AMF Centereach Lanes

AMF Centereach Lanes

  Name: AMF Centereach Lanes  
  Address: 40 Horseblock Road  
  City: Centereach  
  State: NY  
  Zip: 11720  
  Phone: (631) 588-2118  
  Hours: See Website For Center Hours  
  Lanes: 32  
  Lane Type: Wood  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: Snack Bar  
How Does AMF Centereach Lanes Rate?
Votes:    248
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3
Food: Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5
Price: Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3
Fun: Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5
Overall: Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5
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AMF Centereach Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 11/28/2014 Name: kody
this center is very nice! i am tired of the negitiv comments!
my uncle joe saccente owns the pro shop here and he has been working here for a long time. yes the pinsetters and all the other equipment is old but who cares about that it is old you know older equipment is more relieible not as many electronics!
so stop with the nasty comments!
o, i forgot to mention the people are nice to, so stop bashing them pleeze!

Comment Date: 9/26/2011 Name: Patty
I worked the snack bar at Centereach from 1986 to 1989, that was when Mike was manager,Patty was there 10 yrs and Paula started a yr after me.I don’t know what is going on now but let me tell ya those were the days when people came to bowl and have fun,none of this nonsense that goes on these days.It’s sad to hear all the bad comments about the place.

Comment Date: 4/3/2011 Name: Sharon
Looks like things havent changed. I grew up in Centereach. I left in 1977. It was a dump back in the 70’s with a manger that was real mean and treated his customers badly.

Comment Date: 1/27/2011 Name: Lisa
Bob C is a nasty Manager and since he is no longer at the center I will bowl there again and the staff is friendly and my family will be bowling at this place since Bob C is no longer a manager there

Comment Date: 1/17/2011 Name: Doug
Decent Place, Nice People. Have had no problems there except with my own bowling which isnt that good 🙂

Comment Date: 10/5/2009 Name: Erika Chambers
I had a blast last time I bowled here & might make it an every weekend affair.

Comment Date: 9/23/2009 Name: Anonymous
I used to manage that center in the early 2000’s I have many great memories of that place and met many wonderful people that bowled there and worked with me. I live in upstate SC now for the last 6 years and hope to visit one day and say hello

Comment Date: 4/23/2009 Name: Anonymous
george works at Coram now

Comment Date: 3/26/2009 Name: Anonymous
So I have to say, nobody has written on this in a while, and all of you who commented on how bad george is, are COMPLETELY WRONG!
george was one of the BEST things that have appended to that house, so get it right!

Comment Date: 10/21/2008 Name: PAULA ‘S PET
dear sue – i always thought people got paid for doing a good job – paula does a good job so she gets paid for it. if you do a bad job you get paid like sue..

Comment Date: 10/20/2008 Name: Long Time Bowler
I guess this can be a generalization but think about where you bowl and how many years you have been there. I have seen this industry change many times starting in the 70’s up to present day. Technology, industry, corporations, and the economy have caused these changes. Bowling should be a place to have a night out and be with friends. I have bowled competetively for many years. I care about the way I am treated and the environment. As all bowlers, I enjoy a good consistent shot. What are good conditions today? Do you just want to strike for days or be rewarded for actually using your brain? Don’t think that I don’t enjoy striking but I also remember when there was much more talent and much lower averages. Can you imagine averaging 195 to 200 and being in the top 10 in a very pretigious league. I have bowled at Centereach lanes for many years. Many people have come and gone, some good and some bad. I have always been treated with respect by management and employees. In return I also treat them with respect. Remember it is always a two way street.

Comment Date: 10/20/2008 Name: Cathy
We just had a fundraiser @ AMF Centereach Lanes and it was great – The staff/management went out of their way to make sure everything was taken care of- all of my guest were very happy and we all had a blast. The manager called me the next day to make sure we were happy. Its the little touches that go along way. Great Job AMF Centereach

Comment Date: 10/1/2008 Name: Sue
Who really cares how Linda is feeling. I was told she has had some experience out in the parking lot with a few men. I hope not. Is it true that Paula is the new GM? She certainly makes enough money. Ya know if the main office knew how much more she made then the rest of the tenders, they would find a younger one to fill the position. I guess she has pictures.

