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South Forsyth’s Halcyon restaurant village 70 percent leased

Patrons of south Forsyth’s $370 million mixed-use development will have a number of new restaurant, upscale food court and retail options to choose from once the complex opens in 2018.

A recent announcement by Halcyon’s developer, RocaPoint Partners, said that 70 percent of the restaurant village is now leased. The announcement detailed more than half a dozen new food, drink and retail establishments to occupy the development, which is expected to open in the spring 2018 off McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 of Ga. 400.

The additions include: MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza, an “an authentic Neapolitan pizza restaurant;” Cocina and Taqueria, which offers “real Mexican cuisine with a menu that includes signature tacos, cauliflower rice       bowls and flavored margaritas;” Sweet Tuna, a Poke restaurant, Pita Mediterranean       Street Food, “cooked-to-order, authentic Mediterranean food;” Cherry Street Brewing, a craft brewery; Totally Running and Walking, an athletic store and Uni K Wax, a waxing studio.

In July, RocaPoint Partners announced Gu’s Dumplings; Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge, and Ice Cream; TOCAYO, Butcher & Brew; Never Enough Thyme and Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company had signed leases.

At the beginning of the year, Atlanta Chef Marc Taft — who currently owns and operates Chicken and the Egg in Marietta, which opened in August 2011 — signed three leases to open multiple restaurants at Halcyon.

The three restaurants include CO-OP Community Table and Bar, FEED Fried Chicken + Such — a fried chicken and other Southern food joint — and a market hall burger concept.

CO-OP will be a standalone restaurant.

The goal is to make the restaurants feel as Southern as possible, highlighting Halcyon’s concept for the development, Taft said.

“Being raised on Southern food inspired the vision behind the concepts going into Halcyon,” he said. “I’ve worked hard to create these concepts and to find the perfect place for them to operate. Halcyon is such a unique, exciting development that I think will enrich these restaurants. I expect all three to do very well in Forsyth County.”

In addition to the eateries, a 300-unit “luxury apartment community” will sit adjacent to the restaurant village.

Elan Halcyon will feature “modern floor plans with top-of-market finishes and on-site amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness studio, resort-style pool, aqua lounge, internet cafe and package concierge,” RocaPoint Partners said in May.

The development will also have 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail located below the apartments.

Greystar will develop and manage Elan Halcyon, the second the residential development company has signed on for at the site.

The company is already working on a 160-residence 55-and-older “active adult rental community” at Halcyon, featuring 12,000 square feet of “resort-inspired amenities,” such as a clubhouse, pool and spa, demonstration kitchen, game room, theater room, fitness center and golf simulator room for its residents.

When finished, Halcyon is expected to offer a total of 690 residential units, with more than 500,000 square feet of office and retail space, CMX Theaters – a high-end movie theater – and two hotels.

“We understand the need for adding value through a combination of convenient on-site amenities and thoughtfully designed apartment homes complete with high-quality finishes within a live, work and play environment,” John Roberson, senior director of development for Greystar, said previously. “At Halcyon, residents will be steps away from local restaurants, entertainment and shopping options, as well as direct access to the Big Creek Greenway.”