The Premium Sports and Entertainment Bar will Open in 2024 Subject to Town Planning Approval
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — NEXUS Luxury Collection and its shareholders Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake announced plans to open its second T-Squared Social, a premium sports and entertainment gastro pub, in the New Picture House Cinema on North Street in St. Andrews, Scotland, located just three minutes from the famous Old Course.
T-Squared Social redefines the multi-dimensional dining experience, merging elevated cuisine and craft cocktails with state-of-the-art Full Swing simulators for golf and other interactive gameplay, duckpin bowling, darts, and premium sports-watching with large format televisions.
The new T-Squared Social will be located within the New Picture House built over 90 years ago by local businessmen. After undergoing extensive renovations to support its new offerings, T-Squared Social will maintain one of the movie screen theaters for watching theatrical films, live-to-cinema events and marquee TV programming.
On behalf of the Directors and Shareholders, David Morris, Managing Director of the New Picture House, said, “Since opening for the first time in 1930, the New Picture House has been an integral part of the town’s entertainment base. The planned T-Squared Social investment will enable the local community, students and visitors, the opportunity to experience a broader range of cinema, dining and entertainment at the popular venue. This unique investment opportunity will secure greater employment opportunities and the long-term future of the venue. We are excited to welcome Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake to St. Andrews.”
Morris continued, “The New Picture House will continue to operate as usual until further notice. The Directors look forward to supporting T-Squared Social with their development plans and to welcoming new and existing customers into the New Picture House on completion of the re-development works.”
T-Squared Social (an homage to the “T’s” in Tiger and Timberlake) recently opened its first venue to great acclaim in the heart of New York City (USA) and looks to St. Andrews – “The Home of Golf” – to debut the second location, catering to both locals and visitors to the town.
“We are very excited about coming to St. Andrews. Tiger and Justin, along with our executive team and partners, are all passionate about the game of golf and revere St. Andrews. It is an honor to bring this investment and the T-Squared Social experience to the home of golf,” said Christopher Anand, CEO and Managing Partner at NEXUS Luxury Collection. “Our inaugural location in New York City is exceeding all performance metrics. We are excited to open our second location here and look forward to working with the local planning board to create something truly special in St. Andrews,” added Anand.
Both Woods and Timberlake are no strangers to St. Andrews. “I have been fortunate enough to enjoy many special moments here at St. Andrews,” commented Woods. “We all wanted to bring our T-Squared Social concept to St. Andrews to add to the local community and be a welcoming place for those living in St. Andrews and for visitors alike.”
Woods added, “The idea for T-Squared Social came to us during a round of golf at Albany, our development in The Bahamas. Justin and I thought it would be cool to create a place that combines our favorite things and brings people together to just have a great time. We always knew we wanted to do something together, and NEXUS gave us the platform to bring our idea to life in New York City and now St. Andrews.”
“I’ve come to St. Andrews many times to play golf including to compete in The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship,” said Timberlake. “I’m honored to be able to invest in the town and bring our second T-Squared Social here. Our new venue is so much more than a typical sports bar experience – it’s a place you can go to be entertained without sacrificing quality or comfort.”
With soaring open ceilings, the refurbished triplex theater will be transformed into a sleek and sophisticated venue. Inspired by upscale lounges, cocktail bars, and restaurants, T-Squared Social will include dining and viewing areas with multiple low- and high-top tables; a variety of plush lounge areas; and an incredible viewing experience to enjoy sporting events around the world. Interactive games include duckpin bowling lanes, state-of-the-art Full Swing simulators, and Dartsee dart lanes. Personal touches from Woods and Timberlake will permeate the space, including large-format glossy photographs of Woods on the golf course and Timberlake in concert adorning the walls; customized golf bags inscribed with their names; and a selection of branded-merchandise and coasters etched with their signatures.
T-Squared Social’s innovative beverage menu offers bespoke craft cocktails; inventive, from-scratch non-alcoholic mocktails; draft domestic and international beers; and a vast selection of local and international wines. The extensive menu includes an elevated take on the classics, such as flatbreads, sandwiches, and salads; small and large shareable plates; and will feature some local favorites as well.
T-Squared Social is owned by NEXUS Luxury Collection, 8AM Golf, Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake.
