New restaurant taking over Race Rock

Finally after more than three years of inactivity and emptyness ( since 2007), the old Race Rock restaurant is going to receive new owners: Dave and Busters.

The old Race Rock restaurant. Picture credit:

It is located on International Drive. Here's the news from the Orlando Business Journal:

Dallas-based Dave & Busters eatery, entertainment chain to enter Orlando

Dave & Busters Inc. finalized a deal this month to enter the Orlando market, after years of flirting with the idea.

The Dallas-based company operates 57 restaurant/bar/entertainment complexes nationwide and in Canada serving burgers, pastas, salads and other American fare. It also features arcade games, virtual sports and pool tables.

It will be the sole tenant on the shuttered Race Rock restaurant site on the International Drive tourist corridor with landlord National Retail Properties LP.

The building had been empty since 2007, when Windermere-based Tavistock Group Inc. bought it for $7.5 million from local restaurateur Bobby Moore with plans to rebrand it with a new entertainment venue. Instead, Tavistock began marketing the property for sale for $9 million last year.

I didn't know that the race Rock building was sooo expansive!!! Maybe that's why it has been sitting there...
But, finally, Race Rock won't be an unused building anymore...

P.S. > By the way, you can still visit the old RACE ROCK RESTAURANT'S WEBSITE! Just click on "Visit the restaurant" or "Enter the Race Room".


  1. We have Dave and Busters where I live and it is AWESOME! So much fun and it's a great place to go when it's too hot outside

  2. when will this restaurant be open.
    I don't see a openingsdate.

  3. It has not been announced yet...


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