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Axe throwing in Nexton SC

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The Most Exciting Live Entertainment Game in South Carolina

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 Nexton, 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.

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The Most Exciting Live Entertainment Game in South Carolina

Why is Axe Throwing in Nexton, SC So Popular?

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.

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But why is axe throwing so popular? Here are just a few reasons why Lumber Jill’s and axe throwing as a whole is a hit in South Carolina:
stress-relief
Stress Relief

Perhaps the most popular reason folks love axe throwing in Nexton 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!

exercise
Exercise

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.

Corporate Comradery
Corporate Comradery

You might be surprised to hear that axe throwing is one of the most sought-after company event ideas in Nexton, 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.

Unique Way to Have Fun
Unique Way to Have Fun

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.

Family Fun
Family Fun

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.

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At Your Next Corporate Event

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 Nexton, 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!

Here are just a few reasons to reserve our facility for your company get together:

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  • No Suit or Tie Required: Feel like taking a casual day? No judgments here! The only thing that matters is that you hit your target (or try your best to do so).
  • No Rain Delays: Unlike some outdoor venues, Lumber Jill’s won’t delay or cancel your event if it starts raining outside. We’re here to make your corporate event more fun, rain or shine.
  • Skill Not Required: Never thrown an axe in your life? Have poor hand-to-eye coordination? Don’t sweat it. Our coaches are know how to teach first-timers the positions and techniques they need to have a blast.
  • Large Groups Welcome: Do you have 20 or more people confirmed for your corporate event? We can make room for your whole team! Give us a shout and let us know about your upcoming event. That way, we can block off your desired day so you can have our entire facility to yourself.
  • Safety First: We take safety very seriously at Lumber Jill’s. As such, we have implemented several safety rules to protect your team and ensure they have the best time possible.

Birthdays, Celebrations, and Reunions, Oh My!

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 Nexton, 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.

If you want to spice up your next birthday party or take your bachelorette party to the next level, our celebration package is the perfect fit. This package includes:
  • 2 lanes
  • 1 designated coach
  • 1.5 hours of axe throwing
  • Free shirt for a special guest
  • Table coverings
  • 1 drink for each guest
  • 12 axe throwers
  • 45 total minutes of throwing time
Birthdays, Celebrations, and Reunions, Oh My!

Please note that our celebration package is designed for customers over the age of 12. Two adults must be present at all times.

Common Questions. Helpful Answers.

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.

This is a great question and one that we receive quite often (crazy, right?). Axe throwing at Lumber Jill’s is absolutely safe. In fact, safety is our #1 priority and has been since day one. Our knowledgeable axe-throwing coaches are trained to keep a keen eye on every axe thrower, whether they’re solo or with a group. If, for ANY REASON our coaches feel like a person shouldn’t throw an axe, they will not be permitted to do so. To help keep our facility safe, please refrain from bringing your own axe to Lumber Jill’s. The same goes for any other kind of throwable object.
The easiest, fastest way to book your axe-throwing lane is to make your reservation online. Walk-ins are welcomed, but we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot open for you or your party. For inquiries about corporate events, facility rentals, or large celebrations, please contact us directly at (843)-879-3030.
We suggest you wear something that you find comfy and easy to wear for a few hours. Don’t wear anything that will restrict your movement. The biggest “no-no” we have in terms of dress code is open-toed shoes, which are not allowed. If you pop in for a last-minute axe-throwing session, and need a pair of shoes, don’t fret. We offer shoe rentals for $3 per person.
Unfortunately, we are not permitted to allow outside axes at Lumber Jill’s. The same goes for any other object like throwing stars or throwing knives. We’ve got all you need to have the time of your life, including throwing axes.
Yes, absolutely. We are proud to have a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to keep you cool and hydrated. If you’re feeling hangry, don’t worry. We have plenty of tasty snacks to munch on if your tummy starts to rumble.

Axe of Kindness

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.

If you have a donation request or are interested in hosting a fundraiser with Lumber Jill’s, send us your info at

aok@throwlumberjills.com.

Latest News in Nexton

Nexton community continues to see new growth

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Nexton community in Summerville is planning to grow in 2021.The master-planned community has already brought new homes, restaurants, hotels, and businesses to the I-26 corridor.Nexton’s Vice President of Operations, Brent Gibadlo, says they are creating a community environment where individuals can thrive.“By making a genuine effort to understand the market and recognizing Nexton’s unique opportunity to positively impact our customers, we have created an ergonomic communit...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Nexton community in Summerville is planning to grow in 2021.

