East Providence Lanes

East Providence Lanes

  Name: East Providence Lanes  
  Address: 80 Newport Ave  
  City: East Providence  
  State: RI  
  Zip: 02916  
  Phone: (401) 438-2300  
  Hours: 9am to 1am  
  Lanes: 60  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: None  
How Does East Providence Lanes Rate?
Votes:    474
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2
Food: Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1
Price: Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2
Fun: Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2
Overall: Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2
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East Providence Lanes Comments

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?

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

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: 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: 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: 5/4/2012 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: 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: 5/2/2012 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: 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: 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: Anonymous Insider
One more employee walks out of the job Saturday night because of Management.

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: 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: 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: MD
@ You made my day! You forgot to take away the “cl” that would be the correct spelling!

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

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: EP Bowler
@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!
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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, hmmmmm…no 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: 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: 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: 4/30/2012 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, hmmmmm…no 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: 4/29/2012 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: 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, hmmmmm…no 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: 4/29/2012 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 4/28/2012 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 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: 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: 4/27/2012 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: 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 unhappy…it’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: 4/27/2012 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: 4/26/2012 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: 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: 4/26/2012 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: 4/25/2012 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!
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: 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: 4/23/2012 Name: Anonymous
@League Bowler Strike the “nerve” I see! He HE
When you have the best forget the rest!

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: 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: 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: Johnny Walker Red
@ League Bowler freedom of choice,opinion,move on grow up! We know the game!

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: Champs
@ League Bowler I think they have a spot for you in September at AMF Cranston!

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: League Bowler
@ Patriot’s Fan, No discount here, I pay full price, just stating facts. To take a line from your loser, When you have the best (which the pro shop I go to is) forget the rest, which 99.9% of knowledgeable bowlers are doing to your loser pro shop owner. Again, Sorry!!!!

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: 4/19/2012 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

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: 4/18/2012 Name: League Bowler
@ Anonymous, Oh believe me I do, your pro shop is equivalent to a 3rd world country, definitely not the best. Sorry!!!!

Comment Date: 4/18/2012 Name: My Opinion
@ league bowler “Jealousy is so transparent”

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: 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: Patriot’s Fan
@ league bowler to each’s own! Guess your loyalty reeps the discount! LOL

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

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: 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: 4/16/2012 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: 4/16/2012 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: 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: 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: 4/15/2012 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: 4/15/2012 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: 4/14/2012 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: League Bowler
@ Ebonite, I have the best and it’s definitely not your pro shop.

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

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 HATERS…it’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 place….now 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: 4/13/2012 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: 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: 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: 4/12/2012 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: 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: 4/12/2012 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: 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: 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
This blog is useless! Bowlers stop writing they have enough rope the end is near! Wait n See!

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

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 alley…it 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: 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: 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: 4/8/2012 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: 4/6/2012 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: 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: 4/6/2012 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: 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: 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!
@ 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: 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: 4/5/2012 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
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: 4/5/2012 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: 4/4/2012 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: 4/4/2012 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: 4/3/2012 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: 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: 3/31/2012 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: 3/25/2012 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: Monday Night Bowler
@RIBCO You are NOT the only one disppointed, hopefully things will change for the better soon!

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: 3/19/2012 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: Patriot Fan
State Tournament today! Let’s go bowlers!

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

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!

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: All the way
@ Wondering…what a boring life you have . You must be a relative of St.Mary !@#$%^&*()

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: 3/14/2012 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: Anonymous
@lmao ALOT!

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: 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: 3/12/2012 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: 3/12/2012 Name: Pity 4 u
All I have to say is if I was either person that you rant about everyday I would be scared of you only because you are so infatuated with them. Do you lead a boring life is that why? You have to insult and complain about new employees?? Keep watching your cam and it’ll catch up to ya soon enough but that’s enough of that. I worked in a liquor store recently and for your INFO, you can download any size/any price amount ticket in a lottery instant machine!!!! Your right your kid is much smarter than you, for once I can agree ….I think u r running out of things to complain about lmao

Comment Date: 3/11/2012 Name: sorry 4 u
I don’t think sr’s chew gum and spit it out on the lanes. Sounds like one more thing to complain about in addition to cleanliness of the alley. EP is beyond clean for an alley. Maybe its the night manager and his crew that needs to be complained about. Oil patterns can easily be addressed so why write it here? Just another thing to complain about. There are way too many snitches @ EP to worry about moral!! They stir up commotion and then dwell in it and blame everyone else. Not sure about the “boy” thing but my boy has his own business and chooses not to get involved in petty crap like this. There were things going on at the alley with the old manager that this is NOT the forum to even write about because it’s so disgustinggggggg so is there more you would like to complain about? I’ve been around for a long time and the asst manager left on her own accord and there is much more behind that too. Well we touched base on hours, clothing, personalities, moral, new and old management, now what is left to complain about….your mouth is moving but all I hear is BLAH BLAH BLAH…

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

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: 3/10/2012 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: 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: 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: 3/10/2012 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: 3/9/2012 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
@ 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: 3/9/2012 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: 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: 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: 3/8/2012 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: 3/8/2012 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: 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: 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: RI Bowler
Just a friendly reminder the state tournament is this weekend at Lang’s!
Good luck!

