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Green Bean Exchange brings unique antiques to Alpharetta



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Thomas Earle, left, and Chad Milford, right, own the Green Bean Exchange. CAITLIN WAGENSEIL/Staff. (click for larger version)

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The Green Bean Exchange recently opened its third location at 230 South Main Street in Alpharetta. CAITLIN WAGENSEIL/Staff. (click for larger version)

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Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle joins Green Bean Exchange co-owners Chad Milford and Thomas Earle as they cut the ribbon at the grand opening celebration held Thursday, Oct. 24. CAITLIN WAGENSEIL/Staff. (click for larger version)
October 25, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. After recently opening a third location in Alpharetta, the Green Bean Exchange Antiques and Interiors Mall held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Oct. 24 as part of an official grand opening celebration.

Those present at the celebration included Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle, Councilmember Donald Mitchell, Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau President Janet Rodgers and members of the Chamber of Commerce.

The store, at 230 South Main Street, has more than 70 dealers that bring a wide selection of antiques, home furnishings and jewelry to shoppers.

"The mall has a little something for everyone," said co-owner Thomas Earle.

Belle Isle wished the owners the best, saying he was happy to have the business come to Alpharetta.

"We're excited to have you here because you're a retail business that people love to shop at, so we thank you," Rodgers added.

Some of the merchandise available at the new store includes mid-century items and collectibles, vinyl records, vintage clothing, home décor and more.

And both Earle and co-owner Chad Milford are excited about the opening of the Alpharetta location.

"I've worked in retail for a long time, so coming and opening my own business and being a part of it is really exciting," Earle said. "And being on a different side of town offers a new challenge, which is equally exciting."

Earle added the new store gives him an opportunity to buy more things, which is something he said he loves to do, and be involved in the community.

"I hope that we can really participate here with projects, schools and things that the chamber might work on — we want to contribute in any way, and I know that we'll have a lot of fun doing that," he said.

The two other Green Bean Exchange locations are at 438 Canton Road in Cumming and 12573 Cumming Highway in Canton.

For more information, visit www.thegreenbeanexchange.com, call 678-867-2326 or find them on Facebook.

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