John and Jeff Lizzi rolled into the former Harbor Lanes Dec. 6, after purchasing the business from Sue Ish and John Pinks.
The bowling alley’s update is a work in progress, although the first priority for the twin brothers was upgrading the machinery and the lanes. This included refinishing the lanes, approaches and purchasing new pins.
“For bowlers, bowling is all about the lanes,” Jeff said.
And no one knows this better then the Lizzis, whose family is well known in the bowling industry.
Their grandparents, John and Rita Tintinalli, along with Walter and Mabel Miller, built the Star Lanes in Sandusky 50 years ago.
“We are third-generation,” John said.
They hope to expand this long tradition with their own mark, making the Port Clinton alley a must-visit hotspot.
The brothers plan to expand league bowling to every night of the week, as well as expanding the arcade area for kids, updating the bar, offering karaoke and possibly live bands on the weekends. When summer arrives, the Lizzis may add the action outdoors by hosting cornhole tournaments and sand volleyball.
They plan to update the food menu by bringing in the same menu used at Sandusky’s Star Lanes, which includes J&J pizzas.
Kevin Frantz will manage the bowling alley.
“Guests here can expect great customer service in a clean and fun place,” Frantz said.
Star Lanes at the Harbor
Where: 311 Buckeye St., Port Clinton
Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday
Phone: 419-734-2695 (BOWL)