Employees at a hatchet-throwing franchise opening in June aren’t splitting hairs — they say it’s the most fun family and friends can have tossing a sharp object at a target.
And though the name — Stumpy’s Hatchet House — might raise a few eyebrows, the owners say it’s a great place for folks celebrating birthdays, special events or even office parties.
The business is located at 758 Isom Road. A grand opening was planned for early June.
The first Stumpy’s opened in Eatontown, New Jersey, in 2016 to bring the fun and excitement of throwing a hatchet at a bulls-eye to the general public, a company spokesman said.
Eve Silver said the idea to open the North Side location followed a visit her nephews, Army Master Sgt. Andrew Hershey and Army veteran Joe Sanchez, and her son, Eliezer Silver, paid to the New Jersey venue.
They returned full of entrepreneurial spirit, especially Hershey, now the CEO of the San Antonio Stumpy’s.
“They came back very excited,” said Eve Silver, the local Stumpy’s spokeswoman. “I called my sister, and we talked about the possibility of her opening up a new place (in San Antonio).”
Stumpy’s offers hatchet-throwing training for novices. The gallery has 12 ax pits that fit groups of up to 10. Customers must be 21 or older to use the pits.
Patrons can bring their own beer and wine, Silver said, but no liquor is allowed.
Stumpy’s is also “proudly dedicated” to active-duty and retired military personnel and first responders, she added. Discounts are offered.
Hours are 5-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
STUMPY’S HATCHET HOUSE
758 Isom Road. For more, call 210-693-6900 or go to sanantonio.stumpyshh.com or facebook.com/StumpysSAT