Ax-throwing, tacos, volleyball and more coming to Corktown

After several starts and stops, Detroit Axe’s Corktown outpost is on target to open Oct. 15.

The new 7,000-square-foot venue at 1375 Michigan Ave. will feature a dozen ax-throwing lanes, a full bar, a food truck by Ruckus Taco Co. and lots of outdoor space, said Brian Siegel, co-owner of the business with Geoff Kretchmer.

Siegel said construction on the Corktown complex, which adds to Detroit Axe’s other locations in Ferndale and Clinton Township, was three years in the making, delayed primarily by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said he’s confident the community will embrace the Corktown business.

“We believe in Detroit, and we believe that we fill a very unique niche for people to congregate for play,” Siegel said. “We’re kind of opening knowing that some people, with the current delta variant (of the coronavirus), may hold off. We’re starting a long relationship with our customers, and we look at it that way.”

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