Just as many of us are slowly emerging from our state-mandated quarantine and heading into the light, a team ready to help us all let off some of our pent-up steam has emerged from a basement downtown to sizable new quarters on Niles Avenue in the Southtown neighborhood of St. Joe. Lumberjax has successfully relocated from downtown to Southtown and is now taking reservations and planning some great surprises.
As you may recall from an earlier story here on Moody on the Market back in early February, Lumberjax Ax Throwing owner and operator Austin Bock acquired the former Benson’s Carpet building sandwiched between the St. Joseph McDonald’s restaurant and Wendy’s at the corner of Niles Avenue and Gard in the Southtown neighborhood of the city.
They have completed the move from the basement of Bound For Freedom on State Street in downtown St. Joe, to an expansive new space at 2808 Niles Avenue, and is officially ready to take on throwers who want to let off some steam.
The new center features multiple targets in caged lanes, with seating for those watching and awaiting their turn in the competition, and more.
Austin is safely up and running with social distancing in mind. He is currently taking groups of 10 or fewer via booking online for 1-hour or 2-hour sessions. He even has kid’s parties in the making, replete with plastic axes, suction, and plexiglass involved!
Perhaps equally as exciting, or moreso, after a long stay-at-home timeline, Austin also has a “Rage Room” in the making. That’s a room where you will be able to safely guard yourself with protective hazmat suits & goggles and then swing away at glass cups, old TV’s, printers, electronics and many other things you might otherwise consider “fragile,” by using bats, clubs and other forms of “deconstruction.” That will be opening up in the same building sometime this summer.
Lumberjax Urban Axe Throwing is now open in its new home just days away from its 1st anniversary in business, and the success of the business downtown has been overwhelming.
Lumberjax initially opened for business in the last week of June last year in the basement of Bock’s downtown business enterprise, Bound for Freedom at 404 State Street in the city’s central business district. It has been an unconditional success, attracting not only individuals and team building events, but an ever-growing line up of league competitions that run for weeks on end.
The World Axe Throwing League has been on fire for months, and Bock’s two-lane emporium downtown saw a steady stream of customers not only from leagues but from corporate events, groups, and just friends giving the sport a whirl. Bock’s wife, Kelsey, calls it “A sport for all ages and types of groups,” and says they are excited with their new home on Niles. She says, “We felt like the community needed a little pick me up, a place to let off some steam and some good news for a change. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the new space!”
To book your time at the new home of Lumberjax, click the link below: