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From ‘pit of despair’ to ‘civic plaza’; concepts presented for Haywood-Page lot development

From ‘pit of despair’ to ‘civic plaza’; concepts presented for Haywood-Page lot development

Development on the property may include housing, a restaurant or office space to help cover the annual cost of maintaining the park components, according to plans presented.

by February 20, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
News obit: Bruce Elliston, founder of Asheville Family Health Centers, dies

News obit: Bruce Elliston, founder of Asheville Family Health Centers, dies

Bruce Elliston was the first faculty member at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, a center that has helped train countless health professionals in the mountains.

by February 19, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville River Arts District mixed-use project, including hotel, gets moving

Asheville River Arts District mixed-use project, including hotel, gets moving

The project calls for a mix of uses, includes space for artists, two restaurants and a 70-room hotel.

by February 18, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
2019 ASHEVILLE FOOD FAN AWARDS! Best of Asheville part 3: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

2019 ASHEVILLE FOOD FAN AWARDS! Best of Asheville part 3: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

2019 BEST OF ASHEVILLE FOOD PART 3 The Final Countdown WARNING: The following blog post contains adult language. Alright folks, let’s fuckin’ do this! Let’s get through the final categories of the 2019 Food Fan Awards (née The Stoobies), and then we can have ourselves a party on the 27th to announce the winners and eat our faces awwwwfffff!!! PARTY PARTY[Read More…]

by January 21, 2020 1 comment Asheville food and drink, Asheville News
LEAF Community Arts marks milestone with new home, new name

LEAF Community Arts marks milestone with new home, new name

The new LEAF Global Arts Center is set for a Feb. 14 opening.

by January 18, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport adds four more Allegiant flights

Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport adds four more Allegiant flights

Also, a new light-induced meditation center has opened in downtown Asheville, and more.

by January 14, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Hot Sheet: Craven Street condo project proposed in West Asheville

Hot Sheet: Craven Street condo project proposed in West Asheville

Also, construction should be starting soon on the new outdoor performance venue on Coxe Avenue; and much more.

by January 8, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Hot Sheet: Wehrloom Honey and Meadery planned for Asheville South Slope

Hot Sheet: Wehrloom Honey and Meadery planned for Asheville South Slope

Also, the popular Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville plans to renovate an adjacent house and use it as a bakery and prep kitchen for the cafe; and more.

by January 6, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Top Buncombe baby names of 2019: Charlotte and Liam

Top Buncombe baby names of 2019: Charlotte and Liam

Check out the names of Buncombe babies in 2019.

by December 24, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Holiday Hot Sheet: Harvest Pizza planned for Asheville South Slope

Holiday Hot Sheet: Harvest Pizza planned for Asheville South Slope

Also, updates on Sunny Point Cafe, Wehrloom Honey and Meadery, goPuff and more.

by December 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ask A Woman AVL: What makes for a bad holiday gift for my female partner?

Ask A Woman AVL: What makes for a bad holiday gift for my female partner?

Please remember this season that the most valuable thing you can give to each other is love and attention. And cash.

by December 12, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
From left, Russell and Mercy Joseph, who are partners in the new Asheville Proper restaurant planned at the Grove Arcade with Mindi and Owen McGlynn./ photo courtesy of Asheville Proper

Asheville Proper, a new steakhouse, planned for downtown Grove Arcade

At Asheville Proper, ribeye, porterhouse, NY strip and other classic cuts of meat will be cooked over a wood-fired flame on a custom grill.

A scene from the Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular, featuring Erik Moellering as the flamboyant Latin lover Joaquin, alongside fellow players Glenn Reed, who plays the stoner Jimbo (and Joaquin's love interest) and Tracy Johnston Crum as Judy Bernstein./ photo by Tempus Fugit Design

Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular offers one last holiday escape at Asheville’s Magnetic Theatre

This year’s show marks the 10th, and last, staging of the of raucous, irreverent play that’s become a favorite holiday escape in Asheville.

by November 21, 2019 3 comments Asheville events, Asheville News
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority gathered Wednesday morning for its regular monthly meeting./ photo by Jason Sandford

Buncombe tourism officials call barrage of criticism divisive, untrue

Buncombe TDA members responded to a recent opinion piece criticizing the tourism board.

by November 20, 2019 4 comments Asheville News
Parisian Hotel in downtown Asheville coming back for review

Parisian Hotel in downtown Asheville coming back for review

The hotel proposal was approved before the current one-year moratorium on new hotel projects in Asheville.

by November 19, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
From the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam at the U.S. Cellular Center in December 2013./ photo by Jason Sandford

Here’s how to enjoy Christmas Jam weekend in Asheville without the main jam

The two-day Kevn Kinny Songwriter Jam set for Jack of the Wood on Dec. 13 and 14 is just one of the ways to enjoy Christmas Jam weekend in Asheville.

by November 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Unspoken Tradition/ photo by Sandlin Gaither

Bluegrass band observes a growing Asheville in ‘Cold Mountain Town’ track

Ty Gilpin, Unspoken Tradition’s mandolin player and the song’s writer, talks about the song, its message and the traditions of mountain music.

by November 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
The Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper staff is located on the second floor of this downtown building, which the newspaper's corporate owner sold in 2018.

