LOCAL HOTSPOT: 4 business updates from Avalon shopping center

Avalon is an 86-acre outdoor shopping center in Alpharetta. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Avalon is an 86-acre outdoor shopping center in Alpharetta. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

Avalon is an 86-acre outdoor shopping center in Alpharetta. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

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An Evereve location opened in Avalon at 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, on March 4. Evereve is a women's fashion brand known for a personalized styling experience by staff trained to style women for their body type and lifestyle. The retailer sells a variety of women's clothes and accessories. https://evereve.com











Sephora opened a new location in Avalon at 3130 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, on March 6. Sephora is a cosmetics retailer featuring more than 400 brands and personalized client services with trained beauty advisors. www.sephora.com




Coming Soon




Biltong Bar at Avalon is expected to open sometime this summer at 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. The South African bar and restaurant serves street food and craft cocktails and specializes in all-natural, aged beef jerky known as biltong. This will be the third Biltong location in the Atlanta area. https://biltong-bar.com




A 10-story, 250,000-square-foot office building, 10000 Avalon, is expected to open later this year at the corner of Old Milton Parkway and First Street. The building, which is the second and final office building in Avalon, will also include amenities, such as a 2,535-square-foot fitness center, a 3,615-square-foot outdoor living room, and 455,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. www.8000avalon.com
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By Kara McIntyre

Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.


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Owner and chef Michael Field opened Wildflour more than 10 years ago at his location on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. He has started providing curbside pickup and curbside ordering while dine-in services are temporarily shut down. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Milton parks will be closed to the public beginning at 9 a.m. March 26 until further notice. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
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