Shop ‘til you drop: Best places to dine and buy in downtown Alpharetta

Shop for vinyls and visit a pizzeria in the north Atlanta suburb

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

More than just a suburb north of Atlanta, Alpharetta is home to many popular shops and restaurants downtown.

With a variety of dining options and enough places to shop to your heart’s content, the area provides enough choices so you’ll never get bored.

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This pottery shop doesn’t only offer completed materials, it also offers pottery making, painting and art classes. The only charge is for the pieces created.

The shop is located at 53 South Main St., (770)-740-7800.

This record shop contains both new and used vinyl in genres from country, to funk, to jazz.

It’s located at 1 South Main St., (678) 580-0583.

A French-inspired boutique, this clothing store specializes in women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories, as well as home decor with a French-feel.

Stop by at 20 Milton Ave, (770) 609-6182.

This  retail shop is home to more than 60 local artists and offers art, home goods, art and clothing.

Visit at 24 Milton Ave, (404) 414-5765.

A fashion boutique specializing in boho chic styles.

Located at 305 Market St., (770) 864-1064.

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Specializing in southern cuisine, this eatery features a frequently-changing seasonal menu featuring favorites such as springer mountain chicken, trout pecandine and potlikker garganelli.

Situated at 9 South Main St., (678) 691-4622.

Inspired by chef Meherwan Irani’s long-time love of kabobs as well as late night Indian street eats, popular dishes include chicken tikka roll and the lamb boti kabob roll.

The eatery is at 24 South Main St., (470) 314-0707.

This Mexican-fusion spot emphasizes fresh fish and clean proteins while offering cocktails mixed with fresh-squeezed juices in an open-air setting from which its name derived.

Located at 34 South Main St., (770) 802-8940.

Since 2004, this restaurant has served up slow-smoked pulled pork, ribs and beef burnt ends,

Dine at 24 South Main St., (770) 410-7611.

Featuring a modern Italian cuisine with a local twist, the pizza place focuses on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Popular dishes include the meatball and portobello mushroom pizzas.

Eat at 1131 South Main St., (770) 777-6789.