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Alpharetta wants Krog Street Market-style food hall

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Proposal is the latest suburban concept to cite Inman Park destination as inspiration

Concept for a new food hall in Alpharetta.
Is that a drive-thru?
Images: City of Alpharetta via AJC

Like Snellville before it, Alpharetta could be set for a food-hall concept that developers envision as a suburban cousin to Krog Street Market.

Earlier this month, Alpharetta’s Design Review Board gave a conditional thumbs up to a food hall with five restaurants where an outpost of The Varsity had closed in February.

The proposal was brought by developer George Banks, the former vice president of Krog Street Market’s creator, Paces Properties, who’s now a partner with a company called Revel LLC.

According to the AJC, Banks told the board the prototype marketplace would be a distillation of the Krog Street Market model. Four of the five slots are already leased, Banks said, though no names were disclosed.

Earlier this year, Snellville leaders announced their ambitions for a similar, KSM-inspired concept.

The Gwinnett County city hopes to capitalize on a commercial boom to create their very own city-market complex for an eight-acre parcel near the city’s core.

The Alpharetta board approved the site plans with the condition that Banks return to a January meeting with nitty-gritty specifics, such as samples of color choices. Renderings suggest a smaller version of the Inman Park sensation girded by a parking lot, with a communal gathering place at its core.

Any suggestions for what they should name it?