over tips and hours and talking trash about each other...childlish! I see you don't sign your name either! It's easier to talk about new employees and blame them for everthing ...I'll let them comment if they want but your always tooting the horn about the previous manager, OH you mean the guy who sat in the pro shop all the time? Yes, I'm aware of him .... GM's don't oil lanes so how can you blame any GM for conditions of lanes? duh....You can't please everyone in any business so about that rock, comment.......It's nice to know you have nothing better to do than get a manager DRUNK to get information. Glad your proud of yourself LOL....

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
@ Chuckle Chuckle. IS EVERYONE ALL SET!

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: Beer Wine Shots soda?
Alcohol makes people do "funky" things like talk, talk, talk....Too bad EP lanes puts all the wrong people in all the wrong places! Live n learn

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: Anonymous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Every action wants a REACTION! So be it,"jealousy is so transparent" I think the snack bar needs help and since that seems to be your expertise maybe just maybe Mr. Gm can promote you to Lead Snack Bar Queen after all thats what you did for many many years! The END! Comment Date: 4/29/2012 Name: Anonymous employees leave due to employees....fights over tips and hours and talking trash about each other...childlish! I see you don't sign your name either! It's easier to talk about new employees and blame them for everthing ...I'll let them comment if they want but your always tooting the horn about the previous manager, OH you mean the guy who sat in the pro shop all the time? Yes, I'm aware of him .... GM's don't oil lanes so how can you blame any GM for conditions of lanes? duh....You can't please everyone in any business so about that rock, comment.......It's nice to know you have nothing better to do than get a manager DRUNK to get information. Glad your proud of yourself LOL....

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: Gin & Tonic
@ Anonymous Insider Touche' it is so obvious that they are trying to "lighten" the honesty of the people. Personally I wouldn't want to be in their shoes knowing NO ONE (customers, co-workers) really care for either of them, trust me this blog is the least of anyone's worry! The real problems lie ahead! The new GM & cronie's did a fine job ruining a center in 6 months! Congrats to ALL.

Comment Date: 4/29/2012 Name: chuckle chuckle
boy someone is very obsessed with Mary & Ed .... you were the bad girl in your job and you can't blame anyone for that so what's your real problem? Your true colors have emerged and your a green ogre. I won't mention names because your really not that important! I'm sure they'll chuckle like I did @ your blog

Comment Date: 4/29/2012 Name: Monday Night League
@ just thinking you really need a reality check! Good working enviroment OMG it used to be this NO more since November 2011...look around OPEN your eyes, oh wait neither of you are there after 4PM I forgot! Oh well the employees are literally walking out daily and NEVER returning!!! By now you should be able to figure it out as we have! Good luck Bowlers see you in Septemeber only NOT at EP Lanes!

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Hamburger combo
Calling ALL snack bar queens! EP in need of a few! Hard to believe another one bites the dust!

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ just thinking I KNOW you need a new THINKING CAP! LOL There is anything POSITIVE AT EP Lanes! EP has hit the gutter with the change of management and absentism of ownership! Even the former floorboys were 100% better than the present with the exception of maybe one! We the bowlers have enough of this place! Especially the lane conditions,the GM controls the lanes and he hasn't bowled in years and he is not respected in the game by MOST!

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Annoyed Customer
So who is behind all of the shuffling of the manager's at EP. He was the brain child to fire the previous manager that was at wonder bowl and was moved to EP and brought in the guy that liked to golf. He quit because of the waitress that is married to the other son of the owner. Its tough to work at a place when you cant fire the two biggest useless people in the place. They replaced him with the pro shop owner. Who from what I can tell was the only decent manager in the past 5 years. The brain child actually hired the guy that is there now before actually firing the pro shop owner. I found this out by getting the wonder bowl manager drunk at the Westport lanes they own.

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Townie II
So hard to believe EP didn't listen to those that support their business! The end result will be your loss! Good people lost their jobs,the patrons expressed their concern, NO one listened oh well...time to find a new place to bowl!

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: MD
Nice that "someone" is trying to "defend" the GM, loyalty I guess or maybe something else mmm interesting lol NOT hard to figure out! The end result will be what we all want! Happy bowling!

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
Mary and Ed stop writing on this blog. We all know that you have been writing positive comments about yourselves. The proof is right in front of you. That's why myself and many others have either found others employment else where or walked out. The customers can vouch for every honest employee that has been there for more than a year. Isn't your hand getting tired of typing about yourselves. We know you use many different names on the blog to cover up. example: disgusting and etc. too many too read.

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Customer
@ If You Only Had A Brain, The Reno league on Wednesday nights is only losing 2 teams, I only know because I was at their league payout night Wednesday night and the league Sec. asked teams and took a count. Unless there's 2 teams that are planning on not coming back but said yes. I can't answer for the Monday league, have no idea on that league.

Comment Date: 4/27/2012 Name: Don't think
@ just thinking...provide a good working enviroment are you serious? Absentee ownership and TERRIBLE management certainly doesn't provide this! Look at the turn around with employees since November 2011 it's a revovling door! And DON'T come back with that STUPIDITY previous management allowed the employees to run the place, NOT TRUE! Previous management dealt with it all,ownership,employees,family members,trouble makers,customers... he was hands on 24/7 unlike this manager! You get more with honey than you do with vinegar! KNOWN FACT! Go crawl under your rock!

Comment Date: 4/27/2012 Name: League Bowler Also
@ If you only had a brain! You are 100% right on ALL 3 leagues! Management FORCED YES FORCED the Memorial League OUT the DOOR! Ownership knew of this and DID NOTHING! Did you read that DID NOTHING! Monday & Wednesday night league's have expressed their displeasure to ownership and NOTHING was done! NOTHING! Previous management brought lots of new business,RIBCO,Lots of Holiday Parties,a house tournament,3 NEBA'S for 2012 the list goes on n on. The lounge was busier,now ALL gone! Present management DOESN'T EVEN BOWL LOL Good Luck Bowlers! Remember EP Lanes didn't do anything to correct,repair or make US bowlers happy! Time to move on!

Comment Date: 4/27/2012 Name: IF YOU ONLY HAD A BRAIN
@Negativity ....So, you say all leagues are returning and new ones at that, NOW REALLY...Lets start with the two big leagues, Reno and Monday Nite mens..4 in Reno and at least 5 teams on Monday Mens aren't returning..AND how about the Memorial Nurses League that walked out in January.. OK ,your turn, tells us what you know about new leagues ,PLEASE..another Einstein Moment..

Comment Date: 4/27/2012 Name: just thinking....
Why would employees complain if a business is attempting to have a good working environment. Employees have been dissatisfied for years. Not all employees are's the select few that keep posting and attacking and remarking on others and their business, yet knowing NOTHING at all about them. There are alot of people looking for employment, move on if your that unhappy and make room for someone who would appreciate going to a fun job! It's all what you make it like anything else in life.

Comment Date: 4/26/2012 Name:  negativity...two
@ negativity wow you seem to know the inside scoop! Wait n see what's going to happen! How many "new" hires have already QUIT EP lanes and why along with the longevity employees? Can't be to good of a company! Maybe you have the inside scoop on this also? Have you noticed the "lounge" after the leagues? Almost 100% empty! Why because we go elsewhere to spend our $$$$ we are tired of the changes the poor service and all the drama!

Comment Date: 4/26/2012 Name: negativity....
Negativity is amongst the employees and it was always like this. People should do their own job and not be so concerned with everyone else. All the leagues are returning and new ones too so that's a good sign! A select-few employees can't keep a good company down so don't waste your time put it to good use and just do your job.

Comment Date: 4/26/2012 Name: Grind Dance King
Since there is plenty of lane availability NOW, i would like to start a Grind Dance league. FORMER ROCK, we could find you a partner too !!! Maybe the snack bar and mechanics would join also.We could Grind away in front of all the famlies and kids.

Comment Date: 4/25/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ former rock that comment is on Wonderbowls site,it was taken from there! Guess EP is known from RI to New Bedford! LOL

Comment Date: 4/25/2012 Name: My Opinion
@Former Rock I don't change the subject! If you read back all the comments, I say the same thing about the "shop" so go find something else to belly ache about! As far as the DJ bringing in business it's a sad way to generate the almighty buck! He was brought in so he could make the almighty buck! LOL

Comment Date: 4/24/2012 Name: Former Rock....
I find it odd that every time some one remarks on the "shop" the topic is changed and we're told to move on. As far as the low class DJ...he brings in business and is far from low class! However, he doesn't play any music that the radio doesn't play so next topic....Lastly, you need sound spell-check lmao....aloud and allowed are two different words!!!!!! I believe you meant to ask if it's ALLOWED lmao duhhhhh

Comment Date: 4/24/2012 Name: Former Rock n
Imagine EP lanes replaced the satelite music with low class DJ music! WTG EP & GM another poor decision to turn customers away! I TOOK THIS FROM THE WONDERBOWL SITE!!! This is totally UNCALLED for! Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Dance Partner needed I was wondering if Wonder Bowl allows dancing..If so, is doing the GRIND aloud. There are a few good GRINDERS at EP LANES..That DJ does a good job with that BOOM BOOM music. The foyer is a great place for GRINDING on Saturday nites...Whats up with that.

Comment Date: 4/24/2012 Name: 3rd World Proud Citizen
@League Bowler...You brought up the 3rd World comment. Therefor you are a racist, pretending to be a upstanding American Citizen when only you hide in your basement and type those types of 4th World comments..We all get the message/trash you are feeding us..

Comment Date: 4/24/2012 Name: My Opinion
People, bowlers, leave it alone, no worry the "shop" has been in business forever there is no need to discuss it! We ALL know it! Move on!

Comment Date: 4/23/2012 Name: Anonymous
@League Bowler Strike the "nerve" I see! He HE When you have the best forget the rest!

Comment Date: 4/23/2012 Name: 3rd World Citizen
@ league bowler, So, you stated that, that shop, is like a 3rd World shop. So, are you prejudicing towards minorities??? You should look in the mirror, you’re the loser here.. You can’t be part of that 99% either. Good bowlers don’t talk trash like you and you are trash. Go back to your basement living quarters. AND if your pro shop owner acts like you he can join YOU…

Comment Date: 4/23/2012 Name: League Bowler
@ 3rd World Citizen, You think you know what your talking about but the only trash around here is you and what's coming out of your mouth. Trash Loser you are. Later!!!

Comment Date: 4/22/2012 Name: Re-name
We need to rename this center for sure WOW! This place should be called Negativity Lanes of EP. What has gone wrong here? This used to be a top notch center,seems to have failed 100%. WOW

Comment Date: 4/22/2012 Name: NEBA Tourney
Hope the lanes are NOT "played" with when it's time for the tourney! Enough said!

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Champs
@ League Bowler I think they have a spot for you in September at AMF Cranston!

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
@league bowler it's called CHOICE and as far as we are concerned we know the BEST! I think Cranston AMF has your name on the new list! See ya!

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Skinny Girl
EP need a name change: "As the world turns at EP Lanes" This place has more drama then Broadway! WOW

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: 3rd World Citizen
@ league bowler, So, you stated that, that shop, is like a 3rd World shop. So, are you prejudicing towards minorities??? You should look in the mirror, you’re the loser here.. You can’t be part of that 99% either. Good bowlers don’t talk trash like you and you are trash. Go back to your basement living quarters. AND if your pro shop owner acts like you he can join YOU…

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Red
@ League Bowler freedom of choice,opinion,move on grow up! We know the game!

Comment Date: 4/20/2012 Name: The Wizard Of Oz
IF I only had a brain!

Comment Date: 4/20/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ TV land LOL that's a great post! Sad when the people that support your business CANNOT watch a sporting event because the "business" is too cheap to invest the $$$ for the people that spend their $$$ within! Can't wait for LAng's Bowlarama to OPEN UP! YEAH BABY!

Comment Date: 4/19/2012 Name: True False
Heard 4 teams are leaving Wednesday Night Men's League, tired of the "LANE conditions" EP did you read HEAR this the "LANE conditions!

Comment Date: 4/19/2012 Name: NEBA spectator
@ line crasher it's nice to see the "real" posts as we all seem to be on the same page except ownership! I was there in February when the NEBA was there, management had a sign NO OPEN BOWLING UNTIL 10:30PM??? I watched people being turned away as management was so disorganized, I thought WOW WTG turning people away must be nice to do that. Business is that good?

Comment Date: 4/19/2012 Name: Long Time League Bowler
@ TV Land GREAT post and oh so very TRUE! I'd bet the answer is NO and besides we all know the bowling business tanks during June July August unless it's raining...This so called sports bar has nothing to offer anyone not even US bowlers! People used to meet for a drink after bowling now we go elsewhere! The "new" staff can't poor a draft let alone mix any drinks! The best people from the GM down are gone with the exception of 2! Good luck!

Comment Date: 4/18/2012 Name: My Opinion
@ league bowler "Jealousy is so transparent" Touche'

Comment Date: 4/18/2012 Name: League Bowler also but GREAT league bowler
Celebrate good times come on !!! Soon baby soon!

Comment Date: 4/18/2012 Name: Patriot's Fan
@ league bowler to each's own! Guess your loyalty reeps the discount! LOL

Comment Date: 4/18/2012 Name: TV LAND
Does anyone know if this so called Sports Bar, will have the MLB Baseball package this year??? Or are they going to play the poor-per card again. Like this past NFL season..Take the Sports Bar sign down then, you cheapskates.

Comment Date: 4/18/2012 Name: Line Crasher
To the poster who said ,he/she had to wait in line for 35 min. Please don't pretend or invent, as one poster states,to get a lane because they were that busy. The only reason why you waited ,is, the desk personnel can't function that fast. All the good help left..You can go into that center any night and get a lane at 7pm.. The line at 9pm is the cheap line. Why pay $3.00 at 7pm when you can pay $1.00 at 9pm..Another Einstein moment.

Comment Date: 4/18/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ league bowler did you know the 3rd world country's now SUPPLY the USA 99.9% of their goods,supplies? Guess business is great there!

Comment Date: 4/17/2012 Name: Signs to go
Great sign in the lobby: No outside food or beverages Bags can be subject to be searched Sounds like a real scholar wrote this! Where are the owners of this place? This ALL reflects to you!

Comment Date: 4/17/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Accchhhooooo God bless you!

Comment Date: 4/17/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ league bowler you may think you do but trust us you don't!

Comment Date: 4/17/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous We are ALL sure EP sees what AMF saw, NOTHING! I can agree with many things you said especially the "kids" running the place. The AMF former mgr. doesn't even show up weekends! My nephew bowled the ACI tournament, it was a nightmare! Party's booked back to back to back, EP ownership made a HUGE mistake! Guess when you pay peanuts you get monkeys!

Comment Date: 4/17/2012 Name: Food & Beverage Establishments
Obviously you are unaware of a business involving food! They have services for insects/rodents because of slobs that don't clean up after themselves and they "try" to attract them! However, when you have traps (which is common) .... it's a great thing when there are NOOOO tracings of anything....AND companies have Asst Mgr's so the manager doesn't have to work 80 hours per week but even if he did, you would still complain but why do you even care??? Just one more thing to babble about....GROW UP

Comment Date: 4/17/2012 Name: how many hours
I don't get you people, or employees I should say. I've seen the manager @ EP from mornings to nights but your too busy playing on line to see it! So far I personally think he's doing a great job. If you don't know the situation w/AMF you really should not act like you do....but then again you think you know everything about everyone lol...your the one that's in for a rude-awakening!!!!

Comment Date: 4/17/2012 Name: Anonymous
Love the AMF comment! Great thought! A big broom could "clean" house in one sweep! Start at the front office!

