Neighbors Complain About Dave & Buster's
WAUWATOSA - Dave & Buster's has been in Wauwatosa for a month now, and by many accounts, it's been a big success. But some people who live nearby aren't happy about their new neighbor, saying it's caused nothing but problems.
Dave & Buster's is often called a "Chuck E. Cheese's for adults". It's become very popular since opening last month.
It's not as popular with some nearby residents. They say when the Dave & Buster's parking lot fills on Friday and Saturday nights, customers park in front of their homes. They claim those same customers are getting drunk and causing problems in the neighborhood, including drunk driving and littering.
"We've been seeing a lot of vomiting on property, a lot of erratic driving, parking is horrendous," said neighborhood watch captain Laura Goeckermann.
Some even believe customers may try to burglarize their homes.
"It's like they're casing the joints, looking in garage windows, seeing what they want to steal," said resident Gay Leigh Mundy.
The majority of neighbors who spoke to TODAY'S TMJ4 on Thursday say parking and littering is an issue, but it's not bad enough that they want Dave & Buster's to leave.
"I actually don't mind it. Just cause I've gone to Dave & Buster's in other states and I find it fun in there," said neighbor Yeelan Wong.
Some neighbors want Dave & Buster's to provide more parking and want the city to prevent patrons from parking in their neighborhoods.
Dave & Buster's did not return calls for comment.