The master-planned community has already brought new homes, restaurants, hotels, and businesses to the I-26 corridor.

Nexton’s Vice President of Operations, Brent Gibadlo, says they are creating a community environment where individuals can thrive.

“By making a genuine effort to understand the market and recognizing Nexton’s unique opportunity to positively impact our customers, we have created an ergonomic community plan that applies thoughtful architecture, innovative design and social responsibility in order to optimize human well-being,” Gibadlo said.

Work is expected to begin on more than 500 new homes in Nexton within the next year. Developers hope that some of these homes will be completed by the Summer of 2022.

Developers say the first 250 homes in the Midtown development phase of Nexton are expected to be delivered in 2021.

The Lou Hammond Group says the Birmingham, Alabama-based Capstone Communities recently announced the introduction of 282 single-family, for-rent homes at Nexton. These rental homes are scheduled to be delivered in late 2021 and be completed in the Summer of 2022.

Another 100 lots by TrueHomes are planned for the North Creek neighborhood this year as well.

In February, the Lou Hammond Group says they plan to see the groundbreaking of the Midtown Club. It’s a swim and fitness center that will serve the Nexton Residential Association.

A full-service First Citizens Bank branch is expected to open at Nexton in late 2021. Construction recently began in January on the new bank.

Developers are also planning to break ground on “Downtown Nexton” this year. The downtown area of Nexton will be separate from the existing Nexton Square, where events like the Sounds on the Square have taken place. However, Downtown Nexton is expected to be located within walking distance of Nexton Sqaure.

Downtown Nexton is planned to be 100-acres and come between Brighton Park Boulevard and Sigma Drive.

More specifics will be shared soon on the downtown area, but initial plans show it will have a new gas station and offer multifamily community opportunities.

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Charlotte firm to build supermarket, apartments after paying $12M for Summerville parcel

SUMMERVILLE — A Charlotte-based developer recently paid just over $12 million for nearly 24 acres in Nexton where a new mixed-use, grocery-anchored development will be built.Crosland Southeast plans to build a Publix supermarket and 351 apartments on the western side of Nexton Parkway where Brighton Park Boulevard now deadends. The property is currently undeveloped without any streets.The site, called One Nexton, is directly across the road from a planned Harris Teeter supermarket and is less than a mile from Interstate 2...

SUMMERVILLE — A Charlotte-based developer recently paid just over $12 million for nearly 24 acres in Nexton where a new mixed-use, grocery-anchored development will be built.

Crosland Southeast plans to build a Publix supermarket and 351 apartments on the western side of Nexton Parkway where Brighton Park Boulevard now deadends. The property is currently undeveloped without any streets.

The site, called One Nexton, is directly across the road from a planned Harris Teeter supermarket and is less than a mile from Interstate 26.

The sales agreement calls for at least 54,000 square feet of retail construction to begin by March 22, 2023, with two more phases and an additional 31,000 square feet of commercial development by one year later.

Publix announced in December it has leased property for the new store, but the Florida-based grocer did not say when construction will begin or how large the store will be.

If the developer fails to start construction by the start date, the deed allows Nexton developer Brookfield Residential to repurchase the property at the original sales price.

Construction on the multifamily development is expected to start by late summer, with an opening in 2024.

Future phases will include a hotel, office space, additional retail and more apartments, according to a statement. In all, another 65,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space will be added.

Plans also call for an office core to be developed around Nexton One in about five to seven years.

The new project is part of Nexton’s effort to provide housing, services and job opportunities within the community to allow residents to live, work, play and shop without long commutes, according to Brent Gibadlo, vice president and general manager of Nexton.

“One Nexton will create more employment and business development opportunities for Nexton while also providing meaningful spaces where people can connect and be active,” said Peter Pappas, managing partner with Crosland Southeast.

After Nexton One is completed, it will be connected to a network of parks and trails throughout the 5,000-acre Nexton development where as many as 7,500 homes will one day be built about 25 miles from downtown Charleston.

At the end of 2021, the developing community mostly in unincorporated Berkeley County had 1,675 occupied homes and another 250 sold and under construction, according to Nexton spokeswoman Cassie Cataline.

At full buildout, Nexton could be home to 18,750 residents, larger than the current combined populations of Moncks Corner and Hollywood.

Just west of Nexton near the Nexton Parkway interchange at I-26 sits about 1,000 acres annexed by the town of Summerville in 2020. The tract almost abuts the One Nexton site.

It’s approved for up to 700 homes, and plans for the first 177 along Linda Way near Drop Off Drive have been presented to the town. Drop Off Drive is a frontage road between Nexton Parkway and Jedburg Road along the northern side of I-26.

