The Dave & Buster’s national restaurant chain is a step closer to renovating and moving into the closed Circuit City store.
On Tuesday, license commissioners approved the transfer of an all-alcoholic liquor license from the former Ridge Racquet Club to Dave and Buster’s.
The chain’s attorney, Andrew Upton, told the board that $10 million would be spent renovating the Circuit City building at South Shore Plaza.
Upton said the 35,000 square-foot restaurant would have about 100 employees and generate tax revenue for the town.
Dave & Buster’s is negotiating a lease for the building with Simon Properties.
This would be the first Dave & Buster’s in Massachusetts. The 27-year-old Dallas-based chain features arcade games as part of its family-oriented appeal.
The restaurant also needs an ordinance change approval from the town council so it can have a large number of arcade games that award players tickets that can be redeemed for merchandise.
If renovations begin in March, the restaurant could be ready for customers late in 2010.
The closest Dave & Buster’s opened 10 years ago at the Providence Place mall in Rhode Island.
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