Homegrown ax-throwing bar opening in Sterling

A former traveling nurse and her businessman husband walk into an ax-throwing bar … 

While it sounds like the beginning of a very 2019 joke, it’s actually where the story of Axes and O’s, Sterling’s forthcoming ax-throwing venue, begins. 

Tara Hampton-Radney had been working as a traveling nurse for 13 years when she decided she wanted a change. She was looking to start some kind of business, and happened onto ax-throwing when trying to plan a group birthday outing for her husband, Alan Radney. 

They trekked to D.C. with a group of friends and spent the afternoon throwing. Even though the spot was in an out-of-the-way warehouse nearly an hour away from home, “we still had a blast,” Hampton-Radney says. 

That same night, Hampton-Radney looked at her husband, who works in finance, and said, “I want to open one of these.” They got the project going the next month. Now, after a year, they are getting close to opening Axes and O’s at 21680 Ridgetop Circle, Ste. 125,…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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