Richardson Family Purchases Greenmount Bowling Center

Jul 31, 2017

Hampstead, MD — The Richardson family (David, Nicole and Lucas) of Manchester, Md. has agreed to purchase Greenmount Bowl located in nearby Hampstead, Md. The sale of the business and property located at 1625 Main Street will be completed July 5.

Greenmount Bowl, a 24-lane hybrid center consisting of 12 Tenpin and 12 Duckpin lanes, was built in 1986 and has been owned by Kaye and Joe Rineer since 1996, who also operate Mt. Airy Lanes in southern Carroll County. The Mt. Airy center is not affected by this transaction.

The Richardson family, a regular customer at Greenmount Bowl since its inception, has their roots in the Maryland thoroughbred racing industry.

The horse industry, while largely under the radar, is a vital contributor to the state of Maryland’s economy with over a $4-Billion yearly economic impact, according to recent studies.

David, 41 is the son of a decorated Vietnam veteran turned Bethlehem Steel shipbuilder, has been a Duckpin bowler since his early youth. His background is in advertising and marketing and he has served as the Executive Director of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Assoc. since 2011. He also is owner of Richardson Creative, a full-service advertising agency and consulting firm specializing in marketing for thoroughbred racing and breeding clients.

David also served a term on the Manchester Town Council from 2007-2011, is very active politically in state affairs regarding horse racing and is involved in various charitable endeavors within the racing industry.

Nicole has served as the Director of Finance for the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Million since 1994. She is the Administrator of the Maryland Bred Race Fund, a development program for thoroughbred race horses bred in the state of Maryland.

Lucas, 9, an honor student entering the fourth grade in the fall, is an avid duckpin bowler who captured the Western Maryland state championship four years-in-a-row. Lucas competed in the NDYA National championships in June and finished third. He is also a Maryland State Fair award-winning photographer, having placed 1st and 4th in two separate divisions in his first year entering.

The Richardson family recently hosted the highly successful $16,000 Preakness Duckpin Classic event which held its championship matches at Greenmount Bowl in early May. The innovative new event was a championship style five-person team event over three days that attracted 120 bowlers from six states. The event was broadcast live with expert commentary on Duckpin TV.

The Richardson’s plans for Greenmount Bowl are simple... to parlay their business experience to help make the bowling center thrive for the local community while carrying on the tradition that the Rineers have built

“Greenmount Bowl is an important part of our community,” commented David. “We want to see the center grow for not just duckpins, but tenpins as well. We’d like our son, the town of Hampstead and surrounding areas to be able to enjoy this center, like we have, for generations to come.”