On May 15, the long-awaited boutique bowling alley Stone Pin Company officially opens under the event space Revel at 304 E. Stone Ave. in Greenville.
The opening was delayed from its original May 1 date because of construction hang-ups, but the space is now ready to rumble, co-owner Howard Dozier says. Dozier also owns Revel, Pour Lounge, and Comedy Zone.
Stone Pin has its own entrance on the ground level separate from Revel with parking available in the neighboring Canal Insurance lot.
The space includes six lanes, three on each side with a full bar and lounge in the center. Bowlers can wait their turns while lounging on crescent-shaped faux-leather sectionals that are several notches above the usual hard plastic bowling chairs.
The interactive bowling system allows bowlers to personalize the scorekeeping and post the play-by-play on Facebook for their friends to comment on. The system also suspends the bowling pins by strings, rather than having them loose, requiring less time for reset. After the second (or first if you’re expert-level) frame, the pins are lifted back into place.
“Our system resets in less than 10 seconds,” manager Andy Robinson says.
The rustic industrial décor using reclaimed wood and various metals was designed and fabricated by TreeHugger Customs, which also transformed Revel’s interior. Dozier says he wanted both levels of the building to have similar aesthetics.
Revel caterer Good Life Catering will provide the bowling-themed, trendy menu offerings, which will be prepared upstairs in the kitchen and then transferred via dumbwaiter to the bowling alley below. The bar menu will also feature craft cocktails.
For private parties, Dozier will rent out three lanes but leave the remaining three for regular business, which will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hours of operation are Monday–Wednesday 11 a.m.–midnight; Thursday–Friday 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 a.m. and Sunday noon–midnight. Call (864) 603-1584 for reservations.