Chevy Chase, MD


Atlanta, (March 12, 2024) — Northern China Eatery, the beloved Buford Highway restaurant known for its authentic Northern Chinese cuisine, will open The Dumpling Factory in West Midtown’s Westside Paper.

The new concept was born from the widespread adoration for Northern China Eatery’s signature dish. Recognizing the demand from patrons who travel miles for a taste of their dumplings, Fan Zhang, owner of Northern China Eatery, decided to create a casual dining concept centered around them.

“We want to make our food accessible to patrons regardless of where they are located,” said Zhang. “The Dumpling Factory will cater to dine-in and takeout customers, ensuring everyone can enjoy our renowned dumplings.”

Northern China Eatery, under Zhang’s ownership since 2012, has been a staple on Atlanta’s international food destination, Buford Highway since 2008. With The Dumpling Factory, he will bring his family’s authentic flavors to a new audience in West Midtown.

Featured in numerous publications and websites, including Atlanta Magazine, Garden & Gun, Eater Atlanta and the AJC, Northern China Eatery is constantly regarded as one of Atlanta’s best restaurants. It was also featured on “The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.”

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Fan Zhang and The Dumpling Factory to Westside Paper,” said Chris Fausmagne of Westbridge. “Their commitment to authentic, quality international cuisine aligns perfectly with our vision for a unique retail destination featuring the best local operators.”

Situated at 950 West Marietta Street, Westside Paper is a repurposed 70-year-old warehouse reimagined by Westbridge and FCP®. This mixed-use campus offers a blend of historic charm and modern amenities, providing an ideal backdrop for The Dumpling Factory’s debut.

In addition to dumplings, The Dumpling Factory will have a variety of street food delicacies and traditional entrees, all crafted with the freshest ingredients and meticulous attention to detail.

An early summer opening is planned. 

Shelbi Bodner of Bridger Properties represented Westside Paper, and Michaela Boone of terra alma represented The Dumpling Factory.

About Westbridge
Westbridge is a boutique real estate development company focused on improving the built environment through design and placemaking. By providing a differentiated user experience, the company turns functionally obsolete real estate into places where people and businesses thrive. Westbridge creates strong foundations by working with neighborhood and local leaders to guide land use and policy for long-term impact and success. Based in Atlanta, the company focuses on Southeastern US markets. For more information, visit

About FCP
FCP® is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $12.9 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests directly and with operating partners in commercial and residential assets. The firm makes equity and mezzanine investments in income-producing and development properties. Based in Chevy Chase, MD, FCP invests both its commingled, discretionary funds and separate accounts targeted at major real estate markets in the United States. For further information on FCP, please visit