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Crewe residents have reacted to the Tenpin bowling center soon arriving in Crewe – following an article revealing the news earlier this week.

On Monday (August 1), Nub News reported that Tenpin Ltd had been granted a premises license for unit 1, Phoenix Leisure Park – formerly of MFA Bowl.

As well as the bowling alley, the development will also bring an on-site restaurant, bar and arcade – filling up the unit vacant for more than four years.

Tenpin, Hanley, Stoke-on Trent, has been popular with Crewe residents since MFA Bowl closed in 2018 (Google).

This week, Nub News asked the people of Crewe for their reaction to Tenpin on social media.

A large number of Crewe residents gave a positive reaction to the news – believing it was great for families.

Mrs Leanne Jennings who lives in the town, told Nub News: “I hope it happens, it was a great social hub before we went regularly for team building events for work.

“I would love to not have to travel to Stoke to take my little boy when he’s bigger. I hope it goes ahead.”

Currently, the nearest bowling alley to Crewe is Lymelight Lanes, Newcastle-under-Lyme – 14 miles away.

Tenpin will be located next to Odeon cinema and Mecca Bingo (Ryan Parker).

The nearest Tenpin bowling centers to Crewe are Tenpin Stoke (15 miles), Tenpin Wrexham (26 miles) and Tenpin Cheshire Oaks (28 miles).

Crewe mum, Carly Woo, was also positive, saying: “Great. Let’s hope it’s well maintained and it brings other attractions for families.

Jon Daniels from Crewe, hoped Tenpin would be better than MFA Bowl, adding: “The bowling alley was a great thing to have in Crewe, but it was just left in charge of poorly trained staff or understaffed.”

Some Crewe residents reacted negatively to the bowling alley – mostly unhappy with the closing hours.

Tenpin will open its Crewe center to the public from 10am to 1am the following morning – Monday to Thursday.

Tenpin is set to fill in the gap, previously filled by MFA on the Phoenix Leisure Park (Ryan Parker).

Across the weekend, the bowling center will be open from 10am to 2am the following morning.

Mrs Felicity Brown, from Crewe, questioned these times, saying: “Doesn’t need to stay open that late, ridiculous unless there’s going to be a nightclub in there?”

The sale of alcohol and late night refreshments will end one hour before each close.

Shawn Williams from Nantwich agreed with Mrs Brown, saying: “Why does it need to be open that late, like seriously?

“Are they asking for trouble?”

Inside the former MFA Bowl Crewe, which closed in 2018. There will be a new arcade alongside Tenpin (Google).

Crewe maintained a bowling alley on the Phoenix Leisure Park from 2005 to 2018.

The majority of local residents are looking forward to visiting Tenpin after a four-year absence of bowling from Crewe.

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