Photo credit: The Painted Pin
Photo: Carolyn Desalu/Atlanta Restaurant Scene
Photo: Carolyn Desalu/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

The Painted Pin, Tex-Mex concept Superica expanding to Gwinnett County

Revel development also to welcome Jinya Ramen Bar, Honeysuckle Gelato and several other culinary concepts

A popular bowling alley-restaurant-bar hybrid is expanding OTP, along with several other new and existing culinary concepts.

The Painted Pin is slated to open a second location at Revel, a $900 million mixed-use development anchored by Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County, with a projected summer 2021 opening.

The first Painted Pin opened in Buckhead in 2014. Atlanta-based Painted Hospitality group, owned by Justin Amick and William Stallworth, also operates The Painted Duck, which opened in West Midtown in late 2017. 

“Revel is the home we’ve been waiting for to finally expand our local entertainment brand beyond intown,” Amick said in a prepared statement. “It’s a perfect fit to align our one of a kind concept with visionary developers North American Properties.

The Parilla Mixta Fajita at Superica includes beef and chicken fajitas, carnitas, guacamole, smoked onion salsa fresca, Mexican butter and house-made flour tortilllas. Photo: Ligaya Figueras
Photo: Ligaya Figueras/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

At Painted Pin’s Gwinnett location, chef Thomas Collins will serve “upscale alley fare” including woodfired pizzas, tacos, sliders, sandwiches, salads and shareable small plates. Bar Manager Trip Sandifer, who has worked at The Painted Duck as well as The Spence and Restaurant Eugene, will offer signature cocktails and advanced sommelier Justin Amick will curate a list of craft, local beer and artisanal wines.

In addition to The Painted Pin, Ford Fry’s popular Tex-Mex restaurant Superica will also open a location in Revel. It will join Superica locations in Krog Street Market and Buckhead, along with Charlotte, North Carolina and Houston. Fry owns several other Atlanta restaurants.

“We’re all about growing alongside these new communities with like-minded neighbors and spreading the Tex-Mex love throughout the south to bring Gwinnett a place they can call ‘their own Superica,’” said Fry in a prepared statement.

Other food and beverage concepts opening in Revel include:

Jinya Ramen Bar, a Los Angeles-based ramen bar which has several metro Atlanta locations.

Secreto, a restaurant focused on Southern cuisine made with farm-to-table ingredients that has locations in Brookhaven and Alpharetta.

Honeysuckle Gelato, an Atlanta-based gelato shop with a location at Ponce City Market and a forthcoming shop at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville. The concept will donate 5% of profits each year to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 

The Local Expedition Wood Fired Grill, a family-owned, fast-casual eatery with locations in Alpharetta and one soon-to-open in Dunwoody. 

Maker's Coffee & Wine, a coffee and wine bar from the founders of Octane Coffee and investors in the Gwinnett community. 

Upon completion, Revel will feature 300,000 square feet of curated retail, chef-driven dining and entertainment, 650,000 square feet of high-tech office space, a 340-room, 4-star hotel, 900 single and multifamily residences and 275,000 square feet of community greenspace. 

Revel is being developed through a public-private partnership between NAP and Gwinnett County Convention and Visitors Bureau. At the site, construction teams are nearing the completion of two parking decks, which will bring approximately 3,400 parking spaces to the development. The first deck will be complete in September, with the second deck expected to deliver before the end of the year. 

North American Properties has also been involved in the redevelopment of Atlantic Station and Colony Square in Atlanta and the ground-up development of Avalon in Alpharetta.


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