If you're looking for an adrenaline-filled, pulse-pounding way to have fun all day, grab an axe and get your throw on at Lumber Jill's! Axe throwing is the newest, most popular live entertainment game in the Lowcountry. It's kind of like darts...but with axes! Axe throwing is great for a few hours of amusement, stress relief, team building, and even corporate events in Mount Pleasant, SC. Whether you're looking for a great way to celebrate the weekend or want a new idea for your company event, Lumber Jill's has got you covered.
The Lumber Jill's revolution began after co-owners Jill and Heath spent a date night with friends throwing axes in Charleston. After having so much fun, the entrepreneurial couple quickly realized they could create their own take on axe throwing. Soon after, Lumber Jill's was born!
The name Lumber Jill's isn't just a play on our co-owner's name - it involves a really interesting piece of history too. Across the pond, the Women's Timber Corps "manned" the lumber yards in England while the men were serving in WWII. They affectionately became known as Lumberjills, Britain's answer to Rosie the Riveter. Without these brave ladies, Lumber Jill's wouldn't exist. We would be remiss if we didn't salute them for the example they set!
At the end of the day, we want to provide every one of our guests with an outstanding axe-throwing experience. So, grab your friends, co-workers, family, or favorite people and join us for an axe-throwing party you won't soon forget.
Axes haven't been this popular in America since "The Shining" hit theaters way back in 1980!
In cities all around the nation, axe-throwing facilities are popping up left and right as a fun, healthy way for people of all ages to congregate and enjoy a night of friendly competition and stress relief. In the last few years, the sport of axe throwing has exploded - so much so that the World Axe Throwing League was assembled in 2017 to coordinate international axe-throwing competitions. Since that time, many axe-throwing events have popped up on national TV stations like ESPN.
Perhaps the most popular reason folks love axe throwing in Mount Pleasant is for stress relief. We've even heard some customers say it's a cheaper form of therapy! In reality, axe tossing gives you a therapeutic release that is hard to replicate. A few hard throws with an axe and your body releases a flood of endorphins, which help increase your energy, improve your mood, and facilitate healthy blood flow. If you have pent-up anger, nothing feels better than chucking a heavy axe at a target. Hitting a bullseye is even better!
Since axe throwing is such an exhilarating activity, many people don't realize that they are exercising their arms, legs, abs, pecs, and even back when they come to Lumber Jill's. Like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, axe throwing works several muscle groups at once. These exercises strengthen your core and help define your muscles. When coupled with a healthy diet, regular axe-throwing activities can even help you shed a few pounds.
You might be surprised to hear that axe throwing is one of the most sought-after company event ideas in Mount Pleasant, SC. Sure, your colleagues might think it's a little weird to host a corporate meeting at an axe-throwing facility. But once your co-worker hits their target, they'll quickly understand how much fun they can have. Perhaps more importantly, axe tossing is a safe, fun way to conduct trust exercises and build team morale overall.
When you get right down to it, axe throwing is good, clean, healthy fun. Axe throwing helps relieve shoulder tension, while laughing helps engage your body's core. When you throw in an adult beverage or two, laughs become easier and fun flows more freely. You can't help but have the time of your life at Lumber Jill's in the Lowcountry.
Axe throwing isn't reserved only for adults - kids can get in on the fun and excitement too. Our warm, inviting atmosphere inspires people to embrace their inner champion, even if they're under 18. At Lumber Jill's, we can accommodate kids ages 10 and up. Before we pass them an axe, we will evaluate their skill level to ensure their safety. Contact us today for more info on birthday celebrations and whole facility rentals.
Status quote, average, ordinary...these are qualities that no employer would want out of their employees. So, why host a team-building event at a venue with the same characteristics?
If you're on the hunt for corporate event venues in Mount Pleasant, SC, you just hit the jackpot. We may be a little biased, but Lumber Jill's is a fantastic corporate event venue for companies looking to try something new.
