Getting together Mott restaurant, bowling alleyDaniel and Christina Kindt are bringing more to the table at Flushing Hills Lanes and Dining in Mott. The couple is making over the business, which they opened Jan. 4.
Daniel and Christina Kindt are bringing more to the table at Flushing Hills Lanes and Dining in Mott. The couple is making over the business, which they opened Jan. 4.
A fresh coat of paint, new grill and other equipment were added to the business just after Christmas.
“We were putting in 14 to 15-hour days just to get everything up and going,” Christina Kindt said. “We’ve really modified it to suit our needs to suit the customers.”
The couple began looking for business opportunities to allow Daniel Kindt to be closer to the family. The couple is expecting a baby and Daniel’s oilfield work kept him away from home a lot.
“We were looking for an opportunity for us to be able to work together,” Christina Kindt said.
They heard Flushing Hills was for sale and pursued the former owner, she added.
“It just kind of happened and we kind of called it a god wink because we had been praying and just kind of keeping our eyes open for something,” Christina Kindt said. “This just came up and we decided to jump on it.”
The Kindts have a background in restaurants and bowling alleys, which helped them start.
“My husband, he was a cook in several restaurants throughout high school and after high school and when I was growing up my parents owned a bowling alley and restaurant in Richardton,” Christina Kindt said.
They didn’t realize their experience would come in handy down the road.
“I always said ‘someday I’m going to open one,’ just joking,” Christina Kindt said. “I never really thought it would materialize into something real.”
The Kindts said the kind of food available at Flushing Hills makes it stand out.
“Chris is going back to the old recipes that, you know, our grandparents had and things like that,” Daniel Kindt said.
Christina Kindt thought “comfort food” was needed in the Mott area.
“Throughout my life I’d always thought, you know I loved to cook and it always irritated me that there weren’t any restaurants that you could go and have a comfort food, German-style type of dinner on a regular basis,” she said. “Those are usually labor intensive dishes to put out and in all honesty, I think it’s a lost art.”
People often are excited to learn Flushing Hills offers ethnic food.
“That’s what is really drawing them here is that we’re taking the time to do that,” Christina Kindt said. “With the way that things are just so fast paced with families now … people don’t have the time to set aside that amount of time every so often to make those dishes, so those dishes are just dying.”
The Kindts went into the business to be a closer family, and hope to bring other families closer, as well.
“The mind set through this whole thing is to be family-oriented,” Daniel Kindt said.
They plan to offer bowling with strobe lights, music and glow-in-the-dark lanes in February.
“We’re trying to make it a place for families to come and enjoy some bowling on the weekends or in the evenings,” Christina Kindt said. “In a small town, what are you going to do? You don’t want to drive 60 miles to Dickinson on a regular basis to go out and have a night of fun as a family.”
Flushing Hills Lanes and Dining is located at 107 Brown Ave. in Mott. The business is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.