Comment Date: 4/16/2012 Name: Anonymous
After reading these comments, I have to laugh. As a frequent bowler at BOTH Lang's and EP I have to say that EP is much better then Lang's. The flat screens, the newer (but still outdated) systems, and now brand new pins. Lang's staff changes more frequent then a child's diaper. At least you can walk into EP at night time and have a shift supervisor (night manager) that has been there for over 5 years. You don't get that at Lang's. The waitresses on during the leagues are experienced and know what they are doing. I can agree that the younger employees (under 21 years old) have very little experience and shouldn't be left alone to run the bowling alley. And as far as the comment about having 16 customers, come into the bowling alley after 9:30pm and see how many bowlers are in the center! I tried bowling last week and had to wait in line for 35min before I could get a lane they were that busy. So please stop the negativity here, hopefully the manager will be gone soon, AMF (Another Manager Fired) Lang's got rid of him, maybe EP will see the same thing AMF Corporate saw in him.

Comment Date: 4/16/2012 Name: New England Rodent Control.
To the blind-less bowler. If you take a walk out the side door near lane 60 you will see the rodent traps along the next door building wall. Rodents don't just come out and wave Hi to you. So. maybe that is why you haven't seen any in 10 yrs. Einstein !!!

Comment Date: 4/16/2012 Name: hummmm
If you didn't hear it with your own ears, or see it with your own eyes...don't INVENT it with your small mind & SHARE it with your big mouth!

Comment Date: 4/16/2012 Name: ACCHOOOOO
If your allergic to bull crap, drama queens, head games, liars, 2 faced people & cheaters, KEEP THIS SNEEZE GOINGG

Comment Date: 4/16/2012 Name: MN Bowler
The 2011-12 season cannot end soon enough! nver did I ever feel like this in all my years of bowling! Have things changed this badly with the game or what is it? ONE more week!

Comment Date: 4/15/2012 Name: wow
IMAGINE.....Friendly's ran out of oreo pcs AND medium cups.....the manager was happy that business was that good!!!!! Odd too that employees were just as happy to have jobs and be busy...nice to have dealt with a nice class of people..............had to share

Comment Date: 4/15/2012 Name: Anonymous
Another Saturday with NO GM. Really who's running this place?

Comment Date: 4/15/2012 Name: Draft Beer
Extra extra read all about it~news in the making EP bowlers,you will all have enough time to make some decisions! May the day arrive not soon enough!

Comment Date: 4/14/2012 Name: Anonymous
Nothing will ever change here until ownership takes FULL responsibility for EP Lanes! They think changing,forcing management out fixes the problem(s) etc. It hasn't,doesn't and won't until they allow whoever they "put" there again take responsibility for the place. Micro managing doesn't work and also they need to UN employ family members or if they insist on family being employed,treat them like an employee and not be their voice piece,reporter etc. We the patrons cannot believe how the management come n go here! EP has had a few good GM's (exclude present GM) but yet they don't last? WHY? Because ownership interfers! Employ the person and leave the center alone! EP Lanes has earned the reputation of being a difficult place to work etc...Not good! Good luck to all that work there!!!!

Comment Date: 4/14/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
Hard to believe every other GM had to work 7 days a week but how things have changed!

Comment Date: 4/14/2012 Name: League Bowler
@ Ebonite, I have the best and it's definitely not your pro shop.

Comment Date: 4/13/2012 Name: My Opinion
Again ALL STOP writing,commenting the truth always prevails,the haters will never go away,jealousy is transparent and in the end we will all get what we want. Have a little patience! Now go bowl and have fun until we can ALL rejoice!

Comment Date: 4/13/2012 Name: Anonymous
Been going to E.P. Lanes for almost 10 years and I've never seen 1 rodent...This site is just a dumb*ss rant for people with no life...It's just gonna cause more problems about who's posting what and speculation...It's already driving a wedge between employees, and all the drama is getting sickening.

Comment Date: 4/13/2012 Name: Get a life yourself!
Maybe you didn't see it but the customer and the snack bar employee saw it! You are saying this blog is driving a wedge between the employees, lol the GM has done this all on his own. He needs NO help ruining another center! It's a no brainer!

Comment Date: 4/13/2012 Name: Anonymous
until the end, per your statement, can't we all just get along LOL....I find it odd that all day time people enjoy their jobs and get along, guess there is no competition ...every time I'm there I see productivity. If you did your job you wouldn't be concerned with everyone else's clothes, hours, personal lives, etc. so maybe you ought to grow up and keep your remarks to yourself. Sounds good doesn't it? Your immaturity and rudeness can't be blamed on the GM!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 4/13/2012 Name: Anonymous
I find it amazing how people can talk about other people when they know NOTHING at all and are listening to OLD's really annoying...employees were back-stabbing wayyyyy before the new GM so what the he** are you selling? Give the new guys a break will ya and let things go as they will because so far you sure and hell don't have no pull in that you crawl under your rock and clean up your own act and maybe...just maybe other employees will be adults instead of IDIOTS all the time too

Comment Date: 4/12/2012 Name: Anonymous
This blog is useless! Bowlers stop writing they have enough rope the end is near! Wait n See!

Comment Date: 4/12/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Anonymous Insider NO worry I think we all get our wish sooner than soon! I agree with you, 2 bartenders last night and no leagues to speak of? great scheduling! DUH Wait till the summer comes and they all get layed off because as we all know the summers are s l o w... The ne bartenders cannot even make a drink,awful just awful! Hopefully ownership changes management and admits they chose the wrong guy for sure!

Comment Date: 4/12/2012 Name: Anonymous
It wasnt Toni on there because her laptop is sitting right next to me being worked on. So before you run your mouth, make sure you accuse the right person and stop smearing the reputations of good people.

Comment Date: 4/12/2012 Name: Ebonite
@ League bowling why don't you call the ball company and ask that ? Oh I forgot you don't know anything about the game! When you have the best forget the rest!

Comment Date: 4/12/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
CANNOT wait for the END results! Drinks for all the happy people coming soon!

Comment Date: 4/12/2012 Name: My Opinion
@ Silly me your rock is waiting for you also! You wish there were only 14 customers! There is no need to explain to you as are not capable of understanding it! Jealousy is so transparent! I love this blog best therapy ever for my daily laugh! Now go crawl under your rock!

Comment Date: 4/12/2012 Name: R u serious
Why dont check your facts. I know for a fact Toni wouldn't go on this blog because for one she has no time when she's always at the lanes working whenever I'm there bowling and I recently saw her in the office using there stuff to type something so obviously she has no computer. She is the a girl with a big heart and she will tell u how she feels. So I'm sure she wouldn't go to any blog. So leave the good workers alone and I hope she finds what was written about her cuz she will stick up for herself I've seen her done it before.

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 Name: League Bowler Also
@league bowler go crawl back under your rock! Your jealousy is shining brightly! If you knew anything about bowling I'd explain it but "mushrooms" have no clue!

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 Name: League Bowler
@Sweet Marketing, If that's really great service, why wasn't it done at the beginning of the bowling season when bowlers are looking to buy equipment, not 32 weeks later when there's only 3 weeks left, who wants to buy new equipment for a summer league. Yeah, That's really great service. NOT!!!!!!

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 Name: The Wizzard of Oz
@Just Sayin....rumor has it, your the real fool and a two cent one at that. !!!

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 Name: hey toni
hey toni marie we all know its you on this pathetic blog you need to grow up and get a life

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 Name: silly me
League Bowler, I never thought I'd agree with anyone on this blog but you are right on with your remarks about him & his 14 customers :-) Never saw an attractive uniform of employees at any bowling would be great to wear your own clothes BUT managers/owners are aware that people would wear distasteful clothing (kinda like they wear they uniforms). Great thinking on their part tho!! Been ugly for years w/ managers @ EP so admit it! Lastly, if you advertise your MENUE please spell it correctly so people take you serious...oh sorry how the heck can anyone take you serious? silly me...apologies

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 Name: Just to let u know
Whoever said it was me on this blog I have better things to do ok. If I have a problem I will go to the source. I don't have time to write on this site and it's just for people that dnt have the nerve to go to the upper hand. I gave worked there for years and have observed alot and I just go in and do job and watch for the people that don't care and are there for a buck. So remember if I have an issue i will go right to the person and not put in on a blog. This blog us for customers only that can't talk to anyone so they vent on a blog

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
This place has really gone down a steep hill in the past two years. They treat their employees like absolute crap. You would think that they would listen to employees that have been there for for years and are there 30 plus hrs a week and see it all, NOPE. The so called manager will hire someone else. Maybe things will finally change when most of the league bowlers don't come back next year

Comment Date: 4/10/2012 Name: Anonymous
@just sayin....and why would we care about opinion? Freedom of speech in the USA! Many of us have been at EP Lanes for a long long time,we know the good the bad & the ugly and right now it's "the ugly" just sayin

Comment Date: 4/10/2012 Name: just sayin.....
rumors are carried by haters..... spread by fools.... and accepted by idiots just my 2 cents....that's about all your worth

Comment Date: 4/9/2012 Name: Goofy
The Traveling Chef D'cui-sine OMG very creative! I wouldn't feel comfortable eating there!

Comment Date: 4/9/2012 Name: The Traveling Chef D'cui-sine
We will be changing our snackbar menue in anticipation for the rush for our new delicacies. Our favorite will be, mice-a-burger, topped with fried onions and micefries. You can wash it down with our new energy drink,Miceparella, if the fizz doesn't get you, the eyes will.

Comment Date: 4/8/2012 Name: Sweet Marketing
What a great way to try new improved products for the bowlers! Great service Saturday at Custom Pro-Fit! Great marketing for sure! I was very impressed with the service,knowledge and ability shown at this demo! Good bowling to all!

Comment Date: 4/8/2012 Name: Scratch Bowler
Hard to believe EP has all these issues on the table. Maybe they need a BIG BROOM to clean house only this time it will be the right sweep unlike the previous sweep! Bring back the people who knew the bowlers,the business! As a patron for many many years I am ready to move on!

Comment Date: 4/6/2012 Name: Gotta Disagreeeeeee
HOLY COW...what turnip truck did you fall off of? The new staff welcome bowlers, know their jobs and are very productive and the personalities are wonderful! Maybe you should pay more attention to your surroundings than your own lil' world which is apparently just that...your lil' world and you have my sincere sympathy...get well soon!

Comment Date: 4/6/2012 Name: disgusting
I see & hear the obvious @ EP. I see cleanliness & a much more productive crew. If you are that "unhappy" where you work you really should move on and make another company miserable. You are upset that you don't get your way but that's life! You have insulted everyone & everything which shows just how unhappy you really are. Advice to you..clean yourself up, change & iron your clothes daily and maybe just maybe people would take you serious! I suggest you look in your own closet & under your own cupboards lmao...I'm here if you need more advice :-)

Comment Date: 4/6/2012 Name: Wednesday Night Bowler
Why are ALL you people surprised? EP Lanes has a serious management problem,ownership needs to fix what they broke! The past two years there were awesome,lane conditions were consistent,cleaniness,good people working hard (with the exception of the *&^%)lots of activity,parties,security,all good but of course greed & jealousy forces the good out and the bad in. Reverse what you did to your center in EP!

Comment Date: 4/6/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ disgusting OMG you see WHAT? If mickey n minnie has taken up residence that means they were drawn to EP Lanes by the "garbage" and "filth" rodents don't come out among the people, the 4 legged ones anyway! OPEN your eyes and look around the place is a pigpen! The management is awful,the night manager is like Gumby being pulled in a 100 directions because he has to do it all! The few good people left disgusted for sure!

Comment Date: 4/6/2012 Name: Captain n Jack
@disgusting,take your rose colored glasses off & OPEN YOUR EYES! Never ever did I see rodents running around the snack bar while people are bowling at ANY bowling center, EP may have made history here for sure! Maybe management gets an award Rodent of the year!

Comment Date: 4/6/2012 Name: Disney
If we can get enough rodents maybe we can start a new league he he UGH I can only imagine what the little rodents are dropping here n there!

Comment Date: 4/6/2012 Name: Wednesday Night Bowler!
@ gotta disagree~are you sure you are at EP Lanes? Mickey & Minnie live at the snack bar,it's their favorite dining place! Keep eating there and you will need to get well soon if you can! Rodents are attracted to garbage so they are in the right place! Obviously you need glasses!

Comment Date: 4/6/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ disgusting, I think you should send a letter to management so the staff can all clean up their act! They have the UGLIEST "UNIFORM" LOL ever! And remember it satrts at the top oh yeah the top is not the brightest bulb in the socket, I forgot! Wait n see the end results.............

Comment Date: 4/5/2012 Name: My Opinion
All well said! I have watched, observed many many patrons grimace with the operation of EP lanes the last 6 months or so! I know many people tried to create havoc but as I always said NO need bowlers,if you give enough rope it always works and it has! Patience is a virtue! Happy Easter Bowlers!

Comment Date: 4/5/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Red
I hope OWNERSHIP makes it their priority to get to EP and "CLEAN" house in more ways than one! This is totally disgusting,if mice are visible when the center is open imagine what these little rodents do when the center is closed? They must run free up n down the concourse investigating the entire place lol! I hope they get a good exterminator to fumigate the place! I will never eat at that snack bar!

Comment Date: 4/5/2012 Name: Anonymous
This is great news, we can now add 4 legged "rats" with the 2 legged "rats" within the bowling center! To be perfectly honest here, it is not uncommon to see "rodents" where there is food however a bowling center is not a food venue therefore this says it all, EP lanes has a problem with cleaniness as we have said over n over the past 6 months! It went from being very well kept to being very dirty! The previous management employed better,hardworking individuals that cared about the way they did their job,it's obvious the present management and "new" hires obviously don't care! Nice work NOT

Comment Date: 4/5/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Red
WOW Not surprised as we all see the difference in the last 6 months for sure! Guess the change of management and new hires has failed! Absentee management proves itself once again! WTG EP Lanes maybe ownership should have listened when we the patrons spoke! Place is dirtier than ever! What's next????? PS:Why didn't the reporter report this back?

Comment Date: 4/4/2012 Name: Mickey & Minnie
@ health dept. wow if you saw one there are more, they multiply quickly!!! I am sure they are running all over the counters,the supplies etc. This is really disgusting to say the least! Rodents carry diseases! This is a sign of filth! WTG management! Guess all the new hires are doing their job like you NOT! Next you will see The Roach Coach taking up residence! Glad I don't patronize that snack bar! This place needs to be sterilized for sure!

Comment Date: 4/4/2012 Name: Health department
Took my son and wife here last night bowling was going good decided to go to the snackbar to get a bite to eat, went to pick up the food and while standing there saw a mouse run by the kitchen door yelled to the girl working about it and the response i got was yea we know there is traps back there to try and catch it. thanks thats what i wanted to hear. Called health department first thing this morning "try and catch it now"

Comment Date: 4/4/2012 Name: Anonymous
At health department, hope you also went to the control center and spoke to the MANAGER not the NIGHT MANAGER to alert him that the bowling center he manages, he is in charge of has "rodents"! Next we'll see cockroaches,as where there are "rodents" there are "roaches" as these go hand in hand do to filth! I have never ever seen EP Lanes so dirty and in such disarray! On a 1 to 10 I vote ZERO

Comment Date: 4/3/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
Waiting for the season to end and it cannot come soon enough!

Comment Date: 4/3/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
If ownership doesn't "fix" what they broke EP will be empty! It's evident they didnt do their homework before they made the "wrong" change! They change managers every 6 to 18 months, they need to look in the mirror to see the problem! Awful just awful! Good people have lost their jobs because of "mis-management!

Comment Date: 3/31/2012 Name: Anonymous
All you people can complain,call,go to the control center,NOTHING is being done! I know I would NEVER have a fundraiser at this time at EP Lanes! I am in charge of scheduling 2 fundraisers for Fall 2012 and I am NOT bringing them there! I would have gone there in the past but not at this time! Also they still have that "garbage" DJ music as well! Ownership obviously DOES NOT CARE!

Comment Date: 3/31/2012 Name: damn
at this rate will anyone be left at EP next year? My team is out too, going to woonsocket and a lot of people are talking either there or langs.

Comment Date: 3/25/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
@RIBCO & others, you waited because management doesn't know how to book & schedule functions. The "managers" that used to do this are no longer there,therefore it has become a circus! As a longtime patron at EP I have seen plenty in the last 6 months!!! Hopefully ownership steps in soon because EP is NOT what it used to be for sure!

