Owner of Simply Smashing!
The founder, Steve Wilk, was watching the classic comedy “Blues Brothers”, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. There is a scene where they are driving their huge 1974 Dodge Monaco through a shopping mall destroying the glass walls, dishes, crystal and everything in sight. He thought how lucky actors are to act out what many people would love to do. While also combining the benefits he received while working on anger issues in his youth by striking a cushion with a foam bat. That’s when he came up with this concept as a compromise. So while you can't drive your car through the mall (even though there's times we want to!), you CAN come see us and destroy things in a safe, friendly, fun, climate controlled environment!
We have customers from all walks of life; men, women and children 8 years old and up! Some people come for recreational destruction and others for therapeutic destruction! Some customers come to address some significant life disruption such as sickness, divorce, death, and family dysfunction. Many of them come to relieve job stress! Surprisingly, over 65% of our customers are women! It is believed that many women traditionally haven’t had the opportunities or permission to release their frustrations like men often do. One female customer was quoted as saying, “I come a couple times a month and afterwards I feel nothing but exhausted with a big smile on my face. This is great therapy for me.” Our clients come by themselves, surprise friends, bring loved ones for date night, birthdays, anniversaries, gender reveals, team building events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and even bridal showers right here It’s THERAPEUTIC! It’s GUILT FREE! And the best part is, you don’t have to CLEAN UP! So to answer "Who is this for?". It's for YOU.
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My boyfriend and I had such a blast here! The crew was very kind and welcoming. Unfortunately I didn't catch the name of the person that got us checked in, but they were lovely and fun to talk to! We got lots of glass bottles in our kit which were fun to smash. Rules were easy to follow. I definitely want to come here again!
My wife and I went on a date yesterday. I witnessed all 5'2 of her slam a printer onto the ground with joy! It's safe to say this visit was worth every minute of our time because we both had fun - watching each other smash glass bottles with a bat felt better than expected! Highly recommend it if you're looking for a fun date night to release stress and create good memories with your significant other!
Great place for team building and anger release or anyone who needs to blow off some steam in a healthy safe way. The best part is you don't have to worry about cleaning up after yourself. The staff is great and the expierence is something I would most definitely recommend to anyone who has any kind of anger or frustration they don't know what or how to get rid of it. I will definitely be going back! Thank you Simply Smashing!
First time ever at one of these places and I must say, it was AWESOME! Took my daughter with me. The staff was so incredibly friendly. They couldn't have made the experience more amazing. The whole thing was just wonderful and can't wait to go back. I felt so good afterwards. I highly recommend this place!!
Absolutely had a blast! Easy instructions, and good safety protocols. You can hook up your own music to Bluetooth and jam out! Cheapest therapy I've ever been to.
I am recently single (at 63!). My friend took me to Simply Smashing and I took out my frustrations on dishes, keyboards, and then I took a bat to some empty bottles. It was wonderful. The staff was helpful and delightfully sweet. I can’t wait to introduce this place to my friends! Thank you so much for a great time!
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