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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville ice cream shop The Hop to open Black Mountain outpost

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville ice cream shop The Hop to open Black Mountain outpost

Also, road construction in the River Arts District is incomplete but mostly done for the season, but artists want folks to know they’re still there and open for business.

by November 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: French Broad Chocolate Factory opens Friday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: French Broad Chocolate Factory opens Friday

Also, two new food delivery services have arrived on the Asheville food scene.

by November 15, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
With high-profile rezoning requests, Asheville city officials aim for ‘urban center’ development

With high-profile rezoning requests, Asheville city officials aim for ‘urban center’ development

The proposed rezoning would affect 145 acres at four key locations around Asheville.

by November 13, 2018 8 comments Asheville News
Styrofoam “snow” a concern for Asheville Downtown Commission

Styrofoam “snow” a concern for Asheville Downtown Commission

Sometimes it “snows” in November.

by November 12, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Townhouses proposed for Broadway Street in Asheville, where residential projects dominate

Townhouses proposed for Broadway Street in Asheville, where residential projects dominate

The three-and-a-half-story walk-ups will have a two- or three-car garage, three or four bedrooms, a covered rooftop terrace and the option of an interior elevator.

by November 8, 2018 9 comments Asheville News
2 more Asheville hotel projects headed to City Council after P&Z approval

2 more Asheville hotel projects headed to City Council after P&Z approval

The commission unanimously approved one hotel project near Biltmore Village. The other project, along Biltmore Avenue, passed with a 5-2 vote.

by November 8, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville airport adds new flights to Philly, Washington Dulles

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville airport adds new flights to Philly, Washington Dulles

Also, forecasts looking ahead to winter weather for Western North Carolina are calling for above-average precipitation.

by November 5, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
WIN TIX to the So You Think You Can Dance Live! show in Asheville

WIN TIX to the So You Think You Can Dance Live! show in Asheville

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Tuesday show.

by November 3, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Buncombe commissioners agree to $3.6 million a year for early childhood education

Buncombe commissioners agree to $3.6 million a year for early childhood education

The board voted 6-1 for the new funding, with Commissioner Mike Fryar casting the lone dissenting vote.

by October 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX to USA vs Australia Fed Cup tennis in Asheville in February 2019

WIN TIX to USA vs Australia Fed Cup tennis in Asheville in February 2019

The US Cellular Center in Asheville hosted Fed Cup tennis for the first time earlier this year, and the event was a big hit.

by October 30, 2018 62 comments Asheville News
Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

“We are above and beyond our need for hotels in this city,” Councilman Brian Haynes said Tuesday night.

by October 23, 2018 14 comments Asheville News
A food hall is in the works for downtown Asheville

A food hall is in the works for downtown Asheville

Look for the new food hall to open early next year.

by October 18, 2018 8 comments Asheville News
Asheville Kmart on Patton Avenue to close, Sun Soo moving to new spot

Asheville Kmart on Patton Avenue to close, Sun Soo moving to new spot

The Kmart closing, and the Sun Soo move, are set to happen at the end of the year.

by October 16, 2018 10 comments Asheville News
Asheville Downtown Commission votes against Biltmore Ave hotel project

Asheville Downtown Commission votes against Biltmore Ave hotel project

The hotel proposal moves on the Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission for review.

by October 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville homeless issue topic of Thursday meeting

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville homeless issue topic of Thursday meeting

Also, Little Jumbo cocktail bar has a new outdoor patio, and more.

by October 16, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: Asheville City Council prepared to hire Campbell as new city manager

Word on the street: Asheville City Council prepared to hire Campbell as new city manager

Asheville City Council has announced that it plans to meet on Wednesday to execute a contract to hire a new city manager.

by October 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
A photo from a slide show presentation by Joe Minicozzi showing the activity at Greenlife grocery store's loading dock.

Jeff Bezos, it’s Asheville calling: Fix your grocery store loading dock

The world’s richest man, and the grocery store chain he owns, was a hot topic of conversation during last week’s Asheville City Council meeting.

by October 13, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
How Brittany Jackson and Madeleine Richardson made Asheville’s coolest new micro film fest

How Brittany Jackson and Madeleine Richardson made Asheville’s coolest new micro film fest

The founders of Cat Fly Fest spill their guts about collaboration in the arts, Cat Fly Halloween, and the best recipe for fake blood.

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Chef Sean Brock at Sovereign Remedies in Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Chef Sean Brock at Sovereign Remedies in Asheville

Brock was in Highlands earlier this week to cook a special dinner in honor of another top chef.

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Trader Joe’s in Asheville plans to expand store sales area

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Trader Joe’s in Asheville plans to expand store sales area

Also, the new Save Me The Waltz Bar in the basement of the S&W Building is planning to open later this month, and more.

by October 11, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
WNC Nature Center seeks crowdfunding support for red panda exhibit

WNC Nature Center seeks crowdfunding support for red panda exhibit

Construction of the habitat area has already started at the WNC Nature Center.

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council approves new Mainstay Suites hotel on Brevard Road

Asheville City Council approves new Mainstay Suites hotel on Brevard Road

Before her vote to approve the hotel, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said City Council is struggling with the ongoing wave of hotel construction.

by October 10, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
New Biltmore Avenue hotel gets Asheville Planning & Zoning OK

New Biltmore Avenue hotel gets Asheville Planning & Zoning OK

In other action, an issue with a parking space at The Patton apartments threatens to derail that project.

by October 9, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Urban Orchard opens Asheville South Slope spot

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Urban Orchard opens Asheville South Slope spot

Also, PennyCup Coffee’s new north Asheville coffee shop is open, and much more.

