Friday, May 10, 2013
The mall was evacuated after a man called in a bomb threat shortly before 10 a.m. Police expect it to re-open around 2 p.m.
Updated, Friday, May 10, 1:54 p.m. - A man has been taken into custody in relation to the North Point Mall bomb threat that forced authorities to evacuate the mall this morning. Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Spokesperson George Gordon confirmed the man was taken into custody about 15 minutes ago. Gordon noted the man is currently being interviewed by investigators and the mall should re-open very shortly. Updated, Friday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. - A mall worker directing traffic told Patch they haven't heard much beyond the initial bomb threat yet. They've locked even the workers out of the building now. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation bomb disposal vehicle arrived to the mall just after 11 a.m. Original Post -- Alpharetta's North …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Actors from Nickelodeon and Disney shows to promote Myrtle Beach.
Friday, February 22
Three teen stars from Nickelodeon and Disney’s hottest television shows will visit North Point Mall in Alpharetta on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Perimeter Mall on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. Noah Munck, who stars as Gibby on Nickelodeon’s “iCarly,” Calum Worthy, who stars as Dez on Disney’s “Austin & Ally,” and Peyton List, who stars as Emma on Disney’s “Jessie,” will headline the event promoting Myrtle Beach as the ultimate vacation destination. Munck, Worthy and List will sign autographs for fans and take pictures. Additional on-site entertainment includes face painting, a live DJ and giveaways throughout the day. Visit Myrtle Beach will also give away free weekend trips that include lodging, dining and entertainment discounts. “Myrtle …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Alpharetta Planning Commission recommends allowing the old Parisian store to convert from a two-story building into a one-story theater within the same space.
Shopping and a movie will be much easier when North Point Mall opens a new movie theater. The mall's owner got the Alpharetta Planning Commission's backing on the plan. General Growth Properties asked to be allowed to renovate the old Parisian store, which is between the Von Maur and Macy's. The two-story, 85,000-square-foot vacant store would be converted into a 45,500-square-foot movie theater. It would be a first-run theater with 12 screens and 1,790 seats, said Wendy Butler, local attorney for the mall owner. The exterior storefront would be renovated with an 18-foot extension on the western frontage to accommodate the box office and entrance. a drop off lane would be added to serve the theater. The theater would not have an entrance …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
From clothing to home interior items, Patch has found some great bargains for you to enjoy this week.
Saving money on items that we buy anyway is always a good thing. This week, Patch has found deals at stores in North Fulton that every mother I know shops at on a regular basis. If your going to spend your money at these shops, make sure you stretch that dollar as best you can. Here are the top five deals we found for you today. 1. Bath And Body Works Deal: Use this coupon and get 20 percent off of your purchase in stores or online, including sale items. Good Through: The coupon expires Jan. 29. 2. Old Navy Deal: Use this coupon for $10 off of your purchase of $50 or more. Good Through: The coupon expires on Jan. 26. 3. Yankee Candle Deal: This coupon will save you $10 off of your purchase of $25 or more. Good Through: This coupon expires…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The busiest shopping day of the year brings shoppers out to Alpharetta and Roswell in droves.
North Point Mall will open at midnight on Black Friday after being closed all day Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. What has traditionally been the busiest day in the Christmas shopping season continues to get increased hours from retailers. Macy's will open its doors at midnight, staying open until 10 p.m. Sears and JC Penney each will open extra early at 4 a.m., with JCPenney closing at 11 p.m. and Sears an hour earlier at 10 p.m. Dillard's opens up four hours later at 8 a.m., closing its doors at 9 p.m. The new Von Maur store will be open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Outside of the mall, Kohl's, Best Buy, Toys R Us and Staples are expected to open at midnight on Black Friday.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Find discounts on Halloween costumes and cold weather clothes in North Fulton this week.
If your kids are still wearing last year's pants to school and have a couple of inches of ankle showing, this would be the time to hit the stores to go shopping. Many of the stores in our area are having promotions and sales this weekend. Whether you need shoes or clothes, there are plenty of deals out there for you to get in on this weekend. There is a great selection and absolutely no reason to pay full price this week. If you have not bought your Halloween costumes yet, be sure to print up the coupons here to save on them. Watch the Old Navy website. They have been having one day specials online and in store lately without warning. These have been high percentage discounts and worth paying attention to if you are an Old Navy shopper. …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
North Fulton Community Charities gained $1,000 in mostly wrapped toys in a challenge between Alpharetta and Roswell's 'first couples.'
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Alpharetta Mayor Arthur Letchas and his wife, Sally, faced off against Roswell Mayor Jere Wood and his wife, Judie Raiford, but the real winner was North Fulton Community Charities. The Roswell and Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureaus sponsored the gift wrap challenge at North Point Mall on Oct. 18, which gave each couple a limited amout of time to wrap gifts, complete with bow. Roswell won the most gifts wrapped honors, with 28 to Alpharetta's 25. But Sally Letchas had the best looking gift wrapping, giving Alpharetta the nod on that recognition. Janet Rodgers of the Alpharetta CVB and Dottie Etris of the Roswell CVB jointly sponsored the challenge with the mall to push local shopping as the Christmas shopping season approaches.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The free college fair fair offers guidance to high school students.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
High school students can talk one-on-one with representatives of colleges and universities at North Point Mall on Sept. 13, as the Georgia Education Articulation Committee’s (GEAC) Fall 2011 PROBE College Fair comes to town. The fair, which will run from 6-9 p.m., is free and open to high school students and their families. The eight-week fall tour consists of 61 college fairs held at various schools and venues across the state of Georgia. In addition to Roswell, attendees are expected from Cobb, Fulton, Forsyth, Johns Creek, Duluth, Cherokee, Alpharetta, Milton and North Dekalb. A few of the high schools include Centennial, Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, Walton, Lassiter, Northview and Chattahoochee. The PROBE College Fair will be in …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Stuff for them, stuff for mom, air conditioning. Everybody's happy!
Even if you're not a shopper, the mall can be a great place for families, especially those with young children. Anyone can easily spend three hours there for under $10. Here's how: We start out in the soft play area, which is actually open before the rest of the mall. Get there at 9:30am and you have a huge, empty building where little kids can safely run for half an hour without crowds or the temptation of open stores. Once you're tired of the escalators and elevators, enjoy some quiet time in the aging-but-still-fun soft play area on the Dillards end. If you get there early, the pushy big kids aren't there yet, which makes all the difference for toddlers and preschoolers. Next, head to the food court, preferably before the lunch rush. …