Comment Date: 3/24/2012 Name: Nano
This used to be a people friendly center but lately it appears to be a "disgruntle" center. Come on management step it up and bring back the "friendly" people! I know management changes every 6 to 18 months but really at least pick one that knows the game of bowling!

Comment Date: 3/24/2012 Name: Captain n Jack
Hard to believe with all the negative posts,calls,visits to the control center that NOTHING has been done to try to "repair" the damage that has been done! When I see long time employees,regular employees PT,school kids etc..(kids that don't really care) dedicated honest employees disgusted that SAYS IT ALL! I have been a regular here at EP for a long time and when ownership looks the other way that creates havoc!

Comment Date: 3/23/2012 Name: Anonymous
@RIBCO things like this never happened in the past for you! This is what happens when you have an ego as big as a "globe" and a brain as big as a "???" Party's are booked when league play is on,leagues are angry,YES they are, so RIBCO I know how you feel when you had to wait all that time when NO ONE had the knowledge on how to turn on the lanes! UNREAL really.Don't blame the kid at the control center BLAME MANAGEMENT! They are suppose to be responsible to keep the center functional! Obviously the management in place cannot handle the daily tasks! Hopefully ownership steps forward and makes a CAP: Corrective action plan! Good luck!

Comment Date: 3/22/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
Hard to believe what has happened here. Hopefully ownership takes back the control! and they are listening to US the bowlers!

Comment Date: 3/22/2012 Name: Long time patron now gone!
@Monday night bowler,@ Ribco, get in line many of us are DISGUSTED with the entire operation at EP Lanes! Ownership has allowed it to FAIl the people 100%.

Comment Date: 3/20/2012 Name: Summertime
Any open leagues happening these days at EP? Looking for a regular mixed league to stay in the loop all summer! Like a fun,affordable practice league. The best center gets my business!

Comment Date: 3/20/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
@RIBCO You are NOT the only one disppointed, hopefully things will change for the better soon!

Comment Date: 3/19/2012 Name: john gotti
yall peaople are sad sit here and complain about a bowling alley yous need to get a life langs is garbage ep lanes is the best u winnnerrrrrrrrrrrs

Comment Date: 3/18/2012 Name: RIBCO
I meant to say "disappointed" in the center, last year it seemed like we had all the attention!

Comment Date: 3/18/2012 Name: RIBCO
Very disappoined in the tournament this year!

Comment Date: 3/18/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
State Tournament today! Let's go bowlers!

Comment Date: 3/18/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
@ sorry for u, oil conditons can be addressed, YES we know we told the owner when we were at Wonder Bowl because NO ONE at EP corrected anything we aksed for! You say you have been around a long time? Well you should know the lane conditions at EP. When we have a concern we will go to the TOP as we have done! LEAVE THE LANES ALONE!

Comment Date: 3/17/2012 Name: EP Bowler
good news coming soon for all of us!

Comment Date: 3/17/2012 Name: My 2 cents!
People let's move away from the gossip,the BS. Let's talk bowling and keep it there. For the EP people we know what who we are and we know the next move so let it go! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Don't drink n drive!

Comment Date: 3/17/2012 Name: State Tourney
Don't forget the State tournament is at Lang's this weekend! Good old Lang's Bowlarama will be back soon!

Comment Date: 3/16/2012 Name: Merlot'
Good luck to all the bowlers in the state weekend tournament @ Lang's! Next time this happens it will be the original "Lang" Family back! WTG For me it's vacation time! See ya in 10!

Comment Date: 3/16/2012 Name: All the way
@ Wondering...what a boring life you have . You must be a relative of St.Mary !@#$%^&*()

Comment Date: 3/14/2012 Name: How many?
ATTN ALL: There is a LONG history of managers at this center that come n go, come n go, that will NEVER change! It's part of their MO. Leave the blog to bowling.

Comment Date: 3/13/2012 Name: wondering..
How come no one tells the truth about the people in your click? For example,those who just complain about everything, drink on job, gamble on clock, flirt when married, just plain being phonies and hypocrits from A to Z....boy am I glad I'm not one of YOU

Comment Date: 3/13/2012 Name: My 2 Cents
No worry bowlers we will all get what we are wishing,wanting for! Keep throwing them strikes!

Comment Date: 3/13/2012 Name: Anonymous
@lmao ALOT!

Comment Date: 3/12/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Black
Monday Night Alternative- Walnut Hill Bowl 6:30 pm...5 man teams, 23 point system, house adds money to prize fund.

Comment Date: 3/12/2012 Name: Ep
This place used to be great, but I'm out to walnut hill or lang's from now on.

Comment Date: 3/11/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Red
I've sat back and read n read n read! Bottom line is the "past" manager was well known,well received,well respected (by most a few 'jealous haters") in the bowling world from RI to all states where bowling is happening. You all can comment,talk,bash defend etc. Bottom line is,he is an independant business man that has made it in the bowling world UNLIKE the present GM. AKA: Mr. NO Personality! With enough rope it'll all work out! Let's stop the writing and sit back and wait n watch! The summer is coming the leagues will end let's see what happens in the real world of bowling! Keep bowling if you love the game don't let anyone "get" to you,we are all better than that,them!!!!!!

Comment Date: 3/11/2012 Name: No Kidding
@ seriously 2/25/2012 I agree 100%

Comment Date: 3/11/2012 Name: lmao
Jealous of what? Thanks for the laugh of the day.

Comment Date: 3/10/2012 Name: Anonymous I
@ Anonymous there is a history here that many know. It will ALL come out when said n done!

Comment Date: 3/10/2012 Name: Had Enough
@ losers you ask known facts C**p? YES we have the facts plus WE see & hear it ALL!!!!! Do you? There was a team in place,YES a team, but what happened to the team? Do you know? We do,the so called new GM came in and tore it apart! Why because he thinks he is the manager I am the manager, lol he can't manage himself let alone a bowling center with 60 lanes! When a long term employee BAILS that sends a RED FLAG! Funny how she could work,get along, TOLERATE maybe the worse of the worse GM's over the years n years n years but this one mmmmmmm she BAILED,WHY because he is NOT capable of mangaging a 1 man band! A 1 said it best, he is in WAY OVER HIS HEAD!! If the economy was better trust me the few good employees left of the "past" team would also bail! Pay attention @losers, did you notice the night manager has worked ALONE a few nights? WHY because NO ONE will work a double nor come in when asked unlike before! Birthday parties have been ruined,a league was forced out because "open" bowlers were put in between the league!!!! Family's left the rock n bowl because of the vulgar music,no police detail,rowdy patrons with security hiding,NO GM on site!!! Hard working dedicated employees have been talked down to,embarassed,a few terminated one being a special guy that worked really hard and loved his job,kicked to the curb! NO empathy for sure,well what goes around comes around! We will wait for this day to come! P & G ownership can watch the cameras if they are lucky they may see the GM! To bad they didn't get references like they should have! There is plenty more to write but I think I painted a "GREAT" picture for you! Remember EVERYBODY is TALKING EVERYBODY from Westerly to Woonsocket to New Bedford to.... Don't forget the State Tournament is at Lang's!!! Happy bowling!

Comment Date: 3/10/2012 Name: My Opinion
It's great to see ALL the support for the "past" manager,however no need to post it,we ALL know he was,is and ALWAYS will be well respected in the bowling world! I said this awhile back as I have known him both personally & professionally! Enough said. Don't lower yourself to their standards! Keep bowling! (just not here) LOL

Comment Date: 3/10/2012 Name: Patriot's Fan
@ A 1 sauce awesome post LOL!

Comment Date: 3/10/2012 Name: 300 Plus
Hello the "past" manager didnt have to be at the control desk or in the office as he had a dedicated staff in place! Everyone had their job to do and they did it,the day manager,the night manager,the assistants,the floorboys,the waitresses,the bartenders etc...all showed up with no issues,did their work and went home,repeat repeat repeat etc...They respected and liked the "past" manager. He did what he was suppose to,PROMOTE the bowling center,bring in tournaments, 3 I said THREE Neba's 2012 plus,generated many holiday parties unlike the 2011-2012 holiday season!!!! I for one have a fundraiser to do, I would NEVER bring it to EP we are going to Walnut Hill or Lang's. I will NOT bring any business there,NO WAY NO HOW! The "past" manager was avaliable 24-7 he recieved calls 7 days a week and responded 7 days a week. he was KNOWN to ALL bowlers unlike this one. Mr. NO PERSONALITY! Hope you have a good day as I had a great day! Looking forward to the State tournament at Lang's!!! We don't have to accept people we don't want or like!

Comment Date: 3/9/2012 Name: Monday Nite Bowler
@ wed.Bowler....My team has just about had it with this place. They put out the China shot so we adjust our equipment.The next week its different, we adjust our equipment, the next week its different we adjust our equipment.etc. GET THE PICTURE

Comment Date: 3/9/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ A 1 Steak sauce, you need to use the name hamburg, you are far from A1 Steak sauce. The TRUTH ALWAYS PREVAILS! Some people have NO clue what has really happened at EP,however certain people know the history there because they were part of it! For REAL! If the walls could talk it would be a best seller for sure!

Comment Date: 3/9/2012 Name: A1 Sauce
@ losers and your other alias..You are a 5 pin short of a full deck. Your BOY is in over his head.They will be making him into a bobble head doll soon.

Comment Date: 3/9/2012 Name: Wednesday Night Bowler
@Monday Night Bowler: It's awful, they are changing the shot every week! How about the "dirty" approaches? I hear management never checks the approaches nor the lanes! Awful just awful! We are so disgusted we cannot wait until the season ends and if things don't improve we are done here. We'll look to move our team out of EP.

Comment Date: 3/9/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
@A1 sauce awesome post! Personally I wouldn't want to be where I wasn't respected nor liked!!! It's pretty evident the % has spoken!

Comment Date: 3/9/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Double talker we enjoy everyday as we enjoy the comedy show! Did you notice the lottery has in many times recently? He,they can't figure out how to load the tickets in, and when he,they did he put the $20.00 tickets in the $5.00 slots,LOL My kid could do it better! SHOWTIME

Comment Date: 3/9/2012 Name: Merlot'
@ Losers you sound a little tiny bit jealous! So be it!

Comment Date: 3/8/2012 Name: RI Bowler
Just a friendly reminder the state tournament is this weekend at Lang's! Good luck!

Comment Date: 3/8/2012 Name: Wednesday Night Bowler
@Monday Night Bowler,what is this about? I know we ALL have concerns and we are ALL looking at other options!

Comment Date: 3/8/2012 Name: losers
What is with you people and your known fact crap? Who cares when he leaves like I said earlier what do you want him to hold your hands? If you have a complaint I think you do a good enough job whining about it on this message board that all of 20 people probably read. As far as if I know what a grant is, yes I know what a grant is and I'm sure they won't be too heartbroken to lose your $20 a week, I think they will survive. People need to realize this isn't a fortune 500 company, its a bowling alley. As far as all the love for the last manager, yeah he was there during league time but thats because he owned the pro shop no kidding hes going to be there when all the potential customers are in the building. Was he ever in the office or behind the counter?

Comment Date: 3/8/2012 Name: Corona Man
What's up with the lane conditions? This is the fourth or fifth time they start "playing" with them!!!Leave them alone,we have never had a problem until recently! Also management needs to walk the lanes DAILY the approaches are awful. One of my teammtes stepped in chewing gum!! IMAGINE gum on the approaches? HUGE liability for sure! They need to be CLEANED DAILY!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 3/8/2012 Name: Old timer
All I can say is WOW WOW WOW Have things changed in the good old fashioned world of 10 Pin Bowling! There used to be a sense of loyalty among the bowlers,obviously things have changed for the worse! WOW

Comment Date: 3/7/2012 Name: Losers
What do u want him to hold your hand?

Comment Date: 3/7/2012 Name: Anonymous
It amazes me that EP fell in the "gutter" no punt intended so quickly! It used to be fun to bowl there but no more! The moral of the place is ZERO! Time to meet n discuss the 2012-13 season!

Comment Date: 3/7/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
PS:We will cross the bridge all day night long once Lang's Bowlarama opens as Lang's a real bowling family! Also Walnut-Hill is getting more n more business for sure! Another bowling family!

Comment Date: 3/7/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
@ losers & double talkers: The security guard hides all night long. mostly near the arcade, the police detail just came BACK FYI. The GM is NEVER on site in the evenings,he bails by 4-5PM daily or EARLIER KNOWN FACT! The assistant manager is like gumby being pulled in many directions! The day manager was FORCED OUT after 20 YEARS! Funny she got along with every manager throughout the years but this one,wonder who it is????? Him or her LOL The place is dirtier than ever for sure,look around! The parking lot is also littered with trash. Get your eyes checked as WE ALL SEE IT! The owners another story, but no worry they will make another change n another change the saga continues. Absentee ownership for sure! Only the rpeorter says what benefits her & her boy! NO he doesn't have to hold my,our,your hand, he only has to hold his own! Do you have a rock to crawl under if not we will bring one to you! We like to bowl but we also need a house that services us well and EP doesn't have right people in place anymore so we will finish the season and drop our Grants elsewhere. Do you know what a Grant is? Doubt it!

Comment Date: 3/7/2012 Name: Double-talker
I can only say you speak before knowing the facts...and I address it to most of you here! First you say no manager at all at night? Then you say there is...You say no security yet there is police detail? I only agree that owners are aware of the truth as they access cameras any time they wish!!!!!! So you have complained about every thing and every one you must be grasping for air as there can't be much more for you to spew about...I'm sure you'll find something to amuse yourself because no one really cares as you know that already! As far as asking who I am, I assumed you knew as you think you know everything lmao...oh well guess you really don't, that is proven now...Bowlers I can say to you keep bowling and let these select few employees carry on & look like idiots! I'll now enjoy my day hope you all do too!

Comment Date: 3/6/2012 Name: Part Timer
I have yet to see the GM when league play starts at 6:30 for my league!

Comment Date: 3/6/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
@ all the way: Your post is the best by far! A+

Comment Date: 3/6/2012 Name: Monday Nite Mens Bowler
OK, I'm glad my team Captain was at the league meeting when he was told that this league would consist of multiple lane conditions. NOT !!!!! Mr. GM let it be known to all those who visit this site that your incompetence in keeping this league somewhat happy has failed. If you think that myself and teammates are going to continue to be bounced around like a yo yo, your mistaken. I rather go duck pin bowling....

Comment Date: 3/5/2012 Name: Bowler of the year!
State bowling tournament at Lang's next weekend! Don't forget!

Comment Date: 3/5/2012 Name: A1 Steak Sauce
@Its Me, Could you please identify yourself. You could put a dunce cap on or if you wanted to stay conspicuous you could leave your Groucho Marx mask on.. So, we will know who you are or do you play Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Comment Date: 3/5/2012 Name: All The Way
@Here we go again…….Can you please give us your location of your rock so we may pour some concrete on it. We will knock first and make sure your under it, LMAO …and we are perfect ..much more than u….

Comment Date: 3/5/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
@ here we go again, OMG your nose must be brown! A manager there everynight, yeah when he does a double,the night manager!!! LOL Many days n nights the place has NO manager the KIDS are running the place NOW for sure! KNOWN FACT so it's time to go back under your rock! No worry the reporter has a direct line to the ownership! FAILING quickly! It'll all change soon!

Comment Date: 3/4/2012 Name: Draft Beer
@ still laughing management lol that is the problem,OWNERSHIP is hearing it daily! From the janitor to the customers we are disgusted for sure!

Comment Date: 3/4/2012 Name: Unreal
What happened to this place? WOW in a short time it has fallen apart. On a Saturday night they have ONE I said ONE person at the desk? Are you people serious? Does anyone know who this place? If so please post I'd like to write them a letter!!!

Comment Date: 3/2/2012 Name: Anonymous
To ALL the POSITIVE people here, leave this alone! STOP lowering yourself to their level. We can ALL move on to a better house for 2012-13 season. We are better than this,them. Let's stay POSITIVE as we ARE the bowlers that want to bowl in a great house with GREAT people! NOT EP.

