Update 5/15: The main purpose of the hearing was to obtain Planning Commission approval for live entertainment e.g. DJ, karaoke, small bands, guitar, etc. for private parties held at the restaurant. Approval was not sought for selling tickets to live band at the venue. The Planning Commission approved the request.
Other tidbits from the meeting:
- The location will be approximately 40,000 sq ft with a capacity of 2,200 people.
- Extended hours of operation will be from 9am to 2am daily (but they do not necessarily intend to operate these hours seven days a week).
- It was mentioned that the target audience of Dave & Buster's is ages 21 to 39 and their families, looking for food, sports (on numerous TV screens) and 150 to 200 games for entertainment. It is not geared towards kids, though kids are welcome with their families.
On a side note, Dave & Buster's is opening a location in Northridge at the Northridge Fashion Center in July.
Originally posted 5/6: The Thousand Oaks Planning Commission is hosting a public hearing at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 14th to discuss Dave & Buster's of California, Inc.'s application to request the following:
To allow restaurant use of the former Sports Authority at 145 West Hillcrest Drive, Suite 130, including live entertainment, onsite sale and consumption of alcohol, additional signage and extended hours of operation, as well as exterior modifications.
The public is welcome to attend. www.toaks.org