WATCH: Down, but never out: Last Montgomery Co. duckpin bowling lanes thrive after reopening in White Oak

It’s a story of survival.

A longtime Maryland small business that many thought had shut its doors for good is back open and thriving.

After the COVID-19 pandemic, a devastating flood due to Hurricane Ida’s remnants, and a communitywide fundraising effort to get owner George Sloan back on his feet, some D.C.-area residents say they couldn’t be happier that one of their favorite Montgomery County bowling spots is still open for business.

You might’ve heard of traditional 10-pin bowling, but duckpin bowling is a whole new ballgame. Called a “lost art” by some longtime bowlers, duckpin bowling is played with smaller pins and smaller balls, but can be double the fun!

In today’s edition of “Matt About Town,” WTOP’s Matt Kaufax takes us behind the duckpins at White Oak Bowling Lanes.

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Matt Kaufax

If there's an off-the-beaten-path type of attraction, person, or phenomenon in the DC area that you think more people should know about, Matt is your guy. As the features reporter for WTOP, he's always on the hunt for stories that provide a unique local flavor—a slice of life if you will.

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