Asheville Citizen-Times awaits layoffs, consolidation after merger deal

The new company, which will be called Gannett, will be focused on establishing a business model that puts digital offerings first.

by November 17, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Mel Bryant, winner of the 2018 NewSong Songwriting & Performance Competition, is shown here (at right) with accompanist Aaron Hicks, performing at Isis Music Hall during last year's event. Bryant will return as a guest performer at this year's competition at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23./ photo by Josh Rhinehart

NewSong music competition show set for Saturday at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville

This year’s grand prize winner will receive a fully funded six-song EP, recorded and mixed at Asheville own Echo Mountain Recording Studios, and more.

by November 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Warren Haynes at the 30th annual Christmas Jam. / photo by DAVID SIMCHOCK for Ashvegas.com

Christmas Jam 2019 canceled in Asheville as organizers plan for 2020

The Songwriter Jam, a two-day event set for Dec. 13-14 at Jack of the Wood, will feature Asheville musicians on the same weekend planned for Christmas Jam.

by November 13, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville development updates: Large downtown mixed-use proposal set for P&Z hearing

Asheville development updates: Large downtown mixed-use proposal set for P&Z hearing

At least 10 percent of the residential units proposed for the Coxe/Asheland development will be designated as affordable units, offered at 80 percent AMI.

by November 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Russell Crowe spotted at Grey Eagle music hall in Asheville

Russell Crowe spotted at Grey Eagle music hall in Asheville

Actor Adam Goldberg, who starred with Crowe in the Hollywood hit “A Beautiful Mind,” was also at The Grey Eagle.

LEAF Downtown was one of nearly two dozen local festivals and events to receive support from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority. /photo by Rose Kaz of Rose Photo

Buncombe TDA awards Asheville festivals and events total of $86,500

Here are two from the list of about 20 awardees: Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum received $10,000, the Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain received $9,000.

by November 1, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
At Taste of Asheville, sample bites and beverages from 50 AVL indy restaurants

At Taste of Asheville, sample bites and beverages from 50 AVL indy restaurants

The Taste of Asheville is set for Nov. 21 at The Venue in Asheville.

Hot Sheet: Original Papa Nick’s now open at French Broad River Brewing

Hot Sheet: Original Papa Nick’s now open at French Broad River Brewing

Also, a new baker’s collaborative in Asheville is planning its first pop-up even on Wednesday at Fleetwood’s in West Asheville, and more.

by October 19, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville development roundup: New Haywood Street condos planned, more

Asheville development roundup: New Haywood Street condos planned, more

Also, plans for the major redevelopment of the Sears property at the Asheville Mall have once again been continued, and more.

by October 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
The Nude Party kicks off concerts at amphitheater in Asheville’s Montford neighborhood

The Nude Party kicks off concerts at amphitheater in Asheville’s Montford neighborhood

Kitty Tsunami and Self-Help will join The Nude Party on stage for the Wednesday evening show.

by October 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
New mixed-use project, the Bier Haus, planned for downtown Asheville

New mixed-use project, the Bier Haus, planned for downtown Asheville

The Bier Haus project calls for the renovation of the building at 34 S. Lexington Ave., which is adjacent to Button & Co. bagel shop.

by October 12, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Asheville hangover nanny, and more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Asheville hangover nanny, and more

Also, Down Dog Bar & Yoga Studio is a new business in the works that would combine a yoga studio with a dog bar, and much more.

by October 8, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Popeyes open on Airport Road in South Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Popeyes open on Airport Road in South Asheville

Also, Chef Steven Goff of AUX Bar in Asheville was recently named the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s “chef of the year” following a cook-off competition.

Chow Chow food festival in Asheville/ photo by Reese Moore Photography

Chow Chow food festival in Asheville, reviewed

Chow Chow crowned a new culinary star on the Asheville food scene: Benne on Eagle restaurant.

Chef Graham House of Sovereign Remedies restaurant and cocktail bar in Asheville preparing plates for a James Beard House dinner in the summer of 2018./ photo by Jason Sandford

Sovereign Remedies’ recipe for success: host a James Beard House dinner

How an Asheville restaurant crew went to New York City to serve up a prestigious dinner at the James Beard House.

It’s wheels up on major Asheville Regional Airport expansion

It’s wheels up on major Asheville Regional Airport expansion

Airport officials recently agreed to contract with the architectural and engineering firm Gresham Smith for the design and engineering of a multi-million dollar airport terminal renovation and expansion project.

by September 30, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
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
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 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
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