Under new ownership, after a former owner let it run down badly. Manager Dean Rose has improved lane conditions and has tirelessly promoted bowling with lots of freebies (free ball to join a summertime fun league, then a free bag for a 10-week nine-pin no tap league along with three free games for each time you bowl). The counter people are helpful. The biggest problem right now is that there is only one USBC sanctioned league (Tuesday night Classic), a handicap league that is an eclectic mix ranging from PBA pros to rank beginners still seeking their first game over 100, and everywhere in between. Mountainview is s tough house to score in, although there has been a 300 and a 299 game already in the 2009-2010 season. With only one league, Stan's Pro Shop is rarely open other than Tuesday nights. It makes one yearn for the old days when tape, gloves and anything else was sold from behind the counter. The Tennessee State Tournament will be held here and at Holiday Lanes in Johnson City early in 2010. Best food at the lunch counter is the club sandwich. They do sell beer, which is helpful if one is over-analyzing one's game. Having a beer and just flinging it sometimes helps.
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