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Roswell to open East Alley in historic downtown

The East Alley Pathway is intended to be a shopping-dining destination in historic downtown Roswell. CITY OF ROSWELL
The East Alley Pathway is intended to be a shopping-dining destination in historic downtown Roswell. CITY OF ROSWELL

A ribbon-cutting ceremony the morning of April 19 will officially open the East Alley Pathway, a shopping-dining destination in Roswell’s downtown historic district.

The ceremony is to start at 11 a.m. in the East Alley, an L-shaped thoroughfare running from Canton to Norcross streets. The space makes possible retail and dining courtyards and plazas, partial or part-time closure to through traffic, decorative lighting, and a walkable space for visitors, officials said.

“This welcoming pedestrian promenade will provide a brand-new way to access and enjoy Roswell’s businesses and restaurants,” said Roswell Mayor Lori Henry.

The City Council authorized $1.7 million in contracts last fall for the East Alley project. Work was funded by the city and a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.