Athens-based Mama’s Boy is adding a third location to its family of restaurants. The “southern fun dining” retro diner is headed to The Grid at Wire Park in Watkinsville, a spokesperson for the upcoming mixed-use development Friday told What Now Atlanta in an email.
“They will be serving biscuits, biscuit sandwiches, banana bread, cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice, and tea,” they said. An opening timeline is slated for late summer, early fall 2022.
Mama’s Boy was founded by Alicia Segars and Cooper Hudson serving dishes like Georgia Peach French Toast, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Strawberry Lemonade.
“We are very excited to be able to be part of this amazing opportunity in our hometown,” Josh Segars, the restaurant’s general manager, told What Now Atlanta in a prepared statement. “My family lives in Watkinsville and we look forward to having such an amazing place so close. To be able to have a spot there is just the icing on the cinnamon roll!”
The Grid at Wire Park will be the development’s food hall — the only one in Athens, according to developers. In addition to The Grid, the 66-acre Wire Park mixed-use development will feature 130 residential units, public green space, and 225,000 square feet of commercial, office, and retail space.
Combined with the existing mix of tenants, Wire Park is an adaptive reuse of the former Southwire facility near downtown Watkinsville. Developer Gibbs Capital in late February unveiled new signings for the project including Oconee County’s first brewery.