TOWANDA, Pa (WENY) -- Wild West Outfitters officially opened their doors on Friday to offer clothes, southern essentials, axe throwing, a rage room and future family activities. The family oriented business put on a show with food, music and shopping to welcome people from across the Northern Tier into a new local shop.

"New for our grand opening we have axe throwing lanes and our rage rooms that are now going to be open," says Lauren Cerio

At the grand opening which came just five and a half weeks after the soft launch, visitors stopped by to do some shopping, hang out in the sweltering heat that was slowly cooling down for the first official weekend of Summer 2024.

"We've also gotten in a lot more merchandise and holding different brands of clothing. Hopefully, in the future you're going to see a lot of events like concerts. We currently have a concert going on today, so concerts, food trucks, we're going to try "to hold events for the children outside, movie nights, you know different things to bring the community together," says Cerio

The store offers and specializes in exotic boots made from animals like ostriches and sharks, and many types of high visibility work wear. At the celebration, a former American Idol star from season 17 who calls the Northern Tier home performed.

"I do a mix of originals and some cover material," says Aaron Kelly. "Just a little bit of everything for everyone, some country, some classic rock."

Kelly told WENY News to be on the look out for him at the Troy Fair and even for new music later in 2024.

Wild West Outfitters is located at 989 Golden Mile Road in Towanda, PA 18848. The store is open Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, on Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.