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'Ferraris and Cappuccinos' Among New Attractions at Shops Buckhead Atlanta

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Also coming: The Market, Signature First Friday

A series of events over the next few weekends at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta includes an outdoor block party, a farmer's market, and — most interestingly perhaps — something called "Ferraris and Cappuccinos."

The broad range of activities marks the latest effort to draw visitors to OliverMcMillan's swanky district, which debuted a year and 1/2 ago on the ashes of Buckhead's raucous party district.

Touted as a "very Italian Saturday," the gathering is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning April 30 (and every third Saturday of the month through September), offering visitors a chance to view exclusive, vintage, and new Ferraris on display and chat with the undoubtedly prosperous owners of these automobiles. Keeping with that Italian theme, there will be cappuccinos. The cars will be parked on Bolling Way between Corso Coffee and Hermès.

So the well-to-do can come out and window shop for their next potential automobile, while the rest of us ... well, we can see how the other half lives, and maybe sneak a cappuccino before the cover is blown.

The next day (Sunday), the development will host The Market, featuring fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade pasta, cold-pressed juice and all sorts of other good stuff. It continues every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., again on Boling Way between Corso Coffee and Hermès.

The following Friday (May 6), The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will host its Signature First Friday — an outdoor block party from 6 to 9 p.m. in Center Plaza, featuring live music, entertainment, drink specials, "and much more." Expect lots of bands and SweetWater on tap.

Also worth noting: The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is now offering complimentary three-hour self parking.