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Dave and Busters to bring food, video games to Orlando’s International Drive in former Race Rock location

Dave and Busters to bring food, video games to Orlando’s International Drive in former Race Rock location

Video game fans will be soon have a new location to play in Orlando as the popular entertainment chain Dave and Busters is coming to International Drive.

Dave & Busters is home to not only a huge arcade filled with all the latest interactive video games, but also was one of the first establishments to successfully combine gaming with a restaurant and bar to complete the experience. While ads for Dave & Busters have run on TV in Orlando markets for a number of years, its only Florida locations have been hours away in Jacksonville, Hollywood, and Miami.

The former Race Rock restaurant location on International Drive, visible from nearby I-4, will be the home of Dave and Busters. Race Rock permanently closed in 2007, leaving its large building vacant. Tavistock Group Inc. purchased it for $7.5 million and has since found a new tenant in Dave & Busters.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Dave & Busters chain, here’s one of their recent TV commercials:

While no opening date has been revealed, when it does open Dave & Busters will be in competition with DisneyQuest at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney, which is home to a similar mix of video games and dining, though no bar.

Source: Orlando Business Journal


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