Comment Date: 3/1/2012 Name: No Comment
Every action wants a reaction. Well said!

Comment Date: 3/1/2012 Name: Group A+
Hard to believe that ownership has given a free pass at EP to do whatever they want! WOW is ALL we ALL can say!

Comment Date: 3/1/2012 Name: Anonymous
@wondering I have a GREAT job,GREAT clothes,Great life,Great home,GREAT family,GREAT cars and a GREAT opinion and I can speak it! How's that? This is a forum to speak our thoughts about this center and any other center here there everywhere! EP Lanes ownership needs to know how WE the bowlers feel,WE are the ones lining their pockets with the GRANTS! Are you?

Comment Date: 3/1/2012 Name: here we go again
I realize people don't like change but sometimes it's very good for the soul! I know the employees enjoyed running the place with the past manager, but it's time to get to work kids. Guess that's what some of you don't like. Why concern yourself with everybody else's business like dress attire, hours, shifts, etc? boring!!!! When someone says everything is GREAT it's usually the opposite. Life is not that perfect, sorry for you. As for watching certain people bowl, what's your prob with that? Dark, loud music equals cosmic bowling...isn't that why you went on a weekend? BTW there is a manager on duty every night but again maybe you don't know it because your too busy gossiping on company time. I am hitting nerves now so I'm going back under my rock lmao

Comment Date: 3/1/2012 Name: It's Me
If you have anything you would like to know or say or if you want something, please feel free to see me. You know where I am and apparently you think you know everything else. Thank You.

Comment Date: 2/29/2012 Name: Mike
Random reader, I don't know if employees are complaining, but I can tell YOU I complained, I called the owner S*****N and spoke to him,so don't make statements if you don't know what you are talking about! I took my family to North Bowl because of that "garbage" that was being played! We have been going to EP Lanes for a long time until January 2012, we didn't like the music,we didn't like the fact there was no manager on duty so we left this center. With the place in darkness,loud music,new faces,no police detail, we made a decision to patronize another center,haven't been back to EP and won't return! It wasn't what we wanted. Good luck EP.

Comment Date: 2/29/2012 Name: My Opinion
While it's nice to see all the positve posts,who really cares what these "losers" are saying,posting! When it's all said n done we will celebrate! Bowlers concentrate on your game!

Comment Date: 2/29/2012 Name: wondering
Why is it people on here get so upset when someone speaks their mind opposite of what they think? Does any one ever talk about bowling on this forum, I thought that was what this comment box was for, didn't know it was for blabbering about each other...where are the adults in here? You should worry about your job, clothes, etc instead of any one that another typo?

Comment Date: 2/29/2012 Name: PBA Quality
Attempting? Doubt it! You wish you could be as great and be as invovled in the game! Go crawl back under your rock!

Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: Perfect Here
Wow look who's envious! When you are invovled in the game you are invovled in the game ENOUGH said! Glad we are hitting the nerves, lol

Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
@LMAO LMA@YOU, The jealousy is shining brightly! It's nice to be so independant huh, but you wouldn't know, LOL Maybe you should try bowling! Like I said TRY!

Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: Bella
@ My Daily Chuckle: First of all learn to write, spell,"as you no NOTHING about" "as you KNOW NOTHING about" corrected. NO means you don't want to. KNOW means you KNOW of something,understand it etc. Two of us, wow now you are a physic,there are MANY of US that are not happy with EP Lanes at this time. You couldn't name just two try hundred's! When hard working dependable dedicated people bail that tells the story! Maybe you need to also place the orders instead of just serve the orders! Worry about yourself,and if you are that concerned STOP interfering with the good people at EP Lanes. Ownership needs to step up to the plate and do what's right for US the people who line their pockets with "grants" So Daily Chuckle thanks for the Chuckle he he

Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: Scratch Bowler
Jealousy is so transparent!

Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: MWF Night Bowler
@ doesn't matter who are you to write? You are defending your boy for real! When you have the best forget the rest! EP lost some of the best employees they ever had , it is a KNOWN FACT! No worry the best is coming!

Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: still laughing
I love public blogs...staff worked well together as a team? when? didn't before and still doesn't. I didn't read blog all of the sudden I just happened to come across the comments upon reading the home page. I was @ the NEBA all day Sunday and the GM was there from early am to the night time. Do you expect him to sleep there? Why attack someone's attire if its clean & ironed? Are you perfect in the English language also? Find typos in this comment too!!! How do you know what people do in a 4 year span or at any time for that matter? I think your researching should be researched thoroughly!!!! Why don't you bring your issues to management or owners?

Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: MTW Bolwer
@ still laughing sorry you are wrong the GM opened the place and left the "kids" in charge, KNOWN fact, and he only stayed to watch a certain person bowl,when that person lost he left! So if you want to add to the blog,say the truth or at least pretend to know the truth. No worry soon it will all change! Do you try to bowl? Practice it helps!

Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: Snack Bar Queen
@ still laughing,you just happen to come across this blog,wow you are good. WHO are you fooling, yourself,NO worry management is well aware of ALL that is happening,especially the 9 to 5 or 9 to 1:30 or 11 to 3 shift, what is it? You surely know! Hint Hint do more hours!

Comment Date: 2/27/2012 Name: Merlot'
@ Daily Chuckle,we ALL do it for YOU! ALL SET

Comment Date: 2/27/2012 Name: don't worry be happy and just CHUCKLE
@ daily chuckle you say you just come on to have you DAILY CHUCKLE and now you are my chuckle. for some reason you decided to post something let me guess did i strike a little nerve. get with it, everybody has a scoop in that place people are not blind and people are not stupid but apparently you must think we all. your the joke for even saying that you come on for your chuckle and decide to post in a damn BLOG where people have the right to post...

Comment Date: 2/27/2012 Name: The BIG 60
Recently we had a realative turn 60 yrs.old,he said he wanted to go to EP Lanes to bowl with his fraternity brothers,members of his yacht club etc. We said you know they have a new manager,he said what? He said who is it, we said the guy from Lang's AMF,he said I'll pass, enough said! We are bowlers from the late 70's early 80's from the original Lang's Bowlarama therefore we passed on supporting EP Lanes because we know the history of the management! Enough said!

Comment Date: 2/27/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Daily Chuckle "all set"

Comment Date: 2/27/2012 Name: Anonymous
Who cares about EP Lanes,their staff and what is happening there. The truth is known so people let it ALL go! Move on to bigger n better things, the "BEST" always manage survive,known fact!

Comment Date: 2/26/2012 Name: What a joke!
So tonight we go to EP to bowl like around 8:45PM only to find a sign NO PUBLIC BOWLING UNTIL 10:30PM! We're like what is this,the place was empty maybe 6 or 7 guys talking to each other and about 15 employees BSing to each other! We asked why and we were told we have 400 fraternity brothers coming in, 400 yeah right,so needless to say we went to North Bowl,EP you guys S**K lately!

Comment Date: 2/26/2012 Name: Spectator
As a visitor to EP Lanes I found it amusing that the "new" GM aka Mr. NO Personality never once socialized with the bowlers,instead he hung at a table talking to a former co-worker from AMF. He also left the building before the squad ended. Never once did he mix in with the bowlers nor the spectators! Great job EP for hiring Mr. NO Personality! I overheard a few bowlers say how they "dislike" this guy,he stands wth his arms folded and glares at everyone! Also what's up with ALL the hand scribbled signs, can't afford print? WOW Heading back there today let's see what Mr. NO personality does today if he shows up! Only GM I know that does 9 to 5 or less!

Comment Date: 2/26/2012 Name: Ct. Bowler
Arrived at EP lanes looking to say hello to the "lady" assistant manager only to find 2 kids at the desk,looking for the "lady" I learned she was forced out by the new GM. Are you kidding me she has been part of the woodwork forever! EP you have made some serious mistakes the few months! WOW Definitely not pleased with what has been done to good hard working,knowledagble people in the game of bowling! I will be addressing this with P & G ownership for sure. On the day of a NEBA you have "kids" running the front desk,doesn't work for me! Note: The previous GM was always at the center when the NEBA's were there.ALWAYS! NOT KIDS!

Comment Date: 2/26/2012 Name: Anonymous
Hey P & G owners since when does the GM wear bulky sweaters to EP? You don't know even know he is the GM but then again that may be a good ,best thing, LOL Man FAILING 100% Sad Sad Sad

Comment Date: 2/26/2012 Name: Wendesday Night Bowler
@ Daily Chuckle, we have a new "chuckle" at EP. It won't last a known fact! Thanks

Comment Date: 2/25/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
@Randon reader,all of a sudden you are reading the blog? Yeah right, evidently you feel the need to add your 2 cents. We the people have every right to be loyal to who we want to! EP had the staff in place,they were a team that worked well together,this staff is the worse by far! Wait n see,random the best is yet to come! EP owners need to pop in n out of their EP location to see the reality of what's happening there. In my world the truth prevails!

Comment Date: 2/25/2012 Name: My Opinion
For all those who are writing positive, negative comments let it be known the truth ALWAYS prevails! There is lots of support for the positive people both present and past at EP lanes and lots of negatives, the positive OUTWEIGHS the negatives by far. The support is great for ALL the past,present employees,workers etc. Thanks. Now for some truth: It is known within the bowling circuit that the present GM is not interested in the game of bowling. To be a GM in the bowling world you have to invovled in the game, he is not. It is known ,he doesn't have the ability,personality or the knowledge to promote the game. Never did never will. This is a job for him,not his life! I'd like to know what nights he is present at EP as it is a KNOWN fact he leaves well before the league play begins. No matter what anybody thinks,writes,says,the truth always prevails,wait n see. In the meantime good bowling to ALL.

Comment Date: 2/25/2012 Name: Joey
I have been a bowler for a long long time, I have seen many a GM come n go here at EP Lanes. This will never change, what needs to change is the owners need to be more invovled or let the hired employees do their job! They hire people and expect miracles,if you hire the person as the GM let him,her be the GM STOP micro-managing! EP had one of the best GM's ever someone that finally knew the game of bowling,every every aspect of the game inside n out and they abruptly make a change and bring in a recycled AMF employee? Someone that has been away from the game for a long long time,someone that has NOT even been invovled in the game in the last 4 years or so, EP sorry but made a mistake,admit it,fix it,repair it as soon as possible!

Comment Date: 2/25/2012 Name: Seriously
Just heard one of the best EP employees is no longer there because of managemnet ugh! Shame on EP for allowing this!

Comment Date: 2/24/2012 Name: Anonymous
@Daily Chuckle, WOW Chapter 9 or what? Wanna buy me a beer if they have any in the lounge. The best is yet to come wait n see. Chuckles

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: wednesday night bowler
@ unreal, hey get with the program and smell the roses. apparently you are an employee and probably have something with the gm if your defending this place. sad part is that anybody and everybody does see the full picture it is only common sense. i guess you don't see what is going on and how this place is falling thru the cracks day by day. keep up the great work ed and staff..

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: Wednesday Night Bowler
Hey UNREAL get REAL! The truth always prevails! The best is yet to come! Then we will open the Corona,the Bud Light & the Coors and celebrate good "OLD" times! We know EP well as we have been here years n years unlike maybe you???????? Some people just don't fit get it?

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: My Daily Chuckle
Once again it's the same old crap on here but I tune in to see if you have looked in your closets lately??? I wonder if you realize just how silly you sound talking about certain people all the time? Now mentioning names....humm wonder if people starting talking about you "few" of things that are 100% known, as you no NOTHING about management and just keep complaining about people that have good things to say on's just obvious that you say the same things about the same person so it makes me wonder what's going on with you two...that's what you should be concerned with and not things you have NO clue about...time to move on and many can't wait...I have sympathy for humans like you and the select "few" oh one last you feel stupid when things are taken care of before your postings even get posted....growup

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
@ anonymous you must have blinders on as it's pretty evident the "new" GM has no clue,did EP ever run out of alcohol in the past? NEVER EVER even when the day manager wasn't working,the "previous" GM knew it all and did it all! Besides he was hands on unlike this "new" GM lol The TRUTH prevails! All the new employees have no clue just like the "new" GM. Never did a bartender need the book to make a drink OMG how bad is that??? Look at the lounge on a Wednesday night, EMPTY the bowlers are heading to other places to drink because EP is failing 100%. Our $$ is green and we can spend it anywhere we want and EP is NOT where we want to spend it! The "star" waitress sees it all 5 days a week isn't she reporting the facts to her boy wonder like the storybook???? Report Card: F

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
PS:Unreal have you noticed the "attire" of the GM and employees,BIG HUGE difference,sloppy compared to the previous attire! EP employees used to be neat and made a nice appearance now look,everything and anything goes!!! Sloppy for sure!

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: Anonymous
@Unreal & doesn't matter get the crying towel out soon, it's coming sooner than you think!!!!!!! There are many people that are LOYAL to each other something you obviously don't know or have! When long term employee(s) bail that says plenty! As far as that DJ and his so called music, we know families that left and won't return,the satelitte music was okay why do we need this **** music? Because the GM gave his son a job! P&G needs a BIG broom to make a clean sweep for sure!!!Just waiting for the fireworks!!!

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ doesn't matter yes some of the employees were unhappy before Mr. NEW GM arrived but the reason would be....guess,guess again...keep guessing...give up? okay I'll tell it would be the "all set" gal...

Comment Date: 2/22/2012 Name: doesn't matter
Unreal your comments are true & factual. Employees were unhappy wayyyyy before new mgmt. I find it odd that all the comments here are about new employees and trumphing up OLD employees and the past. The complaints are just funny and from the same people all the time....get much do you get paid for trashing new mgmt & bowing down to the old mgmt and constantly tooting his horn? It's over....its over get over it already!!!!

Comment Date: 2/22/2012 Name: random reader
My opinion is that people spew on here before they know the actual truth. I've seen the new manager on nights & weekends not just the day time. Customers are not complaining about DJ, employees are tho.... Food and/or liquor/beer can run out at any time at the best of centers. As you should know, you can't predict business!!!!! Oh maybe you wouldn't know as you are too busy on here ..... However....research snack bar person before making judgement her capabilities well exceed snack bar...lastly....if people did their job they would still be there....hopefully your smart enough to read between these you all have a great day

Comment Date: 2/22/2012 Name: Wondering
I'd like to know are the owners aware of how EP lanes is failing? This place has gone to the "gutter" in 90 days! The "new" bartenders can't even make a Long Island Ice Tea,are you kidding me? They have NO beer, wasn't ordered,are you kidding me? Business is not good in RI but to make it worse by not caring wow,must be nice to not care! EP FAIL 100%

Comment Date: 2/22/2012 Name: All out All out
No Corona OMG! What is happening EP Lanes? How does a lounge run out of the best sellers? Last week, NO coors light, NO bud light,last night NO corona!!!!!!!Obviously the "BEST" links to the fence are missing! Bring BOTH of them back they made a great team and add the night manager and the trio was good to go unlike now!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW

Comment Date: 2/22/2012 Name: Anonymous
Pretty sad when EP lanes once again runs out of bud light and three others beers, keep it up Ed u truly are not making it noticeable that ur running this place down the hole... Keep hiring people that should not be in that sp

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: Long time EP Bowler!
@ UNREAL WOW you must have the inside scoop! Wait n see the outcome it's coming sooner than you think and we will all sit back and smile ear to ear! Nobody has to be bought these days at EP it's pretty evident that the changing of the "guards" is almost like shopping at the landfill all you get is garbage! EP had one of the BEST STAFF in place with the exception of... they worked well together,got along,and most of all RESPECTED each other! They didn't have to like each other but at least they "respected" one another and the center ran smoothly! There WAS ALWAYS A MANAGER THERE ALWAYS! The place was CLEAN, the parking lot was CLEAN,the employees ALL got along except... When the roof falls in there will be many celebrating!!!!!! So UNREAL get REAL and get yourself a reality check! Good people DON'T have PRICE TAGS unlike YOU! PS: Did you like last Wednesday night's bar avaliablity? NO COORS LITE,NO BUD LIGHT,NO this no that,WHY because the people that knew what to do,order are NO longer there! Drink water instead! Please before you speak KNOW the truth,because WE DO!

