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Watson410
01-11-2012, 08:47 PM
Perhaps this is only phase 1... Hopefully they'll finish the exterior with part of the MAP3 tax extension.

Steve
01-11-2012, 08:57 PM
Tulsa Dave & Buster's:
http://media.merchantcircle.com/32635783/D%26B_full.jpeg

mcca7596
01-11-2012, 11:36 PM
http://newsok.com/article/3639511?click_action=1

metro
01-12-2012, 05:41 AM
I didn't see it in the article, but last week on News4 their GM said opening Jan. 30th.

Bill Robertson
01-12-2012, 06:08 AM
I didn't see it in the article, but last week on News4 their GM said opening Jan. 30th.

25 Morning News was there Wednesday showing game machines being unloaded. Furniture was today and tomorrow. They also said opening is the 30th.

OklahomaNick
01-12-2012, 08:00 AM
Okay, maybe i am just being a little sensitive but did the general manager say in the NewsOK video that this is a prototype to be able to go into "SMALLER" markets? http://newsok.com/dave-busters-set-to-open-in-oklahoma-city/article/3639511 REALLY?

However the article says "Small to Medium" markets. Was NewsOK being politically correct to not make this guy look bad?

D&B is in a lot of "smaller" Markets! Buffalo, Providence, Tulsa, Charlotte, Columbus, Jacksonville, Austin, Sacramento..etc.
I am sick of being classified as a "SMALLER" market! We are just as good if not better than some of those cities!
Am I just being sensitive or is this a Corporate D&B guy that moved here and has no idea about OKC?

Swake2
01-12-2012, 08:48 AM
Okay, maybe i am just being a little sensitive but did the general manager say in the NewsOK video that this is a prototype to be able to go into "SMALLER" markets? http://newsok.com/dave-busters-set-to-open-in-oklahoma-city/article/3639511 REALLY?

However the article says "Small to Medium" markets. Was NewsOK being politically correct to not make this guy look bad?

D&B is in a lot of "smaller" Markets! Buffalo, Providence, Tulsa, Charlotte, Columbus, Jacksonville, Austin, Sacramento..etc.
I am sick of being classified as a "SMALLER" market! We are just as good if not better than some of those cities!
Am I just being sensitive or is this a Corporate D&B guy that moved here and has no idea about OKC?


D&B has 55 stores and 52 of them are in markets larger than Oklahoma City. Two of the cities you named are more than twice the size of Oklahoma City. What would your definition of “smaller” be if not that?

metro
01-12-2012, 09:04 AM
To mean twice the population, not size.

OklahomaNick
01-12-2012, 10:14 AM
D&B has 55 stores and 52 of them are in markets larger than Oklahoma City. Two of the cities you named are more than twice the size of Oklahoma City. What would your definition of “smaller” be if not that?

They are bigger by a little bit yes, but not TWICE the size.

OKC: 1.3 million
Providence: 1.6 million
Buffalo:1.1 million
Tulsa: 937k
Charlotte: 1.3million MSA (not CSA)
Columbus: 1.8 million
Jacksonville: 1.3 million
Austin: 1.7 million
Sacramento: 2.1 million

So Swake2, you think that the 44th largest market in the country is a small market?

dankrutka
01-12-2012, 10:15 AM
Okay, maybe i am just being a little sensitive but did the general manager say in the NewsOK video that this is a prototype to be able to go into "SMALLER" markets? http://newsok.com/dave-busters-set-to-open-in-oklahoma-city/article/3639511 REALLY?

However the article says "Small to Medium" markets. Was NewsOK being politically correct to not make this guy look bad?

D&B is in a lot of "smaller" Markets! Buffalo, Providence, Tulsa, Charlotte, Columbus, Jacksonville, Austin, Sacramento..etc.
I am sick of being classified as a "SMALLER" market! We are just as good if not better than some of those cities!
Am I just being sensitive or is this a Corporate D&B guy that moved here and has no idea about OKC?

These cities compare very well to OKC. Do you think OKC has a larger population than it does?

kevinpate
01-12-2012, 10:24 AM
... I am sick of being classified as a "SMALLER" market! ... Am I just being sensitive ... ?


I hope you feel better soon, and, yes, maybe just a little bit.

Richard at Remax
01-12-2012, 10:50 AM
Who cares? We are getting a Dave and Busters. Relax.

Swake2
01-12-2012, 10:51 AM
They are bigger by a little bit yes, but not TWICE the size.

