Congratulations to Peter and Rosalie Scimone from Roseland Lanes of Oakwood Village who have been selected as the recipients of the 2008 Golden Pin Award for Outstanding Bowling Center Administration. Their peers and the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America bestowed this prestigious recognition upon them. Their award was presented to them on June 23rd at the International Bowl Expo 2008 in Orlando, Florida. Their daughter, Anna Marie Slaby, manages the center and nominated them with an essay on the 48 years of their family business. Their love for the sport has generated new and old customers and friends to this day.
Pete & Rosalie opened Roseland Lanes in 1961 on land that was once a farm. It started as a 16-lane center and over the years the Scimone’s have built it into a 50-lane family recreation center with Papa Pete’s Pizza, Pete’s Café & Grille, Pete’s Pub, a Game & Redemption Center and two Party Centers, La Casa Bella Party Center and the Rose Room. At one time they were also operating Roseland 11 in Streetsboro and Roseland 111 in Ravenna. Pete built as well as did the all of the additions and the remodeling over the 48 years. Roseland was named after his wife, Rosalie. The food service and lounge was named after Pete for his love for food and his talented craftsmanship. What a legend over the years!
The guiding philosophy stressed by the Scimone’s was “to treat our customers so they are only a stranger but once”. A friendly welcome, prompt and courteous service, a clean atmosphere and quality equipment are the backbone of that philosophy. Being in their mid 80’s they are still eager to operate, maintain and promote the sport of Bowling. Just stop in this summer, they are at it again with remodeling, new automatic scorers, 37” LCD scorer monitors and 42”TV’s, new carpet and interactive games which is scheduled to be complete in late August.