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: Scratch Bowler Backer
@ Wednesday night, well said,enough said,truth will prevail! All the GM's I've known in the bowling world don't do 9 to 5, they did do their time as needed whether it be 7AM to 9PM, 10 AM to 1 AM etc. NEVER did a GM do a 9 to 5 time slot really!

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: Nano
@ Unreal if you had a clue maybe people would listen! "free" thumb slugs you say, NOT!!!There would be no business for the last 30 years if there were giveaways! This is a known fact! When you are the BEST at what you do you DON'T have to GIVE AWAY! Good luck bowling!

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: BMW
There is no house tournaments anymore the previous GM started to generate them for the Non Neba bowlers!

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: TO
WOW Instead of terminate the DJ that plays that **** music on Friday night they move him to another night Saturday! WOW

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: Cue Ball
You'd think with business being in the "gutter" no punt intended,that EP lanes would try to keep the "BEST" staff they had in place, employed, instead they terminate,push,force good people out and hire the...whatevers All these changes only hurt the patrons!

Comment Date: 2/19/2012 Name: Unreal
Funny...If anyone here really knew what went on and how things go,then they would be smart enough to know that almost ALL of these negative comments are coming from "FRIENDS" of a couple people....Get some friends together from a couple of EX-EMPLOYEES and this is what you get. Nothing but poor reviews and harsh statements.This board should be called "Chat Room: Ex-Employees and their friends" Owners/Managers don't listen to boards like this because it is full of fake and irrational bull. They know what goes on in their company and where the issues lie.But who am I? Right? Keep posting all the BS if it makes you feel big and bad,maybe you'll get a free drink or a thumb slug out of the deal...Sad individuals

Comment Date: 2/19/2012 Name: I knew it
Just like people were saying soon you will see less good employees and more of Langs old employees. You know the ones that all work at Langs when the new GM did. We all know what happened there don't we? Soon the owners will see if it's not a relative it's a old employee from Langs and EP will never be the same. If the owners dont want to lose the business for good like Mr Langs did get then get the new GM out if there. They even lost a manager that has been late.

Comment Date: 2/17/2012 Name: 2012-2013 season
Writing from amf cranston here, all you pissed off bowlers join us over at walnut next year as we also have a message to send about owners and management that completely disregard their patrons and going with a center owned by someone long in the business who is involved with the bowlers who knows the business and the game. When I lived in southern RI a few years ago I bowled at OML and Robert was always accessible if you had a problem and bowled in a couple of his leagues. Anyone looking to try something new join the exodus for next season, we should have some crazy leagues with ridiculous payouts if we all get together..

Comment Date: 2/17/2012 Name: The Bowler
To ALL you NEBA bowlers make it be known the "previous" manager was able to get 3 (THREE)YES 3 (THREE)at this center because he is the best there is when it comes to the bowling world! Enough said Bowl well

Comment Date: 2/16/2012 Name: Wednesday night
How sad is ep lanes becoming when during the Reno Poli men's league the bowling alley ran out of bud light. Great job Ed u might want to stop hitting on some of ur workers and maybe hitting the phone harder bro. Keep up the great work you damn bum. Hey by the way no wonder why u ran your manager out so u can hire someone who was a freaking snack bar person, and on that note see yeah...

Comment Date: 2/13/2012 Name: Ten Pin Alley
Does EP have any house tournaments on the agenda? I know the manager ran some last year? Is he still running his tournament?

Comment Date: 2/11/2012 Name: NEBA
Hey EP don't forget the NEBA is at Wonder Bowl time to make some $$$$$$$$$$$$ & see the "old" EP manager. Good luck!

Comment Date: 2/10/2012 Name: All the Way
No, we will not have to listen to that "Trashy, Vulgar and Awful music. Cause,!!!!!!!!! the Nimrod moved it to Saturday.!!!!!!! What do you think we're stupid Mr.GM wannabe..

Comment Date: 2/8/2012 Name: Fingertip
@ Anonymous 1/20/2012, what a silly question you asked about the pro-shop,you know there is a PROFESSIONAL Pro-Shop in EP you silly boy! That shop has been in business for 30 yrs. with 40 yrs experience,just because you have a no name drill your equipment you need not post garbage! 99% of his customer base are REPEAT did you hear me REPEAT customers,many travel from Newport,Tiverton,Jamestown,Ct.NH, Massachusetts to have the BEST of the BEST handle ALL their equipment! Trust me he has been drilling my equipment for 29 years! The owner forgot more than you would ever know about bowling,the PBA etc,and if you'd like to meet me one day I will be more than happy to come to EP on one of the many nights you are there, trying to bowl,or when you are practicing for "free" maybe? So with that being said try to bowl well, if you can or keep practicing!!!!!! Good Luck!

Comment Date: 2/7/2012 Name: LOL
Comment Date: 2/3/2012 Name: Patriot Fan @ EP Bowler you are 100% correct. EP needs to look in the mirror for sure. They DID HAVE THE BEST MANAGER EVER.EP hired him as the GM but they didn't let him be the GM! If they had allowed him to manage as he saw fit,EP would be in the top 3 centers instead they are in the tank sinking! No worry Karma On a positive note we are thrilled we have Custom Pro-Fit II is here!!!! The best of the best! Dave is well respected in the Bowling World,there isn't another Rhode Islander that can match his knowledge,contacts and most of ALL his EXPERIENCE in the game of bowling! Good luck Dave!

Comment Date: 2/5/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ EP ownership SWEEP your parking lot,entrance! It is filthy! Look around we have NEVER seen it so dirty~cigarette butts~empty beer bottles(?) coming out of Strikers~papers~this place is looking dirtier & dirtier in a short time of the changing of the guards NOT PS: Reference AMF

Comment Date: 2/5/2012 Name: Coffee Cup
I cannot believe how a simple task of booking a party can be so "messed" up! Unreal, what happened to this place? Last year the manager that booked the parties was great,everything that was agreed on was honored,now Good Luck people,this place has failed for sure!

Comment Date: 2/4/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
DOn't forget bowlers, Superbowl 2-5-2012 many of us will be across the street watching. Remember how the "employee" banged the Patriots all year so with that being said we have moved across the street! After you bowl head over for a great party,good food & people!!!! Let's go Patriots!!

Comment Date: 2/4/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
It's so hard to believe that this center had failed so quickly, the parking lot is dirty,cigarette butts all over the entrance,"beer" bottles strewn throughout the shrubery,no manager on Friday nights,no police detail,wow FAIL for sure! It's evident that the change of management has failed within 90 days, WTG EP We the patrons see it and we don't like it!

Comment Date: 2/2/2012 Name: Angel
What happened at this bowling alley? The employees all seem disgruntle. They all look so miserable did EP get sold?

Comment Date: 2/2/2012 Name: Truth Hurts
@HAPPY BOWLER! Favorite waitress? on 1/22/12. I think you are not seeing what's the truth. She charges $2.00 for a large soda when I just found out from the snack bar that it is $1.25. Where is the rest of the change going too "HER". Everytime I order a round of drinks its always a different price. Where is my change going? Let's take a wild guess "in her pocket". How can you call her your favorite when she just takes and takes. I rather have an honest person waitressing my League.

Comment Date: 1/31/2012 Name: Done Done Done
Unreal people EP could care less about the bowlers, it was proved tonight.

Comment Date: 1/29/2012 Name: Wonder
Just heard many people DISLIKE the new music on Friday nights, we are ALL going to a new center together. EP until you listen to US the cash customers you will never see another George Washington from us!

Comment Date: 1/28/2012 Name: DONE DONE DONE
Well I guess the owners DON'T care what WE the bowlers have said, AGAIN Rock n Bowled was AWFUL. The vulgar disgusting music played by the GM's son was disgusting! Needless to say we LEFT,we will now head to another ten pin house for this. EP we are so disappointed in the change that we can no longer visit your center. If any of you cared about US the bowlers,or cared about the GOOD employees you have left YOU will do an about face and bring the better EP back to ALL of US! I will NEVER spend another penny there!

Comment Date: 1/27/2012 Name: Vibe
@ Several bowlers, OMG I am glad you haven't follow him for awhile because he was no where. Please say the truth! If you are a real bowler in the circle of bowling you should know the scoop! The truth prevails in my world!

Comment Date: 1/27/2012 Name: Anonymous I
@anonymous do you see the new manager when the leagues are in play? Doubt it.

Comment Date: 1/27/2012 Name: Wonder
Hoping there won't be a repeat performance of that awful "vulgar" "trashy" music you played last week. If so we are DONE!

Comment Date: 1/26/2012 Name: Monday Morning Quarterback
After all is said and done the reality is why does this bowling center have such a turn over in GM's? How can it be that they all get dismissed,walk out,quit abruptly? Does anyone know the real reason? This is a family owned corporation with adult children,why aren't the adult children managing this bowling center? I would think if they employed their own they wouldnt have all these issues! Thanks 2011-2012 season almost over

Comment Date: 1/25/2012 Name: Bowler @ EP
Been around this center a long time! I see many improvements and the leagues are liking it. All I can say is good luck to the new manager because he's in a sea of sharks that have no lives so they live in the bowling alley but so far so good he is liked. Glad there are cameras so the owners of this place can see for themselves who are doing their jobs and who are not. I feel sorry for the select few that have nothing to do but act like idiots on a site that is not for airing THEIR personal problems! Someone has lil' P syndrome!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 1/25/2012 Name: My Opinion
While it's good to read the feedback on this site I would like to make a note to all. I happen to know the previous manager both personally & business related. He has drilled my bowling equipment since 1983 when he REOPENED his pro-shop. He sold his original shop to the "latest" manager on site. If you didn't know that shop was closed long ago. The reason I am writing is to say it's great ALL of you have come to support the "previous" manager and if you know him well, you will also know he will be invovled in the bowling world for a very long time. He is well RESPECTED in the bowling industry Country Wide,not just in RI or New England. He has traveled the circuit and met the best of the best! So friends,business associates,customers,former co-workers,carry on,and know "he" will always be at the TOP of his game! It's great to see how many supporters there are! Have a great night and stay tuned for the best is yet to come!

Comment Date: 1/25/2012 Name: Football
To all the E.P. football fans, Giants and Patriots, Chelo's is having a great Super Bowl Sunday Party..Great food and great personality bartenders for a super Sunday afternoon. So, after your Sunday afternoon league take a short walk over to us. see ya

Comment Date: 1/25/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
@ Bowler at EP you are 100% right there are a sea of sharks as well as snakes. Check the history before you speak! If your going to have 2 faces at least make 1 pretty!

Comment Date: 1/25/2012 Name: AFC Champs
@Bowler at EP, who are you to judge "people" have no lives? Look in the mirror Mr. EP Bowler seems you are there quite a bit, guess you are the one with no life or it is the price is right for you to bowl? People who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones!

Comment Date: 1/23/2012 Name: TO
@Seen it all, you said a mouthful! Any manager,boss etc. should NEVER BARK at employees let alone in public! The new GM at EP makes himself look like an idiot when he walks around looking and barking! He didnt have any people skills, or SKILLS,when he was employed by AMF and he still doesnt have any SKILLS! Little by little the employees will seek different employment and EP lanes will be the loser for sure,wait n see it will happen!

Comment Date: 1/22/2012 Name: AFC Champions
To ALL the Patriot fans at Ep lanes Congrats!

Comment Date: 1/22/2012 Name: Happy Bowler!!
It was so nice to see our FAVORITE waitress back tonight 1/22/12. We got beverages/food and pleasant service! What a change hasn't been that way since the last time she worked. TY

Comment Date: 1/22/2012 Name: Anonymous
OMG What was that music all about? The vulgar words were disgusting! Shame on EP lanes for allowing this "GARBAGE" be played while familys were trying to spend time together! YOUNG people were there and had to listen to that {deleted} music. I am going to be sure to contact the ABC and let them know this was done to the patrons! SHAME SHAME

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Road Dawg
This place S*cks! AMF all the wayyyyyyyyyy

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: TO
What happened Friday night with the Rock N Bowl OMG I have never heard such vulgarity played at any bowling center ever. The manager had his son YES his son play disgusting vulgur filfthy so called music,it was all rap garbage. To the owners of Ep we are getting tired of this {deleted}. If is aint broke DON'T fix it! Time to move on! This new guy needs a lesson in managerial skills for sure. We called to complain Saturday but the manager doesnt work weekends LOL

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
It's hard to do any work when your arms are folded HE HE EP ownership is clueless.They should suck it up and bring back the "BETTER MORE QUALIFIED MANAGER" at least he was hands on!

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Several bowlers
Myself and several other bowlers from Langs & AMF Cranston have now gone to EP to follow the new manager. I hope he takes some of his staff with him! Both personally and professionally he will be an asset to EP. It's great having an honest, reliable manager with an ability to count! Enough said for now.

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Non Drinker
Has anyone seen a EP Police detail in this place recently??? I can't believe how many drunks should be nabbed when they leave this place. That snooty waitress , broken recorder "all set" should be arrested with them for feeding them one after another. just awful..

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Snack Bar Treat
Thats his mentality and his way to feel in charge. I hear him say I am the manager I am the manager really are you,NO you are not, you are thier whipping boy, the errand boy, the one who does their dirty tasks! You are just another number until they boot you out like the last 8 managers.

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Anonymous
We all know the history of this GM. Good Luck EP

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Rock N Bowl
who decided to allow the managers son be the dj on the concourse playing that vulgar,obscene,fifthy language rap music? rock n bowl has always had good "family" music until this manager came on board. this was horrible, will the owners please address this as we go to ep with our familys to have fun, this music was insulting to say the least, the lauguage ,the vulgarity was awful!!! and the best part was the manager wasn't even there! awful just awful we will not did u read will not return to this center any longer as long as this &^%$ is going on. ep your center is going in the garbage with this manager for fact there were minors there and this is unacceptable to say the least. wake up and pay attention this center is turning into an amf house for sure!

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Nano
Why would this manager be any different at EP lanes, he ruined AMF Lang's in more ways than anyone knows,he has a history or ruining businesses including his own. His price was right so he got the job! He needs to bark at himself.

Comment Date: 1/20/2012 Name: Anonymous
I just don't get these posts at all! First they say the manager is there days yet everyone sees him standing around and barking orders at staff?? Well I thought no one is in the building during the day? I can't keep up with you all tooting your own horn...This is not a forum for just complaints. How about the nice things about the center? I have seen the "new" manager do every thing he asks anyone else to do. He's that type of manager. For the we have anyone in there? Why do you same-few employees always insult the new employees? Maybe you don't want to be found out and be shown up with good competition. Some people should just grow have two eyes and two ears, one mouth for a reason! Good night!

Comment Date: 1/20/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
OMG I so agree, he has ZERO personality and doesn't have a clue on how to handle the employees, he orders them around like he is the sargent lol. Wait till the complaints get to the DLT it's gonna be sweet! Maybe he should work a full day and do some WORK,at least the previous manager had skills, he could repair,fix,build etc. This guy doesnt even work 8 hrs a day, but I guess when you pay peanuts you get monkeys! Absentee ownership 100% only the outlaws watch like a hawk! Good night!

Comment Date: 1/19/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
Ya think he has patience? I'd say so dealing with this center for sure!

Comment Date: 1/19/2012 Name: Seen it all
EP needs to get rid of the main problem and it's the GM cuz all he does is bark orders. He should really look around and see what has been done before he entered the building and he will realize he is the main problem. Everytime I'm in there trying to have a good time he's working around barking orders and yelling at the help and it doesn't matter if it's a manager that's around his age. He thinks he's makin them look foolish but he's lookin real stupid. He has no managing skills. All he does is walk around I gave never seen him help any department or grab a ball that's stuck. The nite manager that works the weekend always helps in any way he can. EP should be proud to have a manager that does what he does to help. Hope the owners see who really does work hard in the center cuz I know the bowlers see it

Comment Date: 1/19/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
One thing for sure is the Pro-shop is the best they ever had. Service second to none. No one lasted there but this has,think about it,why?

