Southern Proper plans new concept for Forsyth mixed-use project

The team behind the popular restaurants including Tin Lizzy's Cantina and The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is planning a new concept for Forsyth County. 

Atlanta-based Southern Proper Hospitality plans to open a restaurant called Hog Island. It will come to HALCYON, a massive mixed-use project rising at Georgia 400 and McFarland Parkway. 

Hog Island will combine a smokehouse and an oyster bar under one roof, serving smoked meats and seafood. 

It will take 4,220 square feet in a barn-like building. 

"Natural light and wood detailing will add warmth to the restaurant's clean, crisp and bright interior, creating a comfortable, laid-back vibe," says an announcement. 

It's set to open in 2019. 

Southern Proper also operates Smokebelly BBQ, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar, Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentlemen, Beni's Cubano and MIlton's Cuisine and Cocktails. 

HALCYON is now under construction and is expected to open in 2019. The 135-acre project is from Atlanta-based RocaPoint Partners and New York-based The Georgetown Co. It will include more than 500,000 square feet of office and retail space, a movie theater, two hotels and 690 residential units. 

JLL Retail is handing the retail leasing. The project has landed other coveted food tenants, including new locations of Gu's Dumplings and Alpharetta restaurant Butcher & Brew. Cherry Street Brewing will also open a new brewpub and beer garden at the project. 

- Amy Wenk, Atlanta Business Chronicle