Axe throwing. It’s the latest entertainment craze and yet another venue is planning a Loudoun County location.

Axes and O’s, a new, locally grown concept, is opening later this year in Sterling. It will reportedly be going into an 8,700 s.f. space on Ridgetop Circle. That’s off Nokes Boulevard, a little east of the Dulles Town Center shopping mall. The news was first reported by the Washington Business Journal.

At first blush, axe throwing sounds like a liability nightmare. Amateurs pick up heavy metal axes and heave them at a wooden target. Alcoholic beverages are often involved. But axe throwing businesses insist it’s all done safely — with barriers, rules, instructors and even limits on beverages. You can check out Axes and O’s Q&A on their website.

Back in June, The Burn reported that a franchise called Stumpy’s Hatchet House is planning a Leesburg axe throwing location. (See story here.) And the Autobahn indoor go-kart facility in Sterling also offers axe throwing.

Axes and O’s — which will have 10 throwing lanes — reportedly hopes to open sometime in November.

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