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Sandwich shop How Crispy Express set to debut in Summerhill next year

Greg Best of Ticonderoga Club in Krog Street Market is part of the team behind How Crispy Express, coming to Summerhill in 2020.
Greg Best of Ticonderoga Club in Krog Street Market is part of the team behind How Crispy Express, coming to Summerhill in 2020.

A sandwich concept is joining the ever-growing list of food and beverage concepts in Carter’s mixed-use development in the Summerhill neighborhood.

How Crispy Express is slated to open at 71 Georgia Ave. early next year in a 750 square-foot space next to Wood's Chapel BBQ and Junior's Pizza, across the street from Little Tart Bakeshop and Big Softie. The counter-service restaurant will offer limited barstool seating in the front window, in addition to an open-air patio. Halfway Crooks Beer, also located across the street, will serve a custom "Lil' Buddy" sandwich designed especially for the brewery.

The eatery will be the first from Atlanta-based Benumkermi Hospitality Syndicate, a collaborative entity involving local hospitality professionals including Greg Best, co-founder of Holeman and Finch Public House and Krog Street Market’s Ticonderoga Club; national hotel and restaurant chef William Silbernagel; Bart Sasso of Sasso & Co. design group; and Luke Wilkinson of Local Architects.

“Atlanta has a real passion for eating great food, but as of yet, we don’t have a signature sandwich such as a Philly Cheese Steak or a Kentucky Hot Brown to call our own. We hope to fix that,” said Best in a press releas. “After spending time on Georgia Avenue with the Carter team, we knew this would be the perfect location to open How Crispy Express, and we look forward to becoming a sought-after destination in Atlanta.”

Coming in the next year to Summerhill will be arcade bar Press StartD Boca N Boca from the owner of The Real Mexican Vittles pop-up; Concept, from the founder of Hush Dinner Club; Little Bear from Eat Me Speak Me pop-up founder Jarrett Steiber; Redacted, a conspiracy theory-themed bar; Hodgepodge Coffeehouse; hot dog shop Hot Dog Pete's and doughnut shop Hero Doughnuts.

The nearby NeighborGoods development at 112 Ormond St. will see the opening of Talat Market and Poach breakfast restaurant. 

Summerhill’s first phase of construction includes 37,000 square feet of redeveloped restaurant, retail and loft office space along Georgia Avenue, as well as 676-bed student housing project located adjacent to Georgia State Stadium. Phase two of development will include townhomes, office buildings and additional storefront shops.

How Crispy is the latest business to join the 80-acre mixed-use project in Summerhill, which is currently being redeveloped by Carter, in partnership with Oakwood Development and Healey Weatherholtz Properties.

The AJC has reached out to Greg Best for more details on How Crispy Express.

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