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Alpharetta City Center Nears 100 Percent Leased, First Restaurant Opening in June

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Alpharetta City Center Nears 100 Percent Leased, First Restaurant Opening in June

Restaurant Holmes, situated in the Jones House which sits in The Shade Garden, will be the first to open its doors.

Developers for Alpharetta City Center, a 26-acre mixed-use district in the heart of downtown Alpharetta, Monday announced that the project's retail and restaurant space is 98 percent committed.

Only two "small spaces" remain.

“We allowed no national tenants," Cheri Morris, president of Morris & Fellows, the project's developer, said in a press release.

"Instead, we created a family of locally-owned shops, with hand selected and artisan goods, and luxury personal services.” 

The restaurant area, known as The Gardens, features individual buildings scattered through three city blocks of parks and greenspace.

Its 11 restaurants, all with outdoor dining patios, porches, rooftop or gardens, will open from June 2018 through March 2019.

  • Restaurant Holmes by Taylor Neary will open in June in the historic Jones House, which sits in The Shade Garden.
  • Chiringa, by the team behind Chiringo on Florida’s Highway 30A will open in August in one of the Town Green jewel boxes. The concept is based on “chiringuitas,” little open-air restaurants and bars on the beaches along the coast of Spain.
  • Citizen Soul, the newest venture from Vin 25 owner Phillip Cooper, will open in The Shade Garden in September. The building design pays homage to Hard Bailey’s blacksmith shop that occupied the site at the end of the 19th century.
  • SHADE Street Food and Bar by Mikka Orrick, co-owner of Ceviche, will occupy The Carriage House in on North Broad Street in the early fall.
  • Never Enough Thyme, Michelle Doyle’s popular local bistro, is moving from its McGinnis Ferry location to The Mercantile Building on Main Street in early October.
  • JINYA Ramen Bar, with locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Buckhead and Sandy Springs, will complete The Shade Garden when it opens in October/November.
  • Lapeer, a fine seafood restaurant and owner Louis Soon’s third concept in downtown Alpharetta, will open in November in The Meeting House with a patio overlooking Market Street Park.
  • Highland Bakery: Offers an array of fresh bakery goods as well as Southern comfort food such as crab cake benedict and cornbread panzanella salad.

Leases on the other four restaurant buildings, scheduled to open in October, December, February, and March, are out for signatures.

Three of the concepts are expanding, one each from Ponce City Market, Virginia-Highland, and Las Vegas. The fourth restaurant is a new concept, envisioned specifically for its location on Market Street Park.

The District, the street-level shops in Alpharetta City Center, will be home to the following tenents, slated to open July through November 2018:

  • Anna Bella: lingerie and sleepwear with an emphasis on custom fittings.
  • The Ballog: handcrafted goods by independent artisans and socially conscious companies.
  • Chic Evolution in Art: modern paintings, cast glass, home furnishings, sculptures, crafts, and collectibles.
  • Core 57: fitness studio for both kids and adults.
  • Dress Up: Women’s boutique.
  • Exquisite Living: furniture, housewares, and complementary design services.
  • Hemline: Contemporary women’s boutique with apparel, shoes, and accessories.
  • Home Expressions Interiors by Laura Bloom: Interior design that focuses on an individual’s needs, budget, and lifestyle.
  • Kilwin’s: Chocolates, caramels, toffee, ice cream and other confections.
  • Mountain High Outfitters: Active lifestyle boutique retailing apparel and equipment.
  • Natural Body Spa and Shoppe: nail, body, aesthetic, and anti-aging treatments.
  • The Red Hound: gifts and accessories
  • Perched: clothing and gift boutique.
  • The Pink Valise: clothes and accessories with Southern charm for all ages and sizes.
  • SkinReMEDI: A medical day spa by Natural Body offering a range of treatments
  • Southern Local: Locally sourced clothing, accessories, and gifts with classic, Southern flair.
  • Spirited: Boho chic high fashion and handcrafted artisan jewelry combine for a boutique of sensory experiences.
  • Vitality Bowls: Bowls, smoothies, juices, paninis, salads and soups.

Alpharetta City Center will also be home to Amorance, a 168 apartment community. Amorance is scheduled for occupancy in late summer 2018.

The project also includes the corporate headquarters of DataScan and Voysey, a neighborhood of 42 single-family homes under development by Hedgewood Homes.

Alpharetta City Center - Rendering
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Alpharetta City Center - Site Plan
Site Plan: Official
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Caleb Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

4 responses to “Alpharetta City Center Nears 100 Percent Leased, First Restaurant Opening in June

  1. They probably couldn't get any national tenants since they would rather be at Avalon. Excited about the restaurants, but I doubt any of these shops will make it except for Mountain High Outfitters.

  2. I hope these restaurants will be a little spread out like in the Virginia- Highlands and North Highlands areas. I love these two spots in Atlanta.

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