Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Cascade Lounge has reopened

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Cascade Lounge has reopened

Also, local musician Matt Townsend has a great show coming up at The Mothlight in West Asheville, and more.

by January 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Fire destroys historic Victorian house in Asheville River Arts District

Fire destroys historic Victorian house in Asheville River Arts District

The Keener House, built around 1890, was home to a businessman who opened his own grocery store on the bottom level on the house on what was then known as East Haywood Street.

by January 8, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Winter cold has ski slopes around Asheville rejoicing

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Winter cold has ski slopes around Asheville rejoicing

Also, Asheville has made two more lists of best places to visit in 2018, and more.

by January 4, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ben Phan, Alexa Rose set for Saturday show at The Grey Eagle

Ben Phan, Alexa Rose set for Saturday show at The Grey Eagle

The​ ​concert​ ​will​ ​feature​ ​new versions​ ​of​ ​both​ ​Phan​’s ​and​ ​Rose’s​ ​original​ ​songs.

by January 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ice floes on the French Broad River

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ice floes on the French Broad River

Asheville musicians Ben Phan and Alexa Rose will collaborate on a Saturday show at the Grey Eagle, and more.

by January 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New Year’s Eve ice creates havoc around Asheville

Asheville is one of the 15 coolest places on earth to visit in 2018, according to Forbes.com, and more.

by December 31, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
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Zillicoah Beer Company to celebrate official grand opening on Friday in Woodfin

The lineup will include an array of styles and collaborations with other brewers, including Burial Beer, Asheville Brewing and Fonta Flora.

by December 29, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
VIDEO Asheville New Year’s Eve Parties to ring in 2018

VIDEO Asheville New Year’s Eve Parties to ring in 2018

There are a ton of parties to pick from. Here’s a start.

by December 29, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Redevelopment plans for Sears at Asheville Mall call for movie theater

Redevelopment plans for Sears at Asheville Mall call for movie theater

Earlier this year, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was included in a site plan for the Sears location at Asheville Mall.

by December 28, 2017 8 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Lucky Otter restaurant to close in West Asheville

Also, details about 2018 AIR Passports on sale now, the 2018 Asheville Restaurant Week and much more.

by December 26, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Officials: Buncombe County government makes cultural shift since investigation

Officials: Buncombe County government makes cultural shift since investigation

The recent comments of two Buncombe County government officials have shed a bit more light into changes made since a federal investigation into former county manager Wanda Greene.

by December 26, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
48-unit apartment building planned for Burton Street in West Asheville

48-unit apartment building planned for Burton Street in West Asheville

The project will not be affected by the planned widening of Interstate 240/Interstate 26 through West Asheville.

by December 25, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Make Space, new commissary kitchen and cocktail lab, coming to Woodfin

Make Space, new commissary kitchen and cocktail lab, coming to Woodfin

Make Space will allow Sovereign Remedies cocktail bar in downtown Asheville to greatly expand its growing food offerings.

by December 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Whale Craft Beer Collective opens in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Whale Craft Beer Collective opens in West Asheville

There’s major work on the dam at the reservoir that provides Asheville with most of its drinking water, and more.

by December 24, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Planned Broadway apartment complex scaled down

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Planned Broadway apartment complex scaled down

More of what’s going around, including an update about a planned Broadway apartment complex: -An apartment complex planned for Broadway will be scaled down, according to Hobie Orton of Madison Capital Group. The development, which began with between 43 and 46 apartment units, will now have 36 units. The amount of commercial office space available has been scaled down from[Read More…]

by December 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Location identified for 80-unit affordable housing development in Asheville River Arts District

Location identified for 80-unit affordable housing development in Asheville River Arts District

Construction of any affordable housing development is at least a few years away.

by December 22, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council meets in closed session to discuss hotel lawsuit

Also, Asheville Grit editor Ali McGhee announces that she’s accepted a new job that she’ll start in January, and more.

by December 21, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
VIDEO Fun stuff to do around Asheville on Christmas weekend

VIDEO Fun stuff to do around Asheville on Christmas weekend

Merry Christmas, y’all!

by December 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville events

Life insurance payments said to be at heart of GreeneGate investigation

Federal investigators are looking into former Buncombe County manager Wanda Greene’s handling of county funds.

by December 20, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville City Council ready to suppress whole-house short-term rentals citywide

Asheville City Council ready to suppress whole-house short-term rentals citywide

Asheville City Council could vote on a citywide crackdown as early as Jan. 9.

by December 20, 2017 8 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nooses, racial slurs at North Buncombe, Polk high school basketball game investigated

The Tunnel Road comic shop Comic Envy is moving to a new location across town, and more.

by December 19, 2017 1 comment Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Highland Brewing announces rebranding

In the increasingly crowded world of craft beer, brands are working hard to stand out.

by December 18, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Songstress Jane Kramer with the members of Free Planet Radio - River Guerguerian, Eliot Wadopian and Chris Rosser - as well as Billy Cardine, at The Altamont Theatre. /photo courtesy of Vicki Burick

Jane Kramer, Free Planet Radio will close out music at The Altamont Theatre in Asheville

The Altamont Theatre, one of the best listening rooms in Asheville, will shut its doors for good at the end of the year.

by December 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
VIDEO Free hug flash mob, Kinda Creepy Christmas art show, more Asheville weekend fun

VIDEO Free hug flash mob, Kinda Creepy Christmas art show, more Asheville weekend fun

A benefit to raise money for an Asheville firefighter battling cancer is Friday at Green Man Brewing, and more.

by December 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville events