Posted on 07-01-2019

Dave & Buster’s, a popular full-service restaurant, video arcade and sports bar, is coming to Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls is coming to Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls, with plans for a mid-2020 opening date.


“When we ask people across our region what businesses they would most like to have in Sioux Falls, Dave & Buster’s is always at the top of the list,” said Steve Van Buskirk, President of Van Buskirk Companies. “Having them build at our Lake Lorraine Lifestyle Center is truly going to be a game changer for this development. Their concept is already encouraging other businesses to grab a once in a lifetime opportunity. Van Buskirk Companies and Friessen Development, Inc. could not be more excited to be a part of this landmark opportunity, and we expect the flurry of development and openings to continue at much faster pace.”


News of the deal has been under wraps while details were finalized, but the information was made public today in a press conference at Lake Lorraine.


“It wasn’t long ago that places like Dave & Buster’s wouldn’t consider Sioux Falls as a location. Our community and our economy is thriving, and this is proof. We can’t wait to see what will come next,” said Van Buskirk.


Representatives from Van Buskirk Companies first began talking to Dave & Buster’s executives about Sioux Falls years ago during RECon, the annual national real estate retailers convention held in Las Vegas.


“In our business, sometimes it takes years to get something like this off the ground,” Van Buskirk said. “It’s important for us to build relationships and just keep talking up our area, our strengths, our amenities. When the Lake Lorraine’s one-of-a-kind development plan was unveiled, it started turning some heads. This was one of the businesses that we knew would drive growth faster around Lake Lorraine, and fortunately, Dave and Buster’s agreed.”


The Lake Lorraine Lifestyle Center is located on the west side of I-29 off the 26th Street exit, developed in partnership between Friessen Development, Inc. and Van Buskirk Companies. Interstate visibility is a key component at  Lake Lorraine which features a mix of national, regional and local retailers in addition to restaurants, hotels, office complexes and living spaces, all surrounding the 33-acre Lake Lorraine. The area is under development and space is still available for businesses—like Dave & Buster’s—who are looking for just the right opportunity for a move to Sioux Falls.


“It is truly a unique and amazing place,” says Van Buskirk. “Lake Lorraine was developed as a place to live, work and play, and it is shaping up to be everything the Friessen family envisioned when they approached us about helping them develop their land.”


The new Dave & Buster’s will be located south of Hobby Lobby on the east side of the lake, with construction starting this fall.


For more information, please contact Steve Van Buskirk at or call 605-361-8211.