Two city advisory boards have split on their approval of the downtown hotel project.
The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.
The Asheville Civic Center Commission has been “hearing the same broken record about the performing arts center” for years, one commissioner said upon hearing the update.
The “pit of despair” could be the focus of a park design competition, but first there needs to be a vision for the space, an Asheville City Council subcommittee decided on Tuesday.
The 18-story former BB&T bank and office building will become home to a new boutique hotel, condos, restaurant space and more.
Also, The Honeycutters, one of Asheville’s hottest bands, releases a new music video, and more.
Newly elected Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield on Wednesday announced she had returned a campaign donation from the developer.
Austin Haynes, the campaign manager and son of City Council candidate Brian Haynes, was charged with possessing more than 6 pounds of marijuana back in March.
Southern rocker Warren Haynes and friends lent their support to the candidacy of Haynes’ brother, Brian.
The Sept. 8 concert at New Mountain AVL will also include Jeff Sipe, Malcomb Holcombe, Free Radio, more.
Why so many candidates this year? Incumbents are out, Raleigh is popping, turnout will likely be low, and more.