Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dave & Buster's discovers Idaho

I picked this out of today's Idaho Statesman and thought it might be of interest to at least some BizMojo Idaho readers:

Dave & Buster's eatery, bar and arcade planned in Boise

The national restaurant chain based in Dallas filed plans with the city to open in the former Circuit City building in the Boise Towne Plaza on North Milwaukee Street.

What’s in the works? City records show the company wants to remodel the 24,500-square-foot building for restaurant and entertainment use. It would have seating for 279 people and 116 parking spaces.

What is Dave & Buster’s? It’s like a Chuck E. Cheese’s for grown-ups. The restaurant serves American fare like cheese fries, buffalo wings, steak and burgers. The bar has a full drink menu including liquor, beer and wine. The arcade includes sports, driving and flying, action and combat and classic video games. The chain also markets itself as a place for parties and events.

My thoughts: Isn't there an empty Circuit City in Ammon? Now that Dave & Buster's has discovered Idaho, maybe they'd be open to a pitch (if one hasn't been made already). Maybe the demographics aren't right for eastern Idaho to be considered. Perhaps all the liquor licenses in Ammon are tied up, which could be an issue.

But it's something to think about on a Tuesday morning, a possibility to explore if nothing else.