ATLANTA, September 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, Competitive Social Ventures (“CSV”) announced that it has secured two top locations in North Atlanta to present Pickle & Social, their latest brand of venues. unique entertainment. The first location will be developed at the northeast corner of Interstate 85 and Highway 20 within The Exchange @ Gwinnett, a multi-purpose entertainment center comprised of shops, restaurants and residences anchored by Top Golf and Andretti Indoor Carting. The second location in downtown Alpharetta, at the intersection of Old Milton Parkway and Roswell Street, hosts the top three CSV brands; Pickle & Social, Roaring Social and Fairway Social will be featured within half a mile of each other. Earlier this month, CSV opened Roaring Social inside Alpharetta’s new four-star boutique hotel, The Hamilton. CSV’s first Social Fairway opened earlier this year and was an instant success. The first Pickle & Social location is slated to debut in early summer 2022.
In addition to state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, early designs from Pickle & Social include a functional outdoor space dubbed ‘The Yard’ to host private and corporate events, a rooftop bar overlooking its championship grounds, 10 cornhole lanes through CSV’s strategic partnership with the American Cornhole League and Wolfe Training Academy, facilitated by top pickleball player Chris Wolfe. The venue will also offer an eclectic menu of hearty yet healthy food and drink with smoothies, fresh salads, delicious small plates and local drinks.
“Pickle & Social will be a huge added value to Alpharetta and The Exchange and, as we bring new jobs to the area, we also plan to contribute to both local communities through Give Back Wednesdays by supporting local organizations non-profit. Our continued commitment to our community of investors has always been a rigorous and disciplined approach to the allocation of their capital. Our brands aim to produce strong returns and high margins while mitigating the risks and exposure typically associated with business development, ”said Neal Freeman, CEO of CSV.
The Yard will be the perfect place to gather with friends and family, as the space is accessible to the full-service restaurant and is designed to host outdoor concerts, private and corporate events, league games, amateur and professional pickleball and table tennis tournaments, clinics and more. Other features include a rooftop bar, retail shop, bocce ball, and a pet-friendly outdoor environment. Pickle & Social welcomes pickleball players of all skill levels to enjoy dedicated grounds with group seating and entertainment to create a place where friends and families can create lasting memories.
Pickleball is exploding in popularity in all demos and psychos. The spread of the sport is attributed to its popularity in community centers, physical education classes, public parks, private health clubs, YMCA facilities and retirement communities. Its growing popularity is also largely attributed to regional ambassadors for the sport promoting pickleball and bringing the game to more and more communities. Two of these ambassadors join the Pickle & Social team. Chris Wolfe will be the Principal and Mark Price the Principal Instructor.
“Our intention is to provide a unique indoor / outdoor entertainment venue with top notch pickleball courts with state of the art lighting in a fully activated and engaged facility like not everyone has seen,” said Joe Reardon, Partner CSV. . “We are proud to announce our Senior Manager of Pickleball Training for all of our locations. Chris Wolfe’s passion and drive to teach and develop the sport is unlike any other in the industry. Additionally, Mark Price (@MarkPricePickleball), is one of the top pickleball instructors in Georgia and will lead all of Chris’s team core classes.
“The Pickle & Social concept of CSV is unlike any other I’ve seen in the US and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of our brand development,” said Wolfe. “Their vision has become a reality in the first two brands and Pickle & Social will soon be present in all major markets. I look forward to providing the ultimate pickleball training, local events and professional tournaments at our venues the industry will be proud of. “
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About Pickle & Social Pickle & Social is a unique entertainment venue featuring indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, an outdoor gathering space known as The Yard with a stage for live music and table tennis, a rooftop bar and unique food and drink options. The menu will include main courses and a range of delicious side dishes, all in a relaxed setting. Pickle & Social will be the perfect place to meet before or after a friendly competition. League games, pickleball and table tennis tournaments and clinics, private and corporate events, parties, family outings and fundraisers will be the main highlights of Pickle & Social. Find out more here.
About Competitive Social Ventures Competitive Social Ventures, LLC (“CSV”) is a real estate holding company established in 2020 for competitive concepts of socializing entertainment. Fairway Social opened in Q2 2021 and Roaring Social opened in Q3 2021 and CSV is currently developing multiple Pickle & Social locations. CSV sites will be unique, innovative, high-quality, full-service destinations, with strong experiential differentiation from competitors. www.competitivesocialventures.com
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