ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Some home grown Atlanta in-town restaurants and retail stores are opening up 25 miles north of the city. The mixed-used development, Avalon, is just 40 days from its grand opening in Alpharetta.
The 86-acre development just off GA 400 on Old Milton Parkway started with a vision from developer Mark Toro and his partners of North American Properties.
"It's really a culmination of every great idea that we could find that everyone else has had or that we had," Toro said.
The Avalon is billed as one of the largest mixed-use developments under construction in the country with 65 retailers, 12 restaurants, 101 town homes and 250 apartments all surrounded by a food and beverage regal theatre and a 48,000-square-foot Whole Foods.