The City of Milton’s efforts to create a north OTP destination in a walkable downtown setting are on a roll, according to leasing officials with the Crabapple Market project.

Located at 12650 Crabapple Road in Milton, the master-planned Crabapple development has taken shape in recent years about three miles northwest of downtown Alpharetta. It includes a greenspace for festivals and other gatherings, a stage for concerts and movies, and buildings with brick facades (and arched windows and rooftop patios, in some cases) meant to recall historic city centers.  

Known for its equestrian heritage, the city of roughly 41,000 incorporated as its own Fulton County municipality in 2006, and a new Cooper Carry-designed Milton City Hall opened as part of Crabapple in 2017.

An overview of Crabapple buildings and homes completed. Courtesy of Crabapple Market

Courtesy of Crabapple Market

Officials with Ackerman Retail report that a “major expansion” at Crabapple is complete and that tenant deliveries are underway for an eclectic slate of new restaurants and retailers. All are expected to open in 2022.

Recent Crabapple Market signings will run the gamut from sushi bowls, smoked brisket, and Vietnamese cuisine to alcohol-infused milkshakes.

Courtney Brumbelow, Ackerman Retail’s executive vice president, described leasing momentum as “fantastic,” adding that recent additions will bring a “diverse mix of restaurant and retail concepts as Crabapple Market evolves into an increasingly vibrant live-work-play destination from morning through night,” according to a press release.

Overview of buildings and the versatile Crabapple Green, used for yoga, festivals, and general recreation. Courtesy of Crabapple Market

Other Crabapple signings include Six Bridges Brewing, The Nest Café, and another outpost of Savi Provisions market, with one restaurant space still available and other signed tenants still under wraps, officials said.

Retailers leasing Crabapple space include Evimero Marketplace (artisan gifts and home goods) and Loveday Place (local artwork), alongside design-focused businesses Prescott Design studio, the Kitchens By Design Firm, and Dinna Eckstein Designs–The Store.

The brick outbuilding leased by Six Bridges Brewing. Courtesy of Crabapple Market

The most recent restaurant leases were described by Ackerman officials in today’s announcement as follows:  

DUA Vietnamese: Continuing its metro Atlanta expansion, this authentic Vietnamese restaurant specializes in Pho and noodle soups, as well as rice and egg-noodle dishes.

Roll On In Sushi Burritos & Bowls: Opening its second metro Atlanta location at Crabapple, the restaurant serves sushi burritos, tacos, bowls, and donuts.

Spiced Right Ribhouse: An “old-school and authentic” Georgia barbecue restaurant offering ribs, pulled pork, chicken, brisket, and smoked turkey BBQ meals, as well as BBQ tacos, sandwiches, and salads. The restaurant also operates a Roswell location. 

Buzzed Bull Creamery: Handcrafted ice creams and milkshakes, including alcohol-infused options. Buzzed Bull Creamery is also planning to open several other metro Atlanta locations. 

Alumni Cookie Dough: Serving cookie dough by the scoop, with special items including cookie dough sundaes, milkshakes, pretzel bites, and snickerdoodle bites. There is also a Marietta location.

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