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Ashland shooting range closes after 8 months, citing landlord dispute

Mike Platania July 27, 2017 1

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Blue Ridge Arsenal opened in November in the Winding Brook development. (Michael Schwartz)

A $5 million Ashland shooting range has gone silent after less than a year in business, while potentially setting up a standoff in court between the business and its landlord.

Blue Ridge Arsenal, a 24,000-square-foot, 24-lane gun range that opened last November at 11547 Lakeridge Parkway in the Winding Brook development, has closed.

A message on the company’s phone says the closure is due to a disagreement with its landlord, and it’s working to reopen as soon as possible.

In a post on its Facebook page, Blue Ridge Arsenal – which also has a location in Chantilly – says it was in talks to sell the Winding Brook range when the landlord closed the doors.

This is now going to be settled in court,” the July 24 post states. “All monthly memberships have been frozen. The annual memberships will be extended once the attorneys reach a settlement.”

Owners couldn’t be reached for comment at the Chantilly location, which remains open.

The Ashland range sits on 3 acres across from Bass Pro Shops, adjacent to Interstate 95. The range’s property is owned by Winding Brook Range LLC, an entity tied to Sharad Gupta, according to Hanover County records. Gupta was a part of a group that purchased the property for $900,000 in 2015.

Gupta could not be reached for comment by press time.

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  1. Ed Christina July 28, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Anyone else want to partner up, chip in, and take over this business assuming the original owner loses in court?

    Ready made turn key opportunity.

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