The head of the development company that wants to replace a block on Cross Street in the North End with a 134-room hotel is hoping to use the pre-demolition space to let Bostonians work off their aggression at what would be the city's first axe-throwing facility.
Earlier this month, William Caulder, founder and principal of 6M Development, registered a new LLC with the state, Axe Throwing Club Boston, with a stated description of running "an axe throwing club or venue for profit."
Caulder would have reason to toss the ceremonial first axe: Although his company won BPDA and zoning-board approval last year for its planned five-story hotel, the project is now tied up in a Suffolk Superior Court lawsuit that court records show is not scheduled for a decision until Oct. 21, 2024. A nearby resident, possibly bankrolled by a competing developer, sued. 6M then tried to subpoena North End residents who had contributed to a GoFundMe she set up; a judge tossed those out.
Yesterday, as Adam Castiglioni photographed, the old J. Pace space at Cross and Endicott streets had a big sign up advertising the new place for people who want to toss the ol' axe around.
According to its Web site, the club will require a membership - of just $1. And it's looking for employees:
We are looking for axe throwing coaches and hosts.