AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — The Garden City is known for events like the Masters and The Nike Peach Jam. But soon there will be a new place for citizens and visitors to play in Augusta.
We’ve learned a Dave & Buster’s could be coming to Augusta! The proposed restaurant and arcade would go in at the Villages at Riverwatch. That development will also soon be home to a Topgolf. It’s exciting news for a lot of you!
“If they come down here, I’m pretty sure it will be a lot of fun,” said an Augusta Native, Sean McCreary. “I feel like they need to bring that down here for people my age can have something to do. Older people probably have something to do, but people my age don’t have much to do. Dave & Buster’s will be nice for the city.”
There is no word yet on construction plans, but 807 Cabela Drive is possibly the site for the complex. Some people say the addition of Topgolf and now Dave & Buster’s would be an incentive for people to get out of their house.
“In a sense, yeah, because I’m used to going out on Saturday nights with friends,” said an Augusta University Student, Dylan Cadet. “We always know where to go to have the most fun. Here, you don’t know where anything is.”
But soon, everything may be happening off Riverwatch Parkway, in the Villages at Riverwatch. It’s a convenient location for visitors who might travel down I-20 for the two entertainment complexes; bringing in more revenue to the CSRA.
“My uncle and family go to the Masters, and that’s more of an older folks event,” explained Garrett Koon. “But with Dave & Buster’s, it’s a lot more family-oriented, a lot more kids will be excited to come.”
The Dallas-based restaurant and arcade is set to receive a public hearing September 24th for an alcohol license. The community says they are eager to see how their city leaders will respond in revamping the town.
“I feel like Augusta is in the own little section; they have to make something happen,” said McCreary. “This is a good step that they are on. Topgolf and Dave & Busters, they are making something happen.”
“I say it still has a long way to go,” said Cadet. “Eventually, it will get there.”
NewsChannel 6 reporter Devin Johnson called Dave & Buster’s corporate office for confirmation. The person he spoke to didn’t want to be identified but said yes Dave & Buster’s is coming to Augusta with plans to open in 2021.
Photojournalist: Will Baker
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – NewsChannel 6 has learned that Dave & Buster’s is could be coming to the CSRA
The restaurant and arcade is set to receive a public hearing on September 24th for an alcohol license.
The Dave & Buster’s news comes after the previous announcement of Top Golf coming to the shopping center. They broke ground earlier this week
No word yet on construction plans.
Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.