NUTLEY, NJ - One of the more unique businesses ever in the Township of Nutley, described as speakeasy axe throwing, re-opens this week, and it’s sure to provide a unique experience for residents. 

Jersey Axe House is an independently owned small business operated by David Lembo and Mark DiBuono.  They are childhood friends who grew up in Hawthorne, NJ. Shortly after their grand opening in February, they were forced to close as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered scores of business across the country. Jersey Axe House is finally reopening.

“I remember as a kid going to hunting and fishing conventions with my dad and there was always an axe throwing booth,” Lembo told TAP.  “Something simple where you would just pay a few dollars and throw some tomahawks at a tree stump.  I always enjoyed visiting these booths and found myself waiting on the line multiple times during each convention.”

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“(Nutley) was very interested in having us in the community and went above and beyond in helping us get what we needed,” said Lembo.  “The Zoning Department is full of amazing people and the building and fire inspectors were also a pleasure to deal with.

“We always planned on giving back to the community that we conduct our business in, and with the help and support we received from the start of our venture in Nutley, it will make it very easy for us to give greatly back to the town,” Lembo concluded.

With regard to this week's grand re-opening, Lembo stated, "Call 201-574-1459 to book. Bring some food and drinks and get some of that built up quarantine rage out in a safe atmosphere. Support local independent business."

TAPinto Nutley has learned that at least two local charities that had to cancel big fundraisers due to the pandemic, will host events at Jersey Axe House in the coming weeks.

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