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Blue Ridge-Based OAR Finer Goods Expanding Retail Footprint With Halcyon Storefront

'Niche goods for the modern gentleman' will be available in the Forsyth County mixed-use village starting fall 2019.
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OAR Finer Goods, a men’s accessories and lifestyle concept, will join the tenant mix at Halcyon in Forsyth County, according to a press release last week.

Founded in Blue Ridge earlier this year as a “complementary counterpart” to sister concept, Canoe, OAR offers an assortment of locally and nationally sourced products.

Halcyon will be home to OAR’s second location, which is slated to open fall 2019.

Known for retailing lifestyle brands such as Fulton & Roark and Brackish Bow Ties, OAR also offers original pieces ranging from coasters and keychains to items such as hand-forged jewelry, leather bags, and custom baseballs.

T-shirts, apothecary goods, Dopp kits, leather wallets, cigar humidors, journals, passport covers, candles and more will also be available.

“Following the great response OAR has received in Blue Ridge, I’m thrilled to bring an eclectic mix of lifestyle goods and quality accessories to Forsyth County’s exciting new shopping destination,” Lynn Kemp, founder of OAR and Canoe, said in the release.

“My goal is to fill a void in the market and offer the products men enjoy in an environment specifically curated for them. OAR is where style and sophistication merge.”

The 930-square-foot retail space will sit a short walk away from sister concept Canoe, near CMX CinéBistro and the central green space at the development.

“We are assembling a thoughtfully harmonized retail mix that prioritizes innovation and community at Halcyon,” Phil Mays, principal at RocaPoint Partners, Halcyon’s developer, said in the release.

“OAR is the perfect characterization of this combination, delivering a new-to-market concept with a strong emphasis on amplifying creative brands that deviate from the norm and provide a sense of exclusivity.”

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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