Axe throwing for corporate events is fun, high-energy, and safe for all your employees. We're talking an adrenaline-filled day with your own private axe-throwing lanes. Get your clients or your team out of the office and give them something to be excited about!
In addition to our standard reservations, we are happy to offer celebration, corporate, and full facility rental packages. Planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend? Celebrating a life event with that special someone? Looking for a spot for your family reunion? Axe throwing in Mount Pleasant, SC is the perfect activity for your group! For the most memorable (or hazy) celebration, don't forget to ask us about alcoholic beverage service and additional lane time.
Please note that our celebration package is designed for customers over the age of 12. Two adults must be present at all times.
We understand that axe throwing isn't your typical date night or even guy's night activity. We get it - you're hurling real axes at a target that is only a few feet away. On the surface, that can sound a little scary. But don't worry, many of our first-time guests have questions about how our process works too.
One of the best parts of owning Lumber Jill's is our ability to give back to our local community. We are always on the hunt for new, inventive ways to serve our citizens. That's why, once a month, we host Axe of Kindness night to shine a light on an important organization, charity, or good cause. These exciting events give our customers a compelling way to make a real difference in someone's life.
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant is changing its options and limits on short-term rental regulations. The town first implemented a short-term rental policy in 2020.The planning committee decided rentals should not make up more than 1% of the town’s residential property, and owners would have to apply for a permit and pay a special tax. The 1% calculation allowed 437 rental properties in the town.Planning Director Michele Reed says short-term property ordinances are new to a lot of cities in the past few years....
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant is changing its options and limits on short-term rental regulations. The town first implemented a short-term rental policy in 2020.
The planning committee decided rentals should not make up more than 1% of the town’s residential property, and owners would have to apply for a permit and pay a special tax. The 1% calculation allowed 437 rental properties in the town.
Planning Director Michele Reed says short-term property ordinances are new to a lot of cities in the past few years.
“About four years ago, they decided to have staff start kind of conducting some public meetings and start doing some research on what are other municipalities doing and we did we looked at we looked at Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island, the City of Charleston, and then we looked at municipalities and cities in other states to see how other folks did in other areas of the country,” Reed says.
Now the city is working to refine the ordinance. They will cap applications at 400 short-term rentals and offer two types of applications for owners. Owners who rent out between 24 and 72 nights a year, will pay a $250 application fee and a 4% tax on their property. Owners who rent out more than 72 nights a year will pay a $1,500 application fee and a 6% tax on their property.
“You recognize things as it’s put in place and you begin to administer it. You can’t write the perfect ordinance. So you see where there’s loopholes or you see where there’s problems or the language isn’t crystal clear. And so you see where those changes need to be made. We’ve done that a few times. And now we’re seeing, people do this for different reasons. And have different needs. So maybe we can accommodate that through changing up the program and how we operate it a little bit,” Reed says.
Reed says the application fees basically cover the cost to the planning department to operate the program. When it comes to the rental taxes, between the county and other sources, Mount Pleasant gets about 1% of the money from short-term rentals.
“I think council will recognize that if they didn’t, it could get out of control. And to kind of, not only protect those that want to operate, but also to protect the existing quality of our neighborhoods and the community so that they wouldn’t overtake neighborhoods and things like that,” Reed says.
Reed says all current short-term rental operators will have a chance to reapply before opening the applications to new properties until they hit 400 units.
Kerry Dawson, a Carolina One real estate agent, says she has long and short-term rentals and thinks the city is doing a good job so far.
“That’s how I get my income. I applied for the business license and permit from the get-go. So, I was probably one of the pioneers of that. And it’s been a really simple process,” Dawson says. “It’s been pretty good pretty easy. They’ve kept us informed of any changes. Or anything we need to do as far as taxes that kept it really simple. The little books that they send us each month, and it’s, it’s a good thing, I think.”
One owner, who preferred to remain anonymous, says his rental property is actually a future investment, that he rents to try and offset the cost of owning it.
“Our big desire to purchase this property that we have is not an income generator, but it’s to ensure that my kids are taken care of and have property to live on one day before it’s too expensive to buy,” he says.
