After years of planning and construction, 26 acres in the heart of Alpharetta have been transformed into living, working and gathering spaces. Known as Alpharetta City Center, the redevelopment encompasses six city blocks south of Academy Street and east of South Main Street. Restaurants and bars open so far include Botiwalla, which couples the feel of an Irani cafe with Parsi street food; Chiringa, where you’ll find beach cuisine inspired by chiringuitos, open-air restaurants and bars that dot coastal be

VIDEO: Take a food tour of Alpharetta City Center

Downtown Alpharetta has gotten a big makeover of late, courtesy of Alpharetta City Center.

The redevelopment encompasses six city blocks south of Academy Street and east of South Main Street and  is home to a new City Hall and a Fulton County library branch, shops and restaurants, executive office spaces, residential apartments and homes, a garage (with free parking) and lots of green space.

If you visit, come hungry -- watch the video for a quick look at what to expect, and read our comprehensive food tour of Alpharetta City Center here.

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The town green at Alpharetta City Center is flanked by two restaurants in jewel box buildings, Botiwalla (left) and Charinga (right). Photo credit: Morris & Fellows.
Photo: Morris & Fellows

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