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New pro shop manager making himself at home at Landmark Lanes

New Landmark Lanes pro shop manager Tony Schnack gets set to drill a bowling ball at the Peoria bowling center.

It didn’t take long for Tony Schnack to make a good first impression as a bowler at Landmark Lanes.

Shortly after moving down from Rockford, he rolled his 10th career 300 game while subbing in the Calumet League.

But his real mission at Landmark is to run a successful pro shop, which was vacated during the COVID shutdown.

Schnack is the new manager of the BowlersMart Pro Shop, which is now part of the BowlersMart national chain.

“I worked part time at the BowlersMart in Rockford at Don Carter Lanes,” he said. “I worked there for five years, and drilled balls part time.

“And then they asked me to be the manager of the pro shop down here in Peoria, and I said yes.”

It’s the first time Schnack has been the head of a pro shop, but he has an extensive background in the sport.

He started bowling when he was 13, living in Minnesota.

“That was not really a league structure or anything, it was more for fun,” Schnack said. “Then I got into a league just before high school, and that kind of made me fall in love with the whole thing.”

His game started to improve while he was on his high school team, but really started to grow when Schnack bowled for Rock Valley Community College in Rockford.

“In college, you get on the sport patterns, and you’ve got to learn how to open up your angles and change your angles to score,” he said. “That was what really developed my game and started me on the path of where I am today.”

Schnack, 36, has a degree in operations management from Northern Illinois.

Prior to the COVID shutdown, Schnack was averaging around 220. He is on the Radical staff, which is one of the Brunswick brands.

He opened the pro shop about a month ago, and has been fairly busy so far. And the area bowlers have given him a good welcome.

“Every time someone comes in they can’t believe how good it looks, how much more inventory we have and how great the store looks,” he said.

Schnack’s next order of business is to put up the signs for the pro shop to let people know it is there at Landmark.

“As far as I know, the signs are on order,” he said.

Masters honor score

With just two weeks left in the first third, the Perfect Angle Pro Shop/Bill Mastronardi Masters league finally had a perfect game.

Andy Stone of the Mt. Hawley Bowl team opened the night with games of 279 and 300 in a 784 series at Mt. Hawley to help his team take over first place in a very tight race.

Gary Strait also had a big Game 2, with a 299 game in a 781 set for the Johnson Accounting team. But it came in a 36-14 loss to T-Shirt House.

There had been four 299s and a 298s rolled in the league prior to Stone’s 300.

Stone teamed with Adam Johnson, Chad Barnes and Joe Robards to a 33-17 win over Sunset Lanes, which put the team in first place with a 265-185 record.

Mt. Hawley is the fourth different team to lead the league in the past five weeks. It is only 23 points ahead of Potter’s Alley, which is in sixth place.

PBA on TV

The PBA Playoffs continue at 4.p.m. on Sunday on FS1, featuring some Midwest players.

In the final Round of 24 session, the four matches will be No. 15 seed Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon, Mo., vs. A.J. Johnson of Oswego; Darren Tang of Las Vegas vs. Nick Pate of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; Brad Miller of Kansas City, Mo. vs. Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla.; and Tom Smallwood of Flushing, Mich., vs. PBA Hall of Fame bowler Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas.

The final event on the PBA Tour for 2020 will have a second set of Round of 16 matches at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. The quarterfinals are set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, followed immediately by the semifinals and finals at 3 p.m. on FS1.

Johnny Campos is the Journal Star bowling columnist. He can be reached at 686-3214 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @JohnnyCampos59.

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Landmark Lanes Case Study

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Landmark Lanes keeps customers in its bowling alley longer by offering a full food menu from BelAir Cantina.

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The Place

Landmark Lanes is a bowling alley featuring an arcade and full bar located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s located in a vibrant neighborhood and is the city’s oldest bowling alley, with its doors opening in 1927.

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The Challenge

Being an entertainment complex, Landmark Lanes featured many games and events that have the potential of keeping customers in its business for long amounts of time.

