Drowning Pool Bassist Steve Benton Reopens The Boiler Room In Deep Ellum

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Stevie Benton totally owns the bass guitar, and now, The Boiler Room
It hasn't been very long since The Boiler Room in Deep Ellum closed down, but we've just received word that it is being reopened by someone with quite a bit of history with Deep Ellum.

Drowning Pool bassist Stevie Benton and a few other investors have just purchased the place, and, with it, they acquired everything left behind from the previous owner -- the sound system, the kitchen equipment, and just about everything else you need to run a bar.

So, soon as Benton got the keys, the place was open for business -- just as it was last night as the venue hosted a well-attended Dallas Mavericks watching party.

Still, Benson plans to make a few changes to the Deep Ellum spot that once housed Daddy Jack's at the intersection of Elm and Crowdus streets. The room's name is at the top of the list.

"There's a 75 percent chance we're going to have to keep it as The Boiler Room," says Benton. "The whole thing depends on whether or not we can have our name changed on our liquor license."

For now, Benton and his investors are tossing around potential names like The Sin Bar (named after the band's first album, Sinner) and The Nightmare. Benton was, however, surprised to learn that there was a bar called The Nightmare located just up the street only a few months ago.

As far as other matters go, Benton plans to put the kitchen equipment to good use, with a full menu that should be ready in just a few weeks. In addition to a food menu, he hopes to bring in bands.

"At some point soon, it'll be a live music venue," he says. "We'll have bands, but before we do that we'll have to get in there and remodel the stage and sound and lighting."

Benton hopes to get the stage up and running by end of summer.

With so many memories of himself playing live music in Deep Ellum, there's little wonder why he wanted to open a bar there.

"[Drowning Pool] got our start down in Deep Ellum," Benton says. "We owe that area pretty much our entire career. That's what launched us."

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The Boiler Room

2723 Elm St., Dallas, TX

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Cdkellerson
Cdkellerson

When did Boiler Room close? I mean, it has been looking pretty ratty from the outside, but they would still have their doors open and you could see it was open on weekend nights.

Accounting
Accounting

Will be closed in 4 months tops. Sad, but true.

Leelue_1
Leelue_1

So its almost been a year. Now what?

gabbahey
gabbahey

Best of luck to you guys!

JJ
JJ

I don't have partners. You would have been an employee.

Bigmac Tony
Bigmac Tony

Shitty ideas from a guy in a shitty band. 

Murdockkills
Murdockkills

Go fuck yourself u lowlife prick. How bout I stop ur guts out u little worm.

Bigmac Tony
Bigmac Tony

Good spelling there tuff guy!

Leelue_1
Leelue_1

Bigmac Tony....just like your French fried eating ass name implies...I am sure of two things your a worthless tub of lard, and you get to live with that, hope that works out for you. Mr. Benton you are applauded sir, way to bring it back home and pay homage to your roots. Thank you much love and Rock N' Roll

phil
phil

And you're an ass wipe

Bigmac Tony
Bigmac Tony

I'd rather be an ass wipe than in Drowning Pool.

Bigmac Tony
Bigmac Tony

You seem stupid. Oh.. right you like Drowning Pool.

spitkup
spitkup

What's the matter?  You upset because you don't have an article about you?  LOL!!!

F'N hater!

Ben Tapia
Ben Tapia

Good luck to you guys! You out bid me and my partner on this...wish you all the best!

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