Comment Date: 1/19/2012 Name: Nano
Because the owner is a patient guy for sure to deal with the drama there whew

Comment Date: 1/19/2012 Name: Anonymous
@Nano you are 100% correct, no one ever lasted in the shop,they couldnt deal witht the balony day in and day out. We have had nothing but great service with Custom, I know I travel cross the bridge for this service!

Comment Date: 1/18/2012 Name: Grown up
Listen people EP Lanes can change the manager everyday, no one they hire can change anything there. Why do you ask? Because they (manager) have NOTHING to say in anything that happens there,they are the "BABYSITTER" for the ownership,PERIOD. The manager is only good enough to do the DIRTY work for the ownership. Terminate who they DON'T like,not whos not doing their job,who they DON'T like! STOP writing leave it alone and find a new center to patronize. It's evident the new manager is already struggling! He didn't know when he signed on he'd be the errand boy but most of all the whopping boy! Good luck!

Comment Date: 1/18/2012 Name: Lady Bowler
@Spanky & Coors Light really makes me wonder why a family bowling center would hire certain people like that so called "blonde bombshell" she was nothing more than a person of character. We ladies could see she had an agenda and that made us very uncomfortable with her provacative mannerisms. She had no interest in waitressing,she wanted to climb the corporate ladder within EP. Little did she know theres no one special at the top of that ladder for sure. LOL Good bye to that element!

Comment Date: 1/18/2012 Name: Jr. League
Just want to give a shout out to the Pro-Shop owner Dave for always servicing the Jr. Bowlers and treating them so well. We appreciate all you do for the Juniors! It's great knowing the shop is open on a Saturday AM and Tim does a fantastic job always! These juniors are the next generation of adult bowlers in the making! Thanks again! A mom

Comment Date: 1/18/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Big Bowler did you ever call the owners to ask who's running the place? Let us know it will be interesting to read the response. In the meantime they should run away with the suggestions of the bowlers that make the cash register ring ring ring

Comment Date: 1/17/2012 Name: TO
It appears the comments have fallen on deaf ears here at EP. With that being said let's finish our 2011-2012 season and think about 2012-2013 season in a new center somewhere. Lang's is reopening as LANG'S, Northbowl is not to far down the road and Walnut Hill seems to be on the move,creating more n more excitement. We can all start fresh and leave the "junk" behind. Good bowling people. PS: Did you know Walnut Hill is getting a pro shop? Yes they are, Custom Pro-Fit in opening!

Comment Date: 1/17/2012 Name: Done done done
Sick of the bs drama here, see ya @ walnut next year!

Comment Date: 1/17/2012 Name: Nano
@league Bowler,you may be correct regarding the male manager for the night shift however the real manager is the "BOSS" lady! Enough said

Comment Date: 1/16/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
@league bowler really you see a male manager, I have to look better. Thanks Bowl well

Comment Date: 1/15/2012 Name: Truth Hurts
@ Informed Bowler, You do have your facts straight regarding the owners daughter-in-law and her husband. Lets see if the owners wake up and do something about it!

Comment Date: 1/15/2012 Name: Sunday Morning Bowler
I hope someone from EP lanes reads this,PLEASE put the heat on! When it's cold like this we freeze! Thanks

Comment Date: 1/15/2012 Name: Truth Hurts
@Another League Bowler, You are absolutely right regarding the four things in EP Lanes that need to be corrected. Great! To see that someone has told the honest truth.

Comment Date: 1/15/2012 Name: Sunday Night Bowlers
Why did the 2 friendly servers leave? Come back!

Comment Date: 1/15/2012 Name: League Bowler
@ Monday Night Bowler. Let me correct your statement regarding a female night manager. They do not have a night female manager. I have always seen it for years a male manager. You need to get your eyes checked.

Comment Date: 1/14/2012 Name: Spanky
@ Coors lite, if EP hired her because they thought she was "eye candy" man they need some glasses seriously.Bowling centers are not known to hire "eye candy" for sure. EP does have a couple good gals that can waitress, are pleasant but that blonde had no skills as far as waitressing. She was in the wrong place to make her $$$$ for sure!

Comment Date: 1/14/2012 Name: Lady Bowler
That blonde wasn't there to work she was there for a reason. I can honestly say I was glad the "BOSS" chased her out. She wasn't what EP needed on the payroll for sure. She made many of us bowlers feel uncomfortable the way she presented herself. The "BOSS" did well to push her out for sure! Even the men knew what she was.

Comment Date: 1/14/2012 Name: Former employee
Close the doors you'd be better off. EP is full of drama,actors,actresses,losers,drunks,hangers and certain "employees" of character. The internet can certainly enlighten ALL of what's inside the building. Sad but true!

Comment Date: 1/14/2012 Name: Another league bowler
This Pleade is Pointless, I am tried of all this drama time to move on...

Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: First time posting
You people need to grow up and quit acting like kindergarten kids. The employees posting this crap should look in the mirror because there probably the ones that are the root of the problems at EP Lanes.

Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: Anonymous
Let's all hope the owners of EP LISTEN as we the bowlers have every right to express our opinion on this site regarding their bowling center. We want EP to do what's right for ALL the bowler's as we are the ones spending the old mighty dollar.

Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: Strike/Spare
@ Monday night bowler,that's the best one yet. I'll drink to that! EP should have a "managers" alumni and they should create a Board Of directors and meet monthly to discuss their experiences, it would be the best comedy show ever.

Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: LMAO
U-All Set !@#$%^^& Oh I'm all set go wait on another s*cker.

Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: 300 man
You are all wasting your time writing,the owners are absentee here, Have you ever seen one of the owners on site? The only one you see is the night manager that works MTWTF she is the tape,video recorder for sure. She has done a great job running the employees out,the managers out. She acts like it's her "job" to make sure all the employees are miserable.She gets an A+ for sure.

Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: Monday Night Bowler
@League Bowler, EP doesn't need any managers they have one,she works MTWTF nights. Save your $$$$ EP invest it in the attire for the few employees,they certainly could use some new shirts!

Comment Date: 1/12/2012 Name: Coors lite
@Spanky regarding the "blonde bombshell" she didn't have any waitressing skills at all,she couldn't even use the POSITOUCH system,I saw the head waitress try to train her forget it,she had no clue! If management hired her thinking she was the EP "eye" candy they were mistakely wrong! Some of the bowlers said they saw her at PP a few years ago,hiny hint.

Comment Date: 1/12/2012 Name: Junk Yard
Does anyone know when we will get our AWARD articles? Damn I have a jacket coming and to date haven't gotten it, and no one can tell where,when why,what is going on here? The previous manager could answer our questions,this guy doesn't even communicate with the bowlers besides he is never there????

Comment Date: 1/12/2012 Name: Strike/Spare
Approach management, that's a joke for sure,the new manager works days when the center is empty,he is NEVER there when the leagues start. God forbid there is an issue,the assistant has all the headaches. At least the previous manager worked any time of the day SEVEN days a week. I have never saw a place change managers like EP either they walk out,quit or get replaced because they figure out the scenerio. Who cares,just bowl and go home.

Comment Date: 1/12/2012 Name: 200 Bowler
@EJM- This is not just all of a sudden with the EP Lanes. It's just people are fed up with nothing changing at the bowling center and managers not being able to make the necessary changes to make employees and bowlers happy again.and this is their only outlet so don't judge because you just did the same thing.

Comment Date: 1/12/2012 Name: Another league bowler
Listen EP lanes needs to let go of a few people. To start the morning manager she does nothing but get drunk. number 2 the soda machine filler ( what kind of job title is that) a table cleaner can do that, number 3 the " is everyone all set" get family out of there you need to do something with your life and not just waiter for the rest of your life. Number 4 the new manager he has made other bowling alleys tank. EP lanes was and still can be a great place to bowl but the owners want to keep friends and family there and just fire all the people that try to make it a better place. Come on EP get your head out of your rear and see the damn day light your league bowlers have spoken, don't let your close family and friends feed you crap because what matters is the bowlers that keep bringing you money.

Comment Date: 1/12/2012 Name: Merlot'
@ another league bowler,have you noticed how they overserve the alcohol? I see so many people "tanked" while bowling,really is this neccessary? You are there to bowl,have A drink not 10 15 drinks. They also changed the cup sz. trying to cheat the customer 2 oz. per beer so they serve less per serving but charge the same price. The "BOSS" told the new manager to do this!

Comment Date: 1/11/2012 Name: Nano
Bottom line is "It is what it is" EP is privately owned and they do can will do as they want, NOT what we the BOWLERS want. We are their wallets! With this being said maybe we BOWLERS start to move our leagues elsewhere!!!! Plenty of good houses out there. NOTE: Lang's is coming back in May 2012 as LANG'S : ) This is the best way to send a clear message to them. For now DON'T spend any money there,bowl your league and go elsewhere to eat,drink socialize. We BOWLERS don't have the right to hire, fire staff but we do have the right to do what we see fit for ourselves. The previous manager was well liked by all,maybe this is why he was let go? We all know the truth here. No worry he has a strong visibilty in the game and will always have it,wait and see. Good bowling to all.

Comment Date: 1/11/2012 Name: EJM
I have been a bowler at EP Lanes for several years. I am impressed with the condition of the building and the employees and Manager. He has welcomed our league and made us feel at home. I am disgusted with the comments regarding the center and employees. It seems all so new that suddenly there are complaints. It sounds like guilty consciences to me personally!!!! I believe bowlers should confront management if a problem occurs, not have an open forum where you just spew untrue conversation. It's sad actually. My motto is "grow up" and you know who I mean....thank you for reading a positive comment from a SINCERE bowler.

Comment Date: 1/11/2012 Name: Meow
@Spanky you are 100% correct on the "blonde bombshell" she presented herself like she was working the strip! Many customers complained about her as it was obvious waitressing wasn't her only job ,she definitely had another profession for sure! There was nothing about her that was good! I know the female customers and employees were glad to see her leave! In fact one lady complained about her to management but nothing was done. She didn't belong in a family run bowling center.

Comment Date: 1/10/2012 Name: UPSET BOWLER
I bowl on a Sunday Night League. This past Sunday we ended getting the girl who cooks at the snack bar. She waitress our League. We did not like her service at all. What happened to the two waitresses that we had. They are awesome. Bring them back. They need to waitress more nights.

Comment Date: 1/10/2012 Name: 9 Pin No Tap
WOW Drama drama drama,appears to me EP needs to wake up and oil the lanes,clean the lanes, do whatever it takes to straighten their house out. This is the worse I have seen it in a long long long time. Good luck PS:Lang's is opening soon May 2012

Comment Date: 1/10/2012 Name: First Timer Bowler
I had a blast Friday night on Jan.6, 2012. Went to the bar and there was two women bartenders who were fun and quick at service. They know how to run that bar. It was amazing. I am going back again this Friday and hope to see those two bartenders again.

Comment Date: 1/10/2012 Name: 3's company
@Informed Bowler WOW is all I can say!

Comment Date: 1/10/2012 Name: Spanky
We were glad to see the "blonde" waitress leave for sure,she was definitely not the sharpest knife in the draw. If she depended on her tips for her income she was rolling pennies for sure. Man she was not good at all.

Comment Date: 1/10/2012 Name: Attire
Has anyone noticed the employees shirts are "disgusting" some are so stained,some have holes in them and some are just plain gross. What does it cost to supply shirts to the employees? Really if you want a professional atmosphere bring it along.

Comment Date: 1/9/2012 Name: The Ace Bowler
Will be leaving EP once the Lang family re-opens. Great family for sure,Ed Lang knew how to run a bowling center and I am sure his grandchildren have been taught well. Good luck EP

Comment Date: 1/9/2012 Name: Interesting huh WOW
Comment Date: 11/19/2011 Name: Johnny Walker Red Don't go to EP the former manager from Lang's is now there, LOL EP will tank for sure. The owners have NO clue what this guy is capable of doing,tanking bowling centers. I am heading to Walnut Hill 2012AMF Langs Lanes Comments - Add your comment -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comment Date: 1/4/2012 Name: Anonymous So glad to hear langs wont be amf anymore come the spring amf ruined all the mom and pop centers across the nation when they became amf and i hope they get rid of dm hes nothing but a jerk and is a coward they dont care about the employees nor the bowlers they only care about NUMBERS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comment Date: 1/2/2012 Name: Good Bye AMF Dont let the door hit u in the rear when u vacate Langs in May. AMF and your no good mgrs. especially the one discharged a few yrs. ago really put a hurtin on the place. Hopefully the Lang family can resuscitate the place...

Comment Date: 1/8/2012 Name: Respectful League Bowler
The Owners need to get rid of family members working at the lanes. It is time for a big change. I see that there are two other waitresses that work at East Providence Lanes are much more friendly than the family member that works there but I only see them once a week. I'm really not understanding that. I hope that the owner read this and make the proper changes.

Comment Date: 1/8/2012 Name: League Bowler 2
What happened to the service behind the bar? The bartenders are slow except for one of them who is always happy and talking to everyone. She has been working for years and she is always respectful. She at least knows how to make a drink.

Comment Date: 1/8/2012 Name: Route 1 Bowler
Many of us thought about moving our league to EP a couple years ago when our center was for sale etc. We asked questions,went there and decided NOT to move our league. WHY do you ask? For all the reasons listed here. DRAMA, EP has had so many managers in the past 8 years or so,could it be them or it is the owners? We happen to know the last manager well,he has drilled most of our equipment for years n years, he is a good man,knows the game of bowling well,better than most people,bowlers,he tried to establish a monthly tournament at EP and was given more "mud" than a swamp has. So EP when you catch a good one keep him. The bowlers see what is being done over n over again. The last one you caught needs to be steamed. Glad we are still on Route 1 Happy New Year! PS:You need a BIG broom to clean this house for sure of all the "poison" inside.

Comment Date: 1/8/2012 Name: League Bowler
East Providence Lanes they need to get rid of the new manager who has a bad reputation throughout the bowling centers in Rhode Island and in other businesses that he had managed and went downhill under his management.

Comment Date: 1/8/2012 Name: Snoopy
@ 200 Bowler,Are you serious "approach the bowlers,owners etc." If you are familiar with this place then you know there will,are consquences when ANYONE says the truth. There are 3 sides to every story HIS HERS and the TRUTH! In my world the truth prevails. Wait n see. Happy bowling everyone. Can't wait for May as Lang's will be back! WTG

Comment Date: 1/7/2012 Name: Informed Bowler
To all the people on this post that think they are informed, you're not. The waitstaff will NEVER change as the main problem is the daughter-in-law of the owner. Every time they have someone in there that does a great job, she pushed them out. This includes the bartenders, waitresses and managers. Her and her husband, the guy who fills the soda machines, are robbing the place blind and no one can do anything about it. When ever they do get a good manager, they owners get rid of them because they don't want to give raises. Check to see when the last "donation" was made to Hasbro that we give 50/50 money to nightly.

Comment Date: 1/6/2012 Name: State Tournament
Don't forget bowlers there is a state tornament at Walnut Hill this weekend. Let's make it a good one!

Comment Date: 1/6/2012 Name: Red Robin
I have bowled here for about 10 years, after this season I am bailing,I cannot believe how many managers have come n go and the moral of the place is just awful. I have never seen it so low. ITS AT A ALL TIME LOW FOR SURE! When I go out to bowl and have fun I dont need the stress of the unhappy employees! Enuf said

Comment Date: 1/6/2012 Name: RI Bowler
I often wonder where the owners are to these establishmnets? For years I bowled at Lang's and Mr. Lang aka Ed Lang was always there,he ran a tight ship,employed the best people and had a bowling center second to none. Some of these centers should be half as good as the "old" Langs Bowling Alley. Heard the Lang's Family is making a comeback soon,WTG Family.

