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when the time came to renovate, says marketing director Colby Sandlin. “We really wanted to make it so that every- one could enjoy it, whether it’s just hanging out in the restaurant on Saturday night or having a birthday party in the bowling center for the kids,” says Sandlin. “That’s the reason we closed off the restau- rant and bar. You can have school groups; church groups; all kinds of neat things going on out in the lanes, and you still have access to all the food and drinks if you’re there just with your friends. The great thing about the restaurant is that you can take your drink out into the lanes; you can bring your food out here and watch what’s going on – or you can go inside the restaurant and never even know there’s a bowling alley.” A lifelong bowler who hopes to grow the sport locally, Sandlin, a 2014 Cullman graduate, says even reluctant newcomers end up loving the feel of getting their first perfect strike – and it often happens sooner than later, even if you’ve never tossed a bowling ball in your life. “Anybody can bowl. It’s safe, it’s all ages, family and friends can do it together,” he ex- plains. “We have everybody from 3-year-olds to 80-year-olds. And it doesn’t take that long to “Anybody can bowl. It’s safe, it’s all ages, family and friends can do it together.” COLBY SANDLIN Cullman Bowling Center Location: 1710 Tallyho St. SW, Cullman Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.- 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.- 1 a.m. Sunday. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Number of Lanes: 24 Activities: Book parties, make reservations, and even learn how to join a bowling league For more information: 256-734-2600, cullmanbowlingcenter.com, Facebook (search Cullman Bowling Center), and @cullmanbowling on Instagram. Colby Sandlin, right, says it took six months of downtime to com- plete the renovations that gave birth to the Cullman Bowling Center’s all-new look. Pictured from left with Sandlin are employees Danielle Skinner, Reece Walker, and Megan Taylor. Cullman magazine | SUMMER 2019 33