Fun and Games: Tyrone Mall Adds Playlive Nation, Midici

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Tyrone Square is currently undergoing an expansion after the successful addition of the luxury Cobb Theatre.

In June, the shopping center hosted a special ribbon cutting at the latest space for Playlive Nation. The social gaming lounge focuses on uniting like-minded players of all ages. It’s a space perfect for those looking to kill a few minutes at the mall, or those looking to spend a few hours lost in a virtual world.

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Ultimate gaming center expands in Florida 

Playlive Nation features XBox One gaming — they provide the controllers, games and online accounts. Complementing the gaming center are a variety of board games and card games (i.e. Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon). The franchise has locations in 13 states across the US.

Playlive’s Tyrone Square location is just their third in Florida. The company plans to open spots in Clearwater and Tampa in the near future. Visitors can also trade in old video games, consoles, gaming accessories and more for cash, store credit or 100% resale value towards game time.

All day gaming passes cost $18 and are available Monday through Thursday. Weeklong unlimited gaming passes cost just $49.99. Playlive Nation is also available for birthdays.

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Neapolitan pizza company plans location in Tyrone Square

Midici — the Neapolitan pizza company — has its sights set on Tyrone Square. They’re opening next to Rubio’s Coastal Grill in the space formerly occupied by Lee Roy Selmon’s.  The kitchen takes centerstage at the restaurant as customers are invited to watch the process of cooking each hearty pie.

We meet rigorous gastronomic rules to serve authentic Neapolitan Pizza, famous for its a chewy and crisp dough topped with all-natural ingredients, all baked to perfection in 90 seconds.

The restaurant’s dough is made with only four fine ingredients — non-GMO double zero flour imported from Naples, pure water, sea salt and live yeast. Garnishes for the pizza include crushed non-GMO Italian peeled tomatoes, fresh whole mozzarella and non-GMO, Italian extra virgin olive oil.

Favorite appetizers include meatballs — made in house — with smoked mozzarella and a wood fire-baked truffle cheese bread. One of their more popular pizzas is the truffle and prosciutto di san Danele — made with truffle cream, whole mozzarella, all natural fresh mushrooms, parmigiano-reggiano organic sweet basil, non-GMO extra virgin olive oil, topped with prosciutto di San Danele.

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Gluten-free and vegan options available

For those who are gluten-free but crave pizza, Midici has you covered. They offer Margherita pizza on gluten-free Neapolitan crust. If you have room after lunch/dinner, then we recommend you dig into the Nutella calzone.

The dessert is made with soft and chewy Neapolitan dough, baked with Nutella, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, topped with a hint of balsamic reduction and shaved coconut. An official opening date has not been set yet.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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