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Dave and Buster’s Opening to Benefit Mokena Charity

A portion of proceeds from the opening day will be donated to Do It Stevie's Way, a charity named after Steven Michael Bajenski of Mokena.

The new 25,000 square-foot Dave and Busters entertainment complex will hold its grand opening Saturday near Orland Square Mall.

The location at 49 Orland Square Drive in Orland Park features a sports bar along with arcade games, billiards, shuffleboard, carnival-style games, skill games, simulators, virtual reality and other entertainment, according to a company news release.

“Dave & Buster’s is unique because we appeal to many different audiences,” said manager Mike McCormick. “Families, sports lovers and young adults alike will all have a great time at D&B because we strive to deliver fun for all. We have also added many new menu items including a gourmet burger line, adult snow cones and pretzel dogs.”

A ribbon cutting will be held 10:45 a.m. Saturday. A portion of proceeds from Saturday’s opening will be donated to Do it Stevie’s Way, a charity in honor of 17-year-old Steven Michael Bajenski of Mokena, a promising athlete who died from heart complications. Steven’s father Mark will be cutting the ribbon.

On Sunday, Mark Grote and former Chicago Bear Steve “Mongo” McMichael from The Score AM 670 will broadcast a two-hour pre-game show before the Bears face St. Louis. Dave and Buster’s will also make a $10,000 donation to the team’s Bears Care charity on Sunday.

“We really want to give sports fanatics the ultimate gaming experience,” McCormick said. “We have flat screen televisions throughout the bar to watch your game of choice. Only a few feet away we house hundreds of games to play in groups or with your date to really engage and have fun together.”

The location is expected to have brought about 200 jobs to the area while gearing up for the opening.

“As for our staff, we employee the friendliest people who help to build an exciting atmosphere at our new location – for families, sports enthusiasts and young adults seeking a fun night out,” McCormick said.

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Edward Kausal September 22, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Unions will be there picketing Dave and unionbusters today .come out and support both causes
Barely September 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Why are the unions picketing? Or should I say why are they complaining this time?
Edward Kausal September 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Dave and Unionbusters was built using non union workers on the south side where many union workers live thanks to the union negotiated wages and benifits. I'm a retired local 134 IBEW Electrician and thanks to my union I have a nice pension and insurance. My family and union friends will not set foot in these establishments. Orland bakery is on our list too.
Jeff Spero September 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Thank you Edward Kausal for standing up for the right to be a union member. I like you have the backbone to use my name when I post a note and not hide under the keyboard with some tag barely legible. I also no longer shop at the bakery, and no thanks as well for D&B's. Yes I am a union member and I will shop were my wages are earned by my Brother and Sister members.
Barely September 23, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Thank you for letting me know WHERE to shop and spend my money. I could go on a huge anti-union rant, but I won't. I even had one written out, but decided just to thank you both for telling me where I should shop.
James September 23, 2012 at 03:47 PM
im going to dave and busters to play some games and have some cocktails with my wife....you , not going to dave and busters really wont make a difference..so enjoy it cause orland has finally got a restaurant worth going to
Edward Kausal September 23, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Yesterday the union members were out in force It was found out that Dave and union busters was having a benifit for a boy The men on the informational picket took up a collection for him they collected $2000 yesterday Demonize that barely. In fact I want you to print your anti union rant. Go ahead and make a fool out of yourself what's your middle name able
Barely September 23, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Edward, that is good to see they took up the collection. I won't demonize that at all, because it is a good effort and an unselfish act. I won't put my whole rant, but I would ask you to talk about how the union has helped their members in Detroit, in fact the whole city of Detroit, it didn't. The jobs were moved out of the country, because it was cheaper to not work with the unions. I did say there was a time and place for unions, but that has been come and gone. Membership is dropping, and a majority of Americans are not behind the movement anymore. I won't go and attack anyone for their beliefs, but I will hope that people will not attack me either for my beliefs. Disagreement is ok, name calling shows lack of a sound argument.
Edward Kausal September 23, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I'm talking trade unions here. I think the car industry was challenged by the Japanese car makers then the South Korean car company's. The American car company's didn't Out sorce to Japan and South Korea like company's do now in China. Without a strong middle class this country is doomed. People working two jobs mothers working two jobs for low wages the term "right to work" really means " right to work for less money" This is the reason my co-workers and I are voting for President Obama Mitt Romney would make this a right to work country.
Barely September 23, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Well, I think we both are stuck in our opinions. I won't change your mind and you won't change mine. I don't support unions, you do. You support Obama, and I never have or will.
Edward Kausal September 23, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Swell.
Edward Kausal September 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM
One more thing. I may be stuck on your opinions but you seem to be confused by my facts
Jeff Spero September 24, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Well "Barley" so much for not "going on huge anti-union rant". I will just call you "Barley informed". If you bothered to "get informed" as to why the Building Trade unions were there in the first place, you might have learned something today. So if you want to talk to some UAW members, I can help you with that. That is United Auto Workers.
Buster Hymen November 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Orland has finally got a restaurant worth going to....... well all things considered, there is no accounting for your taste!

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