Some of what’s going around for a Sunday afternoon update:

Cool, crisp fall weather arrived in Asheville Sunday after the clouds and mist of far-off Hurricane Matthew moved out. Autumn has arrived. Finally.

Speaking of Hurricane Matthew: the past weekend saw hundreds, if not thousands, of people from the South Carolina coast weathering the big storm in Asheville. Hotels, already filling up with leaf-lookers, were booked full. It was a big start to the fall leaf season in Asheville.

Pour Taproom has announced that it is moving from its 800 Haywood Road location to a new spot at 2 Hendersonville Road near Biltmore Village. From Pour:

We will be closing our store on October 21st, 2016, and will be reopening in December 2016, in the corner lot at 2 Hendersonville Rd, near Biltmore Village. We have enjoyed our time in West Asheville and are thankful for the support from the area. Our new location offers some exciting opportunities as our local business continues to grow. The new space boasts much larger indoor and outdoor seating areas, customers can enjoy use of our large parking area, and to pair with our extensive craft beer and wine selection, patrons will be able to enjoy dining-in with our fresh, full-service kitchen; which will serve a variety of gourmet foods ranging from small bites to more substantial lunch and dinner fare.

Madden’s Ace Hardware is now open at the corner of Haywood Road and Patton Avenue.

-Two Asheville breweries – Hi-Wire Brewing and Wicked Weed Brewing – took honors in this year’s Great American Beer Fest. Here’s the full list of 2016 GABF winners.

The Eddie Foxx Show, the morning show duo of Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green on 99.9 Kiss Country FM radio, have been named the Country Music Association’s 2016 Small Market Personality of the Year.

Plant restaurant is taking reservations for our PLANTSGIVING dinner, scheduled for Nov. 23. It’s a 3-course, prix fixe menu, with tickets going for $45 per person and proceeds benefiting Animal Haven of Asheville. To book a table, please call the restaurant at 828-258-7500 (reservations are not accepted via email), says a press release.

A run and walk on Nov. 5 at Carrier Park in Asheville aims to raise money and awareness about prostate cancer. More:

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, Asheville Hematology & Oncology, Asheville Urological Associates, and Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina will bring together the community on Nov. 5 at Carrier Park for a 5K run/walk to save lives and help the nearly 6,000 men in North Carolina who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

For more information on the race, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/asheville.

14 Comments

  1. Is Pour going to be moving into the old Katuah Market space, or some other section of that complex of buildings? Anyone know?

    • luther blissett says:

      Sounds like the Katuah Market space: outdoor patio, kitchen space.

      There’s probably room for a place like that in Biltmore Village — the Village Wayside is more of a service industry bar/grill, and other nearby places are more food-focused — but I’d expect the same problems of getting into and out of that complex when traffic’s busy, especially coming from downtown.

  2. Jonathan Wainscott says:

    “Pour” is just a goofy idea coming out of the Beer City hoopla, and it’s adding a restaurant to survive.

    Seems like bike shops open and close all the time.

  3. Not surprising Pour is leaving. Epic Cycles couldn’t make it in that building either. No parking kills these places. Won’t be long before the cafe closes.

    • No parking? I’ve never had trouble finding parking. If you mean that having to walk a block from the car to get to the building qualifies as “no parking”, then I don’t know what to tell you.

      • You must live in the area and feel protective, because that whole stretch of Haywood is parking-problematic. It’s unclear what private lots are available and what lots aren’t, and the site streets are ludicrously narrow if you need to negotiate them to loop back or turn around. If you know exactly where to go you’re probably fine, but if you’re at all unfamiliar, and hunting for a spot, it’s a royal pain.

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