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A new axe to grind

The Yard at Corktown opened this fall and is the new home for Detroit Axe, an entertainment venue dedicated to the sport of axe throwing. This is the third Detroit Axe in metropolitan Detroit, joining locations in Ferndale and Clinton Township. It’s the brainchild of Geoff Kretchmer and Brian Siegel, who collectively own and operate several entertainment-based businesses, including Star Trax Events and Joe Dumars Fieldhouse. The 8,000 square foot venue includes a full-bar and casual food from the Ruckus Taco Co. The chef-driven street tacos, burritos and nachos are provided by Jeremy Kalmus, owner of Ruckus Taco. Kalmus, who has spent time leading kitchens such as Local Kitchen and Bar, Forest Grill, Novi Chop House and Northern Lakes Seafood Company, is a graduate of Johnson and Wales Culinary. After enjoying a taco or two, guests can compete on one of the 12 lanes to throw hatchets at wooden targets or participate in a variety of classic bar games including pinball and shuffleboard. “We’re excited to be the first dedicated axe throwing facility in downtown Detroit,” said Siegel. “Each community that has experienced the exhilarating activity has made it part of their go to places to eat and be entertained.” The Yard at Corktown is located 1375 Michigan Avenue, Detroit.


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