However there was a problem. Customers were getting hungry, and frequently asked staff why there were no food options available.

“Our regular customers were asking about food options,” said the owner of Landmark Lanes. “As well as new customers who had never visited before asking if we served food.”

The business lacked a kitchen, and the owners knew the finances behind building a new commercial kitchen wouldn’t be profitable. They explored options such as pizza delivery, but desired a more memorable food experience.

“We wanted to be able to provide better food options for our guests. This would mean customers could stay longer and not have to leave for food when they get hungry.”

The Solution

After an initial call discussing its food problems, Landmark Lane’s shared its vision for the type of food experience it wanted for its customers. 

2ndKitchen was able to pair the bowling alley with a mexican restaurant located just a few blocks away – BelAir Cantina.

The partnership allowed Landmark Lanes to craft a unique menu of items from BelAir Cantina including tacos, burritos, nachos, and more.

2ndKitchen worked with Landmark Lanes to design a food menu that created the feel of a restaurant – as well as supplied the bowling alley with marketing assets to promote its new food menu.

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Tacos
Choose from spicy pollo, korean beef, baja tilapia, and more.

Burrito
Choose from spicy pollo, korean beef, carne asada, or port rojas.

Nachos
Fresh jalapenos, queso fundido, black beans, pico de gallo, and creama – with carne asada or spicy pollo.

Taco Salad
Season ground beef or Yucantan chicken in a crispy bowl, black beans, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, crema, and chipotle ranch.

Los Tres Amigos
A sample of our favorite – queso fundido, guacamole, and black bean dip.

Esquite
Grilled corn kernels, lime aioli, cotija cheese, chile lime, cilantro and crema.

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“The 2ndKitchen interface and ordering process is very simple and easy to use for our customers. It gives us the convenience of being able to focus fully on customer service and not have to worry about placing and filling orders.”

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The Result

The pairing allows Landmark Lanes to complement its entertainment complex with a complete restaurant experience without an expensive kitchen – leading to customers staying longer and spending more.

Customers are able to order food directly to their table, right from their smartphones – making it an easy and intuitive process.

“The 2ndKitchen interface and ordering process is very simple and easy to use for our customers. It gives us the convenience of being able to focus fully on customer service and not have to worry about placing and filling orders.”

As Landmark Lanes attracts more customers with its food menu – and keeps them in the bowling alley longer – it is already exploring how to expand its 2ndKitchen partnership. 

“We see a lot of improvement in the future with our customer satisfaction knowing 2K’s customer support is readily available,” said Landmark Lanes ownership, adding “multiple restaurants is also something we’re interested in, as we are a very eclectic establishment and love the idea of our customers having a few more options.”

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The Landmark Lanes bowling center at Landmark Recreation Center is the place to be for a night out with family and friends. We are a premier bowling center offering fun and excitement for bowlers of all skill levels—including pop-up bumpers for our youngest bowling enthusiasts. With 50 lanes, snack bar, full-time mechanics, and friendly staff, you’re sure to have a great time at Landmark Lanes.

Landmark Lanes Bowling Alley Features

  • 50 Lanes
  • Synthetic Surface
  • Pop-Up Bumpers
  • Full Time Mechanics
  • Friendly and Helpful Staff
  • BES-X Scoring System
    • Automatic Scoring
    • YouToons
    • Mad Games

 

Scoring System

Landmark Lanes is home to the state-of-the-artBES-Xbowler entertainment system from QubicaAMF. This system incorporates engaging graphics, highly customizable automatic scorekeeping, and a collection of brand new game formats that will delight new and old bowlers alike. The BES-X system gives players more control over the bowling experience than ever before.

 

Snack Bar

Our snack bar has a full menu featuring pizza, salad, and sandwiches.

 

Redemption Arcade

  • 22 games
  • Jurassic Park
  • Pop a shot
  • Air hockey
  • Skee ball
  • Table for private party
  • Prize hub and change machine located directly outside of the arcade
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