Citing “insatiable demand” from both time-tested Atlanta restaurants and new-to-market brands, leaders of the sizable Medley mixed-use project in the upmarket suburb of Johns Creek say nine more tenants have been signed for the initial phase.  

That means the 43-acre Toro Development Company venture has leased more than half of its phase-one retail space months before even breaking ground.

The latest retail additions range from Thai and Spanish-Latin food purveyors to jewelers and boutique health specialists. They mark 19 signed tenants for Medley’s phase one overall.

“Our carefully curated tenant mix will deliver a ‘Third Place’ experience that brings people together,” said Kimberly Goetz, TDC’s vice president of leasing, in an announcement. “We’re excited to keep building on this momentum.”

The concepts announced today include:

Atlanta-based restaurant 26 Thai Kitchen and Bar, which has seven other locations dotted around the metro, including at Colony Square, on Juniper Street in Midtown, and at The Battery; the first location of family-owned Five Daughters Bakery; beauty salon Drybar Shops; the second location of neighborhood wood-fired Neo-Neapolitan style pizzeria Minnie Olivia; the first Georgia location of Texas jewelry store Burdlife; the second metro Atlanta location of artisanal gelato shop Amorino; healing and physical recovery specialists Pause Studio; the second location of Spanish-Latin restaurant Fogón and Lions; and 30-minute facial salon Clean Your Dirty Face.

Projected look of Medley's repurposed office building, next to a standalone restaurant and central plaza. Courtesy of Toro Development Company

Beyond the new signings, Medley’s phase one will include the first suburban locations of Fadó Irish Pub and Little Rey, a Mexican concept by chef and restaurateur Ford Fry.

Other announced tenants include CRÚ Food & Wine Bar, Summit Coffee, Lily Sushi Bar, Knuckies Hoagies, Cookie Fix, Sugarcoat Beauty, BODY20, and AYA Medical Spa.   

In March, TDC completed the $44-million purchase of land needed to build Medley.

TDC has also finished demolition of a 350,000-square-foot office building on site to clear space for outdoor gathering spaces, retail, and streets designed to be pedestrian-friendly, according to project reps. Another four-story office building on site will be incorporated into Medley’s plans as an updated workplace described by TDC as “commute-worthy.”

The firm, led by Atlanta development veteran Mark Toro, plans to formally break ground on Medley’s new development sometime later this year.

Phase one is set to include 180,000 square feet of retail and 108,000 square feet of “lifestyle office” spaces.

Toro Development Company; designs, Nelson Worldwide

Overview of the Medley site's two mid-rise office buildings formerly occupied by State Farm Insurance Co. The building at bottom is being incorporated into the new project. Google Maps

On the residential side, Johns Creek can expect 340 apartments and 133 townhomes in the initial phase.

Those components are on pace to be completed in the third quarter of 2026, officials say.

All told, Medley is expected to create 900 residences deemed luxury-grade (all townhomes and apartments), another 20,000 square feet of retail, and an Avalon-style central greenspace designed for community events and gatherings. Plans call for hosting 200 events per year, ranging from live music and outdoor wellness classes to art festivals and watch parties.

TDC officials say full project completion is scheduled for the end of 2027.

Eventually, Medley is planned to become just one facet of Johns Creek’s 192-acre Town Center, a blend of housing, hotels, offices, lakes, and greenspace about the size of Piedmont Park.


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