Comment Date: 8/31/2008 Name: Avid bowler
I was just wondering if Linda was feeling better?
I went by a few times and she looks like she has lost weight and is not herself. Please answer this post if you can. She is a great lady and I am concerned.

Comment Date: 7/19/2008 Name: Harry Long
I went to this alley a few weeks ago and the lanes were poor the front floor staff was poor but the concesion staff did a good job. When i went to pay Linda the lady at the front desk you mentioned served me and gave me change back.I did not check the change assuming it was right but when i got home she given me the wrong change and took 20 dollars. This is not an employee and should immediatly be delt with

Comment Date: 6/23/2008 Name: john s.smith
Dont you have better things to do???If this is bowling related,,no me,what a waste of time and space.Get a life.

Comment Date: 6/22/2008 Name: What a dump and a waste of time…
We just woke up after going to a fundraiser at this dump. The owner was an a**. She was talking down to people and was down right mean. The bartenders were clueless, and the rest of the staff were in over their heads, and didnt know how to handle so many people. They must not be used to having such big crowds. The rest of the staff were nasty, rude, condescending and arrogant. I guess they are trying to imitate their boss? Here was a perfect opportunity to show off this bowling alley to bowlers who don’t frequent this place, they failed big time!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 5/13/2008 Name: Can’t beleive I am wasting MY time commenting…
But I could not resist…..Because I just cannot believe what I am reading…. I just googled AMF Centereach to get contact info and happened to see the “comments” below… First of all I am surprised that most of these people have nothing better to do than post mean messages about other people. And for the kids doing it, well that nonsense is to be expected� But for the adults, MY GOD ARE YOU PEOPLE KIDDING ME??? If you have a comment about lanes or etc.. that is one thing but to use this board as an opportunity to release a personal attack on individuals is just wrong. (Most of you really need to GET A LIFE) I realize, I myself am commenting but only out of total disbelief of what I have read…. Secondly… Spell Check people, most of you talk about the employees and their “lack of education” LOOK at YOUR comments… most of you cannot spell nor do you have the ability to use proper grammar. Now for some misc. comments to you all…. To the woman who was concerned about her 12 years old hearing inappropriate discussions…. STAY THERE AND WATCH YOUR KIDS….. DON’T JUST DROP YOUR KID OFF FOR an Hour and a half… AMF is not a Babysitter and PS… Your son does know what a lesbian is and if he truly does not HE SHOULD… (he is in JR. HIGH)and probably hears worse in the hallways of his own school… You should be happy this conversation was brought to light and that he asked you and was not later embarrassed in front of his piers that his mother never had any “open and educating” conversations with him. And as far as there being food in and around the bathrooms… That was probably done by a couple of boys who were JUST “DROPPED OFF” and left without supervision….. NEXT: As for you “BILLY” You should really know the facts before you go shooting your mouth off…I am just curious how do you know what the bar makes in the Centereach center and other centers???? Certainly you cannot be “upper management” and have access to that privileged information …you are too much of an idiot and clearly have a lack of any education whatsoever. You mentioned bowling in the 80’s so you are not a child… I am guessing by your attitude you never amounted to much, because surely any “NORMAL” adult could care less… So here is the BIG question??????? WHY DO YOU CARE What someone else makes or what they do? I mean seriously do you hear yourself? And just as a side note not that she needs to explain her salary or job description to you or anyone else… BUT She must be doing a good job if she has been around for this long and you know what?????? After 20 Years I am pretty sure she has earned whatever it is. And to YOU � SEASONED VETERAN� The reason �The manager will tell everyone else what to do, and not Paula.� (YOUR QUOTE) Is because she knows what she has to do you idiot� She has been there 20 years. Everyone else is a bunch of kids. The Manager only has to tell people what to do when they are NOT doing it. DUHHHH Unfortunately I guess you have not been in a management position and were unaware of how it works. SO here it is: When people are on your clock they should be working�. So at times you have kids that slack off and need to be �managed� That is the way it works�. So go back to your job bagging groceries or washing dishes and worry about what went wrong in your life instead of everyone else�s�� To all of you Take a look In the mirror and grow up.. I feel ashamed to have stooped to your level but I could not let innocent, good people be criticized by you sorry a** souls who must be so miserable with your own good for nothing lives that you have to pick on others.� Go out enjoy life, enjoy bowling and move on�.. Cindy You are doing a fabulous job by the way� I have really seen you take charge and get things done. You have made some great improvements and have a great attitute. Your sincere concern towards others and willingness to roll up your sleeves and help is so refreshing and much appreciated. Keep up the Good work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEEWWWWWWWWW That was a long one J

