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July 18, 2024

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Strike & Spare Family Fun Center Opens At New Location

Strike & Spare Family Fun Center has officially reopened at its new location in Murfreesboro.

The bowling alley moved from Northwest Broad Street to the former Sears building at Stones River Town Centre at 1720 Old Fort Parkway, Suite 2002. In doing so, the regional company with roots in the Boro has added a slew of family entertainment options.

The list of entertainment offerings include an arcade, bumper cars, a kitchen and dining area, a full bar and lounge, roller skating rink, virtual roller coaster and laser maze. Oh, and don't forget about the 26 bowling lanes and a pro shop.

All that fits inside the 52,450-square-foot space at Stones River. The Broad Street site was about 40,000 square feet, but some of that was upstairs, which was not really useable, and there was only a small snack bar for food. That site opened in 1958 as a different business and has expanded its lane capacity multiple times. 

Strike and Spare Family Fun Center is headquartered in Hendersonville, but originated in Murfreesboro. It operates in four states (Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio) with 14 sites. The owner is Larry Schmittou, founder and former owner of the Nashville Sounds.

Despite its size, the old Stones River store is considered mid-size for Strike and Spare’s “bowling entertainment centers.” The new site will be the fourth such center that the company has opened. The multi-game concept is the trend for bowling centers.

Having so many games under one roof means a family can spend the day there. A wrist band is $15 during the week and $20 on the weekend, regardless of age. The wrist band will provide unlimited games throughout the day for everything but bowling; for bowling, the wrist band will provide one game as well as shoe rental.

For more information, visit the Strike & Spare Family Fun Center Facebook page or call (615) 896-0945.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.