About T-Squared Social
Created in partnership with NEXUS Luxury Collection, 8AM Golf, Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake, T-Squared Social redefines the multi-dimensional dining experience. Merging elevated cuisine and craft cocktails with state-of-the-art Full Swing simulators for golf and other interactive gameplay, duckpin bowling, darts and numerous televisions, T-Squared Social is the ideal social destination for fun, w premium sports watching, or group gatherings and events. The concept’s flagship location, which opened in September 2023, is located in the heart of New York City just one block from Grand Central Station. www.tsquaredsocial.com
About NEXUS Luxury Collection
NEXUS Luxury Collection is a global real estate development and hospitality management company operating luxury resort communities, private clubs and hospitality assets, and curating exclusive events, experiences and services. Concentrated in The Bahamas, New York, Florida and London, assets within the Collection include the luxury resort community of Albany in The Bahamas; the private members club of NEXUS Club New York in lower Manhattan; T-Squared Social in New York City; the modern day club of NEXUS Club at Baha Mar; NEXUS Cup hosted by Tiger Woods; the PGA TOUR’s Hero World Challenge and The Sanctuary Recording Studio, among other assets. www.nexusluxco.com
About 8AM Golf
8AM Golf was established by businessman, philanthropist and golf entrepreneur Howard Milstein as the holding company that oversees his golf businesses—all of which are dedicated to helping golfers at every level enjoy the game more. 8AM companies include: GOLF magazine and Golf.com, the No. 1 media brand in golf; Nicklaus Companies; legendary club maker Miura Golf; True Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company; GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf; Club Conex, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of adjustable golf club adapter systems; Fairway Jockey, which provides golfers with the ability to buy custom clubs online; Chirp, a free-to-play gaming app that lets golfers wager on the outcome of pro golf tournaments, rounds and shots; and 3’s Golf, a par-3 concept with cutting-edge hospitality and entertainment amenities for golfers and non-golfers alike.
About New Picture House, St. Andrews
In 1929 two local businessmen, Andrew Peddie and John Morris, (grandfather and great-grandfather of two of the present day Directors), purchased the derelict property at 117 and 119 North Street. This was to be the site of the future New Picture House.The New Picture House first opened its doors in December 1930 on North Street, adjacent to where the golfing icon Thomas Mitchell Morris, more famously known as Old Tom Morris, was born. Initially the one screen cinema (and currently three) consisted of stalls and circle levels and catered for 936 people. In order to maximise comfort for cinemagoers, the cinema opted for less seats but more legroom, a feature that was much appreciated by the patrons. The Historic Scotland Grade B listed building was designed by local architects James Gillespie and James Scott. The cinema was publicly credited for its then almost unprecedented high safety standards which included a fireproof projection booth and fire extinguishers.Throughout the years the cinema has succesfully embraced up-to-date cinematographic advances. The New Picture House was marketed as “St. Andrews’ Super Sound Cinema” and immediately gained popularity in the area, which continues to this day.
SOURCE NEXUS Luxury Collection
Al B. Sure! & Rev. Al Sharpton: Championing Health Equity in Transplantation
Al B. Sure! and Rev. Al Sharpton unite to oppose Medicare cutbacks, advocating for health equity in transplantation to benefit minority communities.
In a powerful display of solidarity and determination, music legend Al B. Sure! and global civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton have come together to announce the formation of the “Health Equity in Transplantation Coalition.” This coalition aims to oppose the recent Medicare cutbacks for transplant patient blood tests that detect early signs of organ rejection, particularly affecting minority and underserved communities. With their shared commitment to justice and equality, Al B! will serve as the Executive Chairman, while Rev. Sharpton will play a vital role as the Senior Advisor.
The Impact of Medicare Coverage Restrictions:
On March 2, 2023, a private contractor known as a “Medicare Administrative Contractor” (MAC) announced restrictions on Medicare coverage for transplant patient blood tests. These tests, essential for detecting early signs of organ rejection, have been instrumental in safeguarding the health of transplant patients since 2017. However, the sudden change linking coverage to invasive surgical biopsies has caused confusion, delays, and cancellations, primarily affecting Black, Hispanic, Latino, and underserved transplant communities.
The Voice of Al B!:
As a successful organ transplant recipient and advocate for the transplant patient community, Al B! understands the importance of these blood tests firsthand. Having received a life-saving liver transplant in 2022, he emphasizes the need for accessible and non-invasive blood tests that can be conducted at home. Al B! believes that tying Medicare coverage to invasive biopsies places an undue burden on underserved transplant recipients, necessitating expensive travel, time off work for patients and caregivers, and hospital procedures.
The Support of Rev. Al Sharpton and Newt Gingrich:
Rev. Al Sharpton, renowned for his tireless work in defending the rights of minority communities, welcomes the support of former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich in restoring Medicare coverage for surveillance blood tests. Their alignment, along with a broad bipartisan group of transplant patients, physicians, and members of Congress, highlights the urgent need to reverse these detrimental rollbacks. Rev. Sharpton emphasizes that these non-invasive tests provided a lifeline to Black, Hispanic, Latino, and underserved communities, and it is essential to expand access to better tools, not restrict them.
Addressing Disparities in Transplant Care:
Transplant care plays a critical role in the lives of Black, Hispanic, and Latino Americans, who account for 40% of transplants in the United States, exceeding their representation in the general population. The battle against organ rejection is a daily struggle, with half of all kidney transplants failing within ten years. The issue is further compounded by the severe organ shortage, disproportionately affecting these communities. Approximately 50% of individuals on the transplant waiting list are Black or Hispanic/Latino, highlighting the urgent need for equitable post-transplant care and access to transplantation.
Broad Support and National Attention:
The coalition led by Al B! and Rev. Sharpton has garnered widespread support from transplant patients and the medical community. Leading national professional transplant medical associations, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation, have expressed opposition to the Medicare coverage restrictions. Additionally, a bipartisan group of representatives in Congress, along with grassroots transplant patient group “Honor the Gift coalition,” have raised concerns and demanded answers from CMS regarding the rollbacks.