He says his property is on the waitlist for the short-term rental, and the cap number could mean he doesn’t get a permit. That would be detrimental to him, as he tries to rent the property to cover the cost of buying and owning it.
“I should have the ability to rent long term and short term and that’s my perspective since I own it. I’m paying probably three times the property taxes on this rental property because it’s a secondary property, and I don’t have the rights to do what I want to,” he says.
The changes are currently in the beginning stages of discussions in the planning committee. The committee will hold a public hearing on the changes at its Aug. 24 meeting at 5 p.m. Reed encourages any owners to come to the meeting or to send their comments through the town website to be a part of the discussion.
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Lucy Beckham High School opened its doors in 2020 with only 9th and 10th graders.This year will be the school's first with all four grades.Before the first student steps on campus, the school is already over capacity.“Really at this point, honestly we just have no room," says Pamela Jouan-Goldman.Pamela Jouan-Goldman serves as the board chair for Mount Pleasant's District 2 Constituent Board.She says before Lucy Beckham opened, the Constituent Board felt a larg...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Lucy Beckham High School opened its doors in 2020 with only 9th and 10th graders.
This year will be the school's first with all four grades.
Before the first student steps on campus, the school is already over capacity.
“Really at this point, honestly we just have no room," says Pamela Jouan-Goldman.
Pamela Jouan-Goldman serves as the board chair for Mount Pleasant's District 2 Constituent Board.
She says before Lucy Beckham opened, the Constituent Board felt a larger school building was needed.
“Before this school was even built, the D2 board did write a letter to the county asking for the school to be built of capacity of 2,000 children, but that did not happen," said Jouan-Goldman.
Instead, the school was built for just under 1,500 students, with 21 per classroom.
Enrollment this year is forecast to be over 1,700.
The school district's solution? So-called "cottages."
“We wish we didn’t have go down that direction. We wish we could have kept the growth more under control," Jouan-Goldman said.
A school district spokesperson says the move is temporary, and they expect enrollment at Lucy Beckham to go down in the future.
Jouan-Goldman doesn't agree.
“I do not see that number falling anytime soon, only because Mount Pleasant is such a big draw for families to come in," said Jouan-Goldman.
Another problem are transfer requests.
Jouan-Goldman says the Constituent Board has repeatedly denied transfer requests for Lucy Beckham to prevent overcrowding, only to be overruled by the main school board.
“We already knew we had a very tight margin, so we tried very hard to limit the amount of transfers. Unfortunately, we don’t always have a chance to have those transfer limitations realized, because our transfers can be appealed by the county board," said Jouan-Goldman.
She thinks adding these mobile units will open the door to more transfer requests.
“And with every transfer period, we get more and more requests for Lucy Beckham," Jouan-Goldman said.
Jouan-Goldman also says that Carolina Park Middle School in North Mount Pleasant is going through a similar issue and the school will re-zone for the second time in two years. There will be a meeting to discuss the re-zoning plans at the middle school on August 23 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be open to all.
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A proposed retail village in North Mt. Pleasant is raising concerns for some residents nearby.Plans for the nearly 15-acre property located across Highway 17 from Oakland Market and Lowes include a racquet club with tennis and pickleball courts, retail, restaurants, office space, and a luxury pet boarding facility.Developers say it will add to the livability in town....
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A proposed retail village in North Mt. Pleasant is raising concerns for some residents nearby.
Plans for the nearly 15-acre property located across Highway 17 from Oakland Market and Lowes include a racquet club with tennis and pickleball courts, retail, restaurants, office space, and a luxury pet boarding facility.
Developers say it will add to the livability in town.
A proposal and results of an impact assessment were presented to the town’s planning committee on Tuesday.
“The primary anchor of this is going to be a racquet facility,” said Mt. Pleasant Councilman Jake Rambo. “A racquetball, tennis facility which I think will be a great addition to the Town of Mt. Pleasant.”
