More than half of Alpharetta City Center’s restaurants and retail stores are now open, with additional tenants opening almost weekly. The retail and restaurant space in this 26-acre, mixed-use district in the heart of downtown Alpharetta has been fully committed since May 2018.
“Our goal was to attract a combination of unique, locally owned retailers and restaurants,” said Cheri Morris, president of Morris & Fellows, who developed the restaurant area called “The Gardens” and, with South City Partners, the street-level shops in “The District.” “This is a community that appreciates the one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experiences that these tenants offer. After everyone’s hard work, it’s wonderful to see the spaces come to life in such an inviting way.”
The stores that have opened recently include retailers Anna Bella Fine Lingerie, The Ballog, Hemline, Kilwins Chocolate, Magnolia Moon, Natural Body Spa, Perched, The Pink Valise, The Red Hound, Skin ReMEDI, Southern Local and Spirited. Also open are the restaurants Chiringa, Citizen Soul, Holmes and Vitality Bowls.
“As we were looking at options for a second store, Alpharetta was definitely a consideration, but we wanted to be in a boutique environment,” said Wanda Munger, owner of Hemline. “Once we met with Cheri and saw the vision and plans for the center, we knew this was where we were supposed to be.”
“This location is definitely the right place for us,” said Cici Coffee, owner and founder of Natural Body Spa and its new concept, SkinReMEDI. “The Alpharetta City Center team has done a great job of taking what’s there and creating a sense of community. I recognize customers from our other Atlanta locations who are now moving here.”
In upcoming months, Chic, Core 57, DressUp, Al’s European Barbershop, Exquisite Living, The Hope Network, Mountain High Outfitters and Vestique will be opening. Also, restaurants Botiwalla Indian Street Grill, Highland Bakery, Jinya Ramen Bar, Lapeer, Never Enough Thyme and Shade Street Food+Bar will open as well.
Morris also said that City Center has been a catalyst for revitalization throughout the area, with most of Alpharetta’s new homes and offices within a half-mile walk of City Center.