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RocaPoint Partners this week announced Il Bottegone, an Italian-style market offering “daily essentials and luxurious artisanal foods,” will soon join the mix of retail and dining concepts at Halcyon.
Slated to open in fall 2021, the new concept comes from Forsyth County resident Jose Jimenez and will fill the storefront next to Optima Eye Care within the mixed-use village.
Il Bottegone is translated from Italian to English as “little shop.” The market will feature a mix of groceries and basic household supplies, as well as a countertop service offering artisanal cheeses, meats, fresh bread, jam, and more. Guests can grab and-go or have custom charcuterie and cheese boards prepared in-store to enjoy at Halcyon. The market will also eventually offer a selection of beer and wine options.
Inspired by his father’s markets throughout Spain and his lifelong dedication to the service industry, Jimenez seeks to bring the community- and experience-driven culture of Europe right to Forsyth County, within the mixed-use development.
“Halcyon’s inviting atmosphere centered around the greenspace seamlessly brings the community together, which is exactly what I intend to do with Il Bottegone,” Jimenez said in a press release. “In bringing a piece of Europe to Halcyon, my hope is to provide a space for family and friends to relax and enjoy each other’s company as they indulge in light servings of artisanal bites and drinks from a world away.”
The interior design will feature “warm and inviting tones with creative lighting” throughout. The alleyway next to the space will mirror quaint café and market patios that line the cobblestone streets of Europe, serving as a gathering place for guests. Greenery and art will line the walls of the market and the outdoor terrace.
“Il Bottegone is a perfect complement to Halcyon’s already established lineup of independent businesses that have continued to differentiate Halcyon from other developments in the metro Atlanta area,” Phil Mays, principal at RocaPoint Partners and developer of Halcyon, said. “Thanks to the ongoing support from the local community, the mixed-use village continues to thrive nearly two years after opening, with the start of the second phase and addition of new tenants slated throughout the remainder of the year.”
With the addition of Il Bottegone, Halcyon’s roster of independent businesses and first-to-market national retailers, restaurants, and service providers spanning more than 30 concepts. In spring 2021, Halcyon welcomed Derbyshire Mens, Board & Brush Creative Studio, Iron Age Korean Steakhouse and Cattle Shed Steak & Wine Bar. Construction is now underway on Halcyon’s second phase of development, which will include a 60,000 square-foot office building and a 23,000 square-foot fitness center.