Halcyon retailers hoping Small Business Saturday brings big crowds

The National Retail Federation says holiday spending will likely reach record levels this year, with shoppers expected to shell out an average of $620 on gifts. And that’s music to the ears of local business owners, who are hoping for a big turnout during this year’s Small Business Saturday and beyond.

No Development, You Say? Plenty of Mixed-Use Is Moving Dirt in Atlanta

Driving around the Atlanta metroplex, the casual observer might think the Georgia state bird is the construction crane. According to Cushman & Wakefield, Atlanta retail construction hit a five-year peak in 2022 of 765,000 square feet of new space delivered. The first quarter alone recorded more deliveries than the annual total of each 2020 and 2021.

Halcyon’s Barbie Bonanza

Green-and-khaki clad hikers and bikers on the Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth, Ga., are regular customers at the Halcyon mixed-use center located on the trailhead. But in the month since Barbie opened at Halcyon’s CMX Cinebistro, pink has been the dominant color on its pathways.

Lima One will anchor Greenville County Square

Lima One Capital, a real estate investing lender, will expand its U.S. headquarters in Greenville’s County Square development. The company’s $51.4 million investment will create approximately 300 new jobs, according to a press release.

RocaPoint Signs Perch Kitchen & Tap to Lease at $1B Greenville County Square Development

RocaPoint Partners has signed Perch Kitchen & Tap to open a restaurant and brewery at Greenville County Square, a $1 billion mixed-use development in Greenville. Perch Kitchen & Tap is the first committed food-and-beverage tenant and will join Whole Foods Market in the development’s first phase. Charleston-based Palmetto Brewing Co. is partnering with Perch to operate the restaurant’s brewery portion. Perch is based in Chicago and is part of the 4 Star Restaurant Group. The new restaurant and brewery will feature 7,200 square feet of indoor dining and kitchen space and a 2,100-square-foot outdoor patio. Additionally, the new 250,000-square-foot Greenville County administrative building is set to open soon at the development.