Global Connections Owner Opens Pizza Parlor

Open to Beso del Sol Resort Guests and Local Communities

DUNEDIN, FL (December 4, 2017) – Tom Lyons, President and CEO of Global Connections, Inc. (GCI)has purchased Gulf Shore Pizza (formerly Marker 8 Pizza) just across the street from GCI’s popular Beso Del Sol Resort in Dunedin, Florida.

Lyons, an entrepreneur who also owns Title Boxing Club, Myla Rose Saloon (Breckenridge, CO) and is involved in numerous philanthropic initiatives, says he opened Gulf Shore Pizza to take “some of the pressure off” Beso Del Sol’s Tiki Bar kitchen. The Marker 8 Tiki Bar is the popular restaurant serving the Beso Del Sol Resort guests and locals.

Tom relates that he thoroughly enjoyed the “Pizza Chef Competition” at the pizza parlor. Chefs from all over the area came to show off their specialty crusts and sauces. Tom’s question to himself for each “contestant” was: “If I didn’t own the place, would I eat the pizza?” The winning chef scored high marks for a delicious thin crust pizza which is already in high demand, both with delivery and walk in traffic.

Gulf Shore Pizza serves traditional pizzas as well as some creative specialties such as All Veggie, Chicken Bacon Ranch and Sweet Jalapeno Bacon. Craft Beer is on tap and a selection of wine is available as well. Gulf Shore Pizza features Happy Hour Slices from 9 p.m. to close every day.

Gulf Shore Pizza is already garnering rave reviews like this one on Yelp: “pizza was awesome! service was insane (sic) fast and very very friendly! recommending to absolutely everybody!!!”

About Gulf Shore Pizza

Formerly Marker 8 Pizza, changed name to Gulf Shore Pizza to avoid confusion with Marker 8 Tiki Bar. Located at 1269 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, FL, continues to offer the same great pizza, same great staff.

About Global Connections, Inc.

Global Connections, Inc. is based in Overland Park, KS, opening in 1996 as a travel club fulfillment and service provider.  Considered a leader in the travel club industry, GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery Vacations club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation options at more than 700 North American resorts.  GCI is the developer and owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee and Colorado as well as owning and leasing numerous resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. For more information about GCI visit

About Beso Del Sol Resort

Award-winning waterfront resort overlooking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island on Florida’s gulf coast offers studio, one-and two-bedroom suites designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Located on the west coast of Florida the resort is perfectly situated near Clearwater Beach and Caladesi Island for an ideal vacation getaway or destination wedding in Dunedin, Florida.

About Marker 8 Tiki Bar

One of the gulf coast's best tiki bars, Marker 8 Tiki Bar and Grill serves up casual fare, cold beer, fruity drinks and fun seven days a week. Located at Beso Del Sol Resort, 1420 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin, FL.

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