Playa Bowls Continues Atlanta Expansion with Halcyon Store

The fourth ATL-area store is headed to Halcyon, Alpharetta’s mixed-use village.
Playa Bowls Continues Atlanta Expansion with Halcyon Store
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Playa Bowls, the plant-based acai and pitaya bowl brand with three Atlanta-area locations, has announced plans to add a fourth location in Halcyon, the mixed-use village in Forsyth County. According to a press release, come March patrons will be able to enjoy their favorite acai bowls, flavorful smoothies, and cold pressed juices in the development from RocaPoint Partners.

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“With a new year and health and wellness on the mind, it couldn’t be a better time to welcome Playa Bowls to our thriving community of restaurant, retail and entertainment offerings,” Phil Mays, principal at RocaPoint Partners and developer of Halcyon, said in the release. “They will deliver an experience to guests the minute they walk in the door, from brightly colored walls to an array of flavors for customers to enjoy, and that aligns perfectly with our vision for Halcyon. We look forward to having them be a part of this wonderful social community.”

The new Playa Bowls location is owned by Nick Ransom, who has worked with the brand for the last five years. Ransom began work with the company in New Jersey and has since relocated to Atlanta to focus on expanding the concept in the area. As Operations Manager for the company, Ransom opened the Peachtree Corners location earlier this year. He also assisted with opening the Chamblee and Beltline locations.

“When I first came to Atlanta to help with the store openings a little over a year ago, I fell in love with the city and knew I wanted to move here full time,” Ransom said in the release. “Deciding to open a location at Halcyon was a no-brainer. It stuck out to us because it boasts such a strong family environment and offers a plethora of interactive events that we can be a part of. We can’t wait to open to the community and offer a healthy option that both parents and kids will enjoy.”

Founded by avid surfers Robert Giuliani and Abby Taylor in New Jersey, Playa Bowls has spent the last seven years developing its national footprint. Today, the brand operates over 130 stores across the U.S.

Playa Bowls offers a customizable experience with seven base ingredients to choose from, including acai, pitaya, coconut, oatmeal, and chia pudding. The acai is 100% homemade and sourced directly from Brazil. From coffee to cold pressed juices to an array of smoothies, Playa Bowls has something for everyone.

The Halcyon location will boast 1,410 square-feet of beach vibes and feature a hand-painted mural by artist Ramona Schatzer.

Joining Playa Bowls at Halcyon will be Italian-style market Il Bottegone, popular Spanish tapas restaurant Eclipse Di Luna and a two-story health and fitness center by The Forum Athletic Club. The development will also celebrate the reopening of the Big Creek Greenway, a nature trail that will span more than 40 miles once completed, and the opening of the Embassy Suites by Hilton, a 152-key hotel.

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Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.

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