Jack’s Place holds grand opening in Flushing



Bowling lanes at Jack’s Place.

Bowling lanes at Jack’s Place.

FLUSHING — An old-time Flushing bowling alley and sports bar is back in business with new ownership and a fresh look.

On Aug. 4, Jack’s Place co-owners Paul and Crystol Massimino, Joe Massimino, Aaron Whitson and Gary and Melissa Fannon held a ribbon cutting with the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the grand opening of their business.

Located on 124 N. Cherry Street, Jack’s Place has 12 newly renovated bowling lanes, along with indoor and outdoor restaurant seating, a bar and a music stage for karaoke, DJs and bands. The bowling alley officially opened with a Friends and Family Night in June, around a year after the new owners purchased the establishment in March 2020.

Jack’s Place, which originally opened as a bowling alley in the 1960s, was a popular local hangout spot for decades in Flushing. But after several ownership changes, the business fell on hard times and eventually closed in 2019.

New owners cutting the ribbon on Jack’s Place. Photos by Ben Gagnon

New owners cutting the ribbon on Jack’s Place. Photos by Ben Gagnon

After purchasing Jack’s Place last March, the new ownership group completely gutted and renovated the building throughout the summer and fall of 2020. Co-owner Aaron Whitson said that residents have appreciated the bowling alley’s return and the facelifts that have been made.

“Everybody who comes in thanks us for re-doing the place,” he said. “They’ve all got stories about how they came here and bowled as a kid.”

Jack’s Place is open daily from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., with kitchen hours operating Sunday thru Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday thru Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.