Dave & Buster’s laying off more than 200 workers in NC

Dave & Buster’s laying off more than 200 workers in NC

More than 200 workers are losing their jobs at Dave & Buster’s locations in North Carolina because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to documents filed with the state Commerce Department.

The three locations in Pineville, Winston-Salem and Cary will permanently layoff 229 employees effective Nov. 8, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice filings. The employees had been temporarily furloughed in mid-March.

Documents show 58 employees will be cut at Carolina Place Parkway at Carolina Place mall in Pineville, 92 at Walnut Street in Cary and 79 at Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem.

“We did not foresee how significantly and for how long a time the pandemic and related governmental lockdown orders would impact our business,” the filing stated.

North Carolina remains in Phase 2.5 reopening with restaurants open with limited capacity until at least Oct. 2.

All three locations are temporarily but not permanently closed, according to the company.

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Three Dave & Buster’s locations in Pineville, Winston-Salem and Cary in North Carolina will permanently layoff 229 employees effective Nov. 8, according to filings with the state. The Concord Mills site, shown, is open for bowling and dining in or takeout. Catherine Muccigrosso [email protected]

“The company intends to rehire for impacted positions when COVID-19 pandemic and economic conditions permit,” the filing stated.

The only other Dave & Buster’s in North Carolina at Concord Mills mall in Concord is open for bowling, dine-in and takeout, according to the company website.

Company officials did not return calls seeking comment Thursday.

Dave & Buster’s combines activities of playing games and watching live sports with dining. The company is based in Dallas, Texas, and has 132 locations in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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Catherine Muccigrosso is the retail business reporter for The Charlotte Observer. An award-winning journalist, she has worked for multiple newspapers and McClatchy for more than a decade.

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