Both Melanie and Stephen are Army veterans and have a combined 18 years service, and all veterans, she said, will be honored with discounts. Korean, WWI and WWII vets will always eat free.
But that's not the only group the Pratts are looking out for. The Fun Bunker will be fully ADA compliant, meaning anyone in a wheelchair, like Melanie's step-father, whom she becomes visibly emotional when sharing has always been there to help her and Stephen with their projects, will be able to have as much fun and enjoy all the amenities as anyone else.
The Pratts want to partner with school districts too, and invite officials to reach out for a "meeting of the minds." The Tiger Shark Cafe can provide unique opportunities to students interested in the culinary arts.
As the Pratts prepare for opening day, which involves a complete renovation of the entire building, they say things are coming together quickly, and while they're confident in the capital they have to have things up and running by the planned opening day of April 15th, they invite anyone that believes in their vision and wants to see it thrive in Durand, to support the initiative with a donation. The Pratts hope to expand in the future, making use of the multiple acres of property the facility sits on by adding outdoor activities. Your donations will help.
Additionally, the Pratts are selling some old bowling memorabilia from Durand Lanes like pins and balls; even a vintage competition Brunswick pool table. From the old The Loft
kitchen, commercial deep freezers and antique deep fryers are also for sale. Pins are priced at $1 a piece. If you want to make a donation or want to pick up a pin (or ten), or are interested in other nostalgic merchandise, call Melanie or Stephen to set up a time to meet, at 989-627-6180 or 989-494-3960.
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