But Mayor Will Haynie says the current proposal is different from the original plan that was presented to Mt. Pleasant Town Council a few years ago.
“These other things, all though there was a small retail component of that, the dog kennel and all that is new. And what we saw today is the tennis center, which is why we originally brought it into the town, is not in phase 1 that’s in phase 2,” said Mayor Haynie. “How do we know that we’ll ever even have the tennis because now the dog kennel and the retail are phase one and that’s a very different thing than I voted for when we brought into the town years ago.”
The pet boarding facility is raising concerns from the church next door, The Church at LifePark.
“We’re very concerned with the nuisance noise of dogs,” said Robbie Wiksell, a church member.
He describes the church campus as a quiet refuge away from a busy town and believes the pet facility will negatively impact that.
“We’re concerned we’re being set up to be continuously annoyed and in conflict with the dog development. We will then be in conflict with the town continuously asking for relief,” said Wiksell.
He hopes that town leaders will reconsider the location of the pet facility to be as far from the church as possible.
The developer switched the outdoor kennel portion of the boarding facility to the other side of the building further from the church, but both Mayor Haynie and Councilmember Rambo say the livability impact needs to be looked at further before the plans are set in stone.
“We have to look hard at what’s the buffer? What’s the placement of something like a kennel that could generate a lot of noise for a church next door,” questioned the mayor.
The planning committee approved the impact assessment and moved to push the proposal forward to be heard in front of the full town council next Tuesday, July 12.
A Mount Pleasant business that’s received millions of dollars from investors to develop a tabletop dishwasher has been placed into receivership by a South Carolina judge.Heatworks Technologies agreed to the move — an alternative to bankruptcy in which a third-party custodian could take over the finances — as part of a lawsuit filed by an affiliate of Charleston-based IAG Capital Partners that said it loaned the manufacturer ne...
A Mount Pleasant business that’s received millions of dollars from investors to develop a tabletop dishwasher has been placed into receivership by a South Carolina judge.
Heatworks Technologies agreed to the move — an alternative to bankruptcy in which a third-party custodian could take over the finances — as part of a lawsuit filed by an affiliate of Charleston-based IAG Capital Partners that said it loaned the manufacturer nearly $10.5 million.
IAG Fund 1 LLC sued Heatworks in April, alleging the company inflated sales projections and abruptly halted production of its products — a tankless water heater and a tabletop dishwasher called Tetra. Heatworks agreed in a consent order filed this month to allow a receiver take over the business.
Judge Mikell Scarborough, master-in-equity for Charleston County, appointed Atlanta-based restructuring firm Aurora Management Partners as receiver. David Baker, Aurora’s managing partner, did not respond to a request for comment.
Heatworks founder Jerry Callahan said his company and IAG “have agreed to work on a restructuring plan” but declined to comment further.
Under terms of the court order, the receiver must file a financial report that includes Heatworks’ most recent bank statement within 30 days of taking over the company and every quarter afterward.
Heatworks has spent more than a decade trying to bring its products to market. While the dishwasher has earned praise at consumer electronics shows, it has not moved beyond the preliminary stages of production.
IAG said in court documents that it grew suspicious of Heatworks’ financial dealings late last year when the company filed a business plan that showed projected sales of 30,222 dishwashers and water heaters and revenue topping $18.7 million. After the fund questioned the figures, Heatworks came back three months later with “significantly revised” projections of 10,396 sales and $7 million in revenue.
The Meeting Street-based investment group said it also learned that Heatworks stopped funding production of the Tetra and had laid off six of its 14 employees in February, including production, sales and management positions. The job cuts were attributed to “insufficient revenue” and the company’s inability “to obtain an additional capital infusion or other funding,” according to the complaint.
The revised financial projections, layoffs and halted production violated a funding agreement, IAG Fund said, adding that if management changes weren’t made “there is an imminent danger” that Heatworks “will soon become insolvent — if it has not done so already.”