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: Losers
What do u want him to hold your hand?

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: 3/7/2012 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: 3/6/2012 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: 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: 3/6/2012 Name: Patriots Fan
@ all the way: Your post is the best by far! A+

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: Bowler of the year!
State bowling tournament at Lang’s next weekend! Don’t forget!

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!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 elses….is that another typo?

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: 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: 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: 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: still lmao
If employees can handle their job why does age matter? As for pro-shop guy he was busy attempting to bowl in the NEBA instead of being in his pro-shop…is that mingling with bowlers or being self-centered? Just wondering. Employees need to get a life and concentrate on their jobs not insulting and complaining about everything…it must be nice to be perfect. NOT

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: 2/28/2012 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: 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: 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: 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: 2/27/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Daily Chuckle “all set”

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

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!

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: 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: 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: 2/25/2012 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: 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: 2/25/2012 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: 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: 2/24/2012 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: 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: 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 here…it’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 thing…do you feel stupid when things are taken care of before your postings even get posted….growup

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: 2/23/2012 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: 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: 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: 2/22/2012 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 lives….how 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 lines….now you all have a great day

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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: 2/22/2012 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: 2/21/2012 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: 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: 2/21/2012 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: 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: 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: 2/19/2012 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: 2/19/2012 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: 2/17/2012 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: 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: 2/5/2012 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: 2/4/2012 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: 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: 1/27/2012 Name: Anonymous I
@anonymous do you see the new manager when the leagues are in play? Doubt it.

Comment Date: 1/27/2012 Name: 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: 1/26/2012 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: 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: 1/25/2012 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: 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: 1/23/2012 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: 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: AFC Champions
To ALL the Patriot fans at Ep lanes Congrats!

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!

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: 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: 1/21/2012 Name: Anonymous
We all know the history of this GM.
Good Luck EP

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: 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: Road Dawg
This place S*cks! AMF all the wayyyyyyyyyy

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: 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: 1/20/2012 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 pro-shop…do 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 up…you 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: 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: 1/19/2012 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: 1/18/2012 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: 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: 1/18/2012 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: 1/17/2012 Name: Done done done
Sick of the bs drama here, see ya @ walnut next year!

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: 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: Sunday Night Bowlers
Why did the 2 friendly servers leave? Come back!

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!

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: 1/15/2012 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: 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: 1/14/2012 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: 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: Another league bowler
This Pleade is Pointless, I am tried of all this drama time to move on…

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: 1/13/2012 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: 1/13/2012 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: 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: 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: LMAO
U-All Set !@#$%^^& Oh I’m all set go wait on another s*cker.

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: 1/12/2012 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: 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: 1/12/2012 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: 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: 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: 1/11/2012 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: 1/11/2012 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: 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: 1/10/2012 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: 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: 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: 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: 1/10/2012 Name: 3’s company
@Informed Bowler WOW is all I can say!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 1/6/2012 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: 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: 1/5/2012 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.

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: 1/4/2012 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: 1/4/2012 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: 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: 1/2/2012 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 @ U…….you 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: 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: 12/13/2011 Name: 200 Bowler
Don’t let the door hit you in the behind, league bowler1

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: League Bowler
@Anonymous, The end results will be a whole lot better now that the bowling center has a manager that cares about the bowling center, unlike the previous manager. And again, Thank You for proving my point, if he was a good manager/business person why would he purchase a business that supposedly had no business and as you claim is in a low income neighborhood, renovate it and then charge prices you see in downtown Providence, Like I said in an earlier post, Not a Good Manager/Business Person. Thanks for proving me right.

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
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: 11/26/2011 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: 11/25/2011 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: 11/24/2011 Name: League Bowler
Well if B & B was a dump before he purchased it, just goes to show you just how smart of a manager he was then, if it was a dump that never did any business, then why did he purchase it? And, by the way, I have my facts straight maybe it’s you who doesn’t. Also, I don’t have any chip on my shoulder at all, I have no reason to. Why is it when someone speaks the truth they all of a sudden have a chip on there shoulder. Maybe it’s you people who are clueless.

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: 11/20/2011 Name: League Bowler
The manager that was just replaced also before becoming the manager at EP Lanes put a Bar out of business, A Bar that was very successful until he purchased it. Just stating facts. Karma LOL

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. 😛 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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