Monday headlines: McMaster budget proposal coming as lawmakers return

Gov. Henry McMaster’s proposed budget for 2022-23 will be unveiled Monday afternoon as the legislature gets ready to return for a session Tuesday in which their plate is full with issues ranging from how to spend extra billions of dollars to dealing with redistricting and mask mandates. More: The Post and Courier...

Gov. Henry McMaster’s proposed budget for 2022-23 will be unveiled Monday afternoon as the legislature gets ready to return for a session Tuesday in which their plate is full with issues ranging from how to spend extra billions of dollars to dealing with redistricting and mask mandates. More: The Post and Courier, Charleston City Paper, The Governor’s Office, AP News

In other headlines:

Murdaugh gets Rolling Stone coverage. The Alex Murdaugh saga continues with Rolling Stone charting the twists and turns of the cases stemming to the unsolved murders of the disgraced lawyer’s wife and son in 2021. Also, on Friday, a bank CEO was fired after allegations surfaced about Murdaugh’s schemes. More: Rolling Stone, The Post and Courier, Fox News

State prison chief gets national award for agency turnaround. S.C. Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling was honored Saturday by the Correctional Leaders Association for the changes in South Carolina prisons over his eight years of leadership. More: AP News

Governor nominates Columbia attorney to chair DHEC board. Gov. Henry McMaster nominated Friday Columbia-area attorney Robert Bolchoz to chair the state’s health board, succeeding outgoing chair Mark Elam. Bolchoz has practiced environmental law and has also supervised the Department of Health and Environmental Resource’s legal counsel on some issues. His nomination must be confirmed by the state Senate. More: AP News

Three coastal S.C. communities’ sales make them top in nation. Summerville area’s Cane Bay and Nexton, and Latitude Margaritaville-Hilton Head made the top-50 in the nation list by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors for the most home sales last year in master-planned developments. More: The Post and Courier

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Nexton community continues to expand

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Nexton community in Summerville continues to see new growth right off of I-26 and Highway 17A.Nexton Vice President of Operations Brent Gibadlo says the community can expect to see new restaurants, parks, employments opportunities, offices, and a variety of homes coming in the next few years.“Nexton is already in a really great location, right off of I-26, so it’s very accessible. I think the other thing is a lot of employment here,” Gibadlo said. “So, this isn’t ...

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Nexton community in Summerville continues to see new growth right off of I-26 and Highway 17A.

Nexton Vice President of Operations Brent Gibadlo says the community can expect to see new restaurants, parks, employments opportunities, offices, and a variety of homes coming in the next few years.

“Nexton is already in a really great location, right off of I-26, so it’s very accessible. I think the other thing is a lot of employment here,” Gibadlo said. “So, this isn’t really just about homes, it’s a lot about businesses. So, it’s this idea of integrating where people work and where people live and getting those things more inter-connected.”

The Midtown area of Nexton opened about six months ago and currently has about 100 homes on site, but within the next 10 to 15 years, Gibadlo says they plan to have around 3,000 homes there.

“I think that’s the biggest thing that we’re trying to do at Midtown Nexton is offer housing options across the board,” Gibadlo. “So whether you’re a young person looking to buy your first home or you’re an empty nester looking to downsize, and everything in between.”

Gibadlo says the Midtown space will have apartments, townhomes, and individual houses. They also just broke ground on the Midtown Club which will have a resort pool, lap pools, exercise facilities, and other amenities.

Downtown Nexton is expected to break ground later this year. It will be separate from the existing Nexton Square with restaurants, stores, and offices. It will be about 100 acres along Sigma Drive. Gibadlo says it will have hotels and apartments in a more urban and city-like area of the community.

He says he’s excited for Nexton to also become a health and wellness hub for the area. That includes new offices already and the anticipation of a MUSC Community Hospital expected to open in 2022.

Gibadlo also says they realize the growth of this area may not seem beneficial for everyone.

“You know, it’s very fair for folks to have concerns about growth. What we always think about is we want to make sure that there’s far more positives than negatives associated with growth,” Gibadlo said. “So I think first it starts with a good, thoughtful master plan. And that’s one thing that we’re lucky in the case of Nexton. This is a plan that’s been in the works now for over 10 years.”

He adds that Nexton has a master plan for the road networks and stormwater plans that come with the rapid growth here.

