By REBECCA HAZEN
Throwing Stuff, a new indoor axe throwing range in Trenton, is holding a grand opening on Friday, June 10.
The new business is located at 4582 West Highway 136, and will be open Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday from 2 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Chad McDill is the owner of Throwing Stuff and is also a local chiropractor. The business is located next door to Chiropractic Care. McDill noted that he was in the process of remodeling the space next door, and getting ready to find a new tenant, when he became aware of axe throwing.
“We planned our Christmas party, and we decided to go axe throwing in Chattanooga. I thought to myself, ‘I want one of these.’ We had such a good time, and there’s nothing like this in Trenton. I wanted to give families and teenagers something to do, and not have to go to Chattanooga. It costs the same here as the places in Chattanooga. Hopefully we can get a dart league and an axe throwing league started,” McDill said.
In addition to axe throwing, there will also be darts, and cornhole. McDill hopes to get a pool table in soon. Axe throwing is $20 an hour per person, and a maximum of six people can fit in each lane.
Darts are $10 an hour, and corn hole is first come first served. Once the pool table arrives, it will be coin operated. Reservations are recommended for axe throwing and darts, and all participants must read and sign a waiver before being allowed to throw. Closed-toed shoes are required. Punch cards are also available. Play for four hours and get the fifth hour free.
McDill also noted that people can rent the entire Throwing Stuff space for parties.
The rules for axe throwing include: If someone is in front of the red line, do not throw an axe; don’t throw an axe if there is already an axe in the target; if the axe bounces back, don’t try to catch or stop it; and no one under the age of 10 is allowed in the axe throwing room.
The object of the game is to get 21 points, based on where the axe lands within the target. The bulls eye is worth six points, and the outer ring is worth one point. However, if a person goes over 21 points, then they are penalized and go back down to 13 points.
Alcohol will not be served at Throwing Stuff, but soda and water will be available for purchase. McDill said he might get a popcorn machine in the future.
“It’s just good clean fun and a chance to hang out,” McDill said.
Throwing Stuff had a soft opening a few weeks ago, and McDill said that the response was great.
“We had graduation parties come in and throw. We had some families in too. Everyone was excited that this was here, and they all had a blast, especially the high school kids. A bunch of Covenant College students came, and they said that they had never come into Trenton before,” McDill said.
McDill continued, “It is a fun competition and can be very therapeutic.”
For more information, and to reserve an axe throwing lane or a dart board, visit throwing-stuff.com, or call (706) 657-4776.