McDONOUGH – After months of preparation, Dave and Buster’s will open to the public on Monday.

The location in the South Point shopping center in McDonough, located near Ga. Highway 20, 81 and Interstate 75 is the first Dave and Busters location south of Atlanta and the fourth for Dave and Buster’s in the area. Other locations are in Marietta, Lawrenceville and Alpharetta.

On Thursday, the new facility opened up for a VIP party, allowing those in the area, including government officials, those who built the facility and others to get a glimpse of the new location.

Greg Sims, general manager of the McDonough Dave and Buster’s, said on Thursday that he had worked in the Lawrenceville location for nine years and commonly saw individuals south of Atlanta drive through to visit.

“It’s going to be exciting they can all come to McDonough and stay in the southside,” Sims said.

The new facility, a 40,000-square-foot building, will feature entertainment, hundreds of the latest arcade games and the Dave and Buster’s Sports Bar, filled with dozens of televisions.

Sims estimated 48 televisions in the facility. Those televisions will feature all of the major sports, including every NFL game on Sundays and every Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view, with no cover charge. With 12 screens in the main dining room, the McDonough location will air as many as a dozen NFL games on a Sunday afternoon.

“It’s not a bad place to work on Sunday afternoons,” Sims said.

In addition to the games, a number of virtual reality experiences are also available, including the Star Trek Dark Remnant experience, Dragonfrost, Jurassic World VR Expedition and Men in Black International: Virtual Reality.

The VR experiences proved to be incredibly popular with guests, with long lines for the experience observed during the event.

The new Dave and Buster’s is located at 239 Ga. Highway 81 West in McDonough. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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