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Millions flow into recreation, parks spaces across region

By Jenny Peterson Contributing WriterTens of millions of dollars are being invested in parks and recreational spaces in the Lowcountry: $13 million in Dorchester County, $5.5 million in Mount Pleasant and $8 million in North Charleston.More projects come down the line every year as municipalities purchase land to develop parks, including an additional $45 million slated for regional projects in 2022.Even before the pandemic, the emphasis on parks and greenspace in the Lowcount...

By Jenny Peterson
Contributing Writer

Tens of millions of dollars are being invested in parks and recreational spaces in the Lowcountry: $13 million in Dorchester County, $5.5 million in Mount Pleasant and $8 million in North Charleston.

More projects come down the line every year as municipalities purchase land to develop parks, including an additional $45 million slated for regional projects in 2022.

Even before the pandemic, the emphasis on parks and greenspace in the Lowcountry was picking up and finding support, said Lee Gastley, managing principal and landscape architect at Seamon Whiteside civil engineering and landscape architecture firm.

“There has been a better appreciation of parks in that they have really come to the forefront,” Gastley said.

The development of parks and recreational spaces is big business, in both the public and private sector. Engineering firms have even created specialty areas within their firm for developing these types of spaces.

“If a neighborhood is built today without a park component, then the return on investment is not going to be as high,” said Steve Dudash, landscape architect, urban planner and regional director of Thomas & Hutton civil engineering firm. “In the last five to 10 years, it’s been market-driven in that people want access to parks. It was trending up, but when COVID hit, it went exponential.”

Notable projects slated to open in 2022 include the Ashley River Park, a $13 million 85-acre public park in Dorchester County along the Ashley River, adjacent to Bacons Bridge Road. The riverfront property will feature trails, a fishing pond, pavilion, picnic shelters, playground, splash fountain, dog parks, ropes course, climbing wall, festival lawn and kayak launch.

Another recreational project is the $8 million Battery Park Pedestrian Bridge in North Charleston which will connect Riverfront Park to future development on the northside of Noisette Creek.

“You can feel that everyone is just chomping at the bit for these spaces,” Dudash said.

Planners said an emerging trend in the parks space is incorporating event spaces that can add to the city’s revenue stream.

North Charleston announced that Battery Park Pedestrian Bridge will allow for small outdoor weddings. The Ashley River Park will also have a “significant event component” for gatherings with opportunities to rent space, Gastley said.

“An important consideration with a lot of public entities is designing facilities that can be revenue generators in and of themselves — not only serving their population, but other populations,” Gastley said.

Another emerging trend in the parks space is adding dog parks.

“If we’re doing any kind of larger park, almost one hundred percent (guarantee) a dog park is a component of it,” Gastley said.

Pickleball courts are also being added to recreational spaces. Four pickleball courts are included in Phase III of the development of Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, a $5.5 million project, slated to be complete in 2024.

More recreational projects are coming down the line over the next few years. A 50-acre tract in Hanahan along Henry Brown Boulevard will transform into a multi-use park with fields and courts, nature trails and event space.

At its October city council meeting, North Charleston passed a resolution to purchase 13 acres on Patriot’s Boulevard across from the North Charleston Aquatic Center. Plans include adding outdoor soccer fields and a senior center, according to TJ Rostin, recreation director.

“As the new year hits, we will begin to plan and design for that,” Rostin said.

North Charleston additionally approved $45 million to update its Park Circle recreational facility and Danny Jones recreational complex, Rostin said. The Park Circle facility will double in size, adding a Miracle League-type baseball field, an inclusive playground and parking.

The Danny Jones facility improvements will completely replace the existing pool and basketball gym, Rostin said.

The nearby town of Summerville and Nexton neighborhood continue to add more green space and trails.

Planners said challenges involved with developing parks include getting necessary permits near waterways.

“Permitting is always a challenge,” Gastley said. “They’ve got some great people in permitting, but there’s just not enough of them, and that makes it difficult to get permits in a timely manner. You want to bring a park online as soon as you can, and for a lot of these parks, it can take up to 10 months to a year just to get the permits. For a 25 or 30-acre park, between the design process and the permitting process and the bidding process, it's reasonable to expect anywhere from a year-and-a-half to two years before construction can start.”

Another challenge is that full funding is not always available for a project. Some public projects are contingent on referendums, which is why some parks get built in phases based on an overall master plan.

“There are a lot of disciplines involved in developing any kind of park — geotechnical engineers, arborists, architects, structural engineers and mechanical engineers. There’s a tremendous amount of grading and drainage that goes into developing appropriate sports fields,” Gastley said. “COVID spurred people to recognize the importance of natural areas. I’m hopeful that this new appreciation of what parks can bring to a wider audience is going to be beneficial for the construction of parks in the future.”

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