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: HGTV producer to speak at AdClub WNC gathering

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: HGTV producer to speak at AdClub WNC gathering

Also, there’s new construction action on Carolina Lane at the site of a building collapse five years ago, and more.

by October 8, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Honor Flight

Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebrates Asheville-area Vietnam veterans

Family, friends and the public are invited to come out to the Asheville Regional Airport about 7 p.m. on Saturday for a welcome home party for the veterans.

by October 6, 2018 0 comments Asheville News

Video: Progress report on The Arras in downtown Asheville

The Arras is on track to open next year.

The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Developer: Hotel use is best way to preserve historic Flatiron Building in Asheville

The Flatiron Building has served as an office building in downtown Asheville since its opening in 1927.

by October 4, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Preservation crews will assess Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Preservation crews will assess Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence

Also, there’s a big new economic development announcement for the Enka Commerce Park, and more.

by October 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
In painting, Asheville artist Nan Davis finds path to self-acceptance

In painting, Asheville artist Nan Davis finds path to self-acceptance

She worked for two decades as marketing manager for Asheville’s only milk processing plant, Milkco, before devoting her efforts to her art.

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council set to interview manager semifinalists

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council set to interview manager semifinalists

Also, a new CBD dispensary on Merrimon Avenue has changed its name, and much more.

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Coffee Expo, under new ownership, returns Saturday

Asheville Coffee Expo, under new ownership, returns Saturday

This year’s event is will feature a familiar array of shops, sweets and more as Abby Dickinson plans for growth.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Futurist to help Asheville chart economic development path

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Futurist to help Asheville chart economic development path

Also, balladeer Malcolm Holcombe has a new album out, and much more.

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
North Carolina appeals court hears arguments in Asheville hotel lawsuit

North Carolina appeals court hears arguments in Asheville hotel lawsuit

A decision from the N.C. Court of Appeals could come later this year.

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Two new downtown Asheville poke restaurants planned

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Two new downtown Asheville poke restaurants planned

Also, Asheville is getting a new CBD coffee bar, and more.

by September 24, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Van Life Rally, One World West grand opening, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Van Life Rally, One World West grand opening, more

Also, the new White Duck Taco restaurant has opened on Riverside Drive, and more.

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Riverwoods subdivision plan

Riverwoods residential development on Asheville site once eyed as brewery location moves ahead

It’s big: 161 single-family homes,188 duplexes, 36 condos, 4 live-work spaces and up to 15,000 square feet of commercial space.

by September 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The Med, Asheville’s longest-running downtown restaurant, sold to new owners

The Med, Asheville’s longest-running downtown restaurant, sold to new owners

The new owners say they plan to stay true to the roots of the classic diner.

The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Developer wants to buy historic Flatiron Building in Asheville, make it into hotel

The plans are in the earliest stages, but moving ahead.

by September 17, 2018 16 comments Asheville News
New CBD dispensary in Asheville

New CBD dispensary in Asheville

Clover CBD is the latest in a wave of CBD dispensaries opening across Asheville. The shops, like this one one Merrimon Avenue, specialize in selling industrial hemp products. Industrial hemp, which can be legally grown in North Carolina, contains cannabidiol, or CBD, which offers health benefits such as relaxation and pain relief but without the “high” associated with its cousin,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville business, North Asheville
Asheville bus system staggered by July breakdowns

Asheville bus system staggered by July breakdowns

The Asheville bus system experienced a lost of 539.5 hours of service in the month of July because of bus breakdowns.

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville officials prepare to put civic center naming rights up for bid

Asheville officials prepare to put civic center naming rights up for bid

What aspect of a new naming rights deal with Asheville city officials value more: the bottom line dollar amount, or establishing a partnership with a corporate entity that shares city values?

by September 5, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas celebrity sighting: New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore at Biltmore

Ashvegas celebrity sighting: New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore at Biltmore

Longshore’s unrelenting message of female empowerment has won her legions of fans.

Ben & Jerry's, now open on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

New downtown Asheville chain, Ben & Jerry’s, arrives to little of past outrage

In 2015, a group of residents took to the streets out the newly opened Anthropologie store in downtown Asheville to call attention to the importance of supporting local independent stores.

by September 4, 2018 7 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville area fall leaf color predictions are here

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville area fall leaf color predictions are here

Also, the Continental Lounge restaurant opens on Friday, and more.

by August 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville FM fundraiser set for Sept. 13

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville FM fundraiser set for Sept. 13

Also, have you checked out the Sweet Cheesus food truck yet? And much more.

by August 30, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville culinary rock stars team up for new food festival

Asheville culinary rock stars team up for new food festival

Asheville tourism officials on Wednesday morning pledged $75,000 to festival organizers.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bob Moog Foundation has new downtown Asheville location

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bob Moog Foundation has new downtown Asheville location

The Bob Moog Foundation’s new space will also be home to its long-planned Moogseum, which it plans to open in 2019.

by August 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Jam in the Trees pacs some great music into Friday and Saturday at Pisgah Brewing.

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant scoops mega Food & Wine honor

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant scoops mega Food & Wine honor

Also, the forthcoming The Continental Lounge is hiring, and more.

by August 22, 2018 2 comments Asheville News