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Puma launches a pop-up social club in Hollywood

October 14, 2010 |  7:06 am

Puma Global sports and lifestyle brand Puma is launching a pop-up shop Thursday in Hollywood that borrows from the concept of old-school men's social clubs. 

The 6,500-square-foot Puma Social Club, which will be open through Oct. 28 on the first floor of the Sunset Towers (8730 Sunset Blvd.), was created as a spot for "the social games we play off the field with friends," said a spokesman for the company.

The ephemeral space pays homage to the after-hours athlete — with a beer-worthy set-up of darts, foosball, table tennis and bowling.

And of course the outpost carries a full range of Puma gear, from the classic track jacket and reissued sneakers to exclusive, limited-edition graphic tees. Regular shop hours are from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The social club is popping up now to coincide with the company's just-launched "Puma Social" print-and-online ad campaign, which features groups of kitted-out friends bowling, playing ping-pong, singing karaoke and throwing darts. 

With a fully-operational cash bar and nighttime snacks menu, the club will be open to age 21-plus night owls for late-night events during its two-week tenure.

For a full listing of happenings, see

-- Emili Vesilind

Photo: Fooseball at Puma's San Francisco pop-up. Credit: Puma