Comment Date: 1/28/2008 Name: Rich
Don’t shoot the messenger. Maybe she did not pass on. I hope not. The center needs her.

Comment Date: 1/26/2008 Name: Rich
Wow is she still alive? Wow great. I guess she is getting old, and her time can happen any time.

Comment Date: 1/23/2008 Name: Anonymous
paulas not dead…. {deleted} idiot

Comment Date: 1/21/2008 Name: Rich
I am sorry to hear the Bartender has passed on. I was told about Paula on Friday. Just goes to show ya that you need to live it up. Paula was not that old, but still on the borderline. I think she was like 65. Well Rest in Peace is all I can say.

Comment Date: 1/4/2008 Name: sue
To quote the immortal Bette Davis:
“Whattt a DUMPPP!!!”

Comment Date: 11/27/2007 Name: Dave From PA
Hey there. I hope Paula and Pat read this or someone tells them about it… I lived in Lake Ronkonkoma for many years and I went to this alley almost every weekend to do nothing much but drink beer and gamble (scratch-offs/Quick Draw). I saw numerous managers, employees, changes come and go. I met some of the nicest people there in the bar and I know if Paula or Pat see this, they will know who I mean. OK, I read some of these comments and I have to agree with few but totally disagree with Paula or Pat must go… they are part of the woodwork there and anyone who has been hanging and bowling there grows to like both of them. OK, so Pat talks alot and sometimes can get a little overwhelmed with orders, but let me tell you, she has a heart of gold. To close, I miss that place so much, it was like a second family for me and my brother, now we only get there about 2 – 4 times a year since I moved to PA. Evrytime we go back its like going back in time and if you are near my age of about 50 years young, you can surely relate with how good it feels to go back in time…Thanx for still being in business and thank you Paula and Pat… see ya soon!

Comment Date: 10/2/2007 Name: Former AMF Employee
wow… i dont know which center got worse comments, Sayville or Centereach. I worked at Sayville Lanes for over three years, two years front desk, one year mechanic before being transferred to Centereach as a Mechanic. The change was odd, since it was a smaller center and i could notice right away that the center was old. The two months i worked there before leaving for Coram we worked very hard at trying to make it look cleaner. The staff was great. we all had fun together and wanted all the customers to have a great time. George was the first to welcome me into Centereach Lanes and i remain in constant contact with him. Linda is as nice as a person could be, and all the other mechaics were fun to work with. Just remember… AMF Employees are people too. Their main concern is the customers happieness just like us over at Coram Country Lanes

Comment Date: 9/5/2007 Name: Friend of AMF Centereach
This center is goin no where but UP… They have made many improvement and are contiously improving. You are right Paula has been there a long time – because she does her JOB. She has nothing on any manager except that she does her JOB and doesn’t need to be WATCHED. The manager does watch everything. George Does a GREAT job as well as Linda and ALL snack bar staff. Not everyone does a great job all the time but all in all find me one place that does…. Probably where you work. There has never been a bug found there & the manager will prove it with reports just ask her. AMF Centereach Lanes Staff Tries to make everyone happy – sorry if you are not one of them. Once you go to some of the other centers is surprising that you always come back to us. Makes you wonder??? Guess we are not that bad.

Comment Date: 9/2/2007 Name: snack bar employee
these comments are rediculous. our centers old but its not nearly as bad as some of these remarks are making it out to be.
and as far as the roach in teh burger goes..
that has to be the biggest load of bull s*** i have ever heard in my life CONSIDERING we have never ever ever seen a bug of that nature by the snack bar let alone near the whole building. Not to mention there are fresh bug traps set up daily for the chance of a bug and has there ever been one caught…the answer to that is no.
honestly, what is the point in trying to purposly make our center sound bad? grow up.

