Fade + Facet, a restaurant, bar, and hookah lounge with a “mission to create a service-focused experience for every guest,” has opened in Duluth, at 3547 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, in the Howell Crossing shopping center.
Fade + Facet promises a “bespoke menu” crafted by “expert mixologists, food aficionados and hookah devotees,” Owners Kelly and Damian Roberts told What Now Atlanta in an email.
The menu blends the regional flavors of the owners’ Caribbean roots with local soul food favorites, they said. The space includes an “out-of-this-world VIP area” and an outdoor patio coming soon.
“Fade is that first puff feeling, instant relaxation where your worries drift away and the fun starts to float in,” Kelly Roberts said. “Facet is all the paths and people on your journey, evolving at every angle. Combine for a memorable experience.”
Damian Roberts was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, and has lived stateside for 20 years, most of which was in Brooklyn, NY, before moving to Atlanta in 2019.
“Damian started looking for real estate and set his sights on Duluth, Georgia in Gwinnett County,” Roberts said. “Duluth is one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia, and with a diverse and affluent local customer base in the surrounding area, Damian signed a lease. This happened to be in the middle of a global pandemic, but Damian has never met an obstacle he couldn’t overcome.”
Pulling inspiration from the Caribbean, New York City and Los Angeles, Damian and Kelly were inspired to create a design they refer to as “night garden” — a kind of “psychedelic, enchanted forest,” according to Roberts. Fade + Facets’ menu of Caribbean infused soul food favorites are served up by Executive Chef M Todd.