Dave & Buster’s co-founder James “Buster” Corley has died by suicide, according to a report by CBS News. Dave & Busters, which has a half video arcade and half full service restaurant/bar concept, opened its first location in 1982 and currently has over 150 locations in the US and Canada. Dave & Busters has MoCo locations at 9811 Washingtonian Blvd in Gaithersburg and 8661 Colesville Rd in Silver Spring.
“His pioneering spirit and steadfast belief that ‘everybody is somebody’ set the foundation for bringing food and games to millions of Dave & Buster’s guests over the past 40 years,” the statement reads. “Buster’s passion for hospitality, his demand for excellence, and the deep care he had for his team members were unparalleled. Our hearts go out to his family at this difficult time and while we will miss his wise counsel and his easy laugh, the legacy he and Dave built endures,” the company said in a statement to CBS News.
" Everybody is somebody, everybody is a star"
RIP to Buster Corley, to whom we owe half our name and all of our thanks. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/Ca4cWEPY4S
— Dave & Buster's (@DaveandBusters) January 4, 2023