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A French Bakery Is Headed to Ponce City Market

It should open this summer

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— A new French bakery and gift shop is planned for Ponce City Market. The owners of Morningside's Atmosphere restaurant will open Saint-Germain Bakery this July in the Central Food Hall, reports Atlanta Magazine. In addition to the pastries and baked goods, which will be prepared off site and brought in, Saint-Germain will serve salads, coffee, and "specialty sandwiches" such as a croque monsieur.

— Elsewhere in the market's Central Food Hall, Guy Wong's Ton Ton is now scheduled to open sometime this month, according to a want ad on Craigslist. Wong's latest venture has seen several delays, but when it does open, Ton Ton will focus on ramen, yakitori, and steamed buns. There will be a separate sushi kiosk as well.

Ton Ton was officially announced as a Ponce City Market project in December 2014, and the original plans called for an opening by spring 2015. Thanks in part to delays at the development as a whole, that timeline was pushed back to August 2015, and eventually to an ambiguous "first quarter 2016." The latest target called for a March launch.

— 4 Rivers Smokehouse, a chain based out of Winter Park, Fla., is planning its first Atlanta outpost for 822 Marietta St. in Westside, reports Tomorrows News Today. The barbecue restaurant will set up shop adjacent to the Georgia Tech campus, and it will focus on "the delicate art of brisket," according to its official website. 4 Rivers is currently on track to open sometime in 2017. The chain, founded in 2009, operates locations 11 locations in the Sunshine State.