August 12, 2020
By David Biggy
Thunderbird Lanes in Manahawkin is established to reopen Monday, Aug. 17, below limits and with constrained hours of procedure. (Photograph by David Biggy)
Very good information, bowlers! Soon after currently being shut for the earlier 5 months, Thunderbird Lanes in Manahawkin is reopening on Monday, Aug. 17.
Last week, operator Matt Davis introduced the strategy to reopen the bowling centre located at 640 E. Bay Ave. with limitations. Thunderbird has been shut because mid-March owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Face masks will have to be worn within the bowling alley,” reads the announcement on Thunderbird’s site and Fb area. “Everyone should hold a social distance. Bowling ball and hand sanitizers will be readily available for your use. Glow Bowling will not be offered until even more observe. Our several hours of operation will be decreased for the time remaining.”
For now, Thunderbird’s hrs will be 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday as a result of Thursday and 2 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Davis expects a return to “normal business hours” possibly through the center of upcoming thirty day period.
In July, Davis had prepared to open Thunderbird but pulled again on the final decision times right before the scheduled reopening, at the time stating, “We’re not heading to open up until finally it’s wholly secure for our prospects and staff members. A day is nevertheless up in the air on reopening. It all relies upon on (Gov. Phil) Murphy.”
In June, the governor gave indoor relatives amusement and recreational amenities the green light to reopen their doorways with constrained potential constraints July 2 just after ordering them shuttered in March. With these types of restrictions nevertheless in area, the 24-lane bowling alley will be able to work at 25 percent capability.
For now, the bowling center will not be honoring any style of discount codes or free of charge-video game cards. The selling price to participate in, per bowler and recreation, Monday as a result of Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m. is $4.95 and following 5 p.m. it goes up to $5.25. Friday, Saturday and Sunday pricing is $5.25 per video game. Seniors age 55 and up shell out $3 for every match. Shoe rental is $4 per pair.
Past July, Thunderbird mounted new artificial lanes. For far more, stop by tblanes.com. —D.B.