Articles by: Jason Sandford

New downtown Asheville police district coming online soon

New downtown Asheville police district coming online soon

The downtown police district proposal faced criticism when it was first proposed about two years ago.

by September 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
List: Asheville benefits for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

List: Asheville benefits for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

Packs Tavern will host a “dining day out” to benefit the Bahamas Red Cross Society on Wednesday (Sept. 18).

by September 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville police chief set to resign after two months on the job

Asheville police chief set to resign after two months on the job

The city of Asheville plans to contract with Robert C. White, a retired former police chief, to serve in the interim.

by September 11, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Oktoberfest set for Oct. 5 at Pack Square Park

Asheville Oktoberfest set for Oct. 5 at Pack Square Park

Tickets are on sale now for Asheville Oktoberfest.

by September 10, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville craft beer attorney Derek Allen to open own firm

Asheville craft beer attorney Derek Allen to open own firm

The new firm, Allen, Stahl & Kilbourne, is set to be up and running full bore in October.

by September 10, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
From left, Scott David Smith, Dave Campbell and John Hornsby.

Asheville branding company GIGANTIC! to join forces with Allegra, Image360

The new, expanded shop will be located at 2 Westgate Parkway (previously Autostar in Westgate plaza).

by September 7, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Karen Cragnolin, the retired founder of the nonprofit RiverLink, spoke to the Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission during its regular meeting on Sept. 4. Cragnolin expressed her opposition to the proposed location of a restaurant along the banks of the French Broad River, at 144 Riverside Drive./ photo by Jason Sandford for Ashevegas.com

Asheville P&Z votes down proposed riverfront restaurant

The Jettie Rae’s Fish n’ Such restaurant proposal heads to Asheville City Council next for a final decision.

by September 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville short-term rental skirmishes continue

Asheville short-term rental skirmishes continue

Also, the Asheville Homestay Network is getting better organized.

by September 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Duke Energy tests turbines as new Asheville gas plant nears completion

Duke Energy tests turbines as new Asheville gas plant nears completion

The existing coal-fired units will retire no later than January 2020 after the new plant starts serving customers at the end of this year.

by September 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
A hotel under construction on Meadow Road in Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

One step closer to hotel development moratorium in Asheville

Asheville City Council is scheduled to set a public hearing on a hotel development moratorium at its Sept. 10 meeting.

by August 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TICKETS to Session Fest at Zillicoah Beer Compay in Woodfin

WIN TICKETS to Session Fest at Zillicoah Beer Compay in Woodfin

Win tickets!

by August 16, 2019 4 comments Asheville food and drink
An architectural rendering of the proposed Jetti Rae's Seafood and Such restaurant being proposed for 144 Riverside Drive in the Asheville River Arts District.

Proposed Asheville riverfront restaurant set to move forward

The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission is the next stop for Jettie Rae’s Fish n’ Such, proposed to built along Riverside Drive.

by August 16, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Want a say in how Asheville hotel tax is spent? Here’s your chance

Want a say in how Asheville hotel tax is spent? Here’s your chance

There are two public meetings today (Thursday) and a third Friday, as well as an online survey.

by August 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Grayson Morris produces new immersive performance art installation

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Grayson Morris produces new immersive performance art installation

Also, Pansy Fest music festival and Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair will be held on the same August weekend, and more.

by August 14, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council to consider spending $290,000 on ‘pit of despair’ consultant

Asheville City Council to consider spending $290,000 on ‘pit of despair’ consultant

The finance committee of Asheville City Council decided last year not to spend $340,000 on a consultant.

by August 12, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
The future of Asheville’s daily newspaper in flux with proposed merger

The future of Asheville’s daily newspaper in flux with proposed merger

GateHouse Media, which owns more than 150 newspapers in the U.S. and is backed by an investment company, plans to buy Gannett Co., the second largest newspaper company in the U.S.

by August 11, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
An architectural rending showing how the Create 72 Broadway building would fit among existing buildings on Broadway Street in Asheville.

New downtown Asheville hotel and condo development passes P&Z

The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission approved a slightly revised plan that calls for a 138-room hotel, 37 condos and about 1,100 square feet of commercial space.

by August 8, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
6 more Asheville development projects to track

6 more Asheville development projects to track

Also, an update on planned Thomas Wolfe Auditorium renovations, and more.

by August 7, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville real estate market still sizzles in second quarter 2019

Asheville real estate market still sizzles in second quarter 2019

In Buncombe County, the median home sale price hit $319,500, an all-time high, in the second quarter of 2019.

by August 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Evans to lead Asheville Humane Society

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Evans to lead Asheville Humane Society

Also, the True Confections bake shop at Grove Arcade has closed, and more.

by August 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
An architectural rending showing how the Create 72 Broadway building would fit among existing buildings on Broadway Street in Asheville.

Downtown Asheville mixed-use project that includes 150-room hotel heads to P&Z review

The Create 72 Broadway project was approved by the Asheville Downtown Commission at its July meeting.

by August 2, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Mayfield: Asheville City Council majority favors charter change to reset elections

Mayfield: Asheville City Council majority favors charter change to reset elections

As things stand right now, Asheville City Council will have district elections in 2020.

by August 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Interstate 26 widening from Brevard Road to Airport Road set

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Interstate 26 widening from Brevard Road to Airport Road set

Also, New Belgium has teamed up with Push Skateshop and Brainstorm Skateboards to make a limited number of boards featuring local artists, and more.

by August 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
68 Craven Street Condos

Plans submitted for Craven Street condo building and downtown Asheville building renovation

The projects are scheduled to be heard at the Aug. 19 meeting of the Asheville Technical Review Committee.

by July 30, 2019 1 comment Asheville News