Colony Square Food Hall Politan Row Announces First Three Restaurants

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When Colony Square’s food hall Politan Row opens this spring, Atlantans can expect these three restaurants with more announcements coming soon: Shaun Doty’s grass-fed burger concept Federal Burger, Sang Ho’s Vietnamese eatery Bun Mi Grill and Rob Green’s health-focused Yom — stylized as “YŌM.” Sign up now to get our […]

When Colony Square’s food hall Politan Row opens this spring, Atlantans can expect these three restaurants with more announcements coming soon: Shaun Doty’s grass-fed burger concept Federal Burger, Sang Ho’s Vietnamese eatery Bun Mi Grill and Rob Green’s health-focused Yom — stylized as “YŌM.”

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Located at the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets and anchoring Midtown’s newest greenspaces, The Grove and The Plaza at Colony Square, Politan Row will open soon as part of North American Properties’ (NAP) $400 million redevelopment of the mixed-use destination. 

Politan Group, the team behind the food hall experience, is focused on recruiting local, independent restaurant owners who want to grow their businesses, according to an announcement Friday. Additionally, Politan Row features event spaces, “hang-out options,” entertainment, and cocktail programs.

“Politan Row at Colony Square is more than just a place to grab a bite to eat – it’s a place to explore new cuisines and reconnect with one another,” Will Donaldson, founder and CEO of Politan Group, said in the announcement. “What excites me most about our food halls is the sense of community between our purveyors and our neighborhood.”

The first three concepts announced for Politan Row at Colony Square are:

  • Federal Burger — featuring grass-fed beef from White Oak Pastures, Root Bakery buns, and a selection of both traditional and non-traditional sides. “I am thrilled to work with such an amazing group of truly seasoned operators like Politan Row and North American Properties,” Doty said. “There’s no better location I could ask for than in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.”
  • Bun Mi Grill — a fast-casual, healthy, Vietnamese eatery brought to life by founder Sang Ho. Ho grew up in his family’s Vietnamese restaurants in Boston and after retiring from a career in accounting, he returned to his true passion of cooking. At Bun Mi, guests can expect a wide variety of choices from Banh mi with housemade truffle pate and local bread to seasonal Pho noodle soup and more. The food hall will be home to Ho’s second Bun Mi restaurant.
  • YŌM — a juice, smoothie, and bowl concept by owner Rob Green. After operating the business from a food truck and pop-up locations around Atlanta, including at Colony Square, Green is opening his first Yom brick and mortar space at the food hall. “Yom’s guilt-free menu incorporates whole foods and bold flavors from cuisines around the world, including dishes inspired by Green’s Native American culture,” according to the announcement. Most meals start vegan with the option to add protein and guests can enjoy smoothies, bowls, and “vegan junk food,” as well as several avocado toast options including “Up The Creek,” smoked salmon topped with capers, avocado, and lemon zest. 

Colony Square marks the seventh and largest food hall in Politan Group’s portfolio, with room for 11 food and beverage concepts, a central bar, flexible event space and a secret bar. The food hall will feature 20,000 square feet of indoor seating and 22,000 square feet of outdoor dining space, brought together by a “NanaWall,” which opens up the interior space to engage with the outdoors. Additionally, the design of the food hall will align with how people will want to dine post-pandemic, including covered outdoor dining and online ordering options to provide an alternative to the traditional counter-service experience. The food hall is situated on the mixed-use community’s open-air Plaza, which is activated weekly with events such as yoga, live music, and movie nights.

Politan Row at Colony Square will be the latest addition to the mixed-use destination’s retail, restaurant, and entertainment lineup. Most recently, dine-in movie theater IPIC debuted its first Georgia location at Colony Square. Later this year, Colony Square will welcome Serena Pastificio, Holeman and Finch Public House, Rumi’s Kitchen, King of Pops, Lush Nail Bar, Sunnies, and Saints + Council.

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