XCAL is the new sport shooting and fitness center coming to Ashburn. The huge facility – approximately 95,000 square feet – is under construction on Russell Branch Parkway, right next to Topgolf. The Burn had a tour of the construction site this week, and the XCAL team shared the menu for their upcoming Midway Cafe, the on-site restaurant planned for the center.
The restaurant – which will be open to the general public – will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dishes include plenty of healthy options including breakfast sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, and do-it-yourself bowls of cereal. You can see the current version of the menu under this story, although there may still be some adjustments between now and opening day.
The size and scope of XCAL is hard to describe. The facility includes a large shooting range with the latest technology and many innovative design elements. There are separate buildings, double ceilings, and huge soundproofing so people in other parts of the facility can’t hear the shooting range. The range includes a 10 bay range, five private ranges and a tactical range.
There is also a large exhibit hall for firearms and accessories as well as classrooms for firearms education and training.
On the second floor, there will be a huge fitness center with free weights, weight machines, group exercise rooms as well as some really high-tech training equipment regarding reflexes, reaction time and speed. hand-eye coordination.
There’s also a private members-only Apex Club with meeting rooms, a billiard room, a second kitchen, and a bar. We asked the obvious question: a bar in the same building as a shooting range? The XCAL team said to buy a drink, you swipe your membership card. This will instantly lock you out of the firing range for the rest of the day. The bar is reserved for members of the Apex Club and special events taking place at the property.
The official opening date has not yet been set. They hope construction will be completed by December and the opening will likely take place early in the new year.