dave & buster’s down to 3 shops

Three finalists for Dave & Buster’s $5-7 million account will make presentations Aug. 13, sources said. Advancing following a cut last week are IPG’s Austin Kelley Advertising, Atlanta; Publicis Groupe’s Fallon in New York; and Maxxcom’s Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Venice, Calif., and Miami, confirmed Pile and Co., the consultancy overseeing the Dallas-based client’s review. Incumbent Square One, Dallas, is not participating. The Loomis Agency in Dallas was cut, sources said.