Competitive Edge? Richardson OKs Axe-Throwing Center

The entrepreneur behind the amusement center says it will attract corporate team-building events.

The city of Richardson has given an entrepreneur the go-ahead to open an indoor amusement center for lumberjack wannabes interested in axe-throwing.

On Monday, the Richardson City Council gave the green light for Ohio-based entrepreneur Marty Parker’s request to open the center, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

In case you didn’t know, axe throwing is also an actual sport.

The newspaper said that council members were impressed by the axe-throwing proposal and at the prospect of offering something that the region’s growing number of corporations might like to use for team-building events. Parker’s Bucket List Productions sought approval for a special-use permit for the 6,280-square-foot amusement center at 715 N. Glenville Drive, south of East Arapaho Road.  The Richardson location is listed on the Dallas Axe Throwing website.  

To keep the competitive edge, Parker wants to open soon to ward off any competitors who might want to chop into his clientele. He already operates “escape rooms,” including one in Plano.

Parker told the newspaper the center could open in early July, and he believes 70 percent of his business could be corporate team-building events.  

Technically, the axes are hatchets, and Parker already has centers in three Ohio cities.

In case you didn’t know, axe throwing is also an actual sport. (Backers of the sport spell ax with an “e,” according to the DMN.)

Dallas Axe Throwing is part of the World Axe Throwing League, according to Parker. The WATL is the global governing body and league for the sport of urban axe throwing, according to the association’s website. 

Updated May 9, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

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