Actual Factual Gwinnett: New Lilburn restaurants on the way?

This is "Actual Factual Gwinnett," a regular column in which I, Tyler Estep, answer reader questions about Gwinnett happenings and history. Read previous editions — like this one answering where Beaver Ruin Road got its name — by clicking the hyperlinks at the bottom of this column, where you'll also find information for submitting your own questions. Enjoy!

Hello friends. Who's ready to talk about theoretical eateries? I ask because...

Tom writes: Are there any new restaurants planned for Lilburn?

Rather vague question, Tom, but a good one nonetheless. And the answer is yes. Probably. Eventually.

Alright wisenheimer...what's that supposed to mean? It means that, as far as I'm aware, there's nothing in the immediate offing — but there's a pretty cool project coming down the pipe that may tickle your fancy. And whet your appetite. At least in a metaphysical sorta sense.

You may know that the city of Lilburn is currently building a new city hall complex — complete with a library! — at the corner of Main and Church streets. That's expected to be (mostly) finished by Sept. 18, and will look like this:

What you may not know is this: There is a 7.6-acre mixed-use development planned for the corner of Main Street and Lawrenceville Highway, and included in the proposal are retail stores, "high-density housing with upscale amenities" — and "a minimum of three restaurant locations."

That's according to Lilburn spokeswoman Nikki Perry, who said the project is proposed by Atlanta developer Stephen Macauley and still in the design phase. Not a whole lot else has surfaced about the project, but Perry said construction could start in early 2017. Surely another restaurant or two will pop up sometime before it's completed, but in the meantime...

...enjoy the restaurants Lilburn's already got — like 1910 Public House and Three Blind Mice.

And, while you're at it, fill out the AJC's new Gwinnett dining poll. It's fun, and doing so will give you the chance to win 100 smackeroos. It will also make me very happy.

Don't you want me to be happy, Tom?


I, Tyler Estep, am a staff writer with the AJC and a Gwinnett County native. To submit “Actual Factual Gwinnett” questions, contact me at, @ByTylerEstep on Twitter or via the form below.