Dave & Buster’s is facing some final hurdles ahead of its planned opening at the Dimond Center mall. The Anchorage Assembly has filed a protest against the restaurant’s liquor license until a few conditions are met.


According to the Assembly’s protest, the new business’ special land use permit to serve alcohol has not yet been approved. The business’ space in the mall also hasn’t been cleared by the Anchorage Fire Department, Building Safety or the Municipal Department Health and Human Services.


The protest will be introduced at the Tuesday night Assembly meeting. Included with the protest was the liquor license application by Dave & Buster’s of Alaska, Inc., which includes the new arcade restaurant’s layout and menu.


Hugh Ashlock, who owns the Dimond Center, said in a phone interview that the 44,000 square foot restaurant would open in 2017 near the Regal Dimond Center 9 Cinemas, located on the second floor. Ashlock said the space was undergoing major renovations, including raising the roof of that area by eight feet.