Comment Date: 1/6/2012 Name: Nano
I understand the new manager is suppose to be FT but I agree he is never "visible" to the bowlers nightly, seems he does daytime shifts when the place is empty? Go figure. We the bowlers are concerned with the changes here,the moral is in the "gutter" no punt intended. Hoping EP can make some positive changes in 2012 for us bowlers. They were on the right track but seem to have fall off recently. It's tough to bowl well when the center appears to be turmoil. Let's hope the "owners" do whats right for us the "bowlers"

Comment Date: 1/5/2012 Name: Merlot'
Now that you ask the ? about the manager I was curious myself, I have never seen him on a Sunday at the center. Maybe someone from the center will respond to us. I thought he was the daytime manager to be honest with you as the employee base keeps changing? Second part of the season almost done! Happy New Year.

Comment Date: 1/5/2012 Name: 9 Pin No Tap
Does anyone know if the new manager is a part timer? Seems to me I have yet to see him on any given night, I saw him once and when I go in to bowl he has already left the bldg? I would think he would be available to service the leagues if need be. I have never even seen him in the lounge on the weekend? Just wondering. Thanks

Comment Date: 1/4/2012 Name: TO
Well said Binary,the bar service (waitstaff) needs a facelift and some customer service skills. The former manager tried hard to revamp the bar scenerio however he was NOT allowed to do so. Give him an A+ for trying. The interior is decent,I've seen the former manager clean up with staff after parties,unlike the present manager,he walks over the "debry" on the concourse,as well as order staff around like they are servants! Anyway let's hope the game of bowling can generate some fun for 2012 & make new champions! Heard Lang's is making a comeback!

Comment Date: 1/4/2012 Name: Merlot'
Well Said TO we saw the previous manager there every every day! He did it all,front desk,bar,errands,cleaned with the staff,changed lightbulbs (people complained foyer was dark) handled disagreements, but the real reason he was good was he understands the game of bowling better than anyone in RI. PBA experienced,traveled the country,saw 99% of the bowling centers nationwide,started tournaments,secured tournaments at EP etc. Tried to give the bowlers some options! Either way he is very invovled in the game for sure in New England. Happy New Year Bowlers!

Comment Date: 1/4/2012 Name: MW
The 2011-2012 season can't end fast enough,had enough. To many changes here,if it ain't broke DON'T FIX IT!

Comment Date: 1/2/2012 Name: Angel
@ Binary I so agree with what you have said, especially the Pro shop, the owner does great work,knows his stuff,can drill,repair,advise etc. He also has a assistant in the shop that is well qualified and services many of the Jr bowlers etc. Custom Pro-Fit treats the people well. When he was the manager I have seen him there morning noon and night and he worked 7 days a week,he is not afraid of work. He has brought in more parties,secured more tournaments than any manager they ever had,known fact. To do this in this economy is an accomplishment. The entire country is suffering,RI included,but he pushed for more tournaments and got them,brought parties in,rented the entire center out to local schools etc. Let's hope EP can continue this path but so far they are failing. People are talking loud n clear about it. Happy New Year.

Comment Date: 1/1/2012 Name: Angel
Happy New Year! 2012 will be all good for all bowlers,wait n see.

Comment Date: 12/31/2011 Name: binary is a love language...
As someone who has been both inside and out of the Bowling scene here in Rhode Island, I find that people often come on sites like this to rant and moan about the negative aspects of bowling centers, owners, and employees; few people offer honest and fair reviews of these facilities. Its rather unfair to criticize and heckle based on one bad experience. To the league bowlers with bad experiences, I hope that things do improve there and that you remain as patrons at East Providence. To the regular patrons, please do not base your opinions on one experience, people arent on their "a" game everyday, and its seldom to see any bowling center anymore with a superior level of customer service. Sometimes, it is what it is. As for the review, I found East Providence Lanes to be an average facility. It has been around for a long time, and the exterior could use some work, but it not bad looking compared to other centers. The interior is decent, with updated scorers, Brunswick styled seating and furniture, while it possess some of the retro look with the appearance of wood throughout the building. The center is complete with Pro Anvilane lane surface which makes it pretty scoreable on most conditions (just the way that the sport is) and features a pro shop (Custom Pro Fit), Bar (with Billard tables) and a Meeting Room (located behind lanes 57-60) The customer service experience can be something to be desired, but granted, its not as bad as the people on this site are making it out to be. However, the bar service could use some improvement. On a few different occasions, we have had mishaps, which the former manager was quick to address. The pro shop is very good, and I have brought my business there from a now-defunct shop. Everything I have had done there has been top-flite. But overall, its not a bad place to come to and have a couple drinks during your league or friendly outing.

Comment Date: 12/30/2011 Name: Victor
Happy New Year Johnny Walker Red, we to are hoping for all the "old" times at EP. Hoping 2012 brings back the good ole days of affordable bowling. Don't drink n drive my friends!

Comment Date: 12/28/2011 Name: Johnny Walker Red
Happy New Year to all my friends at EP lanes! Hope the new year brings back the old times!

Comment Date: 12/21/2011 Name: 200 Bowler
this is in response to the comment made re: league bowlers association with this center and former bar. @LMAO @ are correct on all three accounts. Its pretty sad that people who work at the bowling center, can't approach people and hide behind a blog and think they won't get found out. Well guess again, league bowler. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

Comment Date: 12/19/2011 Name: 200 Bowler
LMAO @ U, you are right on all THREE accounts!

Comment Date: 12/13/2011 Name: 200 Bowler
Don't let the door hit you in the behind, league bowler1

Comment Date: 12/13/2011 Name: LMAO @ U
@ League Bowler !! After reading a few of your rants. I have come to the conclusion that (a) you are employed at the center or (b) you worked for the past GM at his bar or (c) both. So, which is it, to know and have so much knowledge about this person's past business ventures and to display it on a blog such as this means one thing (a) you do have a major chip on your shoulder (b) you are major jealous of this person or (c) you are such a major tool !!! So, please tell this bowling blog audience which one it is.

Comment Date: 12/12/2011 Name: Anonymous
Big Bowler did you ask the owners who manages EP? Better yet ask how many managers have come n gone. The new guy in town walks around with his arms folded and acts like a part timer NEVER there. It's a joke.

Comment Date: 12/12/2011 Name: Anonymous
I know for sure someone from EP lanes reads these comments before they are posted as many have NOT been posted. Interesting, I guess the truth hurts oh well Karma **Note** Not True. Many of your comments have been flagged by B2U Staff to not be posted because you say the same thing over and over and over and over about the same center. Everyone can see the comments that have been posted, but only B2U Staff can see the comments that have not been posted. B2U Staff**

Comment Date: 12/10/2011 Name: Mrs. Claus
I hope Santa brings me what I for Christmas. Merry Christmas EP lanes!

Comment Date: 12/3/2011 Name: league bowler1
Going to Monday night at Walnut Hill next year. Owner there cares !

Comment Date: 11/29/2011 Name: Anonymous
Big Bowler call the owners ask them that ? The previous manager was on site 7 days a week,mornings,afternoons,evenings etc...did more than any other manager employed. Well known,well liked by many bowlers. Of course a few "haters" in the mix but that comes from "jealousy" as we all know. Many of the bowlers are not happy with the change.

Comment Date: 11/27/2011 Name: Sunday Night Bowler
Did you all notice they don't carry the NFl package? So we all trot over to Chelo's to watch the games and spend our money there. Penny wise and dollar foolish! In order to make money you need to "spend" "invest" money. A known fact.

Comment Date: 11/26/2011 Name: Big Bowler
I've known the owners for many many years and I doubt highly the place is as bad as people say they are. They also own Wonder Bowl in New Bedford and Holiday Lanes Westport and both centers are in good condition with great staff. I would like to know and am curious as to who is running the center. I haven't been there in a long time.

Comment Date: 11/26/2011 Name: Anonymous
Did anyone notice the "new" sherriff in town always has his arms crossed, LOL Interesting if his arms are crossed guess he is not busy! He stands around like he has nothing to do, if and when he is in the bldg seems like he is a Part timer.

Comment Date: 11/26/2011 Name: Anonymous
There is NO one as knowledgeable in the game of bowling as the "previous" manager. He is well known in the bowling industry on all levels,PBA down to the "handicap" bowler. He also is the BEST ball driller in New England.Enough said on this subject. We hope the establishment realizes how upset the "die" hard bowlers are. To replace someone of his character,knowledge,ability is absurd. We the bowlers know right from wrong.

Comment Date: 11/25/2011 Name: Anonymous
Never said it didnt have any business,said it was a dump all day long and it was! It was purchased to try to upgrade it to a better place,Sports Bar,but it didn't work,again look at the area, neighborhoods,low income area (s) you know this for sure LOL You obviously don't know the facts nor do you know a place with "class" LOL Lose the chip will ya, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Wait n see the end results.

Comment Date: 11/25/2011 Name: Honey dew
Bottom line is bowling is a poor mans sport. U don't see any country clubs without business do you? Why because the members can afford to golf,they are a different class of people, bowling has always been a working man's game. EP cannot hold onto good help it's a known fact. If you bowl here you know why they can't keep any good waitresses it's no secret. As far as the managers they have had, the last one was definitley a well respected person in the bowling community! KNOWN FACT

Comment Date: 11/24/2011 Name: Anonymous
Another mistake made wow

Comment Date: 11/23/2011 Name: Dunkin Donuts
Same ole same ole, look at the track record of ALL the managers that have come n go, they had one of the best, if they had only allowed him to do what he was hired for guaranteed EP would be in the top 3 bowling centers in RI. He had many contacts and is well respected in the game of bowling.

Comment Date: 11/21/2011 Name: Another upset bowler 2
@ league bowler LOL is right, I think you need to learn the true facts before you open your trap! B & B was a dump all day long,it could never draw a decent class of people as it is a known fact but then it comes with the territory of the area. If the shoe fits wear it as you do. Karma LOL Many of us bowlers will rejoice sooner than you think. Merry Christmas LOL

Comment Date: 11/21/2011 Name: Anonymous
@ league bowler you obviously have a HUGE CHIP on that shoulder!

Comment Date: 11/19/2011 Name: Joey
The house used to be bad then it got better,they finally get a pro-shop that can service the people,the owner can drill,employs good people that can drill,hire him as the GM then replace him? What gives here,really EP what are you thinking? NOT

Comment Date: 11/15/2011 Name: Another upset bowler
That fat slob runs their house in new bedford. they brought in a guy to help him and the place turned around. he got the kids to work, brought in good food and beer and bands. he seemed to be always there and then he got hurt and they released him. he tried doing stuff in ep with the manager but the family that works there resisted. now both places are going down hill quickly

Comment Date: 11/13/2011 Name: Wednesday Night League Bowler
I will can attest to the Draft Beer statement! Best manager ever~no one knows the game of bowling like him!

Comment Date: 11/11/2011 Name: 9 pin no tap
@ bobby k way back when you wrote the manager is a fat slob whatever,get someone who has a decent appearance blah blah blah, well did you notice they had a manager that made a great appearance? Clean cut,shaven,pressed pants,clean shirt,knowledgeable in the game etc. well he was replaced by another ***** the owners have NO clue,wait n see EP will really tank now.

Comment Date: 11/10/2011 Name: Draft beer
Read between the lines, you voiced your opinion and your voice was heard,be prepared as the "new" guy in town already ruined a bowling center and a pro-shop LOL Karma

Comment Date: 11/9/2011 Name: League Bowler
@Johnny Walker Red, Please explain yourself, what are you talking about because I sure as hell don't know.

Comment Date: 11/5/2011 Name: Merlot'
Another poor decision made on the owners of EP Lanes. Wait n see. I know for sure I won't be bowling there when the season ends.

Comment Date: 11/4/2011 Name: Draft Beer
When P & G bought this house they started to clean the place up,it was a decent place to go for fun,bowling,pool tables etc. It has been on the down slide. They have had so many managers because the "family" doesn't allow management to manage accordingly. The manager they have now is a former member of the PBA,runs the pro-shop there,is well versed in the game and knows the entire bowling industry well. He is the best ball driller in the state of RI. To date he is the best by far.

Comment Date: 11/3/2011 Name: Johnny Walker Red
@League bowler maybe you are getting your wish...Karma

Comment Date: 11/2/2011 Name: Merlot'
EP is a good house to bowl in,play pool and have some laughs.The snack bar has good "bowling alley food" and the prices are so cheap. They must be losing their shirt with those prces. I know the manager is well versed in the game and has many years experience in the game. The owners should give him full control to manage as he has the experience.

Comment Date: 10/5/2011 Name: Bethany
We found EP lanes to a good place to bowl,shoot pool,have a few laughs. We also found it very "clicky" and overheard some of the employees talking about each other which was tacky. Many of the employees don't make a nice appearance as their attire definitley needs a "facelift".

Comment Date: 9/30/2011 Name: Vodka n Cranberry
EP is a good place to hang out,you can bowl,play pool,BS with the employees,drinks are cheap,some of the people lack people skills but who cares really? Just have fun and go home.

Comment Date: 9/4/2011 Name: League Bowler
@Johnny Walker Red, No I don't have a chip on my shoulder, but if the manager is also the owner of the pro shop then he most definitely can't/isn't dedicating the time and effort needed to run a center of that size. Just saying, Facts are Facts.

Comment Date: 9/2/2011 Name: Johnny Walker Red
League bowler sounds like you have chip on your shoulder huh? Why do you care that he has a dual role? If you go there to bowl,bowl and MYOB.

Comment Date: 8/30/2011 Name: Johnny Walker Red
I agree with John, leave the drama out. EP is a well run facility,the manager is well versed in the game as he has many years in the industry. Like many bowling centers they get their share of "loser" people. If you want a good house to bowl in,EP is the place. The Pro-Shop is also run by the mgr. and he is the best ball driller in New England. Has years of experiences! PBA quality

Comment Date: 8/26/2011 Name: John
EP is an awesome house,it's well run,clean.affordable, well kept,the manager is well versed in the game. They try to promote the game with an interest to the bowlers. This is what this forum is about. Leave the drama out.

Comment Date: 7/11/2011 Name: Johnny Walker Red
Both comments from Victor and Jackson need to be removed, this site is for opinions of the lanes. EP is the best house in RI, Cranston Lang's cannot compete with them.

Comment Date: 7/1/2011 Name: Joey
EP lanes is a well runned facility,the manager knows the game of bowling well. The game of bowling has changed over the years making it not so popular sport but if you like the game EP is a good place to bowl. The lanes are well kept,the pool tables are cool,they have a decent lounge with good prices. The service could be better from some of the employees,overall I'd give EP a 7. Happy bowling

Comment Date: 6/29/2011 Name: Johnny Walker Red
I found EP Bowling Center a good place to meet friends,bowl a few games,have a few drinks, have a few laughs. Some of their employees lack "people" skills but overall it wasn't a bad experience. Their manager is well known in the bowling industry,and is very knowledagble of the game. We'd go back as it was a good time overall.

Comment Date: 4/14/2011 Name: So long EP
I am so done with your place. I bowl here on Wednesdays and Wonder Bowl on Fridays. It is hard to think that they are owned by the same people. The owners daughter is the biggest problem. We have to wait for drinks all the time because no waitresses will work with her. If I hear all set one more time, I'm going to snap. I realize she is related but does she really need to be that loud and rude. She treats everyone who works her like crap. I will not be bowling here next year no going down the road because her equally upbeat sister is there.

Comment Date: 2/27/2011 Name: Syrena
I hope this gets read by someone important at EP Lanes. I don't go there often, but the few times I have been. In fact a friend adn myself convinced our coworkers to go and hang out there last night instead of going to Cranston. Boy did we feel stupid. We waited in line for over and hur and half because of Brown students having a private party, and even though only half the lanes were in use all the shoes were gone. It seem to us that alot of the workers were having a very bad day because they were just rude. Me adn my friend order two shots at the bar and two drinks a pay separately. The bartender gives us to shots of completely different sizes like excuse me we are both paying the same amount we should both get the same amount of ounces, and then he ended shorting her ten bucks in change and gave us attitude when we told him that. My friend in a jokingly matter goes hey why don't you guys crack a smile everyone here seems so unhappy. He says something like work 83 hours and you tell me how you feel. Then since when do they not serve pitchers of beer give me a break. All around service was rude and we don't ever plan on going back and spending close to three hundred dollars again for bowling and drinks.

