Charleston eatery to add first axe-throwing range in W.Va.

Published: Dec. 6, 2017 at 12:02 AM EST
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Soon, an eatery on Capitol Street in Charleston will serve up more than just sandwiches.

The Lucky Dill Deli will be home to West Virginia's first indoor axe-throwing range.

The range will open on Thursday, Dec. 14.

"I'd love to bring more foot traffic to Capitol Street," owner Chadrick Harper said. "Anytime you have something different, people's gonna want to try it."

There will be five axe-throwing courts inside the sandwich shop that Harper just opened six months ago.

The new addition will also include an area where people can buy and drink locally made craft beers and wine.

The addition will be called "Axes and Ales."

It's a combination that Harper understands comes with some questions about safety.

"We're here to have fun, but we're also here to be safe," Harper said.

Anyone who plans on stepping up to the axe-throwing stage will first need to go through safety training. In addition, the projector system that displays the target, also tells players when to throw and when to pull their axe off the target so no one is in the line of fire at the wrong time. Plus, Plexiglas dividers will provide another level of safety.

"We really tried to think of every measure to really make people feel at ease and comfortable," Harper said.

Axes and Ales will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

You must be 21-years-old to play.

It's $40 to reserve one court for an hour.