siLade & Timber hopes to keep its groundbreaking idea in the Kansas City entertainment bullseye by opening a new 11-lane facility in the Power & Light District by the end of the summer.
“We are excited to continue to grow our brand nationally, staying true to our roots,” said Ryan Henrich, co-founder of Blade & Timber and its parent company. Swell the Spark.
Based in KC, Swell Spark also includes original brands such as Unblock KC, Bar choir and Epic Alocha, and more than 200 employees as part of the small box entertainment portfolio. The company has opened six Blade & Timber locations across the US since 2017, when its first ax experience debuted in Kansas West Bottoms.
The original West Bottoms site is expected to close with the downtown move.
Open to ages 10 and up, the new Power & Light District on 1303 Baltimore Avenue will offer a private party, beer menu for adult players, and an extensive range of entertainment such as darts and backyard games, according to Henrich et al. . founder Matt Baysinger.
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“We work daily to grow Blade & Timber as a brand that focuses on reaching people for a remarkable experience,” Baysinger said. “This new location is a huge step in bringing the Kansas City community a top ax experience.”
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Blade & Timber is designed for the west side of the Power & Light District in the former KOBE Japanese Steak and Seafood area, opposite the Arvest Bank Theater in Midland and next to the Yard House. The space will feature accordion-style doors on both the north and west sides of the space, creating an outdoor space to absorb the energy and noise of the center, according to a press release.
“We’re always looking for ways to add great local ideas and add entertainment elements to the Power & Light District,” said Nick Benjamin, CEO of Power & Light District. “Blade & Timber and the creative minds at Swell Spark control both of these boxes and we’re proud to want to call the Power & Light District home.”