OKC: 1.3 million
Providence: 1.6 million
Buffalo:1.1 million
Tulsa: 937k
Charlotte: 1.3million MSA (not CSA)
Columbus: 1.8 million
Jacksonville: 1.3 million
Austin: 1.7 million
Sacramento: 2.1 million

So Swake2, you think that the 44th largest market in the country is a small market?



For D&B yes.

You numbers are a bit off, and the only way Oklahoma City has hit 1.3 million people is by using it’s CSA, which at the census was 1,322,429. The MSA was 1,252,987. You can’t claim OKC’s CSA while using MSA for the other cities. Your numbers are just off anyway.

Sacramento’s MSA was 2,149,129 and the city’s CSA was 2,461,780. That’s pretty much twice the size. As is Charlotte, the actual count for the MSA is 1,758,038 with 2,402,623 for the CSA.

Here’s the size of the D&B other “smallest” markets (MSA/CSA):

Columbus - 1,836,536 and 2,071,052
Austin – 1,716,289 and 1,759,039
Providence – 1,600,852 and 7,559,060 (part of the Boston CSA)
Jacksonville – 1,345,596 (no CSA)
Buffalo – 1,135,509 and 1,215,826 (not counting the nearly half million people on the Canadian side of the border, the real total metro population is 1.7 million)
Tulsa – 937,478 and 988,454
Tossing in Omaha as they are D&B smallest market 865,350 and 905,041

Oklahoma City is D&B’s third smallest market just ahead of Tulsa and right behind Jacksonville. There’s nothing wrong with that either. It’s a compliment to the market that they were willing to come in despite it being on the small side as compared to their other locations.

Oil Capital
01-12-2012, 11:07 AM
For D&B yes.

You numbers are a bit off, and the only way Oklahoma City has hit 1.3 million people is by using it’s CSA, which at the census was 1,322,429. The MSA was 1,252,987. You can’t claim OKC’s CSA while using MSA for the other cities. Your numbers are just off anyway.

Sacramento’s MSA was 2,149,129 and the city’s CSA was 2,461,780. That’s pretty much twice the size. As is Charlotte, the actual count for the MSA is 1,758,038 with 2,402,623 for the CSA.

Here’s the size of the D&B other “smallest” markets (MSA/CSA):

Columbus - 1,836,536 and 2,071,052
Austin – 1,716,289 and 1,759,039
Providence – 1,600,852 and 7,559,060 (part of the Boston CSA)
Jacksonville – 1,345,596 (no CSA)
Buffalo – 1,135,509 and 1,215,826 (not counting the nearly half million people on the Canadian side of the border, the real total metro population is 1.7 million)
Tulsa – 937,478 and 988,454
Tossing in Omaha as they are D&B smallest market 865,350 and 905,041

Oklahoma City is D&B’s third smallest market just ahead of Tulsa and right behind Jacksonville. There’s nothing wrong with that either. It’s a compliment to the market that they were willing to come in despite it being on the small side as compared to their other locations.

Good analysis, Swake. But, tell me again, which of those MSAs is more than twice the size of OKC? ;-)

OklahomaNick
01-12-2012, 12:22 PM
Good analysis, Swake. But, tell me again, which of those MSAs is more than twice the size of OKC? ;-)

That was the entire reason I posted the populations. I was wondering the same question.

And I don't think Canadians are driving across the border to come to Dave and Busters. This discussion has gone way rogue!

redrunner
01-12-2012, 12:23 PM
I didn't see it in the article, but last week on News4 their GM said opening Jan. 30th.

Yeah we know, that was already posted on here before.

onthestrip
01-12-2012, 02:17 PM
"smaller markets" i think youre being too sensitive because it's all relative. Just like our Thunder, really good but we Re on of the smaller markets.

okc_bel_air
01-18-2012, 05:21 PM
Drove by and took a pic today. It think it looks pretty good. Can't wait for it to open.
http://www.rhodesdesigns.com/IMAG0389.jpg

bombermwc
01-19-2012, 06:32 AM
I drove by earlier this week and thought the same thing...can't wait for it to open.

BDP
01-19-2012, 02:58 PM
It’s a compliment to the market that they were willing to come in despite it being on the small side as compared to their other locations.

It's kind of hard to consider getting a Dave and Buster's as a compliment regardless of market size, but I see your point.

BB37
01-19-2012, 03:22 PM
Drove by there this morning and noticed they've got their signage up now. Must be getting close to opening.

metro
01-19-2012, 05:23 PM
Drove by there this morning and noticed they've got their signage up now. Must be getting close to opening.

Was previously stated, the official opening is Jan. 30th

Tapp Development
01-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Great to see OKC getting new businesses. This place is a great addition to the every growing OKC.

Dustin
01-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Is it open? I drove by yesterday and the parking lot was completely packed and the lights were on inside.

metro
01-24-2012, 10:10 AM
No, Opens JAN 30th as previously posted.

redrunner
01-24-2012, 10:11 AM
No, Opens JAN 30th as previously posted.

passive aggressive much?

Pete
01-24-2012, 10:11 AM
They may be doing some advance semi-private nights as part of training for their staff.

swilki
01-24-2012, 10:29 PM
I know that we have all been complaining about how the building looks during the day. But at night it dosen't look all that bad. The white areas on the building have been outlined with a subtle blue neon light. It actually looks kinda good. Noticed it on my way home from work this evening. I'll try to get some pics posted soon.

MDot
01-24-2012, 11:01 PM
I know that we have all been complaining about how the building looks during the day. But at night it dosen't look all that bad. The white areas on the building have been outlined with a subtle blue neon light. It actually looks kinda good. Noticed it on my way home from work this evening. I'll try to get some pics posted soon.

The only times I've drove by Dave & Buster's is at night and I agree with you, swilki.

ljbab728
01-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Is it open? I drove by yesterday and the parking lot was completely packed and the lights were on inside.

I drove by there a couple of times last saturday and the parking lot was full both times. I assumed it was due to workers finishing it up.

metro
01-25-2012, 08:02 PM
I know that we have all been complaining about how the building looks during the day. But at night it dosen't look all that bad. The white areas on the building have been outlined with a subtle blue neon light. It actually looks kinda good. Noticed it on my way home from work this evening. I'll try to get some pics posted soon.

Not all of us have been complaining, I like it day and night.

swilki
01-25-2012, 08:49 PM
Yeah....I should retract part of that. I know that there have been some complaining about it (including myself). But with the signs on the building and cars in the lot, it isn't looking all that bad and is starting to grow on me. I think it will grow on people over time. It just unfortunate that this building is located near some of the ugliest painted buildings in the city, imo.

icecold
01-26-2012, 02:58 PM
Going to an opening party tonight. Will post a review. Should be fun.

OKCisOK4me
01-26-2012, 04:45 PM
Going to an opening party tonight. Will post a review. Should be fun.

Lucky dog!

ksearls
01-27-2012, 08:16 AM
Hi, we were invited last night and had a great time. Really nice job Dave and Busters!

I must disclose that I have been a fan for a long time. I have been to a few in Dallas and this one is more modern and open looking. Higher ceilings, smaller footprint without the pool rooms and dark wood like the larger concepts.

The food was everywhere and it was really, really good. Brand new game machines; something for everyone. Loved the GIANT claw machine. Great drink menu if you like foo foo stuff or good beer. They even had Coop (whoo).

Everyone seemed to be have a great I think it will be a hit! Thanks again to whoever put me on the list!

Pete
01-27-2012, 07:36 PM
Photos from last night's event:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/davebusters1.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/davebusters3.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/davebusters2.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/davebusters4.jpg

Skyline
01-27-2012, 09:20 PM
Feels like Vegas!

What happens at Dave & Busters, Stays at Dave & Busters!!

ljbab728
01-27-2012, 09:50 PM
The food was everywhere

What does that mean?

Brett
01-28-2012, 05:57 AM
Thanks Pete for the pics! I've never been to D&B. Do the arcade games dispense tickets that are redeemable for prizes? If so, what are some of the prizes?

metro
01-28-2012, 08:14 AM
Thanks Pete for the pics! I've never been to D&B. Do the arcade games dispense tickets that are redeemable for prizes? If so, what are some of the prizes?

Yes

ksearls
01-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Ljbab728,

Ha, I guess that did sound weird. What I was trying to say was that they were very generous with massive amounts of food at the party. It was all very good, options for everyone on the menu, great salads, grilled shrimp, steaks and really great burgers.

Really great snacky/app choices. I know this won't win any health food awards but they have these egg rolls that are filled with Philly cheese steak. Please don't eat one because you will be hooked! Everyone was raving about them.

The staff was very well trained and extremely friendly.

crs4380
01-28-2012, 04:05 PM
To those who have been inside D&B: What games do they have?

Pete
01-28-2012, 04:07 PM
Here's a game list from their website:

http://www.daveandbusters.com/play/games.aspx

crs4380
01-28-2012, 04:13 PM
I know of the website. But I don't know whether or not they actually carry all the games they have listed on their site at the okc location. I figured not all of D&B locations have the same exact amount of games as listed on the website. So that's why I asked.

Pete
01-28-2012, 04:16 PM
I think that list shows the games they pretty much have at all their locations, which is why it is featured on their national website.

Some big locations may have more, but OKC is one of their smaller stores.

poe
01-28-2012, 04:29 PM
I think we can all agree it looks much better than a run-down, empty car dealership.

Pete
01-28-2012, 05:40 PM
I like the way it looks and OKC gets the very first one of these new D&B prototypes.

metro
01-28-2012, 09:14 PM
I know of the website. But I don't know whether or not they actually carry all the games they have listed on their site at the okc location. I figured not all of D&B locations have the same exact amount of games as listed on the website. So that's why I asked.
D&B isn't really for hardcore gamers going there for a certain game, it's more of a place where adults can be a kid, an adult Chuck-E-Cheese if you will, all while they can sip a beer playing skee-ball.

OKCisOK4me
01-28-2012, 10:02 PM
The lot was full from the window to the wall again tonight. Whats that all about? Thought the official opening was on the 30th?

BB37
01-28-2012, 10:14 PM
Probably another "invitation only" event, possibly a charity fundraiser, and another "dress rehearsal," if you will, for the D&B staff to prepare for the formal opening on Monday.

OKCisOK4me
01-28-2012, 10:24 PM
Ahhh so. Thanks for the heads up!

MikeOKC
01-28-2012, 11:45 PM
I've got a great view of D&B. The place looked packed tonight. By the way, I like the look of the place - especially at night, looks really inviting from my bird's-eye view.

metro
01-29-2012, 07:25 AM
I've got a great view of D&B. The place looked packed tonight. By the way, I like the look of the place - especially at night, looks really inviting from my bird's-eye view.

Post a pic from your birds eye view.

OKCisOK4me
01-29-2012, 09:00 PM
That just means you live in Founders Tower or the SE facing side of Lakeview Tower... either those or you live in a hotel

bombermwc
02-01-2012, 06:43 AM
And another plus is you have to be an adult to come in on your own! So no annoying high school kids or a clan of little squirts running around like at Celebration Station....unless they are accompanied by their parents.

Now if only they did laser tag too!

metro
02-01-2012, 06:52 AM
And another plus is you have to be an adult to come in on your own! So no annoying high school kids or a clan of little squirts running around like at Celebration Station....unless they are accompanied by their parents.

Now if only they did laser tag too!
It depends. Are they classifying 18 as an adult? If so, annoying high school students could still be running around there.

TheTravellers
02-01-2012, 11:18 AM
Friend of mine went with his 20 year old son last night and said it was kind of oppressive and weird. He asked his waitress where the restrooms were and she said "I'll show you where they are", but after a few steps, one of the bouncer-type/security guys said "I'll take it from here, I'll escort you to them". WTF, a 50+ year old guy needs escorting to the bathroom? His son had a baseball cap on with the brim a bit sideways, so one of the guys told him he had to wear it with the brim either straight forwards or backwards, so he went backwards. Another guy told him he can't wear it backwards, it has to be forwards (get your policies straight and consistent, dudes). Main dining area tables were full, so they were directed to the bar area by one of the guys, then when they were ready to sit down, they were told that the son can't be in the bar area because he's under 21 (that's not due to D&B, though, it's due to the OK liquor laws). My friend said there were tons of cameras everywhere, food was mediocre, and it was unbelievably loud. He's not really their target demographic, his son is, so his view is understandable, but that's just odd about all the security guys and policies, not sure if it's because it just opened or if that's the way it will be. I've been to a D&B in IL and it was nothing like that.

OKCisOK4me
02-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Well, that's good. I don't want a complainer like that there either, lol.

Richard at Remax
02-06-2012, 08:35 AM
Went on Saturday night around 10. It was PACKED and hard to find a parking spot. Had to park in jack in the box. It was more condensed and compacted than other ones I had been to. I am glad they completely separated the food/bar and game areas. Used to see some close calls in Houston with people bringing out food. The only thing I would suggest is more beer stands throughout. There was was one from what I saw, plus the bar, which was a long wait. Food was good (for what it was) and staff was friendly and helpful. Won over 3000 tickets on wheel of fortune. Only 62000 more for that xbox.

OKCisOK4me
02-06-2012, 05:51 PM
Only 62000 more for that xbox.

LOL...This^^

Thanks for the Monday laugh!