After owning a bakery on the East Side of Cleveland for decades, Casey Kuczinski purchased Fairview Lanes with his son James Kuczinski in 1967. Father and that son ran the bowling center until Bill Kuczinski, Casey's other son, took over after returning from Army service in the 1970s.
In the late 70s, Bill Kuczinski met and married Marilyn, and a true partnership was born.
Together, Bill and Marilyn pioneered synthetic lanes, automatic scoring, and, most famously, children's birthday parties. Fairview Lanes was the first bowling center in Ohio, and one of the first in the country, to install automatic scoring! We tested synthetic lanes (instead of wood) in the early 80s. Our input was vital to the research into synthetic lanes. And Fairview Lanes has hosted more than 20,000 kids' birthday parties since we started in the early 90s.
Fairview Lanes is the oldest AMF Bowling account in the world. We are account #4, and 1 through 3 no longer exist. (AMF is the company that provides bowling machines, balls, pins, etc. to bowling centers).
Despite our legacy, we pride ourselves on installing the latest technology, and offering a clean and updated space for open bowling, leagues, corporate events, and parties. In 2018 we invested $30,000 to update our equipment and interior. And we purchased a new Kegel Ikon lane oiling machine that costs a lot more than my car. This machine ensures we offer to our league and open bowlers the most accurate and consistent lane conditions available.
The bowling industry across America, and even, globally, has diminished, but Fairview Lanes is still here! We are in a basement, but we are still here! We only have 20 lanes, but we are still here!
I believe, as a family-owned-and-operated business, we are better than other bowling centers. Come visit us, and you decide!!!
Marilyn & Bryan Kuczinski, Mother & Son