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Alabama’s first Dave and Buster’s will be opening in Hoover at the Riverchase Galleria by the end of the year, according to multiple reports.
Last week, Bham Now took a photo of the mall storefront where Dave and Busters will be residing.
The new establishment will be nearly 40,000 sq. foot in size and have a restaurant and sports bar with 150 – 250 arcade games. Between 140 to 160 people are anticipated to be employed at the site.
Immensely popular nationwide, Dave and Busters opened its first location in Dallas in 1982, and now the publicly traded company has more than 15,000 employees at 90 locations in about 36 states.
A Renaissance at the Galleria
The opening of a new Dave and Buster’s at the Riverchase Galleria coincides with the re-development and opening of several other stores and restaurants within the mall’s commercial footprint. Other stores planning to open in 2018 include, Carter’s baby store (inside the mall) and Guadalajara Grill, that will take over the building where California Pizza Kitchen was once located.
Forever 21, which left its space for Dave and Buster’s has already re-located to a smaller place in the Galleria, near JC Penny.
The Riverchase Galleria is considered Alabama’s largest enclosed shopping center with 1.9 million square feet of total retail floor area. Its 160 stores and restaurants are also one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting customers from neighboring states.