About Pin Street Bowling Centers

Pin Street, Inc. is a small chain of family-owned bowling centers in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. We have been in the bowling business for over 50 years and are unsurpassed in customer service. We are NOT a “Take It or Leave It” establishment—we do everything in our power to make sure your needs are met. We are on a first-name basis with most of our customers and strive to create custom experiences. Whether it is opening early for large groups or catering events for specific dietary needs, we give all our customers individualized attention. We can customize any type of organized bowling function, including fundraisers, parties, corporate outings, meetings, catered events, birthday bashes, leagues, and tournaments.

From bowling and billiards to arcade games and lounges, there is something for everyone at Pin Street Entertainment Centers. Come visit us at one of our locations and start making memories and friends that will last a lifetime.

What You Can Expect to Find at Pin Street Entertainment Centers

  • 26+ synthetic bowling lanes
  • Automatic scoring from QubicaAMF
  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems at some centers for laser bowling events
  • Two or more 10-ft. flat screen televisions
  • Fully-stocked bars and lounges
  • Snack bars offering more than just burgers and fries
  • Billiards
  • Arcade rooms
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Bumpers on all lanes for the little ones
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Internet juke boxes for the latest music selections
  • The best bowling birthday parties and corporate events around!

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Company History

Our first bowling center, Sparta Lanes, was located in New Jersey and built by W. Harvey Ely Jr. in the 1960’s (sold in 2004). Since then the Ely family has expanded and re-branded all of its centers under the Pin Street name. The family currently owns three centers:

Frontier Lanes in Warwick, New York (now Pin Street at Warwick)

T-Bowl in Wayne, New Jersey (now T-Bowl II, a Pin Street Entertainment Center)

Galaxy Lanes in Ft. Myers, Florida (now Pin Street at Ft. Myers)

The business is currently owned and operated by W. Harvey Ely III, the founder’s son. Our corporate founder, W. Harvey Ely Jr., passed away in 2008 at the age of 90. He was an active partner in the business until shortly before his death.

Meet the Executive Team

W. Harvey Ely, Owner

Harvey grew up in the bowling business. He started as a center cleanup boy at his dad’s first bowling center, Sparta Lanes. His father made certain that he had experience in all phases of the business (and he is now doing the same with his son, Billy Ely). He lives and breathes bowling and is a member of the Morris County Bowling Hall of Fame. He can be found bowling in several of his center’s leagues alongside his customers.

Harvey graduated from University of Michigan in 1976 and started working full time with his father and subsequent partner, W. Harvey Ely Jr.  Since his father’s death in 2008, he is the primary operating owner of Pin Street, Inc.

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Terry Saracino, General Manager

Terry started as a center employee at T-Bowl in 1972 and was promoted to manager in 1978.  She was asked to become Chief Operations Officer of the chain in 1997 and has recently taken on the additional role of Center Manager for T-Bowl II.

Over the years, she underwent extensive industry training in sales, marketing, and lane maintenance. As a result, she trains most new full-time hires, regardless of the position. Under her watch, Pin Street consistently outperforms competitors and upholds its reputation of providing exemplary customer service.

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Billy Ely, Assistant General Manager

Billy Ely has been bowling since he was a child. However, his accomplishments reach far beyond the family business. He is an avid golfer, with a handicap of 2 and a NJ State Boy’s Golf Championship title under his belt. He even achieved a Hole In One while still in his teens.

He joined the Pin Street team after graduating from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a degree in psychology. He is now the Assistant General Manager, and can be found bowling in several leagues with his dad. When he’s not bowling or golfing, he can be found pursuing his other hobby, photography.

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Get to Know More About Our Bowling Centers

T-Bowl II

T-Bowl II is northern New Jersey’s premiere bowling destination. With state-of-the-art bowling lanes, a fully stocked lounge, and an arcade, we have something for everyone. Grab your friends and family and start making memories with T-Bowl II.

Open since 1957, T-Bowl II is located in Wayne, New Jersey. Centrally located among many corporate offices and schools, T-Bowl II is the perfect destination for company meetings and school functions. We host hundreds of children’s birthday parties each year, with most families returning again and again. T-Bowl II has strong youth, recreational, and league programs for all ages and skill levels. Our meeting room is available for small corporate meetings of up to 35 and is frequently used before or after a team-building company bowling event!

What You’ll Find at T-Bowl II

  • 34 Modern Synthetic Bowling Lanes
  • QubicaAMF Bowland BES Automatic Scoring
  • Full service lounge and snack bar
  • Video game room with air hockey and billiards
  • Bumpers available on all lanes
  • Assistance choosing the right house ball
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Full service pro shop for all your bowling equipment needs
  • TV Room waiting area
  • State-of-the-art laser lighting and sound system
  • Two 10-ft. drop down TV screens to showcase music videos and sport games
  • Leagues for all ages and skill levels

Terry Saracino, Center Manager

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Pin Street at Warwick

Pin Street at Warwick is located in Orange County, New York on the border of northern New Jersey. The bowling center is centrally located among picturesque apple orchards and pumpkin fields; and there are three different ski resorts only 15 minutes away. The center was built over 50 years ago and originally owned by Sal Troup. The Ely family bought what was then called Frontier Lanes in the 80s, renaming it under the Pin Street family of brands.

What you’ll find at Pin Street at Warwick

  • 28 modern synthetic bowling lanes
  • QubicaAMF automatic scoring
  • Full service lounge and snack bar
  • Pro shop
  • Bumpers available on all lanes
  • Leagues for all ages
  • Handicap accessibility

David Kinney, Center Manager

Dave started at Sparta Lanes in 1976 as a cleanup boy and moved to the desk and pro shop a few years later. Dave was asked to work at Frontier Lanes (now Pin Street at Warwick) when it was added to the chain in 1988. One year later, he became Center Manager and has been there ever since.

Dave attended AMF Mechanic School to gain experience maintaining the pinsetters. He was inducted into the Tri County USBC Hall of Fame for meritorious service and bowling achievement in 2011. Dave is a valued member of the Pin Street family. He is known for always chipping in when someone in the organization needs a hand—no matter what is required!

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Pin Street at Ft. Myers

Originally built by the Carrion family of Sarasota, Florida, the center opened under the name Galaxy Lanes in July 1987. It was sold to the Ely family in the mid 1990’s. Pin Street at Ft. Myers is Southwest Florida’s largest family bowling center.

What You Will Find at Pin Street at Ft. Myers

  • 50 Brunswick synthetic lanes
  • Full service lounge
  • Snack bar
  • Video game room
  • Billiards
  • Full service pro shop

Terry Leis, Center Manager

Terry started with Galaxy Lanes (now Pin Street at Ft. Myers) in 1987 as a desk attendant. Terry spent a brief period as Marketing Director, where she held the first McDonald’s Bowling Camp (with over 200 children!). Ronald McDonald even made an appearance for the end-of-season presentation. She became Pin Street at Ft. Myer’s Center Manager in 1997.

Terry has been instrumental in starting a very successful Cruise League, which has a waiting list every season. She has a strong background running tournaments and knows how to do most jobs in her center. You may find her checking bowlers in or even flipping burgers at the snack bar!

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