Comment Date: 1/8/2011 Name: Nick
I loved it here! The guy running the desk was VERY friendly, the lanes were great, they have like brand new scoring monitors, and the shot was easy to hook on, making me throw more hook :). BTW I was on the travel team for Walnut Hill Bowl when I went there, and they gave me the league bowler discount just because I was a guest! I will deffinitly be back, no doubt about it. Not to mention that they are the only bowling center in RI that uses Brunswick MAX pins...

Comment Date: 12/17/2010 Name: 50% satisfied bowler and former employee
Well one down and one to go. I was glad to see Kathy leave! Her sister should be next. I think all they cared about was making money and going to twin rivers. I have called the center a few times to talk to the manager and tell them that I think money is being taken on Wednesdays. All I'm told is that nothing is served without a reciept. I have witnessed times where beverages are given without slips coming out. When the sister tips out the other sister in private, they must be splitting their take.

Comment Date: 11/22/2010 Name: charles a
We had a very good Eastern Regional Tournament. the scores were good. You have to "carry the corners" and carry light. This center reminds me of a "slightly smaller" Brunswick Carolier Lanes In North Brunswick, NJ. This is one of the 3 best kept centers on the East Coast. The other two are Brunswick Carolier and Bowlerama Lanes in New Castle, DE (the site of next year's Eastern Regional Tournament)

Comment Date: 11/4/2010 Name: charles a
We are looking forward to the TNBA Eastern Regional next week. The centers hosting are East Providence Lanes, AMF Cranston Lanes and AMF Lang's Lanes

Comment Date: 10/26/2010 Name: bowler
good place to bowl. I bowl league three nights a week there only issue that I have is that they can not pick an oil pattern and stick with it. If one person has a bad night and complains the next week there is a completly different shot. Your always going to have someone that doesn't bowl well keep the same shot and if you are a good bowler you will adjust. Been bowling 9 weeks so far this season and have had at least 8 different oil patterns. Other than that I find the alleys to he well kept and friendly staff.

Comment Date: 9/8/2010 Name: adult bowler
What happened to the junior bowling program here,i came into have my grandson join the league and there are only a couple of coaches. this house used to be filled with kids. i asked and was told there was no involvemetn from the head coach. i hope they get it together! i now drive a lot further to have him bowl in a different house and they are full. Just disappointed here i have always enjoyed EP.and wanted my grandson to experience they fun of bowling here.Thanks for listening.

Comment Date: 6/9/2010 Name: kyle
this place is way over priced and the service s*cks and to many punks hangout there also the employee that was helping us was very rude and didnt like her job also heard big fat guy up front yelling a swearing while i was standing there no a place for kids so i give them an F all the way

Comment Date: 2/3/2010 Name: jessika
please help !!! HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ?!

Comment Date: 1/16/2010 Name: RT
I can't believe all the people knocking this place. IF IT IS NOT A GREAT PLACE, maybe it could be if idiots and morons like yourselves stopped going there and ruining it for those of us who know how to be decent and respectful. I play pool here and like ALL the staff, no problems with any of them. If they treat you rudely it's probably because you act like ignorant inbred trailer trash.

Comment Date: 8/24/2009 Name: Lucy
I went to EP Lanes last weekend and my friends and I had a great time. That was until one of our bowling balls got stuck on the gutter. A female employee came over and rolled her eyes and said 'Do it again and you'll get kicked out.' How RUDE! It was an accident and one of my friends WERE going to the front desk to have someone help. There was absolutely no need to make it seem as if my friends and I were terrible people. She was a blonde,short little stubby hispanic girl who obviously was just a stupid teenager. And I describe her this way not because Im a racist, but because I think corporate should fire her!!! And also when she served me, I had the decency to say 'please' and 'thank you' but she said nothing in return. She had no manners!! No {deleted} class whatsoever. HEY AND IF YOU DONT LIKE YOUR JOB OR HAVE COMMON SENSE MANNERS WHEN YOURE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE, THEN QUIT DUMMY! YOULL BE DOING US ALL A FAVOR! WE DIDNT GO OUT TO GET SERVED BY INCOMPETENT GIRLS LIKE YOU. AND FINALLY, next time I go there and see you, I will be sure to make YOUR night a living hell (:

Comment Date: 7/15/2009 Name: portugiee
i hate how all the young kids over their talk smack but when it comes down to them getting smacked they act like little b******.......

Comment Date: 2/11/2009 Name: mommy of 3
This place blows! My friend went there w/ her family Saturday night and they told her she couldn't sit down because she wasn't bowling. Helloooo!!! She's 7 months pregnant! We've been there quite a few times and have had no problems but it seems like they're getting really strict and making up these ridiculous rules like not being able to sit if you didn't pay to bowl? Money hungry SOBs!!!!

Comment Date: 5/25/2008 Name: penman
this place blows

Comment Date: 4/24/2008 Name: anyone
lots and lots of fun there...stop your belly aching

Comment Date: 4/24/2008 Name: robin
I love this place,the management has always been great,the bowlers are a blast,and if your a single women....there are so many good looking guys,,especially Gregg F. omg....

Comment Date: 10/5/2007 Name: Another Coach
For everyone who has a comment about the coaches. All the coaches had a class with Ted on the fundamentals of coaching Level 1 a couple of weeks ago. If you have a comment or would like your child helped, talk to a coach or Ted. We are there to help the kids who want to be helped. But remember it is a two Way Street so do your part and ask for assistances.

Comment Date: 6/4/2007 Name: you may know me if I let you
I'm sick of people complaining about the bowling lanes the lanes dont favor anyone. it is all how you bowl if you got skillz then you are good if you can't bowl and you just complain about it stop going...

Comment Date: 3/17/2007 Name: junior bowling coach
In all fairness to the coaches it is some children who do not want too learn how too bowl, I only teach the ones who want too listen and learn. I have 8 children I teach and they all are getting better. I have a 215 avg and 34 years of bowling experience and 1 300 game, I teach them the fundamentals and to be positive, and have fun. This is my first year coaching. With the new USBC setup it has been difficult to get certified, I can understand some of the parents concerns with this, but I encourage the parents with experience to get involved, don't be afraid too help, the more the better.

Comment Date: 3/16/2007 Name: will
OMG this is awsome i had no idea this thing was here so everybody at ep either knows me by will, wilverine,burt in some cases or or ppl who dont know that just know me because im simply the best so ne1 that wants 2 bowl me ADAM, is more than welcome to...but neway ep will win the travel league finals 2moro against i dont even know their name so just thought u all should know that BAMMMMMM!!!!

Comment Date: 2/20/2007 Name: Anonymous
the lanes cheat to favor some

Comment Date: 2/15/2007 Name: concerned parent
I was not complaining about the coaches that are currently coaching our kids. I appreciate them volunteering their time and knowledge in helping our kids to learn the proper ways to bowl. There are alot of kids and not enough coaches and that maybe more of us parents would be interested in becoming coaches if there was training available. My concern is for the kids and I am not trying to blame anyone. It is just a suggestion to help the current coaches and kids.

Comment Date: 2/10/2007 Name: a junior bowler
I think EP Lanes coaches are very good my Dad is and EP coach and also I have friends who are coaches of EP Lanes. These coaches are great people. One has a 213 average who is my dad. My Dad has thrown three 300 games and one 811 series also I am not exactly sure how many 299 games he has thrown but I know he has thrown a few. Also on my team is this kid and his father has a 207 average and also has thrown two 300 games and is a very good bowler, and the other has around a 203 average and he has thrown three 300 games. It is not the coaches fault that you don't do well at bowling, you should listen and ask for help if you need it not blame how you do on other people. It is the bowler not the ball or the coaches.

Comment Date: 2/7/2007 Name: a disappointed youth parent and concerned bowler.
I think you must have missed the point! The comments i read are in my opinion constructive criticism,,,not a personal attack on the head coach.Maybe these parents want to fix the problem not the blame! As for the travel league coaches i see no place where they are mentioned so why use them as examples. The certification on the lanes for all coaches,,, well thats a requirement by the usbc to be recognized as a coach and to be a validation of a sort to insure the youth coaches and program are all on the same page with the usbc!! THE sanctioning body for youth and adult bowling leagures and you can use that cop out if you like,,,, dismissing the certification as lightly as that,,i however see it as bottom line getting the quality of program we all were assured we were getting for our money. Thank you.

Comment Date: 2/5/2007 Name: A parent of a JR Bowler
I would like to know who you thought was a top coach that the center lost. I bowled in the Jr Program when I was a child and now my child does. The coaches are there to help the child become a better bowler, but there are no many kids who just show up to have fun ONLY and don't care about their scores. If my child needs help all he/she needs to do is ask a coach and they come right over to help. As for coaches they are not being trained, there are at least 4 or more coaches certified, and I know the coaches on the Travel League have at least one maybe 2 of them are certified and they all have many years of experience. Personally because a person holds a certificate does not mean they know how to coach, a good coach is a person who can practice what they teach and teach what they practice. If you child wants help have them ask a coach but they need to be opened minded and ready to learn.

Comment Date: 1/23/2007 Name: another concerned parent
i agree with concerned parent and think the center would want to do their very best for a league that is most certainly the largest in the center.

Comment Date: 1/3/2007 Name: concerned parent
E.P. is a good place to bowl however in regards to the Junior Program, the Head Coach use to do a really good job but seems to have lost interest in to what is important and that is teaching the kids how to bowl and have fun. He use to require coaches to take training classes to better help the children. I appreciate the parents who volunteer to coach our children and would think that more of us parents would volunteer if there was training. I also think the Head Coach should be on the lanes more with the children and also watch and help the coaches instead of sitting in the office all morning doing paperwork. While paperwork is important, a head coach should be on the lanes while the children are bowling.

Comment Date: 12/24/2006 Name: ep bowler & junior program parent
i think ep is a great center. the junior program is one of the best there is. the kids have a great time and the coaches are excellent. i can't imagine bowling in a league anywhere else or my kids being in another junior league. thank you ep!

Comment Date: 12/1/2006 Name: a bowler & youth parent
ep is a great establishment. it is how ever unfortunate that the jr bowling program on saturdays morning has lost it's top coaches in the last couple years. Wake up and Remember you once set the standard for youth leagues and quality of coaches!!! Maybe a new head coach that runs the program instead of sitting in a room doing data entry is needed. Thank you for listening.

Comment Date: 10/19/2006 Name: dale blue
i love this place

Comment Date: 7/5/2006 Name: someone who knows
ep is great. it is a very clean place. so i'd have to say the candie and zack are just talking out the a**. as far as the old couple go they are, well, she burns everything and he is a grouchy, crank. and it don't take that long to cook a fry. the music is music. the staff for the most part are great people. some are better than others, but you get that anywhere you go. all and all it is a great place to bring your family or your friends.

Comment Date: 6/9/2006 Name: RI Rebel
OK Zach, I don't know if you've heard of this great invention or not but it's called PUNCTUATION. LOOK INTO IT AND USE IT. And by the way, there's more to music than just gangstas and playas and hos and bling. It's called ROCK 'N BOWL for a reason. See the ROCK in there? Yeah. Thought so.

Comment Date: 6/7/2006 Name: BigStuff
Hey AA this is to you. Maybee you should take your head out of your a** 'cause zach's the bomb and you're a dirty smelly yucky face with cooties.

Comment Date: 4/11/2006 Name: AA
hey zach. You shouldn't be looking in the mirror when you are adding comments. The lanes are great and the employees do have a dress code. any more problems come look for me

Comment Date: 3/27/2006 Name: Drew
EP Lanes is pretty sweet. Triple Ex, a team that bowls in the Saturday morning league, is the best team evvverrrrrrrrr

Comment Date: 3/6/2006 Name: zach
Has to be the worst bowlin alley I have been to. The manager is so fat and ugly and all his teeth are rotted and disgusting all he plays is all gay old music that no one likes and if you ask to change it he says no and walks away there is always somthing wrong with the lanes the staff are so sloppy and have no dress code and also look like they are about 12 who hires them because they should start doing a better job half of them either don't know how to help you and the other half don't even speak English I think the owners should stop in and see their establishment once and a while WORST BOWLING ALLEY

Comment Date: 1/31/2006 Name: anna of providence
This is to Heywood. You should never make fun of people. At the snack bar the scary lady with 2 teeth, you been a loser all your life and I know that for sure. That's why you bowl alone or with your loser (deleted by moderator) friend. Look at yourself before makimg fun of nice people. Thanks Anna

Comment Date: 1/31/2006 Name: shirley brown
My family and I go to EP every Saturday nite. The place is great. The music is great, a little loud, but it's good music. The snackbar people are a really nice couple, they say come back in 10 minutes because people come back in 2 minutes.

Comment Date: 1/21/2006 Name: none of your business
I think EP is great. Prices are great compared to other places, if you actually think about what you get. I mean the lights are great and the music is a little on the older side.. it would be better if they mixed it up a little -it's the same music every week. The only complaint would be the mean food people. The only thing I hear is "come back in 5 minutes" I always go back for the burnt food. But that's only after I don't win pizza... I also like it that we can bowl with no problems. I don't know how they do it but no one hangs out, it's strictly business and fun. Thanks a lot.

Comment Date: 1/13/2006 Name: Anonymous
I think this place is better than others because if you want to say stuff go look for one that is better and tell me I wanna know. I seen people wear some pretty wild things and do things but I never see drunk people hitting on them I never even saw a drunk person even near the lanes. I been going to ep lanes for two years and the only complaint I got is sometimes the music kinda s*ck.

Comment Date: 1/8/2006 Name: bobby k
The mananger is a fat sloppy slob. To be mananger, get someone that looks decent, he's got the personality of a mop. Don't ask him anything. Or he gets mad, if they're smart the owners would get rid of him and hire better people to deal with the public, thanks for listening.

Comment Date: 1/1/2006 Name: Heywood
The food lady is scary and only has two and a half teeth. The guy that works with her is a (deleted by moderator) and tells you to come back in ten minutes when you ask him for anything. It's a great place to go have fun. Just don't try to order nothing from the crazy a** old people at the food thing.

Comment Date: 12/23/2005 Name: high average
My only problem is that is costs a boatload to bowl on Friday and Saturday nights. They jack it up for the high school kids, and it hurts.

Comment Date: 3/8/2005 Name: KB
This has to be one of the nicer centers in New England. The owners are constantly spending money on improvements. They are way ahead of any other center in the state. Ignore the comments by "Candi". She had to be at some other place. A great place for the family, the casual or serious bowler. Yes, the parking lot has been redone as have the lanes a few years back and most recently the entrance. They do have karaoke in the bar, a nice bar(no hobos or drunks) but you cannot hear it out on the lanes. It is managed well by a highly efficient staff who do not allow any hooligans to hang around. This is the most proficient bowling center in the state.

Comment Date: 2/12/2005 Name: Adam
Rich did you bump your head? The parking lot's been re-done since October or November.

Comment Date: 1/31/2005 Name: marquis
East Providence lanes is the best, the staff is the best.

Comment Date: 1/16/2005 Name: Rich
I've had a few good times at EP Lanes. I met a few cool people there too. I think C**** was provocatively dressed and drunk men will say things. :P I'm not making excuses though. The parking lot needs work, I'll say that. The bar is fun though.

Comment Date: 12/14/2004 Name: Candi
A dump that should be closed down. I am ashamed to say this place belongs to the state of Rhode Island! I cannot go bowling in peace, because everytime I went there I was pratically raped by the drunks that crawl out of the tiny bar inside of the place. Disgusting conditions inside too; maybe they should think about cleaning the urine stains off of the rugs and the fecal matter (sh*t) off of the bowling lanes. And what the hell is up with the karaoke that they have? Try to bowl and you can't because of the loud screeching noises heard from the bar. People should be aware of this place before taking children there, who knows how many ex-convicts/hobos you will see on an average Saturday night.

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