UPDATE: Dave & Busters Coming to Woburn?

Woburn official and residents will meet at Thompson Library Thursday to discuss proposal.


Tuesday, 11:15 a.m.

Alderman Mike Raymond has confirmed that the location of the proposed Dave & Busters is the old Mishawum train station lot located next to Northern Bank and Trust and across from the Sea Dog Brew Pub.

Planning Board Chairman Ed Tarallo told Patch this morning that there are no official documents or applications filed for the restaurant, but that D&B representatives have been in talks to schedule meetings recently.

Also, the Thursday meeting is a neighborhood meeting with Alderman Raymond, and not other city officials.

Tuesday, 8:44 a.m.

A Dave & Busters project proposal is on the table, according to city officials.

Alderman Mike Raymond said on his website that a D&B restaurant is being proposed for "the corner of Mishawum Road."

In 2006, a project for a bank and 210 apartments were proposed for the site, but is no longer being considered.

There is a large empty lot located across the street from the Sea Dog Brew Pub, and next to the Northern Bank that could possibly fit a large establishment. Woburn Patch is awaiting more details on the specific location.

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Dave & Busters is a sports bar, eatery and arcade, according to its website. There are several locations across the country. The establishment recently attempted to go into neighboring Burlington, but was not successful.

Raymond is holding a neighborhood meeting to discuss the D&B proposal, as well as CVS, St. Anthony's, the 40B Ledges project and more.

The Ward 6 Neighborhood Meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the  

Dan U September 25, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I like the D&B idea over apartments at that particular location. If you were to need an apartment, would you want one right near a highway? Traffic in that area is mainly bad during comute times and not during evening hours as noted by another commenter. It is nice to have entertainment areas near each other and near the hotels. Sorry to hear about the frustration of the city's politics. I guess I need to keep more informed. I have lived in other areas of MA, California, Chicago, and Colorado. I like the charm of Woburn in spite of the traffic at commute times (e.g. Montavale to 93 at 5pm !). I like the downtown improvements and the attention to education. For what my comment is worth!
Earnhardt September 26, 2012 at 01:31 AM
The concern was this being added to the Main St. mess. hence the concern for the kids. but the location being proposed is a great place for it. otherwise that lot would just continue to be an eyesore. in this section of the City, we get concerned whenever we hear these new proposals, We have enough going on. but in this spot: Welcome D&B!
Me September 28, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I don't think its a good location I think it would take away business from the Sea dog. So you would start one business while another one could close.
Joe December 17, 2012 at 04:54 AM
So funny, the area is industrial once past the light, the Sea Dog, the hotel, across the street Enterprise rent a car, and people are advocating keeping it an overgrown ugly lot? Me, if the Sea Dog, or any business offers something people want, it will be fine. I don't think the crowd from the Sea Dog is gonna jump across the street and start playing video games, different demographic. That dated, musty, dirty Chinese food place might have something to worry about. Housing on that location? I can't imagine living in a townhouse and what would your view be? The SBLI sign? Scrub a Dub? The Highway? So, an empty lot, or a business that pays taxes, employs residents, and provides a venue that is different, fun and enjoyable... Or maybe someone ends up just putting up an industrial type building that doesn't provide anything to the public, and everyone can keep meeting at the Ninety-nine, wishing there was somewhere else to go.
Janemarie Kukler January 23, 2013 at 05:49 PM
That spot is perfect it's been an open lot for years. Finally doing something with it will be great. I can't wait! And will supply more job openings ! I for one will apply.


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