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Forsyth County’s answer to Avalon will begin opening next month

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A few months behind schedule, Halcyon’s retail options are almost people-ready

A long single-story building topped with the word “Halcyon” is lined with garage doors.
Halcyon’s Market Hall is soon to debut retailers and restaurants.
RocaPoint Parners

Forsyth County’s Avalon-esque mini-city Halcyon is coming together, and a slate of restaurants and retailers is on track to debut next month.

On September 18, the 135-acre mixed-use development with an Alpharetta address, located just off Ga. Highway 400’s Exit 12, is expected to open the doors of a brewpub, taqueria, bakery, chocolatier, gelato shop, and the “Market Hall.”

The latter offering will be a gathering space where patrons can grab small dishes from six different food kiosks overlooking some of the project’s green space.

More specifically, the initial Halcyon attractions will include Cherry Street Brewpub—a venture by the local brewers that will feature a beer garden next to the Village Green—and CT Cantina Taqueria, described as “a fresh take on Latin fare with a variety of street eats and margaritas.”

This first wave of retail openings will also include the Mercedes-Benz Experience Center, which is billed as a “small-format experience center for guests to learn about the luxury auto brand’s latest designs and innovations”—a showroom, by the sound of it.

A rendering of Halcyon’s planned Krog Street Market-style food hall, with people seated between kiosks and large, open garage doors.
An early rendering of the soon-to-open food hall.
Wakefield Beasley and Associates; Halcyon

When Halcyon, developed by RocaPoint Partners and New York-based The Georgetown Company, is said and done, the $370 million community is expected to feature more than 50 acres of green space and nature trails, all linked to the Big Creek Greenway.

It’s also projected to feature two hotels, some 700 residences, and the county’s first dine-in movie theater.

(We’ve asked for updates on where the rest of the project stands and will update this story if more information comes.)

In the works by builder EA Homes, 101 under-construction townhomes will start in the high-$300,000s, and 42 single-family houses will seek upwards of $600,000.

A sketch of a white Colonial-style home.
One of the single-family home plans.
Edward Andrews Homes
A sketch of a beige single-family home, with a gabled roof that rises from the front door to a second-floor window on the right side.
Another single-family option.
Edward Andrews Homes