More of what’s going around:
-The Asheville Regional Airport on Tuesday announced plans to add a direct Allegiant flight from Asheville to Newark four times a week starting in mid-November.
–The Salvage Station, the new entertainment and event venue on Riverside Drive, is expanding its hours:
The Salvage Station will now be opening up at noon on Wednesdays through Sundays. Next week, we will be adding Tuesdays to our days of business. Thank you #Asheville for your continued support to make this happen for us!
The Salvage Station will also be celebrating July Fourth with food and drink service starting at noon and music beginning at 2 p.m. The music guests include Pleasure Chest, Crooked Beat Duo, and Liz Teague And Friends. This is a free and family-friendly event for all ages.
–Biscuit Head is opening Friday in Greenville, S.C. It will be the Asheville-based restaurant’s third location.
–Alan and Leslie Berger, owners of Plant restaurant in Asheville, have purchased Diggity Doughnuts in Charleston, S.C., reports Charleston City Paper.
-Instant Karma opened a pop-up shop at 725 Haywood Road in West Asheville, but the space is for lease, reports loyal reader Jeff Stewart. Contact him if you’re interested in the space: Brokerjeff@gmail.com or 828.210.1642.
–The Octopus Garden smoke shop at 80 N. Lexington Ave. has a sign up announcing that the shop is moving to 188 Coxe Ave. on the South Slope.
–Maggi Bridal, a new by-appointment-only bridal shop, has opened at 919 Haywood Road in West Asheville, on the ground floor of an apartment building near Izzy’s West.
–The Tuesday Tease burlesque show at Trade & Lore on Wall Street starts with doors at 8 p.m. and the show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and go to the Burlesque Academy of Asheville, which puts on the show.
–Hemp X Asheville, an event to celebrate and promote industrial hemp, is returning to Asheville and August, and has announced the opening luch, “A Taste of Hemp” with Chef Jason Sellers of Plant restaurant, at noon on Aug. 19 at Highland Brewing’s event center. Tickets are $20 and go on sale June 30. All proceeds benefit Accelerating Appalachia.
–UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the Quad continues at 7 p.m. on July 11 with Joe Lasher Jr. Concerts on the Quad are free and open to the public. Lasher is a progressive Southern and country rock artist from Weaverville who played his first open mic gig only three years ago, but is now a Nashville recording artist and has performed with Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Cole Swindell, according to a press release.
–828:design has received three 2016 American Web Design Awards from Graphic Design USA, according to a press release. The awarded website designs are for Olivette, Lever Gear and The Hands of Sean Perry, all Asheville-based businesses. The awarded sites are showcased on the GDUSA website and published in the June 2016 print issue. 828:design is a comprehensive graphic design studio specializing in digital, print and user experiences. Learn more by visiting 828design.com.
–Asheville Goods, an online store offering gift boxes of artisanal products featuring Asheville’s local foods, recently added a snack box to their selection of gift boxes and teamed up with Asheville’s Bruisin’ Ales to pair a case of North Carolina brew with any of the gift boxes, according to a press release. More:
“The Craggy Gardens” gift box is named for one of Asheville’s favorite easy hikes with great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond. With items like Poppy’s Popcorn, Munki Nuts, Corner Kitchen Root Chips, and Bake Hampton Salted Caramel Macadamia Nut Bar, the snack box is perfect for picnic stops along the parkway, hotel rooms, dorms rooms, cabin snacks, man-caves, she-sheds, and late-night cravings. The cost is $38 and includes a reproduction of a vintage Craggy Gardens postcard.
Also new with Asheville Goods is their recent partnership with Bruisin’ Ales, Asheville’s purveyor of local brews as well as beers from around the world. An Asheville Goods gift box can now be paired with a case of NC Hop Lovers, Beer City Favorites, or WNC Dark Beer Lovers, creating a delicious gift or souvenir of “Beer City”. Order directly from Bruisin’ Ales online store.