Friday, May 10, 2013
The mall was evacuated after a man called in a bomb threat shortly before 10 a.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 …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
While Christmas is a time for looking back, New Year's Day is a time for looking forward. But just what do we have to look forward to?
I have to say, 2011 was a weird, interesting, frustrating and revealing year — all at once. And I’m glad to see it fade into history. So, what do we have to look forward to in Johns Creek in 2012? Well, it’s still too murky to successfully predict, but it would seem that 2012 will have more guns and witness a strange political finish as well as the end of time — or perhaps just an era — I don’t know, the experts are undecided. Starting the New Year with a bang! Here’s an interesting bit of statistical bread crust for your New Year’s Day meal. The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed more background checks for gun purchases in 2011 than it ever did before — some 16 million. Wanna know the year that saw the second highest number of FBI…