Alpharetta OKs holiday charity use of former furniture store

The Alpharetta City Council has given North Fulton Community Charities the go-ahead to run its Holiday Assistance Program, serving more than 1,200 needy families, out of a former furniture store.

The council approved a temporary use permit for NFCC to operate a warm coat distribution, Thanksgiving senior basket delivery, Thanksgiving meal distribution, Christmas Santa Shop, Christmas senior basket delivery and Christmas family sponsorships out of the former Thomasville Furniture at 310 North Point Circle.

The 16,000-square-foot building occupies a 1.5-acre site and is surrounded by commercial uses, staff said in a report to the council.

NFCC said in a letter to the city that it has arranged the temporary use of donated premises with Hubert Realty through Dec. 31 and will provide liability insurance, security, traffic control, utilities and sanitation. The charity also requested permission for a temporary banner to be placed for 59 days on the existing Thomasville monument sign.