Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are you still open?
Yes! Star Lanes closed its doors on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 and we opened our doors as Grace Lanes on Friday, March 10th, 2017. We often hear rumors that we’re not open anymore. However, we have been open since 2017 with the exception of 7 weeks during the COVID pandemic when we were forced to close. Our business continues to grow each year as more people discover that we’re here.
Why did you change the name from Star Lanes to Grace Lanes?
The vision and purpose of the bowling alley changed, and we knew that a new name needed to reflect it.
What church owns the bowling alley?
We are privately owned and operated with no financial support (except as customers) from any church or religious organization. We are members of First Christian Church in Carthage where we attend regularly.
Are you USBC certified?
We are not affiliated with the United States Bowling Congress for official league bowling. We have several leagues, and often have tournaments, but they are not sanctioned by the USBC.
Do you have a pro shop?
Yes, Robert Botts is a certified pro shop technician and can help with equipment selection as well as custom ball drilling.
Why don’t you serve alcohol?
Our first priority is to protect our customers. Alcohol consumption can cause behaviors that aren’t appropriate for our environment. Our target population includes families, kids, schools, churches, and civic organizations. Alcohol isn’t necessary for having a whole lot of bowling fun!
Every time my family goes there, we see something new! What else is coming up?
In 2018, we added bumpers to several lanes; in 2019, we added The Ice Cream Bowl; in 2020, we added The Ten Pin Arcade; in 2021, we’re adding a glow mini-golf course above the arcade. We’re not planning anything else YET, but we still have 2,000 sq ft of unused space above the alley. ;) And, Fall 2021, we are opening another location in Columbus, Kansas!