Mill Creek Announces Restaurant Partners at Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs

Press Release

Two Restaurants to Debut at Sandy Springs Apartment Community in Late 2017


ATLANTA – May 17, 2017 – Mill Creek Residential today announced that it has partnered with The Local Pizzaiolo, an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria, and Casi Cielo, a new, upscale Mexican concept from La Parilla Mexican Restaurants, to join the retail landscape at Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs, a dynamic mixed-use community set to open later this year. The two new restaurant concepts are slated to open within the community in late 2017.

Located at 6125 Roswell Road, Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs consists of 313 spacious apartment homes and more than 25,000 square feet of high-end retail and restaurant space in the heart of the quickly evolving neighborhood. The community and its forthcoming retail and restaurant partners will complement the vision of City Springs, the nearby community-centric district bringing a performing arts center, family theatre, park, multi-tenant retail space and more to the area.

“The Local Pizzaiolo and Casi Cielo are ideal partners for the community at Modera Sandy Springs,” said Oz Friedmann, development associate at Mill Creek. “We’re thrilled to contribute to the continued growth of the Sandy Springs area with two timely new restaurant concepts, which will make the community a more dynamic option for residents and visitors.”

The Local Pizzaiolo is opening four locations across Atlanta, each of which will feature a “local pizzaiolo” – a pizza chef that helps guests without skipping a beat while slapping dough – that are specially trained by four-time World Neapolitan Pizza Making Champion and master pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani.  In addition to hand-crafted pizzas, the restaurant will also feature craft-kegged cocktails and other Italian specialties. For those looking to take some of the flavor home, The Local Pizzaiolo at Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs will house an authentic Italian marketplace, providing guests access to gourmet Italian ingredients such as olive oil from Adriani’s family garden, tomatoes from the Napoli countryside and truffle honey.

Also opening within the forthcoming community is a new, upscale concept from the team behind La Parilla Mexican Restaurants, Casi Cielo. Spanish for “almost heaven,” Casi Cielo will feature a wide selection of traditional Mexican dishes, highlighting the fresh ingredients and classic cuisines of Mexico’s diverse regions. The menu will include a variety of shared plates, tacos and enchiladas, along with the restaurant’s signature arroz al carbon, a large plate of rice cooked on a charcoal oven and paired with meats and vegetables. Casi Cielo will also present a variety of handcrafted cocktails with a focus on the versatility of mezcal.

Alan Shaw, senior leasing advisor and partner with The Shopping Center Group, represented Mill Creek in securing the new restaurant concepts at the Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs community.

For more information about Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs and preleasing opportunities, please visit the temporary leasing office across the street from the property, located at 290 Hilderbrand Drive #B-13, or visit www.moderasandysprings.com.


About Mill Creek Residential

Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC is a national multifamily company focused on the development, acquisition and operation of apartment communities in targeted markets nationwide. The company proactively pursues development, acquisition and construction opportunities through its seasoned team of real estate professionals in 14 offices across the United States. Mill Creek is building its portfolio in many of the nation’s most desirable apartment markets in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Houston, South Florida, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York, and Boston. As of March 31, 2017, the company’s portfolio comprises 68 communities representing over 18,600 apartment homes that are operating and/or under construction. For more information, please visit www.MillCreekPlaces.com.

About The Shopping Center Group

Founded in 1984, The Shopping Center Group is recognized as the preferred, retail-only real estate service provider known for dependable service, proven integrity, indisputable commitment and unparalleled market knowledge.  With 21 offices coast-to-coast, the firm maximizes outcomes in tenant representation, project leasing, property management, capital markets services and property dispositions for landlords, developers, investors, financial institutions, retailers and restaurants throughout the United States.  In 2016, The Shopping Center Group facilitated over 2,000 transactions totaling over $2 billion.  Its third-party portfolio includes exclusive leasing assignments for over 800 retail centers totaling over 60 million square feet and management agreements for over 10 million square feet of retail property.  The firm exclusively represents over 400 retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues.  For more information, visit theshoppingcentergroup.com.