Competitive Social Ventures has announced the expansion of the Pickle and Social brand to the Western United States, with plans to open its third location near Scottsdale boundaries.
The company’s newest Pickle and Social venue will be located in the Scottsdale area, inside The Sydney, a 22-acre mixed-use development consisting of retail shops, Class A office space, and hotels surrounded by the city’s premier entertainment destinations.
Pickle and Social Scottsdale will feature four outdoor and eight indoor pickleball courts as well as a 7,500 square-foot full-service restaurant and bar with chef-inspired meals and curated beverages, according to a press release.
There will also be dedicated private event spaces and a rooftop bar.
An exciting signature offering for the new Pickle and Social brand will be a 2,500 square-foot Fairway Fieldhouse where guests will enjoy access to four Full Swing simulators, a private bar and an outdoor putting green. The Field House will also feature a 3,000 square-foot green space with an ACL Cornhole Yard, yard games and a 30-foot outdoor live music stage.
“We couldn’t be more excited to expand Pickle and Social to one of the most dynamic markets in America,” said Neal Freeman, founder and CEO of CSV. “The location and its surrounding businesses are a home run for us. This venue will have a lot to offer whether you play pickleball or not. With indoor courts, indoor simulators, full-service restaurant and bar, guests can play year-round.”
Pickle and Social is planned to be a part of The Sydney, which is planned for the southwest corner of 90th Street and Loop 101, according to Palmer Development Group.
“Palmer Development is so excited for the addition of Pickle and Social to The Sydney,” said Dan Lupien, managing principal and founder for Palmer Development. “We had the opportunity to partner with multiple pickleball facilities, but we chose Pickle and Social because they hit it out of the park in every measure. They are truly a class above the rest. Pickle and Social will be joining dozens of other restaurants and entertainment venues such as The Rustic and Goodsurf at The Sydney.”
The Sydney offers visibility and direct access along the Loop 101 Freeway, drawing in many other well-known companies such as iFly, TopGolf, Salt Lick Fields, Talking Stick Resort, Great Wolf Lodge and the Mayo Clinic. The area population from The Sydney in a 10-minute radius reaches 120,000+ individuals; within a 30-minute radius, this population grows to over two million, the press release stated.
“We have mapped out many locations across the United States for growth of our CSV brands with Pickle and Social being the fastest growth vehicle, and Scottsdale was always one of our top desired locations,” said Joe Reardon, general partner. “This is an exciting time for Competitive Social Ventures as we continue to grow our footprint in key cities across the U.S.”
CSV currently has two other Pickle and Social locations in development in Georgia: The new Pickle and Social Gwinnett in Buford, Georgia is scheduled to open in the summer of 2023. Pickle and Social Alpharetta is being built on three and a half acres in downtown Alpharetta, Georgia will include six premier outdoor and indoor pickleball courts. This location is expected to open in late 2023.