Hop City and Barleygarden Kitchen on Tap For Pinewood Forest

Kraig Torres will open the retail store, bar, and beer garden adjacent Pinewood Studios late-2019.

Pinewood Forest in a press release Monday announced Hop City Craft Beer & Wine and Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar are on tap for the Fayetteville development.

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Owner Kraig Torres will open both concepts at the Pinewood Studios-adjacent development late-2019, offering a retail, bar, and beer garden all within one 5,500-square-foot space.

“We are captivated by the concept of a neighborhood built next to the largest production studio in the Southeast,” Torres said in the release.

“Whether moving into a new home, working at the studio, or starring in the next big superhero movie (dare we dream – Paul Rudd a Hop City customer?), we know everyone will love the beer adventure that goes with a visit to Hop City coupled with the great, unpretentious food we serve at Barleygarden. We truly are counting down the days until we can open our doors to the community.”

Hop City and Barleygarden is the second announced of 12 restaurants in the Pinewood Forest community.

“We’ve curated a culinary experience unlike any other in Atlanta or the Southeast that will fuel the next generation of creators, entrepreneurs, and storytellers who live, work and visit Pinewood,” Bill Lynch, project director for Pinewood Forest, said in the release.

“Welcoming Hop City and Barleygarden to our community was a designful decision. Not only does it fill a niche service we were looking for, the soon-to-be hotspot will allow both residents and guests a place to relax, have fun and get their creative juices flowing.”

Hop City joins Braise in the lineup of concepts coming to Pinewood Forest, a casual fine dining concept from James Beard grant-winner, Chef Tanya Jimenez, who has worked with Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia.

The deal was brokered by Todd Semrau of Oakhurst Realty Partners.

Hop City has existing Atlanta locations in Westside and Krog Street Market and a third outpost is in development in the Lee + White project.

Barleygarden Kitchen - Pinewood Forest Village Square
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Village Square at Pinewood Forest | Rendering: Nequette Architecture
Caleb J. Spivak

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