Post Tagged with: "downtown"

Asheville Sandwich Report: Lexington Corner Market takes it to another Level with bread from The Rhu

Asheville Sandwich Report: Lexington Corner Market takes it to another Level with bread from The Rhu

Seeking sandwiches, excellent bread required.  Bread is bread, right? WRONG! Oh my god. So fucking wrong. What planet do you live on? Some bread sucks, some bread rüles, and gott-dang it, one particular kind of bread being offered in this city is so amazing, that when Rebecca Hecht, co-owner of Lexington Corner Market dropped me a note letting me know[Read More…]

EAT OF THE WEEK: Wonton over the line, sweet Jesus

EAT OF THE WEEK: Wonton over the line, sweet Jesus

Stu says Red Ginger’s Szechuan wontons were so good, that they’re bound to become one of his favorite dishes for lunch.

by February 2, 2017 2 comments Asheville food and drink
News obit: Barry Olen, downtown Asheville champion and business owner, dies

News obit: Barry Olen, downtown Asheville champion and business owner, dies

Olen was a key player in an effort to revitalize Asheville in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

by January 10, 2017 1 comment Asheville News, feature
EAT OF THE WEEK! Getting Pied at Pete’s in Downtown Asheville

EAT OF THE WEEK! Getting Pied at Pete’s in Downtown Asheville

My Whole Family Loves a Good Meat Pie. I’m from a pie family. We like pie. Apple pie, sweet potato pie, rhubarb, pumpkin, cherry pie… make any pie out of any fruit, squash, custard, or pudding, and we will eat it. Make a pie out of meat, and we will eat ALL of it. You and your family will have no[Read More…]

by December 16, 2016 3 comments Asheville food and drink, feature, Opinion, Reviews
Karmasonics indy music shop in downtown Asheville to close after 22-year run

Karmasonics indy music shop in downtown Asheville to close after 22-year run

The downtown shop was Asheville’s longest-lived independent music shop.

by December 3, 2016 4 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
COMING SOON: 4 New Restaurants in downtown Asheville

COMING SOON: 4 New Restaurants in downtown Asheville

Calypso, Manicomio Pizza & Food, Baba Nahm and Well Played are all in the works.

by December 1, 2016 1 comment Asheville food and drink, Asheville News
Why I Loved the 2016 Taste of Asheville (and think you should too)

Why I Loved the 2016 Taste of Asheville (and think you should too)

According to Me, the 2016 Taste of Asheville was the place to be for eaters last week. One of my favorite stories to tell could be titled “A Friend of Jane’s.” It’s a true story about how I showed up late and ticket-less to the Taste of Asheville one year, and while standing in an enormous line with the high-end[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 1 comment Asheville food and drink
Slidr, free on-demand ride service, coming to downtown Asheville

Slidr, free on-demand ride service, coming to downtown Asheville

Slidr is the name of a new free, on-demand ride service in downtown Asheville. The new business has been in the works for a couple of years now. Slidr uses electric vehicles that resemble golf carts to shuttle people around downtown, the South Slope, the River Arts District and Biltmore Village. The vehicles have room for six passengers. Service will[Read More…]

by October 20, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, center, talks to the Buncombe County TDA about proposed new hotel regulations during the TDA's monthly meeting Wednesday. /Photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville hoteliers bristle as City Council moves to tighten grip on development

Local hotel owners and executives aren’t happy with the direction City Council is headed.

by September 30, 2016 16 comments Asheville News, feature
The Tunnel Road site of a new Fairfield Inn and Suites, the first new hotel construction on Tunnel Road since 2008. /Photo by Jason Sandford

New hotel going up on Tunnel Road in Asheville; first new property there since 2008

Hoteliers are looking outside the city’s core as downtown becomes saturated with new hotel plans and construction.

by September 26, 2016 6 comments Asheville News
Update coming on remodeling of former BB&T building in Asheville

Update coming on remodeling of former BB&T building in Asheville

Asheville’s tallest building, the former BB&T office building, is being remade into luxury condos and a boutique hotel.

by September 20, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Chestnut and Asheville Brewing Company team-up for a Pre-Brewgrass Beer Dinner

Chestnut and Asheville Brewing Company team-up for a Pre-Brewgrass Beer Dinner

Fuel up before you drink up.

Site preparation for new downtown Asheville condos set to start Friday

Site preparation for new downtown Asheville condos set to start Friday

Plans for the condos were announced three years ago.

by August 25, 2016 2 comments Asheville News
French Broad Food Co-op buys adjacent land in downtown Asheville

French Broad Food Co-op buys adjacent land in downtown Asheville

The co-op has been seeking a development partner to help it build a bigger store, and much more, on property it owns in the heart of downtown.

Word on the street: Scully’s bar in downtown Asheville closing

Word on the street: Scully’s bar in downtown Asheville closing

Something new is in the works for the beloved watering hole.

Word on the street: 20-story office building considered for downtown Asheville

Word on the street: 20-story office building considered for downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville is booming. Could a tall, new office building be next?

by May 20, 2016 7 comments Word on the street
6 or 10 Places to Grab a Cheap Lunch in Downtown Asheville

6 or 10 Places to Grab a Cheap Lunch in Downtown Asheville

The saddest thing… Google sent me an email recently, the subject of which was “Top suggested Google+ Pages for you.” ._. I’ve got a top suggestion for you, Google+: Pull the plug. Nobody cares. You’re not a thing. You never were. You’re never going to be. Stick to email and search engines. You’re good at those things. Really good! I[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 8 comments Asheville food and drink, List
A Month of Brundays Part 4 – Jazz, Blues, and a Bucket of Gravy.

A Month of Brundays Part 4 – Jazz, Blues, and a Bucket of Gravy.

THE IMPERIAL LIFE, KING DADDY’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES, AND BUXTON HALL BBQ – by Stu Helm Hello Asheville! You know what? The more I brunch, the more I love it. After four months of covering various brunches for Ashvegas, it has become my favorite meal of the week. I really look forward to it happening almost every weekend, and I[Read More…]

Somebody is RickRolling downtown Asheville motorists with fake parking tickets

Somebody is RickRolling downtown Asheville motorists with fake parking tickets

Never gonna give you up.

by March 5, 2016 1 comment Asheville News
City of Asheville installing new ‘smart’ parking meters in downtown

City of Asheville installing new ‘smart’ parking meters in downtown

The meters will still accept coins, but the city is preparing for more and more people to use credit or debit cards to pay for a parking spot.

by February 25, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
In stories of Asheville’s past successes, author finds collaboration is key

In stories of Asheville’s past successes, author finds collaboration is key

From past to present, author Marilyn Ball sees the city as a place where people come together, eventually, for good results.

by February 13, 2016 3 comments Asheville News
PHOTOS: Winter FashMob at Grove House complex in downtown Asheville a hit

PHOTOS: Winter FashMob at Grove House complex in downtown Asheville a hit

The “fashion mob” meet-up brings together Asheville’s tight-knit community of fashion designers, photographers, models and more for pics and kicks.

by January 19, 2016 0 comments Asheville fashion
Second edition of The Asheville Map on sale now; proceeds benefit MANNA Food Bank

Second edition of The Asheville Map on sale now; proceeds benefit MANNA Food Bank

The map by cartographer Bruce Daniel has helped provide thousands of meals through MANNA.

by January 14, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Limits: Slow-speed shuttle service may be allowed in downtown

Asheville City Limits: Slow-speed shuttle service may be allowed in downtown

The city is also poised to hire a new “downtown coordinator.”

by January 5, 2016 3 comments Asheville News
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