[Spotlight] Break ‘N Bash
Mercury is in retrograde, which means the stars are not in anyone’s favor this month. Chaos and communication frustrations will ensue, but one small business owner in Greensboro may have just the thing to cope.
Millia Edwards is the owner of Break ‘N Bash, located at 2900 E. Market St. in Greensboro, where she wants everyone to “have a smashing time.”
At Break ‘N Bash, customers can come let their frustrations out by smashing various items such as glass plates, cups, old radios, printers, speakers, and more.
“It is really like a stress relief place, like fun destruction really,” she said of the therapeutic destruction room. “People come in and smash stuff, and can play their own music. You get a large item and small glass items to smash.”
Break ‘N Bash opened in April and is owned and managed by Edwards, with help from her mother, Pinkie. So far, Edwards said business has been, well, smashing.
“It has been going really well; we’ve had a lot of good feedback,” she said. “It is a work in progress, and of course there are some things that I can tweak, but just starting out, it is doing really well.”
Edwards said she went to school for vocational rehab at Winston-Salem State University, and in one class, she and her classmates were discussing different kinds of counseling and therapy. She noticed that her classmates did not like talking about their feelings, and when they were mad, they just wanted to let their frustrations out. Edwards sympathized with this because it is a way she feels as well.
“I thought of it by myself, and I didn’t know there were others out there,” she said. “I think it is creative for Greensboro because we don’t have a lot of places like that. Rather than people destroying their home or property or getting into fights, you can just come here and let your frustrations out if you want to. And I am always here and open to listening to what people have going on.”
Smashing sessions at Break ‘N Bash are by appointment only (so that no one is waiting too long) and each session varies in price and length depending on participants.
As far as pricing, Edwards said that one person is $45, two people are $40, three people are $35, and so on. The more people, the lower the price. Each session is 20 minutes, which may not seem like a long time, but Edwards said it is the perfect amount for people to really get in there and take out their frustration.
“That is a pretty lengthy amount of time,” she said. “It is a workout. You also have the option to buy extra items if you want to.”
Edwards said she gets the items that will be destroyed from various locations such as consignment shops, and people who donate. She said she is always accepting donations.
To participate at Break ‘N Bash, the destroyers must wear helmets, gloves, a full-body suit (overalls) and they can choose from a variety of weapons such as crowbars, sledgehammers, golf clubs, tennis rackets and bats.
For the future, Edwards said she hopes to get something bigger (like a car) that people can smash into.
“We just have to get a bigger location; we are looking to expand as well,” she said. “We do offer a lot of different deals and promotions. We always have specials running, Groupons, student discounts, and military discounts. We are affordable, we are friendly, and we are here for the people.”
Reservations can be made by calling (336) 454-9599 or booking online.
Keep up to date with Break ‘N Bash by following its social media pages (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, @breaknbash).