Friday, May 17, 2013
The weekly event is held on Old Roswell Street in downtown Alpharetta.
Since Alpharetta's Food Truck Alley first began, several changes have been made to improve the event. Visitors had complained about having nowhere to sit, so picnic tables have been added in two places. The event is held weekly on Thursdays from 5-9 p.m., with parking in the lot on Old Roswell Street, at another city parking lot accessed from Roswell Street and at Milton Center, a short walk to the event site.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
11Alive will have a crew in downtown Alpharetta on Friday, May 24.
Thursday, May 16
School should be over and the weather ought to be nice, so head on out to downtown Alpharetta next Friday, May 24, as the city plays host to the 11Alive morning show. The NBC affiliate in Atlanta will broadcast live from 5-7 a.m. from Old Roswell Street. “We want to show Metro Atlanta the energy that Alpharetta has,” said Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard. You can even get breakfast and a little bit of entertainment that morning on your way to work. “Recognizing that folks may need a little encouragement early in the morning, we will have entertainment on hand from Music Matters and a couple of the most popular food trucks from our weekly Food Truck Alley will be serving breakfast menus. Our Downtown merchants will also be …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The strip center that once housed Dockery's is gone, reduced to a pile of rubble by heavy equipment.
Fences surround a big piece of the future Alpharetta City Center site in downtown as crews demolish buildings that stand in the way of other site work. On Tuesday, the strip center that used to hold a favorite breakfast and lunch spot – Dockery's – was torn down. On Wednesday, expect to see Eagle Gym disappear, and the old Fulton Water Department building that Alpharetta bought and used for Police Explorers. The Alpharetta Police Athletic League had to move its operations to Milton Center because of the demolition. See Also Alpharetta Breaks Ground on City Center Alpharetta OKs Spending $2.83 Million on City Center Site Work
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The annual event will feature over 50 restaurants and is expected to draw around 40,000 people into downtown Alpharetta's historic district.
More than 50 restaurants will serve up their best dishes for the 23rd annual Taste of Alpharetta tonight. Roughly 40,000 food lovers will crowd downtown Alpharetta and participate in the city's largest dinner party, which runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. across from Alpharetta City Hall on five historic downtown streets — Milton Avenue, Roswell Street, Old Roswell Street, Canton Street, and Old Canton Street. While admission is free, food tickets are 50 cents each and restaurants participating in the Taste will charge $1-3 per food sample. Ticket booths accept credit cards (MC, Visa, and AMEX) and cash. Restaurants will prepare their best dishes and participate in the Taste of Alpharetta’s Culinary Arts Competition which offers the chance to …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Downtown Alpharetta once again to host the annual food event.
The streets of downtown Alpharetta will close to traffic on Thursday to make room for the annual Taste of Alpharetta. More than 50 restaurants will take part, serving up appetizers, entrees and desserts. Food tickets are 50 cents each and restaurants participating in the Taste will charge $1-3 per food sample. Ticket booths accept credit cards (MC, Visa, and AMEX) and cash. Music Stage will have harmonic rock/folk/R&B bands. A separate Culinary Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in contests. For the kids, the city sets up Fun Zones. Taste of Alpharetta runs from 5-10 p.m., across from Alpharetta City Hall on five historic downtown streets (Milton Avenue, Roswell Street, Old Roswell Street, Canton Street, and Old Canton …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Alpharetta Business Association said the event would return to downtown Alpharetta next week.
Heavy rain in the forecast has caused the cancellation of Saturday's Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market. Alpharetta Business Association board member Larry Attig first made the announcement. "Due to the unfavorable weather predicted for Alpharetta tomorrow we have decided to cancel the Alpharetta Farmers Market for this Saturday," he said. The National Weather Service said the chance of rain on Saturday is 100 percent. An east wind of 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph, would add to the problems for vendors and customers. The area will also be under a flood watch from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. The Saturday morning event is being held on Old Canton Street this season. Attig said the ABA was "sorry for the inconvenience, but we think …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Organizers of the downtown Alpharetta event arranged to have more of everything on Thursday.
Visitors to downtown Alpharetta Thursday night for the Food Truck Alley found more food and more tables than in last week's inaugural event. Fork in the Road promised to arrange for more trucks and they did, with seven trucks this week compared to four last week. Two dessert trucks plus a food cart serving up handmade popsicles increased the number of after dinner treats, too. Mild temperatures and a stiff breeze made for a pleasant evening before the sun went down. Sweaters or light jackets were probably appreciated after dark as the temperature dipped to 60 degrees. The Food Truck Alley is held every Thursday on Old Roswell Street in downtown Alpharetta, weather permitting. If severe weather threatens the event – like it did for the …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The success of last week's inaugural event created long lines for food.
Today's Food Truck Alley should manage to get downtown Alpharetta visitors their food much more quickly than last week, when waits of 45 minutes weren't that unusual. Fork in the Road, the organizer of the event for the city, told officials they will look to have two or three more trucks this week. Food Truck Alley Old Roswell Street, Alpharetta 5-9 p.m., Thursday Parking at Old Roswell Street lot, Milton Center & city lot across from Old Roswell/Roswell streets intersection. "We are very happy that we were more successful than anticipated for the first installment," said Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard at Monday's City Council meeting. The crowd was estimated between 600 and 700 people. "At 5:15, we already had lines forming. …
Monday, April 22, 2013
After many years and several different plans, the city broke ground on its project to build a new City Hall, add a park and all the infrastructure necessary to support the site.
Alpharetta's City Center finally is beginning to seem like it will become a reality with the groundbreaking held on the old section of Haynes Bridge Road that will be the site of the new City Hall. Demolition of structures around the existing City Hall will begin later this week. Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light crews could be seen on site today, readying the property for the demolition. Alpharetta expects to cut the ribbon on the new City Hall and other public components of the $31 million City Center project in August 2014: Later this year a new 25,000 square foot Alpharetta Public Library will open on 3 acres of land the city donated to Fulton County for that project. Former City Clerk Sue Rainwater explained that Alpharetta had a …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The start of the weekly special event was delayed for a week by bad weather, but Thursday night's visit by food trucks was a success.
Half of Old Roswell Street in Alpharetta was filled with food trucks and area residents who wanted a chance to dine out on something a bit different. Food Truck Alley began on Thursday, April 18, a week later than planned because of horrible weather last week. Food Truck Alley will be held on Thursdays on Old Roswell Street in downtown Alpharetta from 5-9 p.m. Fork in the Road is helping organize the event and Music Matters is providing the entertainment. All you have to do is provide a healthy appetite – and bring cash or credit cards to buy your food. Parking is available at the city lot across from Old Roswell Street at its intersection with Roswell Street; in the city parking lot accessible by Old Roswell Street, and; at Milton Center…