Here’s more of what’s going around, including a car wash mess on Patton Avenue.

-A deal for a free car wash is snarling traffic on Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Zips Car Wash, which just opened at 806 Patton Avenue, is offering what it bills as “10 days of free washes” at the location. The car wash gets so busy that traffic backs up into Patton Avenue traffic, impeding its flow. People anxious to wash the road salt off their vehicles following last week’s snow storm are lining up in droves. Traffic backs up in the far right-hand lane of the busy eastbound three-lane roadway, but it essentially gums up the whole works. Beware!

-An auto shop building dating back to the 1920s at 202 Haywood Road in West Asheville recently sold, commercial real estate broker James Harrison of Whitney Commercial Realty reports. The Allied Wheel building, which sits across the street from the ever-popular Taco Billy restaurant in a section of road that’s seeing a lot of redevelopment, was listed for sale for $800,000.

-Construction permits show that High Noon Coffee Roasters is set to move into the former Rosebud Video location on Charlotte Street.

-Jessica Tomasin, a powerhouse on the Asheville music scene with her as studio manager at Echo Mountain Studios, is also an expert event planner who says she’s planning to announce details of a new event soon. It’s called Connect: Beyond the Page and it’s “all about how social events inspire art and how art can influence social change. There will be films, readings, music performances, workshops, and panels at a variety of venues in town. Stay tuned for more details coming soon,” Tomasin says via a social media post.

-Anyone know? Has Sub Grasso re-opened on Haywood Road after its winter break?

-Check out the Asheville Rock Collective.

-The E. W. Pearson Project Collaborative is a formalized collaboration between three historically African-American neighborhoods in Asheville. “The E.W. Pearson Collaborative aims to implement a regenerative grassroots accountability system which is designed to build, maintain, and protect pillars of resiliency in systemically marginalized neighborhoods, creating a culture of sustainability that is inclusive and economically just.”

-The Compassion Experience, an interactive tour of life in the developing world, is coming to Montreat College’s campus in February. A description:

This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope.

-The Asheville Museum of Science will hold its first Valentine’s Date Night and Mixer on Feb. 14 at the museum. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the event starting at 7:15. Tickets are $15 and available at ashevillescience.org. More:

Attendees will explore the science of love with a host of activities offered throughout the night. At 7:15 p.m. attendees are invited to participate in Thirty Six Questions that Lead to Love, a program designed to learn about how individuals fall in love. At 8:15 p.m. attendees are invited to participate in Valentine’s Day Trivia. For the young at heart, AMOS educators will be hosting on-going workshops throughout the night, including Cupid Bow & Arrow Making, Candy Heart Bingo, The Science of Chocolate and Gemology.

For more information about AMOS or Valentine’s Date Night and Mixer contact Cory Van Auken, cvanauken@ashevillescience.org or (828) 254-7162×3.

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  1. Both Yelp and Facebook show Sub Grasso as permanently closed.

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