Check out the menu for Canton St. Social, replacing Local on North in Roswell

Food from Canton St. Social / Courtesy of Canton St. Social
Food from Canton St. Social / Courtesy of Canton St. Social

A new concept is replacing Local on North in downtown Roswell.

Canton St. Social comes from Meredith Longwith and her brother, Gregory Marer, who purchased the space that was previously home to Local on North at 14 Elizabeth Way.

Salem Makhlouf, the owner of Local on North, also recently sold a location in Duluth to new owners, who are keeping the concept. Driss Senhaji with Atlanta Business Brokers, LLC brokered the deals. Makhlouf retains two Local on North in Canton and Marietta.

Longwith, Marer and their other brother worked for catering companies together through high school and college to pay bills. They eventually opened their own high-end event planning company in California, putting on events for clients including the Grammy Awards and Playboy.

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Longwith moved to Georgia 11 years ago, and Marer followed a few years later.

“We always had a dream to open a restaurant,” she said.

Longwith purchased a house about two miles away, and realized downtown Roswell would be the perfect location for them to realize that dream.

The menu will see some favorites from the Local on North days remain including pizzas, but will add a selection of tapas and flatbreads. Longwith also points out options for vegan pizza and pasta.

New menu items will be featured at special prices on the restaurant’s Happy Hour and Late Night Bites menus, which roll out beginning next week.

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Bar offerings will be “scaled up,” Longwith said, to include top-shelf alcohols in addition to beers and wines.

The space, which includes an outdoor patio, will also get an upgrade including new light fixtures, a revamped bar area and new paint.

The result, Longwith said, is “upscale, but not so stuffy that people won’t want to come in in shorts and T-shirts.”

Canton St. Social will offer live music Wednesday-Sunday.

For now, hours are 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, 5-11 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 11:30-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and 11:30-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Sunday.

In the next couple of weeks, the restaurant will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays and will also start offering lunch.

Scroll down to see the full menu for Canton St. Social:

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14 Elizabeth Way, Roswell. 770-299-1657. cantonstsocial.com

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