New Boise biz lets you destroy stuff with baseball bats, other tools

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A new local business allows you to swing sledgehammers and other "instruments of destruction" at household objects to let off some steam.

"Here at Das Breakroom, our sole purpose is to provide a place for people to engage in recreational destruction," said Tom Farrenkopf, who owns the business, which had its grand opening April 15. "What we mean by that is come in and break stuff."

The idea is you can work out your frustrations in a safe environment.

"I was having a horrible week, and I found myself on the verge of tears," said Lindsey Shultz of Boise, "and I was just pacing back and forth, like, 'What am I going to do? I'm so frustrated right now,' and I walked here and broke an entire box of stuff, and 10 minutes later, I felt perfect, fine."

Farrenkopf said customers can break pretty much anything, including dishes, vacuums, furniture and even electronics like copiers, fax machines, printers and computer monitors.

The store has happy hours before and after work as well. You can pay $3 to break one item. The other prices depend on what you want to smash. Das Breakroom is located at 416 North Orchard Street in Boise, and you can learn more about the business on its Facebook page.