14 Sep 2014
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Thousands Fill Downtown Alpharetta Streets

Taste of Alpharetta's move back downtown seemed to be a hit with everyone except perhaps motorists caught in heavier than normal traffic.

Thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Alpharetta Thursday night for five hours to enjoy samples of signature dishes from the 52 restaurants participating in Taste of Alpharetta.

After a few years on Old Milton Parkway in front of Wills Park, the city brought its biggest event back downtown. Despite the traffic congestion that caused, and how quickly the closest parking lots filled up, the crowds kept coming all night long. Many restaurants ran out of food before the event was over, whether they were cooking on site or bringing batch after batch of food from restaurants all around Alpharetta, Milton and other nearby cities.

Two stages filled the night air with music, and the new location provided a separation that made it easier to enjoy whichever music was picked. Music Matters brought its Rock U talent from local young bands, while tribute bands took the main stage on Milton Avenue.

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