A local couple recently posed for this photo at Craft Axe Throwing in Fort Mill.

Craft Axe Throwing in Downtown Fort Mill opened in July and is quickly becoming a big hit for people looking for a little fear with their beer.

    People who try axe throwing are learning that the activity is quite safe and fun, said Manager Joseph Rempe.

   “The reason I think people love axe throwing is because for most it’s something that they’ve never done,” he said. “It provides a fun element of fear. Once you try it, you learn it is really quite safe. Our team always gives educational instruction on how to safely handle the axe and throw it properly.”

   Two of the owners, Jake Jensen and Travis Cornelius, chose Fort Mill because of the potential, the expansion and the way the community works together to help all businesses flourish successfully, Rempe said. The location offers 10 throwing lanes, a stocked bar and TVs.

   The owners have been working hard to build the company up to 12 stores nationwide and are now offering up their help in building the franchise side of it too.

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The scene at Fort Mill’s Craft Axe Throwing on Academy Street in downtown Fort Mill.

   “We hope to be at 14 stores by the end of 2023,” Rempe said. “Fort Mill opened at the end of July of 2022! Our guests have nothing but great things to say about the way we have laid out the space.”

   The business also offers others games like Ping Pong, Darts, Beer Pong, Connect Four, and Jenga.

   Just in time for Halloween, Craft Axe Throwing is hosting a costume contest on Saturday night (Oct. 29). The business, located at 112 Academy Street, is offering prizes for first, second and third place categories. They are also offering a trunk or treat from 2-4 p.m. Sunday with prizes for best car decoration. 

    Residents can book online at www.craftaxethrowing.com or call them at 803-906-9242. The business is located in downtown Fort Mill at 112 Academy Street.

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...