Comment Date: 7/19/2007 Name: Customer
I have been bowling for almost 35 years. It’s very hard to find good service these days in bowling centers. Some places are centers, and some centers are alleys. Centereach bowl happens to be an alley.
Most of the employees that work there, are there for a reason. They don’t really have a trade that they could take to the next level. Some are stuck there because of their lack of education, some are there because they want to feed their families. I believe the people that are their to feed their families have no choice. Those employees there for over five years, are the ones who are probally uneducated.
We all need confidence and smarts to take our game to the next level. The other issue is white trash. Bowling centers have alot of that working for them. Alot of bartenders working at night are in the trash catagory, because they can’t do anything else. Why would the night bartenders want to work til 12-2 am some nights? Why because they are limited as to what they can do in life. So George I hope I just educated you.
Don’t get caught up with all the losers there. You are so much better then that.

Comment Date: 7/4/2007 Name: Concerned bowler
Hello George, You seem like one of the best employees they have. I know you are just trying to do the right thing for the company. Paula has a special thing she does that makes all managers afraid of her. I am not sure what it is.
Now you seem like a smart guy. I’m assuming that if both people work for the same company, they should be treated the same. Why can Paula give buy backs, and Pat can’t? Now how is that? I think I said enough. If you don’t believe me just watch. Ibet you will come up with some lame excuse.

Comment Date: 6/27/2007 Name: George
Hello not important. Why dont u put your name on here??? I dont kiss anyones but to keep my job. Paulas butt would be the last butt that i would kiss IF i were to kiss anyones there. Three years there is a long time, i dont like to kiss butt that much. What do u want me to say about paula? Shes a nice lady, shes a bartender. She does her job and talks with everyone. I dont know what your looking for. Shes been working there 40 years, i dont know what goes on in the bar…im never in there,but ofcoasre the GM doesnt bother her, shes been there as long as the bar has been

Comment Date: 6/10/2007 Name: Not Important
Hello George,
You mentioned alot of stuff in your last post. I knew for sure you would never Mention Paula the bartender. I’m certainly sure you have to kiss her butt also to keep your job. Trust me on this. It does not matter if the ball returns are dirty, or old. The customer just can see they look bad regardless. You are a guy that seems loyal, you can get out of there quick.
I think Pat from the lounge is their most honest employee. Even the GM has no say on Paula.

Comment Date: 6/10/2007 Name: alexis
first off, our house is OLD, and clean. we work everyday to make sure our costumers come in to a clean place to bowl and have fun some of the equipment is old and yes does need to be replaced, i will agree with that but as for the employees, George is like my big brother hes one of the nicest people and he would never harm a fly. im sick of all you losers who serously think hes a d*** becuase oh how he looks on the outside. yes he likes to fool around and so does everyone else that works there. now for Linda. whoever is posting these nasty rude untrue comments need to STOP!!!!. Linda is like my second mother and im 17. she would never rip off any child or adult. yeah maybe the change was wrong, its a miscount. not a rip off. relax. seriously guys, grow up and find better things to do with your life. if you are unhappy, then whose fault is that??? hmm, not ours.
thank you very much!

Comment Date: 6/10/2007 Name: Mike
HI, My name is Mike and I bowl at this house a few times a week. This house hasn’t been in this great condition in many years. George the front counter person is probably the best employee that centereach lanes has and will ever have. Everyone that has left a poor comment is just loooking to start bull! George is also one of the best bowlers i have seen in a long time and Iam sure will will see him in the pro tour someday. He is great with everyone and always willing to help. Whenever I have a bowling question you can bet George is the guy Iam going to ask. He has helped me pick up my average by more than 4o points. So if you don’t like George or centereach lanes STAY OUT and go bowl somewhere else!!!

Comment Date: 6/7/2007 Name: Anonymous
I bowled there lots of times and they should fire the fat person that works there but not George he’s cool. They should fire Pat the bartender/waitress. she always messing up our orders. However the rest of the staff is great.

