Asheville Grit sets May launch of new online collective


Asheville Grit, a new website that promises to be an online collective of unique, independent voices in Asheville, is set to launch in May. From

Asheville Grit is coming soon and wants to be your locally based, go-to place for finding the most interesting Asheville voices online.

We want to show off all the things that make this crazy little mountain town so unique.

And we want you to be a part of it.

Want to contribute? Email us your contact info.

Asheville Grit is the work of Gulfstream Communications, the publisher of the glossy WNC Magazine. The company also publishes city magazines in Charleston and Myrtle Beach. About a year ago, it launched Charleston Grit. Click over and you’ll get an idea of what that site looks like.

More as I get it.




Big Al April 28, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Having visited the Charleston erit site, I can only say:

Mayonnaise. Bland. Colorless. No real taste.

Is this the nature of the “Grit” brand of website, or is Charleston just a far more mainstream, un-hip town than Asheville?

Either way, there had better be some change or Asheville Grit will just be the on-line equivalent of the Visitor’s Center, or maybe “Our State” magazine.


Big Al April 28, 2014 - 4:12 pm

I meant “Grit”, not “erit”.

theOtherBarry April 27, 2014 - 3:48 pm

“We want to show off all the things that make this crazy little mountain town so unique.”


Media Watcher April 24, 2014 - 2:47 am

Do they plan to pay their contributors?

mat catastrophe April 27, 2014 - 11:59 am

Almost certainly not.

Media Watcher April 27, 2014 - 3:17 pm

So they aggregate existing blogs, get paid advertising, and don’t pay the original blog posters? Or do they share the ad revenue? What’s the business model?

Big Al April 28, 2014 - 12:04 am

Do “collectives” have business models? Sounds like stealth communism to me.

Post Comment