The bar and video arcade chain Dave & Buster’s will open its first Tucson location inside a south- side shopping center in 2016, confirmed City Councilman Richard Fimbres. The chain recently filed an application for a liquor license in the 1400 block of East Tucson Marketplace Boulevard, inside the Tucson Marketplace at the the Bridges shopping center near Interstate 10 and South Kino Parkway.
Fimbres said the building will be located just east of the 14-screen Cinemark Theatres, which is expected to open this summer. The Dave & Buster’s building will be about 30,000 square feet and will employ about 50 people, Fimbres said.
The quickly developing shopping center will also soon host a Starbucks, which is going into a parcel north of the Costco anchor. A Verizon Wireless and a Chinese buffet called Lin’s Grand Buffet are also expected to open.
“It’s the continued Renaissance of the south side,” Fimbres said. “[The Center is] about five minutes away from downtown, so that’s gonna be great. It’s a hop, skip and a jump.”
The Marketplace at the Bridges is a 350-acre property currently being developed by three separate entities: Scottsdale-based Genesis Tucson South, New York-based Eastbourne Investments, and Boise-based Retail West Properties.