Al B! and Rev. Sharpton express hope that the House Congressional Black Caucus and other influential bodies will join their efforts to restore Medicare coverage for these vital blood tests. To amplify their cause, hundreds of transplant recipients will gather in Washington, D.C., from December 4-6 for a series of activities, including meetings with congressional leaders and a press conference. The ultimate goal is to ensure that all transplant recipients, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status, have access to the necessary tools and care for a healthier future.
The formation of the “Health Equity in Transplantation Coalition” led by Al B. Sure! and Rev. Al Sharpton marks a significant step toward addressing the disparities faced by minority and underserved communities in transplant care. By opposing the Medicare cutbacks for transplant patient blood tests, this coalition strives to ensure that all transplant recipients have access to early detection of organ rejection, regardless of their background. Through their collective efforts, they aim to build a more equitable and inclusive healthcare system for all.
Dave Bautista Teams Up with the ASPCA to Raise Awareness for Animals in Need
This GivingTuesday, Dave Bautista and the ASPCA call for animal lovers’ support, helping to provide meals, shelter, and care for thousands of rescued animals
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Today, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is announcing its collaboration with acclaimed actor, animal advocate, and pet parent Dave Bautista to raise awareness and encourage support for rescued animals in honor of GivingTuesday, the global movement that inspires people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. This year, the ASPCA is hoping to encourage the public to keep animals top-of-mind and to help support their journeys from rescue to finding the loving homes they deserve.
Dave Bautista and the ASPCA call for support, helping to provide meals, shelter, and care for rescued animals in need.Tweet
Dave, whose passions both personally and professionally have led him from a career in wrestling to acting to animal advocacy, is a well-known dog-lover who proudly voices his support for pet adoption and animal protection. Dave is the proud pet parent of four adopted pit bulls and is a consistent champion for the breed. His passion for his pets and his compassion for all animals in need make Dave an ideal partner for a day like GivingTuesday.
Starting on GivingTuesday and continuing through the holiday season, Dave will be calling on the public to help animals by donating funds or supplies, adopting homeless animals, or volunteering their time – in hopes of giving more animals the second chances they deserve.
“My first rescue dogs were Ollie and Maggie, and I’ve had them for about five years. I adopted them, and after becoming so connected with them, I started to be more aware of how many dogs are just waiting for someone to give them good, loving homes,” said Dave Bautista. “You get so much in return when you adopt a pet, and I’m going to preach for adoption for the rest of my life. Every second chance for these animals starts with someone like you, or me.”
This GivingTuesday, the ASPCA is calling for support of the thousands of animals across the country who need meals, shelter, and care before their happily ever after becomes reality. Every rescued animal’s journey starts with the support of compassionate animal lovers.
“Dave Bautista’s compassion for homeless animals and advocacy for pit bulls in particular make him a powerful ambassador for GivingTuesday, inspiring his fans and many others to adopt, foster, and contribute to the health and welfare of shelter animals, even before those animals are ready for new homes,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president and CEO. “We thank Dave and everyone speaking out and stepping up this holiday season on behalf of dogs and cats in need and commit our strong support for those animals now and always.”
To support shelter animals who need food, toys, and so much more before they can find loving homes, visit ASPCA.org/BeforeYou.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first animal welfare organization to be established in North America and today serves as the nation’s leading voice for vulnerable and victimized animals. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA assists animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources. For more information, visit www.ASPCA.org, and follow the ASPCA on Facebook, X, Instagram, and TikTok.
Maverix Havik Control Paddle Review: Elevate Your Pickleball Game
Join Mike Sleeves Sliwa as he tests the Maverix Havik – 16 mm CONTROL paddle, a game-changer in pickleball. Watch now for expert insights and reviews!
In the latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report, renowned pickleball enthusiast Mike Sleeves Sliwa takes us on a thrilling journey as he revisits the Maverix Pickleball company. Having previously tested their Power Paddle back in October, Mike now sets his sights on the Havik – 16 mm CONTROL paddle. This eagerly anticipated review aims to provide valuable insights into Maverix’s latest offering.
Diving into the Havik – 16 mm CONTROL Paddle:
Mike Sliwa’s first impressions of the Havik paddle are overwhelmingly positive. The 16 mm CONTROL surface offers exceptional maneuverability and precision, allowing players to achieve greater control over their shots. The paddle’s design, incorporating Maverix’s signature craftsmanship, ensures durability without compromising on performance.
Unveiling Unmatched Performance:
During his rigorous testing, Mike discovers that the Havik paddle excels in both power and control. The paddle’s unique technology minimizes vibration upon impact, providing players with a comfortable and responsive feel. Its wider sweet spot enhances shot accuracy, making it ideal for players looking to fine-tune their game.
The Maverix Havik – 16 mm CONTROL paddle emerges as a game-changer in the world of pickleball. Mike Sleeves Sliwa’s review showcases its exceptional performance, reaffirming Maverix’s commitment to innovation and quality. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, this paddle promises to elevate your game and enhance your overall playing experience. Stay tuned for more exciting pickleball updates from the Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report.
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