Comment Date: 6/2/2007 Name: I would like to remain anonymous
I consider myself a frequent bowler at centereach. I am writing this to inform you of their facilities, EMPLOYEES, “snack bar” etc. One thing I do agree with George is the alley is old HOWEVA there is no doubt in my mind the center is as filthy as a school cafeteria. The employees I consider average; George really isnt the problem there though he could do a lot more ie cater to the actual bowlers and not the immmature teens/preteens.I agree with Mr. Shawn that Linda is downright nasty and I have witnessed her trying to rip off a kid. However this kid was no dummy and instantly told her she gave him the wrong change. She then began to have a fit screaming at him that she didn’t and she would throw him out if he continued to argue. Is that what you want out of an employee? I will give the snack bar some credit however a bowler next to me had a type of roach inside his burger which is just disgraceful and disgusting. There are my thoughts from what I’ve seen that takes place at this alley.

Comment Date: 5/28/2007 Name: George
Arite…this is me…the friggin man
No, it really is. Its George…the fat kid that works the desk. Yea i am fat, and i like it, and if you got a problem, too bad. First of all, it is not the employees fault for how the bowling center looks. The entire center is old. The ball returns are OLD not dirty; trust me the porters clean them every day. I’ve been working there for almost 3 years now, so i must be doing something right…and Linda has been there longer than i have. I have a question for whoever posted before me…ready???
How the hell do you “accidentally” spill nacho cheese in the bathroom? On the toilet, on the mirror, on the walls, and the floor…How does that happen?
Linda is a sweetheart and would never rip anybody off…she doesnt need to do that…
As an employee at this bowling center, I am sorry to hear that some of our customers are unhappy…BUT when kids come in and try to make a mess of the place, we are going to put our foot down.

Comment Date: 5/25/2007 Name: Eric Shawn
Hello. All these negative comments though denied by the employees who work at Centereach are dead on right. This place looks like its going to collapse any minute. John and George are flat out obnoxious to at least me ever since I “accidently” spilled nacho cheese in the bathroom stall. And I’m not sure if she is still there but LINDA is the biggest b**** I’ve ever seen in my life. No social skills ever just flat out rude and obnoxious. Not only has she tried to rip me off by giving me incorrect change back but also to a bunch of 12 year olds. If she has yet to be fired, then AMF is more stupid than i thought. Thank you for your time and lets go GHANA! WORLD CUP 2010!

Comment Date: 5/24/2007 Name: customer
using a direct quote “Worst Bowling Alley Ever”

Comment Date: 5/16/2007 Name: Customer.
Hey bozo. I know Paula is not a manager. If you open up your eyes, you will see that everyone is afraid of her. The manager will tell everyone else what to do, not Paula. This has even included any district manager that has been around also. trust me, You are not a seasoned veteran like myself. I’d say you are probally some floor boy or the greasy spoon person.
so if you don’t believe me, why not just watch if she works youe shifts? Tell me, Why is Paula allowed to give buybacks in the bar, and nobody else is? I believe it is company policy that states no buybacks in the lounge. So take your head out of your fanny, and keep a close eye on her.

Comment Date: 4/27/2007 Name: patrick mcgrath
now this might sound funny because i live in glendale arizona but i grew up (inside) centereach lanes!starting in the nursery, running amok in the bar (when closed) finally hitting the lanes until i was 13 and moved away. what i remmember is that there were two sets of lanes and a pretty big snack bar. some of my fondest momments of childhood took place there! i’m sorry to hear that AMF took over and turned it into one of their common wh0re houses. (sad). sure would love to see the old gal again. if anyone has any pics, (old photos from the early to mid 80’s would be great!) i’d be forever in your debt if you mailed them to {email deleted}
again sorry to hear what happened to the place. take care and keep roll’n. exiled in arizona, patrick mcgrath. p.s. does anyone know if PIZZA SHACK is still on the corner of n.coleman rd and middle country? man they had the best pizza! get’n all misty eyed, gotta go!

