Updated Apr 15, 2024 - Things to Do

Tipsy Pickle to open at Camp North End

Rendering: courtesy of Southwick Architecture + Interiors

Pickleball is coming to Camp North End.

State of play: Charlotte entrepreneurs Mike Salzarulo, the co-owner of Protagonist, and Tanner Brooks, the co-owner of Hopp, will open Tipsy Pickle this fall. It will be their first venture together. The project is set to begin construction this month.

Why it matters: Pickleball as a sport-meets-food business is rapidly growing in Charlotte, from LoSo to near NoDa.

Details: Tipsy Pickle will be a 35,000-square-foot facility (25,000 square feet inside and 10,000 square feet outside). It will include six pickleball courts (four indoor and two outdoor), three bars and a Tex-Mex menu, Salzarulo said in a statement. It will also have golf simulators, ping pong, pool tables, shuffleboard, corn hole and darts.

  • The multi-level space will have space for events with more than 1,000 guests.
  • There will also be pickleball court leagues.
  • It will be located at 201 Camp Road, Suite 107.

What they’re saying:  “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 the statement.

Zoom out: Camp North End continues to expand its portfolio, from festivals and art exhibits to restaurants and local paper goods and plant shops. Soon it will have apartments, too.

Take a look around.

Tipsy Pickle interior.
Rendering: courtesy of Southwick Architecture + Interiors
Rendering: courtesy of Southwick Architecture + Interiors
Rendering: courtesy of Southwick Architecture + Interiors
Rendering: courtesy of Southwick Architecture + Interiors
Tipsy Pickle rendering with the Charlotte skyline in the background.
Rendering: courtesy of Southwick Architecture + Interiors

Editor's note: This story was originally published on Oct. 24, 2023 and was updated on April 15, 2024 to reflect a fall anticipated opening.

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