Among the other investors in the appliance maker is SC Launch, the investment arm of the state-chartered South Carolina Research Authority, which provides money and loans to companies to support growth within the technology industry. Bob Quinn, SCRA’s executive director, said no public money was given to Heatworks. Instead, the company received $450,000 from a fund made up of private contributions.
Callahan told The Post and Courier in December 2020 that Heatworks had 25,000 customers signed up to buy a Tetra, and he said production delays were caused by problems finding the right detergent mix to work in the scaled-down appliance. At the time, the company had just announced a deal with German chemical firm BASF to produce recyclable detergent cartridges for the product.
BASF reaffirmed that partnership in January, saying it had “completed development of the detergent self-dosing cartridge system.”
Tetra was intended for use in small living spaces like apartments and dorm rooms — its size is similar to a toaster oven — and for singles or couples who don’t use many dishes and don’t want a full-size appliance. The price point has been marketed at $399.
The dishwasher would not need to be hooked up to a water source. Instead, consumers would pour about three quarts of water into the machine, which would empty the liquid into a discharge container at the end of the wash and rinse cycles. The water would be heated with electrical charges similar to the tankless water heater the company developed.
Mount Pleasant, S.C. - Republic FC grabbed three points in league play for the first time since June 25 Saturday, putting together an efficient performance on the attack against Charleston Battery. Sacramento shined in another full squad effort, rising to take control of a challenging assignment after a demanding evening Wednesday in the U.S. Open Cup.Luther Archimede led the way with three shots and a goal and assist apiece, while Emil Cuello, Matt LaGrassa, and Zeiko Lewis all netted their first scores in league play this season. Cu...
Mount Pleasant, S.C. - Republic FC grabbed three points in league play for the first time since June 25 Saturday, putting together an efficient performance on the attack against Charleston Battery. Sacramento shined in another full squad effort, rising to take control of a challenging assignment after a demanding evening Wednesday in the U.S. Open Cup.
Luther Archimede led the way with three shots and a goal and assist apiece, while Emil Cuello, Matt LaGrassa, and Zeiko Lewis all netted their first scores in league play this season. Cuello nabbed an assist on Archimede's score, and LaGrassa's 48th minute effort went down as the 10th goal of his professional career. The Quails' four scores were the most since April 7, and the first time all season long they've netted more than three in league play.
Sacramento got the marathon going just 90 seconds in. In his first match against his former club, Zeiko Lewis carried forward and put pressure on Charleston's backline. After his initial attempt was saved, the ball found the feet of Emil Cuello and Rafa Jauregui, who each put up attempts saved by Charleston's goalkeeper.
The hosts opened the scoring just before the 5 minute mark, punching through a rebound that bounced out into space. The deficit for Sacramento wouldn't last long however, as the club equalized on a 16th minute set piece. Emil Cuello got his head on great service from a Nick Ross corner kick, and his attempt deflected off a Charleston defender and into the net.
Just before the first-half hydration break, Luther Archimede found his third goal of the season to put Sacramento ahead. After running onto a ball played over the top by Emil Cuello, his high-powered blast from the right was no match for Charleston's Hugo Fauroux in goal. The score was his first in open play this season, with his last two each coming from the penalty spot.
Augustine Williams brought Battery back level just before the break. A great save from Carlos Saldaña bounced out into space for the forward to put it in the net. However, the tie wouldn't stay for long, as Sacramento punched back when Luther Archimede found Zeiko Lewis at the top of the box, who put one through against his former club for his second score of the season.
Changes for Sacramento at the hour mark brought in some defensive reinforcements. With the exception of a trio of chances just after the 75 minute mark, Charleston was kept quiet to the tune of just one attempt on target in the second half.
Republic FC continues a stretch of five matches in 14 days this coming Wednesday, when the club takes to the Southwest to face New Mexico United for the second time this season. The match will kick off at 6:00 p.m. PT, and will be broadcast live on Antenna TV 40.2, FOX40.com and the FOX40 App, and streaming on ESPN+. Republic FC will return home on August 6 against Rio Grande Valley FC.
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