Comment Date: 4/23/2007 Name: employee
thats funny cuz paula isnt a manager. nice try tho pal =D

Comment Date: 4/5/2007 Name: Customer
Has anyone seen the condition of the Ball return covers up front? Oh my lord. The deplorable conditions basically says that the bowling aspect of the business does not matter. i bet if the snack bar was in that condition, they would poop a pickle. Here is a news flash hot off the press. The bowlers spends most of his time in the sette area. Are you people nuts? I think the bottom of my shoes are cleaner then the Ball returns. Maybe it’s time Paula showed her manager skills and had someone clean the filth.

Comment Date: 3/21/2007 Name: Employee
I just have to comment on the roach incident. I have been working in the Snack Bar for almost 2 years. There was never a bug since I have started. I work everyday but Sunday and therefore I would know about it. If you are going to spread lies, please leave the Snack bar out of it.

Comment Date: 3/21/2007 Name: Regular customer
John the micahnic needs to go. He is always so rude to everyone. He grinds up against fellow employees. Is he gay? Center will run better without the following people:
1- John
2- Tom
3- Ricanna
4- Brian
Chris and Dottie should be honored. I always see them Friday and Saturday nights busting their butts for the center. I am there almost all the time and I rarely see them thanked for their hard work. Hey guys if things dont work out for you come work for Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 2/24/2007 Name: Billy
All you people that are posting on here have no clue what is really wrong at Centereach. The first this is the Bartender should not be running the center. If you look at salaries from bartenders at other centers, you would see that she must be doing something. She is way off the scales of AMF bartenders. Just look at the amount of managers that AMF has went through. The manager has no control because of her. The amount of free drinks going out of that bar is unreal. she had control from the late 80’s when Leisure owned it. Then AMF took over and she remained in control. I don’t know what the heck she does that the other bartenders don’t. clearly other centers make a hell of alot more in the bar then Centereach does.

Comment Date: 2/7/2007 Name: Chris
Hey everyone. My name is Chris and I work in the snack bar. I have read all of the comments and am shocked. The people who work here all go out of there way to help out the center and the bowlers in them. I do snackbar like i said, parties if needed and waiter Saturday nights and never see the rudeness in the other employees. I am however glad that many of you like me and think I am polite and mature. Please give the employees a break, we all either have another job or go to school (high school or college. Cindy is a wonderful manager and has great skills. Matt Ruben is the man and the other managers are brand new, so give them some time. George is the nicest and coolest kid I know, to see those comments about him really shock the hell out of me. Yes everyone goofs around, but without that we would hate our jobs and all eventually leave. Just remember give everyone a break and judge them on the person that they really are.

Comment Date: 1/28/2007 Name: A Disguted Patron
Man what a poorly run establishment. Man they hire moron after moron for management posistions. If it wasn’t for Matt Rueben, George, Chris and Linda, the place would be a pure {deleted}. I mean comeon, that new guy Bob? Has no idea what the hell he’s doing. He has no management experience as far as I know, and has no idea how to work at a bowling alley. Cindy? Don’t get me started, she’s me some good changes at the center but man shes been making alot of mistakes. She has employees that are rude or just dont get it that I dont want to talk to them… Take Ricanna for instance… she needs to learn to shut the hell up… FYI no one wants to here your life story, or anyone elses.
God Alexis? Shes a friggen moron, has no idea how to do her job, and dose not know how to interact with the common patron. Shes nasty, self centerd and just play annoying. John, is just an idiot. Hes self absorbed thinks the world revolves around him, and should be outright fired. And Dave… the mechanic guy… what a moron. Overall the quality of employess at this center lacks. They need to purge the center and start fresh.
The District Manager Jan I belive her name is, is friggen stupid to. To let a center under her command get so rundown, is just pitiful. I mean come on she fired Al (the old General Manager) for no other reason then “He spreads rumors throughout the company” When she got rid of Al and Kenny, Centereach lost most of there leagues. And the remaining few are not happy with the service.
Well everything i’ve stated in this long rant is pure fact, taken from inside sources and/or experienced first hand. Thank you for reading. And for the few decent employees there, keep up the good work… you deserve a raise.
/rant off

Comment Date: 1/24/2007 Name: alexis
okay so i was reading the comments that have been posted. i also work at here, i do birthday parties and im a porter. everyone who works here have got the be the nicest people ive ever met. yes we all fool around and thats because most of us are teenagers. george is extremly nice and always trys to help anyone who needs it. and as the prices go. no matter AMF Center that you go to, the prices will be the same. i mean c’mon. do you people have nothing better to do then talk down towards other people.

