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Chiringa offers elevated beach food, including handhelds, bowls, chicken wings, dips and other dishes. (Courtesy Chiringa)
Chiringa offers elevated beach food, including handhelds, bowls, chicken wings, dips and other dishes. (Courtesy Chiringa)

Chiringa offers elevated beach food, including handhelds, bowls, chicken wings, dips and other dishes. (Courtesy Chiringa)

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Chiringa founder keeps dining room closed, will donate 25% of online orders placed in May to nonprofits in need

Until the dining room is reopened, customers can still order food at Chiringa's walk-up window or online for curbside pickup or takeout. Additionally, 25% of all online orders placed during the month of May will be donated to nonprofit organizations that are helping supply food during this time, including Atlanta Community Food Bank, Open Hand, Giving Kitchen and Goodr.

South City Kitchen at Avalon reopens May 14 for limited dine-in, takeout service

After closing its doors March 17 due to the outbreak of COVID-19, South City Kitchen at Avalon will reopen beginning May 14 for limited dine-in service and takeout, according to a May 14 press release.



Stack Infrastructure announces data center expansion at Alpharetta facility

Stack Infrastructure, a digital infrastructure company, announced plans May 14 for an expansion of its existing data center campus in Alpharetta, located at 3200 Webb Bridge Road.

Botiwalla remains temporarily closed as owner, management staff create sustainable to-go business model

Botiwalla, located in on South Main Street in Alpharetta, has been a part of the renovated Alpharetta City Center area since the restaurant's opening in May 2019, said Meherwan Irani, founder of the Chai Pani Restaurant Group and owner of Botiwalla. The restaurant—which serves Indian street food—pays homage to Irani's Indian roots, he said, starting with the name.

City of Alpharetta to begin phased reopening May 15, beginning with park facilities

Alpharetta city officials announced a phased reopening plan for restoring regular in-person operations beginning May 15 in a press release May 12.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.




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City of Alpharetta opens Windward Community Park

The city of Alpharetta opened its latest public park, Windward Community Park, in early June.

The Hemp Farmacy, a CBD store, opened in the Alpharetta-Milton area in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Hemp Farmacy now open on Windward Parkway

The Hemp Farmacy, a CBD store, opened in the Alpharetta-Milton area in May.

As of 3 p.m. June 3, Georgia has seen a 10.1% increase in the number of hospitalizations statewide since May 27. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus in Georgia: Hospitalizations rise 10.1% in 7 days

As of 3 p.m. June 3, Georgia has seen a 10.1% increase in the number of hospitalizations statewide since May 27.

Del Taco in Milton now permanently closed

Del Taco in Milton closed in late March.

Dozens of protestors gathered in Alpharetta City Center to protest the death of George Floyd. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
PHOTOS: Protestors gather in downtown Alpharetta over George Floyd's death

Dozens of protestors gathered in Alpharetta City Center to protest the death of George Floyd.

Alpharetta City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting skateboarding in most of City Center. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Alpharetta City Council passes first reading of skateboarding ordinance

Alpharetta City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting skateboarding in most of City Center.

New alcohol-related establishments will be able to open in the city of Milton following the passage of a new ordinance to the city's alcohol laws. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Milton City Council approves alcohol ordinance rewrites, paving way for breweries, food halls to open

New alcohol-related establishments will be able to open in the city of Milton following the passage of a new ordinance to the city's alcohol laws.

Chet Touton, owner of Mr. Handyman, a home repair service in the Alpharetta area, offered his advice on some of the key maintenance areas and projects homeowners need to focus on this time of year. (Community Impact staff)
GUIDE: Advice on home improvement, maintenance projects from Alpharetta business owner

Chet Touton, the owner of Mr. Handyman, a home repair service in the Alpharetta area, offered his advice on some of the key maintenance areas and projects homeowners need to focus on this time of year.

The Georgia Department of Public Health will switch to a once-per-day update of its COVID-19 daily status report at 3 p.m. each day. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus in Georgia: Public health department to switch to one COVID-19 update per day

The Georgia Department of Public Health will switch to a once-per-day update of its COVID-19 daily status report at 3 p.m. each day.

Most businesses located inside Avalon in Alpharetta will be closed on the evening of May 30 amid concerns about protests over the death of George Floyd. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Most businesses inside Avalon closed tonight amid protest concerns

Most businesses located inside Avalon in Alpharetta will be closed on the evening of May 30 amid concerns about protests over the death of George Floyd.

Children under age 18 can receive 10 free meals each week from Fulton County Schools at one of the district's 22 distribution sites beginning June 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fulton County Schools will offer weekly free meals to children under age 18 this summer

Children under age 18 can receive 10 free meals each week from Fulton County Schools at one of the district's 22 distribution sites beginning June 3.