Photo credit: Midtown Merchants Association

Midtown is the area on the north side of downtown Tallahassee running along Thomasville Road and Monroe Street roughly between Third Avenue on the south boundary and Bradford/Betton Road on the north side. In 2016, Midtown elected Etienne Mazimpaka as its first mayor. It is a popular local gathering place day to evening, incorporating a walkable restaurant, shopping and nightlife central corridor.  Popular and historic downtown neighborhoods such as Lafayette Park, Levy ParkLos RoblesBetton Hills and Forest Glen and Tallahassee's first shopping center Capital Plaza border the Midtown area. You can find the Midtown Merchants Association online at

To further support the spike in interest and economic development in the Midtown area, the City of Tallahassee launched the 5th Avenue Beautification Project in 2012.  The project will place gas lamps and create a pedestrian mall area on 5th Avenue adjacent to Whataburger.  The effort is part of the City of Tallahassee/Leon County "placemaking," building a sense of place inside a community to encourage community connection and economic development.  You can find more information about the City of Tallahassee's efforts in Midtown online here.

See the presentation below by NAI TALCOR President Ed Murray about what's new in Midtown (May 2012, Fast Forward Tallahassee), for information on Midtown and projects like the Whole Foods market which will be build on the site of Miracle Plaza.


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Shopping in Midtown

3rd Avenue Drum Shop Music Lessons & Equipment  
Art of the Find Color & Decorating Consultation Central Midtown area
At Home in Tallahassee     Thomasville Road at Bradford Road
Blossoms Flowers Florist  
BluHeaven Boutique      
Cole Couture Boutique Clothing Central Midtown area
Crepe Vine Restaurant Monroe Street
Divas & Devils Boutique Clothing  
Elizabeth's Designer Fashion     Thomasville Road at Bradford Road
Julian Mathis Interior Design Design Services Central Midtown area
Kanvas Boutique Beauty Central Midtown area
Narcissus     Central Midtown area
Quarter Moon Imports Clothing, jewelry, decor Lake Ella
Quincy's Art Jewelry Artist Jewerly  
Tre Sorelle      
Way Out West Boutique Clothing Monroe Street


Salons in Midtown

Cabello's Hair & Nail Studio  
Envy Salon  
Green Peridot Salon Central Midtown area
Haute Headz Thomasville Road, northern edge of central Midtown


Restaurants, Food & Coffee in Midtown

Beef O'Brady's Casual pub food, viewing for sports Capital Plaza
Bella Bella Italian Restaurant Monroe and 5th Avenue
Big Easy Snowballs New Orleans Style Snowcones www.bigeasysnowballs. Monroe Street
Brickyard Pizzeria (coming soon) Pizza! Monroe Street
Crepe Vine, The Restaurant Monroe Street, across from Lake Ella
Curry Pot, The Restaurant Thomasville Road at Bradford Road
Five Guys Burgers   Capital Plaza
Food Glorious Food Restaurant Thomasville Road at Bradford Road
Fuzions Yogurt Capital Plaza, yogurt Capital Plaza
Kool Beanz Cafe Restaurant Central Midtown area
Jimmy Johns     Thomasville Road at Glenview Drive
Joe Mamma's (coming soon)      
Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery Yes, cupcakes Central Midtown area
Luna's Italian Food Gelato, Italian groceries   Central Midtown area
Masa     Monroe Street
Mickey's Lakeside Cafe Restaurant Lake Ella
Paisley Cafe Restaurant Central Midtown area
Red Elephant     Capital Plaza
RedEye Coffee Coffee; case of food items Central Midtown area
Sakura     Monroe Street, across from Lake Ella
The Mockingbird Restaurant, Bar Monroe Street


Nightlife in Midtown

5th Avenue Tap Room Concert Venue, Bar Central Midtown area
Finnegan's Classic Irish Pub Central Midtown area
Krewe de Gras Restaurant, Bar Monroe Street
Lees Wine Bar Bar Lake Ella Publix Center
Midtown Filling Station Bar Central Midtown area
The Mockingbird Restaurant, Bar Monroe Street
The Wine Loft Bar Central Midtown area
Waterworks Restaurant, Bar Central Midtown area
The Spaceport Bar  
Alchemy Bar Central Midtown area


Businesses in Midtown

Apogee Signs Marketing/Communications/Signs  
Creating A Scene Event rental  
Sweat Therapy Gym/Fitness/Cycling  
NAI Talcor Commercial Real Estate Services