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Old 04-06-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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I didn't know Alpharetta has plans of continuing its Downtown to Avalon, that would make its Downtown area pretty big.

Btw anyone happen to know why that Neighborhood Walmart between Haynes Bridge Rd and Old Milton Pkwy in Alpharetta closed up?
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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Roswell ( open container drinking within the area too - plus two breweries! )
And a distillery is on the way!

I really wish the Council would finally get the City Green project done, but I'm pretty sure Mayor Lori Henry is opposed to it and will keep it from happening as long as she's in office. It would make a great connection between Canton Street and the areas further south, especially Oak St.

Once the Southern Skillet development happens, the cluster on the east side of SR9 north of Norcross St. is going to really be stepped up from what it has been for years.

The original buildings across from the square are getting updated right now too.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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I didn't know Alpharetta has plans of continuing its Downtown to Avalon, that would make its Downtown area pretty big.

Btw anyone happen to know why that Neighborhood Walmart between Haynes Bridge Rd and Old Milton Pkwy in Alpharetta closed up?
The Downtown won't get that big in the short-term. It will be connected to Avalon via the Alpha Loop trail/greenway that is being started with TSPLOST funds.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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May Retta. None other even comes close
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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Btw anyone happen to know why that Neighborhood Walmart between Haynes Bridge Rd and Old Milton Pkwy in Alpharetta closed up?
Walmart closed a bunch of their smaller format stores nationwide.
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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I didn't know Alpharetta has plans of continuing its Downtown to Avalon, that would make its Downtown area pretty big.
Various new and planned developments (and nice streetscaping) along Thompson St, will sort of link the 2:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0718.../data=!3m1!1e3

In a much more pedestrian-friendly way than the sidewalk along Old Milton.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Southside Downtowns that are nice to LOOK at:

1. Jonesboro
2. Fairburn

Southside Downtowns that are like to look at AND have something to do (restaurants and shops)

1. Fayetteville
2. Griffin

Southside Downtowns that are nice to look at AND have plenty to do (a selection of restaurants and shops)

1. Senoia
2. Newnan
3. McDonough
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:19 PM
 
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Thought not a suburb and is part of the CSA, I like Gainesville's downtown. Like Marietta's, the historic square is the focal point and a couple of key developments could really take it to the next level.
I second this. I like Gainesville's downtown as well and feel that it has much potential to become a bigger attraction moving forward.

Staying further OTP (but still officially within the 29-county area of the Atlanta MSA), I like Cartersville's downtown.

Dallas (Georgia) rarely gets mentioned because its a smaller downtown but still historic and worth noting because of the setup of businesses (including some restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and a community theater) in historic buildings around the historic Paulding County Courthouse.

Going even further OTP, I like Dahlonega's very historic downtown (Dahlonega was the site of the nation's first major gold rush in 1828) just off of the fast-growing main campus of the University of North Georgia.
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Vinings
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Dahlonega does have a really great downtown. It's so pretty with the trees, and so chill.

About 10 restaurants there, a museum, and a performing arts centre.
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I haven't visited a lot of the downtown areas listed here in a long time. Never been super impressed with any of the dowtowns around Atlanta. Downtown areas are something that Florida seems to do much better than Georgia
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