Ohio’s Alrosa Villa venue, site of “Dimebag” Darrell’s murder, now demolished

Makeshift memorial outside Alrosa Villa, 2004; Mike Simons/Getty Images

The Alrosa Villa music venue in Columbus, Ohio, the site of late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott‘s murder in 2004, has now been demolished.

A fan posted footage of the remaining rubble in a YouTube video Tuesday, December 7. Today, December 8, marks the 17th anniversary of Dime’s death.

Dime had been playing Alrosa Villa with his band Damageplan on the night of December 8, 2004, when a man stormed the stage and shot him to death. Three other people were also killed, along with the gunman.

While Alrosa Villa is no more, the land it stood on will soon serve a new purpose as the site of an affordable housing project. As Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX reports, city and state leaders held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for construction on the development last month.

Scheduled to open in 2023, the complex will include 180 units with rent as low as $350 a month.

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