Axe to Grind will be Wichita’s second ax-throwing business.
“We kind of enjoy blending a lot of different things,” says general operations manager Jonathan Frazzell.
That includes ax-throwing lanes, yard games, beer and simple snacks.
Wichita’s first ax-throwing bar, Blade & Timber, opened in Delano in 2018.
The first Axe to Grind opened in Manhattan almost a year ago. A second opened late last year in Sioux City, Iowa.
Frazzell says the owners, who prefer not to be named, are based in Manhattan but have Wichita ties.
“We have a lot of history with running around over there.”
The space is about 4,500 square feet and should be ready to open in a couple of months, Frazzell says.
Though the only food planned now is chips and candy bars, customers can bring in food — not alcohol — if they like.
Frazzell says his group eventually may look at doing some kind of food “with that building’s potential.”