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Halcyon lands Playa Bowls’ fourth Atlanta location
The acai and pitaya bowl concept will open at the Alpharetta mixed-use development this spring
Playa Bowls

Acai bowls, flavorful smoothies and cold-pressed juices will soon be available at Halcyon, the mixed-use village in Forsyth County, announced RocaPoint Partners in a news release.

Playa Bowls, a plant-based acai and pitaya bowl concept, will open its doors to the community in March, marking the franchise’s fourth Atlanta location with stores in Peachtree Corners, Chamblee and along the BeltLine.

“With a new year and health and wellness on the mind, it couldn’t be a better time to welcome Playa Bowls to our thriving community of restaurant, retail and entertainment offerings,” said Phil Mays, principal at RocaPoint Partners and developer of Halcyon. 

“They will deliver an experience to guests the minute they walk in the door, from brightly colored walls to an array of flavors for customers to enjoy, and that aligns perfectly with our vision for Halcyon. We look forward to having them be a part of this wonderful social community.”

Throughout the past seven years, Playa Bowls has expanded its footprint nationwide with over 130 stores across the country. Founded by avid surfers Robert Giuliani and Abby Taylor in New Jersey, Playa Bowls translates to Beach Bowls, blending a love of surfing with creative, nutritional and flavorful options.

Nick Ransom, owner of the Peachtree Corners and Halcyon locations, started with the company about five years ago in New Jersey and moved to Atlanta to focus on expanding the concept across the area.

“When I first came to Atlanta to help with the store openings a little over a year ago, I fell in love with the city and knew I wanted to move here full time,” Ransom said. “Deciding to open a location at Halcyon was a no-brainer. It stuck out to us because it boasts such a strong family environment and offers a plethora of interactive events that we can be a part of. We can’t wait to open to the community and offer a healthy option that both parents and kids will enjoy.”

Playa Bowls

Playa Bowls offers a variety of bowls with seven base ingredients to choose from, including acai, pitaya, coconut, banana, oatmeal, chia pudding and green, with their acai being 100% homemade and shipped directly from Brazil. Other menu items include extensive smoothie options, cold-pressed juices, and coffee. 

The interior design of the 1,410-square-foot space will resemble a beach vibe, with hand-painted murals by artist Ramona Schatzer - who paints all of the store’s interiors - vibrant colors, tropical music and energetic employees. 

In addition to its extensive roster of unique concepts, Halcyon guests will soon be able to experience Italian-style market Il Bottegone, popular Spanish tapas restaurant Eclipse Di Luna and a two-story health and fitness center by The Forum Athletic Club

Additionally, Halcyon will celebrate the reopening of the Big Creek Greenway, a nature trail that will span more than 40 miles once completed, and the opening of the Embassy Suites by Hilton, a 152-key hotel. 

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