Asheville business

Triad Business Journal: Iron Hen restaurant opening in downtown Asheville

Triad Business Journal: Iron Hen restaurant opening in downtown Asheville

The Greensboro-based Iron Hen will be opening its second location inside the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Charlotte and College streets.

Acupuncture and pilates studio buys building, expands on Asheville’s South Slope

Acupuncture and pilates studio buys building, expands on Asheville’s South Slope

Studio owner Brooke Tyler and husband Austin Tyler are purchasing 50 McCormick Place, a property that has been vacant for more than two years.

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Westville Pub in West Asheville closed in wake of Sunday fire

Westville Pub in West Asheville closed in wake of Sunday fire

Westville Pub opened in 2002.

Bari Salon in West Asheville seeks crowdfunding for dry shampoo

Bari Salon in West Asheville seeks crowdfunding for dry shampoo

The powdered, color-matching dry shampoo will save water.

by November 16, 2015 1 comment Asheville business
Asheville’s buy local startup, LoLo, marks 2nd anniversary with weeklong celebration

Asheville’s buy local startup, LoLo, marks 2nd anniversary with weeklong celebration

LoLo is celebrating a milestone: its members have spent half a million dollars with local Asheville businesses.

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Fifth Season Gardening Co. to open 6th Asheville store on Tunnel Road

Fifth Season Gardening Co. to open 6th Asheville store on Tunnel Road

The store specializes in hydroponics, organic gardening, homebrewing equipment and D.I.Y. supplies.

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Dance pro Kathleen Hahn planning to open new studio, DANCECLUB, in Asheville

Dance pro Kathleen Hahn planning to open new studio, DANCECLUB, in Asheville

Hahn’s new studio will also be home to I Do Dances, her wedding business.

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Grocery beat: Ingles Markets has been busy with real estate transactions across NC

Grocery beat: Ingles Markets has been busy with real estate transactions across NC

Two grocery stores are up for replacement and others may be relocating.

Anthropologie speeds toward projected Nov. 20 opening in downtown Asheville

Anthropologie speeds toward projected Nov. 20 opening in downtown Asheville

The store has stirred discontent among some who want downtown to remain free of big national chains.

Hey Asheville, Roanoke is kicking your ass in PR play for Deschutes Brewery

Hey Asheville, Roanoke is kicking your ass in PR play for Deschutes Brewery

Is Asheville suffering from “brewery fatigue”?

Habitat Brewing, Asheville’s newest brewery, aims for spring opening on north end of downtown

Habitat Brewing, Asheville’s newest brewery, aims for spring opening on north end of downtown

Habitat Brewing plans to start small.

by November 3, 2015 1 comment Asheville beer, Asheville business
French Broad Food Co-op announces major expansion plans for downtown Asheville

French Broad Food Co-op announces major expansion plans for downtown Asheville

The co-op has issued a request for proposals to expand along Biltmore Avenue.

It’s deadline time for Asheville Citizen-Times buyout offers; will lay-offs follow?

It’s deadline time for Asheville Citizen-Times buyout offers; will lay-offs follow?

Just last year, the Asheville Citizen-Times laid off two employees and forced several others out through a “reorganization.”

Asheville craft cocktail bar owner buys Ole Shakey’s, promises to ‘respect’ Riverside dive bar

Asheville craft cocktail bar owner buys Ole Shakey’s, promises to ‘respect’ Riverside dive bar

Charlie Hodge, owner of downtown’s Sovereign Remedies, jumped at the chance to buy Ole Shakey’s, the old biker bar next to Bywater bar on Riverside Drive.

New South Asheville brewery, Sweeten Creek Brewing, coming together

New South Asheville brewery, Sweeten Creek Brewing, coming together

The brewery on busy Sweeten Creek Road is aiming for a summer 2016 opening.

Owners of Izzy’s Coffee buy Waking Life business in West Asheville

Owners of Izzy’s Coffee buy Waking Life business in West Asheville

Stay tuned for more information about the new Izzy’s location.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Women targets of Waking Life owners to meet

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Women targets of Waking Life owners to meet

Also, there’s a cool new coffee cart on Pack Square and a fun new Asheville coloring book.

by September 24, 2015 3 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Former Waking Life barista, Charlotte cafe owner aim to open new Asheville coffee shop

Former Waking Life barista, Charlotte cafe owner aim to open new Asheville coffee shop

The name of the proposed new coffee shop is Queen of Cups, and the entrepreneurs have launched a crowd funding campaign.

by September 24, 2015 2 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Hello Asheville! The eighth and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast has been recorded, posted, and is currently available to listen to and download, and you can even get it for free from the iTunes store! As always, Chef Joe Scully is my co-host, and this time, our special guests are Chef Hollie West of The Sweet Monkey Bakery, who won the Chef’s Challenge at the Asheville Wine &[Read More…]

Sold! Clingman Cafe in Asheville’s River Arts District

Sold! Clingman Cafe in Asheville’s River Arts District

The cafe has become a hub for artists, residents and tourists alike over the past decade.

by September 22, 2015 5 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
At West Asheville’s Waking Life coffee shop, owners are revealed, then reviled

At West Asheville’s Waking Life coffee shop, owners are revealed, then reviled

Protests, petitions and a social media firestorm of controversy erupted Saturday around Waking Life coffee shop’s owners.

by September 20, 2015 65 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
New Asheville conference, Venture Local, hammers home importance of local economy

New Asheville conference, Venture Local, hammers home importance of local economy

Venture Local will be held Sept. 25-26 on the South Slope and will feature a street fair and a keynote by Stacy Mitchell.

by September 17, 2015 1 comment Asheville business, Asheville events
Haywood Comics, a new nerd shop w/ comics, video games, records, more to open on West Asheville

Haywood Comics, a new nerd shop w/ comics, video games, records, more to open on West Asheville

A new retailer arrives as a couple of other relative newcomers to Haywood Road are closing.

by September 15, 2015 11 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Word on the street: Deschutes Brewery is picking Asheville for its new brewery

Word on the street: Deschutes Brewery is picking Asheville for its new brewery

Update: Deschutes tweets that it hasn’t yet made up its mind on a location.