First Dave & Buster’s in Utah To Open March 2018

by Katie Lee

Salt Lake City — Next spring, Dave & Buster’s will open its first Utah location at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. In addition to its $100 million redevelopment plan, The Gateway and its parent company, Vestar, had been looking for a big name, family-friendly venue to anchor its rebranding effort.

“This is a huge win for us,” says Edie Trott, marketing director at The Gateway. “We like to offer our visitors something exclusive and unique, and Dave & Buster’s is the perfect one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience that we think people can get excited about.”

With restaurants in 34 states, and internationally, Dave & Buster’s has found success with a unique combination of entertainment and dining, offering its customers the opportunity to “eat, drink, play and watch,” all in one location.

“We take a great deal of care with how we grow our business — and coming into the Salt Lake market appealed to us for a number of reasons,” says John Mulleady, senior vice president of development. “The Gateway provided us with the perfect opportunity to introduce Utah families to our brand of entertainment and dining. With something to offer everyone — at any age — we think this brings something special to the community.”

The Gateway is an eclectic, mixed-use shopping and entertainment destination with over 80 unique shops, restaurants, and amenities — including Wiseguys Comedy Club, Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatre, The Depot, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum and Clark Planetarium.

As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar acquires, develops and manages shopping and entertainment destinations. Vestar’s current portfolio of retail properties totals 26 million square feet throughout the western states. For more information, visit

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. is the owner and operator of 99 venues in North America. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Vestar

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