The first tenant to open in Alpharetta City Center is Restaurant Holmes, located in the Jones House. They are open for dinner serving eclectic American seasonal dishes and small plates by Chef Taylor Neary. Lunch service will follow in a few weeks.
The Jones House, located at 50 S Main St., was built in 1914 by William and May Jones who owned Jones Grocery across the street at the corner of S. Main and Milton Ave. The Jones and their son, George, were the only family to ever occupy the house, which became a commercial property after the couple’s death. Over the years, it housed a school, real estate office, landscape company and an appliance store before falling into disrepair.
“When we acquired the property that comprises Alpharetta City Center, we saw the potential in saving the house and making it a unique restaurant space,” said developer Cheri Morris, president of Morris & Fellows. “It has been wonderful to anticipate the future with Chef Taylor Neary, while also learning about the past from George, who lives nearby.”
The opening of the restaurant coincides with the 160th anniversary of Alpharetta as the county seat and the unveiling of the city’s newest historical marker (July 17th 4-5:30) recognizing the restoration of the Jones House by City Center Developer, Morris & Fellows.
Alpharetta City Center is set to make its mark with a variety of restaurants and retail outlets. We look forward to sharing the scoop.