Since 1958, the clatter of pins has filled Crestwood Bowl, which was taken over in 1973 by Ray Bluth, one of the first PBA Hall of Fame inductees. Ray’s son, Mike, recalls fond memories of a childhood spent carousing amongst the lanes. In 1979, Mike started working at the alley, and continued to do so all throughout high school and college, before he became general manager. "Nothing much has changed," says Mike about the alley and the sport itself. The bowling alley still glistens pristinely, just as it did in the 1970s, with comfortable seating at each of the 24 lanes, which are set against a backdrop of planets and stars.
But that’s not to say that there haven’t been updates. Years ago, the alley's bumpers were inflatable, and would send balls ricocheting from side-to-side down the lane like runaway hedgehogs. Today, bumpers are built into each lane, and the AMF Advantage automatic scoring systems can be altered so that hitting eight pins equals a strike, thus bumping up kids’ scores. During Extreme Bowling on Friday and Saturday nights, the lights dim and a disco ball spins wildly in an attempt to escape down the lanes and hit a strike. Between frames, bowlers can refuel at the snack bar, chewing on chicken strips, pizza, 1/3-pound Angus beef burgers, and pork tenderloin.
Housed in the historic Navajo Hotel, Sisters Tea House welcomes visitors to its cozy confines for elegant meals, festive fetes, and traditional high tea. Lace-draped tables, situated beside floor-to-ceiling windows or in the warmly lit dining room, await three-tiered trays of tea sandwiches and homemade desserts, as guests sip 1 of 20 flavored teas from around the globe—this one, not Mars. Originally owned by the first mayor of Fenton, the historic building serves as a picturesque setting for parties, showers, and monthly events, such as mother-daughter teas, mystery dinners, and competitive bouts of old-timeyness.
We are primarily a Music Instruction Studio focusing on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Banjo and Mandolin Instruction. We also have a full service retail facility that serves musicians of all levels. Our #1 goal is a satisfied customer. We offer a wide range of instruments, amplifiers, electronics and accessories.
Conceptualized by style shaman and seasoned mom Laura Maurice, Purple Cow offers gently used designer clothing at discounted prices to keep kids cute and parents’ pocketbooks plump. The boutique’s always-changing stock is interwoven with threads from popular brands such as Oilily, Gap, Mini Boden, Hannah Anderson, Gymboree, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Baby LuLu, and more, as well as baby gear such as high chairs, pack-and-plays, strollers, and basic checkbook-balancing blocks. Keep your tater tot toasty all the way through autumn in two-piece outfits by Gymboree for $12.99–$16.99 ($40–$60 retail), one-piece rompers from Gap for $7.99 ($24.50 retail), and kids’ Northface jackets for $29 ($99 retail). All items are hand-selected by Purple Cow’s attentive team of garment and gadget gurus to ensure utmost quality and safety.
Clique offers sartorially savvy teens and newly minted 20-somethings an ever-expanding array of new and used top-designer and brand-name clothes for both guys and girls. Clique’s inventory grows daily, thanks to both loyal customers selling back their like-new clothes and the unpatented polyester fertilizer that causes outfits to sprout and flourish on the emporium's fertile clothes racks. Brands such as Coach, True Religion, Abercrombie, and Hollister form part of the much- sought-after apparel roster. With 500 to 600 new inventory items per day, trend-starved shoppers are guaranteed endless wearable fixes, and items such as True Religion jeans ($49), a Hollister tee ($6), or a North Face jacket ($32) invigorate intelligent wardrobes in need of new material to stimulate their growing minds. Clique also offers free private after-hours shopping parties for teens, with food and drink provided.