Pop’s Burritos adds brand new element with axe throwing arena
If you happen to be eating one of Pop’s famous, local burritos after 6 p.m., you might hear the dull thud of an axe hitting its target.
The local iconic restaurant has decided to take on a new venture with the opening of a family fun oriented axe throwing arena. The new arena is an addition to the existing restaurant and offers patrons and locals the ability to do something different and hit their mark with an axe.
Owner Dave Seiter got the idea from his son and daughter-in-law, who often throw axes on the Wasatch Front. The new addition to the local restaurant had its grand opening Nov. 6 and business has taken a little time picking up, according to Seiter.
“My daughter-in-law from Bountiful, who lives in Richfield with my son, they go to Bountiful on a weekly basis, and they go and throw axes as a family,” Seiter said. “They were down in March or April and said, ‘You know, one of the best things we do as a family is go and throw axes. You guys ought to do that.’”
Seiter had space and decided to give it a toss and see what happens.
“So I did the build out and did the conversion and have been waiting two months for the insurance and lawyers to figure things out, and now we are here,” Seiter said, explaining that people have taken some time getting used to the idea. “They were like, ‘What the hell are you doing?’
“I’m not expecting miracles overnight, but it’s something other than bowling to do in Blanding, and that is the only thing to do in Blanding as a winter activity.”
The goal, for now, is to build enough interest in axe throwing to develop some leagues and have competitions amongst families and businesses.
In the future, Seiter is looking to add an indoor driving range eventually.
“It’s hard to say,” Seiter said when asked who is now the best axe thrower in his family. “My daughter-in-law and son practice an awful lot.”
The cost for axe throwing at Pop’s will run you $12 an hour, including unlimited sodas. If you have six or more people, it is $10 an hour per person. If you use a Bronco card in addition to the group rate, the cost is $9 per hour.
The indoor axe throwing range is open Monday through Wednesday, 5-9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 4-10 p.m.
“It’s not like bowling where you get 10 frames and you are done,” Seiter said. “You can stand here and throw axes over and over.”