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Last month, the City of Sugar Hill’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) approved a lease agreement with Playa Bowls for a new restaurant in Downtown Sugar Hill. Playa Bowls will be part of the Solis project’s commercial space on Temple Drive overlooking The Bowl that is owned and operated by the city’s DDA. Playa Bowls is scheduled to open by mid-2024 and will offer a unique mix of healthy food options.

“We are thrilled to welcome Playa Bowls to Downtown Sugar Hill. This new restaurant offers a fresh and healthy dining option for our community and fills a gap we currently have in our downtown restaurant lineup. The location is perfectly situated at the start of the Sugar Hill Greenway,” said Councilmember and DDA member Mason Roszel. “The addition of Playa Bowls, along with other quality retail and restaurants in the area, is a testament to the thriving growth of our downtown. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this new business will have on our community.”

Customers at Playa Bowls can pick from a menu of creative bowls or custom design their own, choosing from a variety of bases made with superfoods including Pure Acai, Pitaya, Chia Pudding, Coconut, Kale and Bananas bowls. Layering on toppings including fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, granola, dried berries, and nut butters. Playa Bowls also offers a selection of oatmeal bowls, fresh juices, and smoothies. Playa Bowls can be made Vegan, Gluten Free, and can be adapted to integrate into Whole 30, Keto, and Paleo diets.

“As a longtime resident, I am excited about the arrival of Playa Bowls to our community,” said Councilmember Jenn Thatcher. “This new addition will not only offer residents and visitors a healthy and unique experience but will also provide a welcoming space for us to come together, dine, shop, and savor the charm of our sweet city.”

Founded by surfers Abby Taylor & Rob Giuliani, Playa Bowls was born out of the desire to recreate the delicious, refreshing, healthy versions of acai and pitaya bowls the pair encountered on various surf trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, California, and Hawaii. At each beach, they discovered new and unique twists on this popular post-surf treat and came home wanting more. The pair set up a blender and a folding table on the boardwalk in their hometown of Belmar, and Playa Bowls was born. Eight years, thousands of employees, and millions of bowls later, Playa Bowls continues to offer superfruit bowls with a mission to lead communities in healthy, sustainable living.

About Sugar Hill

Incorporated in 1939, the City of Sugar Hill is a northern suburb of metro Atlanta and the fourth largest city in Gwinnett County. What began as “the hill where the sugar spilled” is a thriving live/work/play city where residents and visitors enjoy “the sweet life.”

Its downtown entertainment district is home to The Bowl outdoor amphitheater, the Eagle Theatre, restaurants, boutiques, luxury apartment homes, the Sugar Hill Art Gallery and History Museum, City Hall, and Veterans Memorial. To learn more about Sugar Hill, visit

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