Franklin Bowl

Published 8:01 am Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Name of Business: Franklin Bowl

Address: 1327 Armory Drive

Phone number: 562-0221

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to noon, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

E-mail address:

Nature of Business: Bowling, restaurant and bar

owner: Kathleen Perry (pictured)

Year Founded: 2008

Number of employees: 20

How’s business? Business has steadily increased since we bought the center. We’ve revamped the interior of the building from floors to a new ventilation system. We have an increase in our youth and adult leagues players, as well as open bowl.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We’re looking to change this into a Family Fun Center, not just the average run-of-the- mill bowling alley. We have an updated arcade area. We also offer a wide range of specials on bowling, and we offer a smoke-free environment from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. We also offer a Bowler Reward Card that helps you earn free bowling and shoe rentals.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Group entertainment

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Make a plan, but be flexible

Your first job: Retail

The key to a successful business is: Make people feel welcomed