Halcyon Rounds Out Market Hall Roster with Two New Dining Concepts

Original concepts Frenchie’s and Holmes Slice will make debut early 2020.

Frenchie’s Royal House of Frites & Meats and Holmes Slice have signed on to join Halcyon’s Market Hall, part of a new mixed-use village in Forsyth County

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The chef-driven, fast-casual food stalls will both debut early-2020, completing the Market Hall’s lineup.

“With their established connections to the local community, these local concepts will be great additions to the distinct mix of dining options at Halcyon,” Phil Mays, principal at RocaPoint Partners, said in a press release Friday.

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 burgers ground daily, house-smoked bacon, hand-cut French fries and New Orleans-inspired soft serve ice cream.

“Since opening Butcher & Brew 2 and Tocayo at Halcyon, the response from our guests has been overwhelming,” said Louis Soon, owner of Maven Restaurant Group, who also operates South Main Kitchen and Lapeer Seafood Market in Alpharetta City Center.

“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.”

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.

[Mural pictured was crafted by WNA Partner Option Signs.]

Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker is an Atlanta-based journalist, editor and researcher.
Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker is an Atlanta-based journalist, editor and researcher.