Comment Date: 1/18/2007 Name: Steve
Well Id have to say Alot of the coments are blown way out of proportion. (Yes I do work here) I work at the snackbar, and half of what these people say is not true. First of all George is a great guy, and anyone who makes bad coments about him, dose not know his true charector. And im also miffed im not mentioned in any of the coments albeit bad or good 🙂
P.S. Why post stuff about a person (George) That is not true. Gawd~

Comment Date: 1/17/2007 Name: a bowler
Hello. I bowl on the Middle Country Girls Bowling Team. The team recently, last year moved to Centereach Lanes. The lanes are being oiled differently everyday, but very possible to adjust to. The front counter employee, George, is wonderful. Yes, he might fool around a little, but everyone does. He does focus on his work, and i MUST say he has always been wonderful! Unlike what everybody else has said about George, it was not true. When Alfredo and Jack called George husky, and fat, well that is just innapropriate.Chris, Dottie, and Matt that work at the snackbar are wonderful. the food is always good. have a nice day.

Comment Date: 1/14/2007 Name: Anonymous
george is awesome and the managment there rocks my socks

Comment Date: 1/14/2007 Name: matt
yo {deleted} all you people who say it s*cks. Ok maybe for some adults because us teens are all bad. and now ytou think that im bad because i said {deleted} well im sure you have said it too. Now maybe your sevice was not too well. but maybe the person was having a bad day you ever consider that but wait it doesn’t matter because it’s their job and your more inportant. Who wants to take a dump in a bowling alley anyway or any public place not me! How 7 11 and buger kings bathrooms. You know there is a buger king right next door if you want food. The price honestly is a little high but there is a computer to look these things up on. I believe shoe retale is 4.35 give or take a buck. Games are like 3.50 or 4.00 live with it everyone has to live if you think there unfair drive your car somewhere else. Today im going to the lanes and going to have fun and face it your kids are going to find out these bad things someday. Hiding your kids from this terrible world can only hurt them in the long run. It is a changed world from you adults time in order to survive you have to adapt or just deal with it. I am the next generation and later in my life i will make a difference wherther you believe it or not.

Comment Date: 11/11/2006 Name: wow guy that bowls their
guy that bowls their ur clearly jon and u have no life and george got fired so in ur face n this lane s*cks specially fatty fatty george we want shelly back!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 10/9/2006 Name: guy who bowls there
the bowling alley is actual really good i bowl there and george and everyone else is extremely cool especially george he helps when ever he can.

Comment Date: 7/15/2006 Name: Joe swanson
Ignore this Geogre character all the statements are true the place is poorly run and it has horriable lanes and horriable employees seriously they should get 2 firing George.
P.S George is the portly fella at the front desk

Comment Date: 7/15/2006 Name: Sally Gordon
Let me just say I’m ashamed by these alleys employees. Chris is the only mature and polite one. However John and George were horribly behaved. George was flirting with me all the time, I could barely bowl. And John tried to touch my a** more than 5 times. Thtas ridiculous and should result in a firing. Thats sexual harassement there. If you are a girl don’t bowl here as the employees are pervs. Thanks for the time

Comment Date: 7/13/2006 Name: angry costumer
I am very angry with this bowling faucilty. I came here the other night and i met a numerous deal of problems. 1 thing their was a roach on the toilet seat. Another was their was these teenagers next 2 me. 1 of them threw a ball at me and i just ignored them. The staff is very bad. The overweight maganger George needs 2 stop talking 2 the costumers and start worrying about teenagers acting immature. 1 of them all the way down my lane 2 get the ball they threw at me. The lanes are crap. I went into the bar 2 get a drink the same kids were acting like u kno what. Overall this place is 10 fingers down and it should be closed down immeditly and or fire George. But dont fire Chris he is ur best employee. But John i would worry about he was talking about very inaproite things like lesbians

