James ‘Buster’ Corley net worth: How much is his worth?

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James ‘Buster’ Corley and business partner David Corriveau opened the first Dave & Buster’s in Dallas in 1982.

The two decided to collaborate on a new project that merged a restaurant with entertainment after observing that customers frequently shifted between both businesses, according to the Dave & Buster’s website.

To test out their idea, they acquired an empty 40,000 square foot warehouse in Dallas along the two mile stretch of I-35E known as “Restaurant Row.” They gave it the name Dave & Buster’s rather than Buster & Dave’s because Corriveau won the coin toss to choose which name would be called first.

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Corriveau had created a venue for entertainment and gaming just a few doors down from Corley’s restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the late 1970s.

The two decided to collaborate on a new project that merged a restaurant with entertainment after observing that customers frequently shifted between both businesses, according to the Dave & Buster’s website.

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To test out their idea, they acquired an empty 40,000 square foot warehouse in Dallas along the two mile stretch of I-35E known as “Restaurant Row.” They gave it the name Dave & Buster’s rather than Buster & Dave’s because Corriveau won the coin toss to choose which name would be called first.

James ‘Buster’ Corley’s death

Corley died on Monday, Jan. 2, at his home near White Rock Lake at the age of 72. “Buster Corley had a stroke four months ago that caused severe damage to the communication and personality part of his brain,” Corley’s daughter Kate Corley said in a statement to WFAA. “The family asks for privacy during this time.”

Additionally, a representative with Dave & Buster’s said Corley was an “innovative and creative force” in a statement provided to WFAA.

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“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,” said a company spokesperson. “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.”

James ‘Buster’ Corley’s net worth

The estimated James ‘Buster’ Corley net worth is estimated to be between $6m to $10m USD.

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