The new owners of Pop ‘n Pins Bowling Lanes are in the process of updating the estab­lishment with a Hawai­ian restaurant, an ar­cade and someday, a miniature golf course. The bowling alley, which is in great shape thanks to the care given it by former owner Del Ray Talbot, will remain open as well, said new owner Barry Henline.

            Henline and his son, Logan, are in the process of removing the dated kitchen equip­ment in the building to install new fixtures, and hope to have the alley open for business by mid-July.

The family brings generations of restau­rant and bowling expe­rience with them. Bar­ry’s wife grew up in her father’s restaurant in Hawaii. Logan and a friend of his, Darian Daniels, recently oper­ated Aloha Boys, a food truck in Logan City un­til he married and moved to Provo. With his return to his home in Cache Valley, he has re-enlisted Daniels as another partner in the current venture.

            Barry and his family owned and operated Pounders and LaBeau’s restaurants in Logan City, as well, and plan to bring the signature reci­pes of those establish­ments with them to Is­land Bowl - the name of the restaurant they are building in Pop ‘n Pins.

            Dishes with roots from that grandfather’s Hawaiian restaurant in­clude Hawaiian Snow Balls, which are rice balls filled with pulled pork and cheese, then coated and deep fried, and a Teriyaki Burger that was popular at La Beau’s. They will also offer Lug Nuts and Spark Plugs - breaded chicken nuggets soaked in sauces - as well as Spam Musubi (sushi), said Barry.

            That grandfather’s recipes were so good, said Barry, that as a young man of Japanese heritage in Hawaii after WWII, American sol­diers would sneak him out of a detainment camp so he could cook for them during the day, then hustle him back to the camp before he was missed.

             As for bowling, both Henline’s wife and another son are aficiona­dos for the sport. Four leagues currently use the bowling alley for their competitions dur­ing the fall and winter months. The Henline’s hope to expand that ac­tivity, as well as open bowling times, to allow more individuals to ex­perience the fun genera­tions have had at Pop ‘n Pins Bowling Alley.