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Larry Varner is taking aim at opening an indoor shooting range within the St. Clair city limits. And, if a few things fall into place, he just may hit his target.

Varner pitched his proposal at the end of Monday night’s planning and zoning board meeting. He said he hopes to move his business, St. Clair Gun & Pawn, from its current location at 1002 South Outer Road to the old bowling alley at 795 N. Commercial Ave.

And his plans include opening and operating a licensed shooting range inside the building.

“That’s my intention,” Varner told the planners. “I’ve gotten very positive feedback in the community about it. I think we’re 40 to 50 miles away from the closest one (range).

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