Finally, Capitol Hill’s lumbersexuals will have a hangout to call their own.
Blade and Timber, the national chain of… checks notes… axe-throwing bars is coming to Broadway.
The Missouri-headquartered company has filed for permits for the ground level retail space at 206 Broadway E that has been empty since the Castle “sex megastore” chain moved its Capitol Hill location to Pike/Pine in 2014.
The first Blade and Timber opened in Kansas City in 2017. The company has plans for rapid expansion with a push to open a dozen more locations this year including a new bar planned for Portland on Vancouver Ave. The business operates like a bowling alley — you can book a private lane for $120 for 90 minutes or share a lane for $20. Given you’ll be throwing sharpened axes together while most likely consuming alcohol, choose your lane partners wisely. If something goes wrong, fortunately the new use for Charlie’s right across the street is ready to help.
The bar chain’s arrival on Broadway is part of a big investment in the commercial building just a block from Capitol Hill Station.
CHS reported here earlier this year on real estate investor Dhruv Agarwal’s plans to overhaul the building in anticipation of even greater growth in activity around the light rail facility. “It’s an incredible part of the city with the new light rail station opening,” Agarwal told CHS in January. “As the light rail network expands and traffic gets worse in Seattle, the Capitol Hill Station is going to be a hub for entertainment and neighborhood shopping.”
Above the coming axe tossing bar, the vegan rockers at the Highline remain ensconced in the bar’s longtime second story home. Agarwal, meanwhile, is moving forward with another part of his project creating new office space behind the vegan bar and night spot.
Blade and Timber is planned to open at 206 Broadway E. You can learn more at bladeandtimber.com.
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