Owned by baker Shellane Brown, who also owns Apple-Butter Bakery in Stone Mountain, Woodstone serves coffee and coffee drinks inspired by the 1990s from Stone Mountain coffee shop Gilly Brew Bar, owned by Brown’s husband, Daniel.
Taking its name from the street on which Brown grew up on in Lithonia, Georgia, expect a variety of cupcakes, pies, pastries, and charcuterie served here paired with Gilly’s signature coffee elixir drinks. Brown recently won Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” and plans to offer her custom-designed cake and pastry services from the new Fayetteville bake shop.
“After hearing the vision for Trilith, Daniel and I were confident that this was the community for us to live and work,” Brown says of opening in Fayetteville. “We’ve formed a special bond with our Stone Mountain community and we look forward to doing the same with our new Fayetteville neighbors.”
Daniel Brown opened Gilly Brew Bar in 2018, after purchasing the oldest house in Stone Mountain Village five years prior. Built by enslaved people around 1834, the house was home to the first mayor of Stone Mountain, Andrew Johnson, and served as a hospital during the Civil War. It later became a hotel and then a Southern restaurant.
Brown expanded the kitchen at the Stone Mountain shop last year, offering it as an incubator space with temporary residencies for local chefs and food entrepreneurs to help grow their businesses. A third location of Gilly Brew Bar opens inside Peter Street Station in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill neighborhood soon.
Woodstone Bakery and Cafe joins Honeysuckle Gelato, Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar, Hop City Craft Beer and Wine, and Amici Italian Cafe now open at Town Centre. A food hall, Sensu Sushi, and restaurant Braise, owned by Mushi Ni chefs Tanya Jimenez and Michael Le, are all slated to open over the coming months at the Fayetteville development.
A second location of breakfast spot Pancake Social, owned by Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano, who Jimenez previously worked for at Bacchanalia, was to open at Town Centre. However, the restaurant is no longer listed on the Trilith community website.
The Fayette County movie studio the residential community is based around currently serves as headquarters for several film productions and TV shows, including for past blockbusters like “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Endgame”.
Hundreds of single family homes and apartment lofts, a hotel, along with 15 miles of walking trails, a 54-acre forest, and several parks, are eventually planned for the community. A future expansion for Town Centre calls for more restaurants, retail, offices, and TV and movie studios to be built, as well as a theater and K-12 micro-school.