Cypress Creek Town Center is adding a rock-themed, family restaurant; a game and entertainment venue; and a cigar emporium to its retail roster.
Rock & Brews, Main Event and Cigars International are under construction on the south side of State Road 56, on stand-alone parcels adjacent to Tampa Premium Outlets.
Rock & Brews general manager Tim Patituce anticipates an October opening.
COVID-19 likely will determine the date.
“With everything going on, you can’t pull the trigger on hiring until we get to 100% capacity without 6-foot separation. We want to make sure you get the whole Rock & Brews experience,” the general manager said.
Patituce emphasizes that despite the “Rock” in the name, this is a family friendly restaurant.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, members of KISS, are “corporation ambassadors,” Patituce said. KISS, a rock band from the 1970s, is known for their painted faces, futuristic costumes and pyrotechnic effects during live performances.
The décor features rock n’ roll posters. Televisions play music videos. And, diners can play shuffleboard, corn hole and foosball.
The menu includes burgers, pizzas and creative salads — made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.
The restaurant also boasts a large selection of craft beers and an outdoor patio.
“We’re really excited to have Main Event and Cigars International within walking distance. We want to have a partnership together.”
Patituce grew up in Florida. He helped open another Rock & Brews in Kissimmee. The Wesley Chapel location will be the fourth restaurant in Florida.
Main Event is an approximately 49,000-square-foot venue that will feature 22 bowling lanes, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, shuffleboard, games and two banquet rooms.
An opening is expected in 2020.
Cigars International’s website describes the company – known for its online and catalog sales – as the “King Kong” of the cigar industry.
Its headquarters is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; its corporate owner is Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
According to permits issued by Pasco County, the store will be nearly 13,000 square feet including the outdoor patio. The company’s online menu lists more than 1,600 cigar brands, accessories and a Cigar of the Month Club.
Representatives for Main Event and Cigars International weren’t available for comment.
Published June 17, 2020