No matter your flavor of celebration, one thing is undeniable: the holiday season is almost upon us! We’ve got some great events for you this weekend that will help you get in the festive mood, get your shopping done, and chill out before the madness begins! Now, on to the GritVegas Weekend Update… Friday, December 16 Holiday Mingle and Jingle @[Read More…]
Doc Brown’s all over the place, as usual. Doc jumps from one topic to another, rapid-fire, as his thoughts race. In an hour-long conversation at his new 1320 Smoky Park Highway restaurant, Doc Brown’s BBQ, he muses on everything from contact theory to Candler’s gradual gentrification. He references the influence of Kitty O’Kelly, “the queen of Hominy Valley,” and ticks off the[Read More…]
Also, city of Asheville officials are still awaiting a N.C. Supreme Court decision regarding control of its water system.
The biggest Buncombe County property transaction came in at more than $48 million.
The free, outdoor mini-festival will raise money and awareness for victims of the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg.
Also, the Wham, Bam Puppet Slam!
The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.
The organization plans to renovate the building and move in next year when the work is finished.
Members of the Buncombe County Democratic Party picked retired banker Al Whitesides to serve on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, District 1, on Monday night. It was a history-making choice: Whitesides is the first African-American chosen to serve on the board. He will serve through 2018. “I’d like to thank everybody for the confidence you’ve shown in me and I[Read More…]
More than 8,000 people have signed a Change.org online petition calling for the firing of WLOS reporter Kimberly King.
There’s an irreverent holiday play, and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities, this weekend.
Also, a handful of local residents are helping raise money for DAPL protests through an effort called the First 100.
The general contractor leading construction to turn Asheville’s tallest office building into a building containing condos, a boutique hotel, two independent restaurants and retail space is reaching out to local subcontractors, tradesmen and vendors as the work picks up. Officials with Cleveland Construction Co., the general contractor on the multi-million dollar project, held an open house at The Orange Peel[Read More…]
Asheville-based Solis Films will be shooting the film around Asheville, Old Fort and Black Mountain starting Dec. 1.
If you’re in the construction business in Asheville, you’re gonna want to attend an open house meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.
Here’s a look at drawings depicting a new 50-room boutique hotel that’s proposed for Patton Avenue in the former Bank of America building across from Pritchard Park. The project plans for The Parisian are those of MRK Property Property Development. The development company, with offices in Asheville, Miami and Charlotte, bought the 1970’s-era office building a few years ago for[Read More…]
We’re thankful for all the wonderful events happening this weekend in Asheville! Here’s our Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update – Thanksgiving style. Get out there and party off that turkey! THANKSGIVING DAY 11/24 Orphan’s Thanksgiving Potluck @ Crow and Quill A potluck for your very special Thanksgiving Day at your favorite bar. With magick from Ahnika Meyer-Wilde. Friday, 11/25 IT’S BLACK FRIDAY Y’ALL. David Wilcox Annual Thanksgiving[Read More…]
There’s a crowdfunding page set up to help raise money to bring Masters’ body back to Asheville, where she’ll be buried.
Legalizing camping for homeless people has been a controversial topic in other U.S. cities that have tried it.
A holiday parade, a gospel music show, local theater and more.
The RAD Lofts project was first floated more than three years ago.
Asheville’s newest local, independently owned restaurant is opening soon following a series of practice runs with family and friends.
In one case, an Asheville woman says she was harassed at a local grocery store.