Six restaurant tenants announced for Brookhaven mixed-use development

$70 million development will offer 32,000 square feet of dining and retail space
Parkside on Dresden, a mixed-use development in Brookhaven, is slated to be completed in Fall 2024. / COURTESY OF CONNOLLY

Credit: Courtesy of Connolly

Credit: Courtesy of Connolly

Parkside on Dresden, a mixed-use development in Brookhaven, is slated to be completed in Fall 2024. / COURTESY OF CONNOLLY

Six new eateries have been announced for the forthcoming Parkside on Dresden mixed-use development.

Located on Dresden Drive in Brookhaven, the development from Atlanta real estate developer Connolly is under construction and expected to be completed in fall 2024. The $70 million development at 1350 Dresden Drive will offer 32,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space including outdoor patios and a public plaza, according to a release.

Confab Kitchen and Bar is one new concept coming to the Brookhaven development from local restaurateur Doug Gross. The 3,600-square-foot eatery will serve European and modern American food, Gross said. He plans to focus on Belgian, French, Spanish and German cuisines with dishes like Belgian mussels and frites, duck and pork rillettes with strawberry balsamic jam, and Wisconsin cheese curds. A beverage program will feature Belgian-style ales and cocktails.

“The word confab means a familiar talk or conversation, usually a conversation among friends, and that’s sort of the idea behind the whole place,” Gross said.

Additional restaurant tenants will include El Valle, a Mexican restaurant from chef Luis Damian; Café Vendôme, a French cafe and bakery with two locations in Sandy Springs; Honeysuckle Gelato, a creamery with three metro Atlanta locations; Clean Juice Brookhaven, which serves smoothies, wraps and açai bowls; and Mirae, a new Japanese and Korean fusion concept.

The Parkside on Dresden development lot at 1350 Dresden Drive will include 32,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space including outdoor patios and a public plaza. The $70 million project is expected to be completed by Fall 2024. / COURTESY OF CONNOLLY

Credit: Courtesy of Connolly

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Credit: Courtesy of Connolly

Meghan Schmidt, Connolly director of development, said they’re looking to add restaurants and retail spots that will complement what’s already in the Dresden Drive district and fill in for what’s missing in the area. They also plan to include local operators to maintain a neighborhood feel.

“We’re working with the city to make it a place where everyone can come and enjoy their ice cream or an after dinner drink,” she said.

Schmidt said she’s particularly excited about the outdoor public gathering space. They hope to include cafe tables, seating and a small stage for hosting events. The new restaurants will border the gathering space along with pre-existing eateries in Brookhaven Village, like Dixie Q BBQ and Savi Provisions.

Schmidt said they’re looking to secure one more restaurant tenant in the coming months.

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