Club Where Dimebag Was Killed on Sale for $1.3 Million
The Columbus, Ohio, nightclub where former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott was murdered, is for sale with an asking price of $1.295 million.
According to a listing held by Best Corporate Real Estate, the property includes two parcels spread out over 7.2 acres and features two bars, an entertainment area complete with stage, dressing room, dance floor, patio, sprinkler system and space for a kitchen that is not currently being used. The liquor license and equipment are included in the sale. You can see pictures of it below.
A former U.S. Marine stormed the stage on Dec. 8, 2004 at the Alrosa Villa just moments into a set by Damageplan, the band formed by Dimebag Darrell and his brother Vinnie Paul after breaking up Pantera. Nathan Gale then opened fire, killing Abbott, Damageplan security head Jeffery Thompson, Alrosa Villa staffer Erin Halk and Nathan Bray, a fan who attempted to give CPR to Dimebag. Two more members of Damageplan's crew and five others were wounded during the assault. A police officer named James Niggemeyer killed Gale as the gunman was holding another man hostage.
Dimebag was buried in a Kiss Kasket donated by Gene Simmons, and Eddie Van Halen gave the "Bumblebee" guitar pictured on the back cover from Van Halen II to be buried with Dimebag.
Last year, Vinnie Paul passed away from a heart condition at the age of 54. He was buried, also in a Kiss Kasket, next to his sibling.