Star Lanes at the Harbor aims to strike success

A local family is aiming to strike perfection with a new business venture.
Melissa Topey
Feb 1, 2013

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)
 

Comments

LookingDown

what a joke!

rickross2

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Sandwire

Best of luck to Jeff and John. Great people!!

Good 2 B Me

Best of luck to the Lizzi's.

grandmasgirl

Good luck! The men do a wonderful job at Star Lanes. Hope they do as good in their new venture.

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The Hero Zone

Good luck to you all in your business!

camero

@ lookingdown why is it a joke

LookingDown

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princedenny

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Good 2 B Me

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LookingDown

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Good 2 B Me

You called it a Joke. Your comment earlier was very suggesting of the fact that you had something bad enough to say about them the you are sure that it would be deleted. So, yeah, that is insulting. Maybe if you don't have anything nice to say, keep it to yourself. Let the Lizzi family try and expand their business and try to be kind enough to wish them success.

LookingDown

blah blah blah

Centauri

Moderators have removed this comment because you have no right to tell people the secrets of how to bowl 300 games. :)

LookingDown

This is a blog that if you don't seem to make everyone happy they delete your comments ........ don't get it..... nothing I said was bad or insulting? Just confused now lol ...... oh well.....

Good 2 B Me

@LookingDown: Seems as if you have a problem with us wishing the Lizzi Family well in their venture. Why not let us wish them well?