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DutchCrafters brings its wide range of handcrafted, Amish-made furniture to Alpharetta

DutchCrafters brings its wide range of handcrafted, Amish-made furniture to Alpharetta

When you think of e-commerce, Amish-made furniture is likely not the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, you probably picture online furnishings as inexpensive knock-offs made of particle board rather than envisioning the handmade, solid-wood craftsmanship that the Pennsylvania artisans are famous for. However, DutchCrafters, which recently opened a new showroom in Alpharetta, was indeed launched online back in 2003, and the company has grown into one of the nation’s largest sources for Amish-made furniture.

Foundation Social Eatery reemerges in Alpharetta, 2 years after shuttering in Roswell

Chef Mel Toledo’s original restaurant Foundation Social Eatery is rising from the ashes one suburb over. The fine dining establishment closed in Roswell on December 31, 2020, after the lease ended. Toledo and wife Sandy, along with operating partner Nick Hassiotis, had a new location in Halcyon picked out, but decided against it due to the pandemic-induced economic instability. Two years later, the Foundation Social Eatery team has a new space—55 Roswell Street—in Alpharetta. It is slated to open the first week of December with an adjacent Parisian-style café called Petite FSE to follow in January 2023.
Valor Coffee

Alpharetta’s Valor Coffee plans to open a second location in Dunwoody

While Valor Coffee owner Riley Westbrook hopes that the vibe will be similar to the downtown Alpharetta original, which opened in 2019, the Dunwoody location is about three times bigger and will have ample seating to match.
Nike Ponce City Market

Nike opens two new “Live” stores in metro Atlanta

At under 5,400 square feet, both new stores are intimate and inviting, with welcome areas that feature store associates’ favorite products, new arrivals, and Nike’s signature Sneaker Bar.

Greenville import UP on the Roof will bring sky-high views and bottled cocktails to Alpharetta

Situated atop Liberty Hall, a restaurant called UP on the Roof will soon offer views of Alpharetta City Hall, City Center, and, off in the distance, Kennesaw Mountain.
Things to do on Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta

10+ ways to spend Memorial Day weekend in metro Atlanta

While many of Atlanta's favorite Memorial Day traditions are still absent in 2021, there are still several events, both old and new, happening this holiday weekend. Here's are some things to do in Atlanta on Memorial Day weekend.
My Style: Visual artist Marryam Moma

My Style: Visual artist Marryam Moma

Moma's time working as a model at the Parsons School of Design that transformed her work like only influence from fashion and haute couture can.

10 of metro Atlanta’s most vibrant city centers—that aren’t Atlanta

Atlanta’s suburbs are getting more urban. Metro residents crave proximity to walkable city centers and are flocking to reinvigorated, historic towns like Alpharetta and Hapeville—or newly invented places like Trilith and Serenbe. Here are 10 communities with newly vibrant downtowns.

There’s more to the Alpharetta’s explosive mixed-use growth than Avalon

The metamorphosis of Alpharetta’s formerly sleepy downtown was no accident, albeit a few years behind the rest of metro Atlanta’s post–Great Recession construction boom.
Indiehouse Modern Fragrance Bar

How a new fragrance shop—the first of its kind in town—is navigating the pandemic

Indiehouse Modern Fragrance Bar opened in downtown Alpharetta in the middle of the pandemic as the metro area’s first independent fragrance shop, carrying 42 niche brands and 150 scents from around the world, most of which aren’t available elsewhere in the city—plus a blending bar where shoppers can mix their own custom scents.

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