Appetizers
April 29, 2010
Dave & Busters to open Monday in Roseville

The latest entry to "restaurant row" at the Fountains shopping center is about to launch, with a whole lot of skee ball and burgers, to boot. The new Roseville location of Dave & Busters will open Monday, with doors swinging open at 11:30 a.m. At 17,000 square feet, this Dave & Busters is on the smaller side compared to the chain's 50-something locations around the country. The Dave & Busters in the San Jose area, by comparison, is more than three times the size of this new one in Roseville.

Today was all about wrapping up training for the some 165 staffers, along with media previews and other private events while this Dave & Busters continues in "soft launch" mode up until Monday. The location at 1174 Roseville Parkway can accommodate up to 1,000 patrons in this meeting of comfort food and games. The "Busters" in Dave & Busters could refer to the feeling in your gut after grubbing on the menu items, which features plenty of burgers, steaks and a line-up of "big salads."

More than 200 games are for playing in the adjacent "Million Dollar Midway," from such old-school classics as Space Invaders and Ms. Pac Man, to Guitar Hero and skeeball. Think of it all as Chuck E. Cheese for adults, but minus Mr. Munch and the ability to sip a beer in between rounds of Dance Dance Revolution.

Look for the full scoop in tomorrow's Bee.

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