Local restaurateurs are debuting original concepts Frenchie’s and Holmes Slice at mixed-use village in Forsyth County
RocaPoint Partners today announces two more culinary concepts are coming to the new mixed-use village in Forsyth County. Frenchie’s Royal House of Frites & Meats and Holmes Slice have signed on to join Halcyon’s Market Hall. The chef-driven, fast-casual food stalls will both debut early next year, completing the Market Hall’s lineup and further expanding the development’s diverse roster of restaurants and retailers.
“Halcyon is not only dedicated to bringing more dining options to the people who live, work and play in Forsyth County, but also creating a dining destination that is worth the drive for our neighbors across metro Atlanta,” said Phil Mays, principal at RocaPoint Partners. “With their established connections to the local community, these local concepts will be great additions to the distinct mix of dining options at Halcyon. Get ready to find a new favorite fast-casual lunch spot or go-to place for the whole family to enjoy time together.”
Frenchie’s Royal House of Frites & Meats will mark the third dining option at Halcyon from Maven Restaurant Group, the team behind the American gastro sports bar, Butcher & Brew, and Market Hall taco stand, Tocayo. Led by Culinary Director Andy Long, formerly known for his Fry Guy food truck, Frenchie’s menu will include mouth-watering burgers ground daily, house-smoked bacon, hand-cut French fries and New Orleans-inspired soft serve ice cream. The stall’s photo-ready design will stand out in the Market Hall with all-black tiles and stylish brass fixtures.
“We can’t get enough of the great energy at Halcyon,” said Louis Soon, owner of Maven Restaurant Group, who also operates South Main Kitchen and Lapeer Seafood Market in Alpharetta City Center. “Since opening Butcher & Brew 2 and Tocayo at Halcyon, the response from our guests has been overwhelming. The environment is so friendly and approachable, and the Market Hall is the ideal setting to introduce Frenchie’s — a special project we’ve been dreaming up for a while.”
Frenchie’s will be located between Gu’s Dumplings and Holmes Slice, an original concept that will bring wood-fired pizza by the slice and by the pie to Halcyon. Holmes Slice is helmed by Taylor Neary, the owner and executive chef of Restaurant Holmes, a family-owned restaurant known for creative small plates and seasonal American fare in Alpharetta City Center.
The design aesthetic of Holmes Slice will echo elements of its sister restaurant with neon signage and a full bar, while also pulling inspiration from the old-fashioned pizza parlors found in New York or Naples, Italy. Each pizza will be handcrafted with dough from scratch and locally sourced produce in a custom-made, wood-burning oven, all on display to guests through a window to the kitchen.
“Holmes Slice will feel right at home in Halcyon’s Market Hall next to our long-time friends and neighbors from Maven Restaurant Group,” said Neary, who previously worked alongside Soon at South Main Kitchen. “We’re excited to try something different, while still delivering the same standard of quality expected from the Holmes name. We hope guests will find familiar favorites as well as sample new flavors, not only from Holmes Slice but also fellow stalls for the full food-hall experience.”
Halcyon’s Market Hall is designed as a gathering space for the community to enjoy small bites and drinks from a diverse mix of food stalls overlooking the Village Green. Gu’s Dumplings, Pita Mediterranean Street Food, Sweet Tuna Poke and Tocayo are now open in the Market Hall from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. In addition to the Market Hall, Halcyon’s current roster of local and first-to-market food and beverage tenants now open includes Butcher & Brew, Cherry Street Brewpub, CMX Stone sports bar, CT Cantina Taqueria, It’s a Sweet Life bakery, Kilwins, Popbar and Ocean & Acre. Land of A Thousand Hills, Never Enough Thyme and Salata Salad Kitchen are coming soon.
For updates and additional information about Halcyon, including a full list of the retailers and restaurants coming to the mixed-use community, visit www.visithalcyon.com or follow @VisitHalcyon on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Halcyon, Forsyth County, Georgia’s most anticipated mixed-use village, is a fascinating alternative to the conventional development. The $370-million, 135-acre community weaves together nature, design and leisure into one place. Nature trails and more than 50 acres greenspace connect to the Big Creek Greenway. RocaPoint Partners and New York-based The Georgetown Company comprise the development team. Retail landlord representation is provided by JLL. Experience the excitement of the village by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.