CHARLOTTE — The sport that continues to take over the nation is coming to Camp North End.
Tipsy Pickle, a concept created by Charlotte business veterans and entrepreneurs Mike Salzarulo and Tanner Brooks, will offer six pickleball courts, three bars and Tex-Mex-style eats in a 35,000-square-foot space at 201 Camp Road.
In addition to the four indoor and two outdoor pickleball courts, the entertainment destination will have golf simulators, ping pong, pool tables, shuffleboard, cornhole, and darts.
“The popularity of pickleball is growing exponentially and we want to create a place where everyone feels welcome, from the pros to the novices to the sideline heroes just looking to have a good time,” Brooks said in a news release.
The vast footprint, including 25,000 square feet of indoor space and 10,000 square feet outdoors, includes indoor and outdoor bars on the main level, and a mezzanine level cocktail lounge plus multiple event spaces for all ages and occasions, ranging from ten to as many as 1,000+ guests.
“Our goal is to create a place where everyone can let loose, unwind and relax. With the array of activities we’re planning and the outstanding food and beverage options, we couldn’t have found a better location than Camp North End,” Salzarulo said. “Our vision is for people to use this on a weekly or even daily basis and be able to create a different experience every time they come.”
According to Salzarulo and Brooks, custom technology is being developed to manage the Pickleball leagues, reservations, and other activations.
The duo has tapped chef Chad Newton and You Are Here Hospitality to handle the culinary side and Southwick Architecture + Interiors for design.
The project is aiming to open as soon as summer 2024.
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