Main St. Axe Company coming to Joplin, expected to open within the next month

Axe throwing, skee-ball, ping pong and a bar

The Fowler’s are no strangers to thrill. Michelle Fowler’s husband Ben is one of the top 100 Axe throwers in the world.

“Axe throwing is a huge trend right now, it’s really fun, it’s actually surprisingly fun, and so why not?” said Michelle Fowler.

They decided to take his skills and their love for Axe throwing and open an Axe throwing bar in Pittsburg Kansas, called Main St. Axe Company.

The success of that location sparked them to open a second one and this time in Joplin.

“When I walked into Joplin on January 2nd to look at locations, I knew that I would be welcomed. The Chamber, the Downtown Alliance, community members, were all really excited to talk to me and show me around and I knew that Joplin was the place that we would be next” added Michelle.

The South Wall Avenue location has 7 Axe throwing stations, skee-ball, ping pong and a bar. The community is already looking forward to its opening day.

“What really surprised me the most that I was most excited about honestly, was the large Axe throwing, Main St. Axe Company, I think was the name of it. That looks fun and it looks like it can draw a lot of good times for the Joplin people” said Joplin resident, Jason Dickinson, who got a sneak preview of the location.

The location will be an adult only area at first but will turn family friendly once they start serving food. They expect that to happen early next year.

“Overall improving the quality of time and entertainment in the Joplin community” added Dickinson.

For the Fowler’s, it’s an opportunity to share their passion and provide a fun, cool, and new place to hang out.

“Joplin deserves a vibrant community, the people are very vibrant, and so I’m excited to bring something for folks to do, some good old fashion fun to Joplin” added Michelle Fowler.

They are expecting to open within the next month.

Main St. Axe is a primarily Axe throwing focused company, but it will not be the first place in Joplin to offer the growing trend. El Guapos Cigar Lounge provides the option as well.


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