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Representative LaRe Tours Rule 3

May 15, 2020
Jeff LaRe News

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COLUMBUS – State Representative Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Township) today visited Rule 3 entertainment center while on a field trip meeting for the OHIO 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force.

Rule 3 is an entertainment center in Pickerington that offers bowling, arcade games, a full restaurant and bar, sand volleyball and escape rooms. It is owned and operated by Bob McCracken. Andy Schaffer, President of Schaffer Entertainment, operates the arcade portion of the center.

“Rule 3 is setting the standards for other restaurants and local hang outs in the 77th House District,” said LaRe. “I’m proud of the establishment for the hard work they’ve put towards their reopening plans and I’m looking forward to visiting.”

Some of the safety precautions Rule 3 is taking to reopen its entire facility, including the arcade and bowling alley, include the following:

  • Sanitizing bowling shoes before and after every use.
  • Keeping around six bowling balls on a lane at one time, and sanitizing each ball after each group uses the balls in that lane.
  • Establishing “sanitation teams” stationed across the facility.
  • Placing several hand sanitizer dispenser stations throughout the facility, especially by all entrances and exits.
  • Requiring social distancing of six feet between employees and staff.
  • Wiping everything down once it’s been used.
  • Placing plexiglass around all counters where employees would be interacting with customers.

“We’re going to do everything possible to keep people safe and keep our staff safe,” said McCracken, regarding the health of his employees and customers while reopening. “Everything has to be mom-friendly. When creating our reopening plan, we asked ourselves, ‘Would mom approve?’”

LaRe was joined by Representative Reggie Stoltzfus, Commissioner Dave Levacy, Mayor Lee Gray, Councilwomen Jaclyn Rohaly, Councilman Brian Wisniewski, Pickerington Chamber President Theresa Byers and City Manager Greg Butcher on the tour.

Rule 3’s patio restaurant will open today and their indoor restaurant will open on May 21.


For more information, contact Rep. LaRe’s office at 614-466-8100 or