Powell's zoning department has given the Powder Room gun shop owners an all-clear to reopen their indoor target range at 2470 Powell Road.

Powell's zoning department has given the Powder Room gun shop owners an all-clear to reopen their indoor target range at 2470 Powell Road.

The gun shop's range was ordered closed by the city June 8 after zoning staff said they observed "new holes where bullets and/or bullet shrapnel are exiting the building," city documents say.

ThisWeek obtained a copy of the city's Aug. 20 letter notifying the business owners, Bill Dixon and Steve Yuszka, that the city "will allow (them) to begin utilizing the range for shooting practice, per the limitations of gun types and ammunition that the system is designed to handle," the letter states.

The owners had considerable work performed on the range's bullet containment system, Dixon said.

Betz's letter says the work done "should prevent bullet fragments from getting beyond this containment system, as long as the installation and changes made stay in this manner."

The owners, who said gun shop sales had dropped by 70 percent since the range was closed, are glad to have the range open again.

"We're tickled to be open again and look forward to serving our public," Dixon said. "It will take awhile for our level of business to get back up to where it was, but Saturday and Sunday we had a couple busy days."

The business is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call the Powder Room at (614) 846-3396 or visit www.powderrm.com.

Dixon said the website incorrectly lists the range as closed; that will change soon.

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