Comment Date: 7/13/2006 Name: George
Yes hello. I’m the employee mentioned by Jack and Alfredo. Let me just say that I’m saddened and ashamed by these gentlemens comments. First off, I’m always cheerful, I try my best to help out the customers. By calling me husky these gentlemen show low class and cowardness. Also calling me a deragatory name is just pitiful. Anyone who is reading these bowlers comments, please disregard them as they are false and inaccurate. PS, I have a feeling of who made those comments, same kids who prank our alley and make it a mess and always cause havoc. Take Care

Comment Date: 7/12/2006 Name: Alfredo Wang
This has got to be the worst bowling alley ever! The food is alright, but the fat guy, George at the front desk is a ****! He thinks he is the bowling alley u kno wat im saying! Lanes are crap, there was a friggen roach on the toilet seat, nice job there centereach! The only cool people there are Chris and Jon1 Shout outs to them. WHY DID THEY FIRE CHERYLL? SHE WAS HOT MAN!

Comment Date: 7/12/2006 Name: mike mussini
what can say about this bowlin center.I bowl a centereach alot and the employess are to busy yelling a t kids for stupid reasons to help anyone else and there employes staff is very uncordinated. Some of the eomployess are downright mean. They mechanics are horrible and bowling lanes are really hard to bowlin down. They charge way to much money for games and shoes. The only reason this bowling alley is in business is becuase of there ridicoulsy high prices. Overall Two thumbs down for this bowling alley.

Comment Date: 7/12/2006 Name: a concerned mom
hello whoever lives in the centereach selden area etc. You are probaly fimialr with centereach bowling lanes. overall wen i looked at it, it looked overall pretty nice but when i went in with my child and his frined i did not like how everything was run. I first walked in there was a man at the front desk who was yelling at some kids on a different lane. As i was waiting a line i was shocked to see that the same man was now talking to an employee. It came to the point where i had gone up to counter and said somthing. SO i had finally got service and i could not believe the price. So i left my two 12 year old sons there and hope they enjoyed there stay at the alley. After about an hour and a half later i went to go pick them up. They had told me that there was food in and around the bathroom facilites. SO i thought it was maybe some kids so i thought nothing of it until my son asked me wat a lesbian was. At the time i was shocked. I had asked him where he heard it and he siad he heard it from a employee at the conession stand. im sorry but i want some answers

Comment Date: 7/12/2006 Name: Jack
Hello. I came to this alley last night and came away dissapointed. The young husky man at the front desk.(“George”) was extremely arrogant and talking to his co worker about something inapproitae while serving me. Meanwhile there were kids right next to me. The lanes are also old and computers are not good at all. They also should watch the teenagers more as I had 3 kids bowling next to me acting like animals. One kid ran in front off me moaning and declaring himself “Waldo.” That should not be tolerated. If you are looking for a good place to bowl, this is not the place as the conditions are below average, the employees not caring, and the price doesnt match the alley. Thank you

Comment Date: 4/8/2006 Name: gene orbitz
caters to kids, and teens. Prices too high for the value of the experience. the only thing this place is good for if you are not a teen is open lanes at any time. Staff needs to be more customer oriented, as too often the staff is absorbed in conversation, or three staff members helping one customer.

Comment Date: 1/15/2006 Name: jose
This bowling alley s*cks and the lanes s*ck but some employees are good when I bowl there – the lanes have a different shot everytime.

Comment Date: 8/10/2005 Name: Pete
The lanes are terrible and hard to bowl consistently. They finally got “new” rack machines which are actually 9-year-old-hand-me-downs and still s*ck. The computers s*ck. Overpriced for subpar equipment. Bonus points for cool employees. One thumb down.

Comment Date: 8/1/2004 Name: John
This house has just done a little repairs which has helped improve all bowling scores. I feel this house is on the way up as it always was in the past.

Comment Date: 6/11/2004 Name: Bob Smith
Filthy, poorly maintained, renovated bathroom while leaving lanes and machinery in sub-standard condition. Lack of mechanics and maintenance personnel, caters more to the kids than to avid bowlers who take the game seriously. If you’re thinking of joining a league here, DONT….go to Coram or some other nearby facility.

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