-The Joy Ride returns: From the announcement. Go to www.ymcawnc.org for all the info:
The JOYride is a cycling event created by local legend Laurey Masterton to raise scholarship funds for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. This program serves cancer survivors in Western North Carolina on their journey to meeting holistic health goals. It will be held Saturday, September 12th, 2015 ǀ 9 AM ǀ All rides start and end at the Fletcher YMCA. The registration fee is $51.50.
Many people knew Masterton’s motto, “Don’t Postpone Joy.” This event was created as a fun way to support the survivorship program that helped her along her journey. With close to 200 survivors on the list prior to the inaugural JOYride, Masterton’s goal was to raise enough funding for 100 survivors to participate in the program. Thanks to funds raised by the JOYride, in addition to funding from community supporters Mission Health System and Pardee Hospital Foundation, the program has been able to more than double in size, dramatically decreasing the waitlist.
-In case you missed it: I know you didn’t but I just want to note it – gas is under $2 a gallon in Asheville for the first time in a decade.
-Work is underway on the new White Labs tasting room and yeast lab at a former city of Asheville-owned building on Charlotte Street.
-Work is also underway to convert the former Two Guys Hoagies restaurant into a Taco Mia restaurant.
– Speaking of tacos, Tacobilly is set to open on Haywood Road in East/West Asheville. Breakfast tacos, anyone?
–CharBar No. 7, a small regional restaurant chain based in Charlotte, is planning to open a restaurant in the former Frankie Bones/Daughtery’s location in Gerber Village in South Asheville.
-It looks like Tesla is planning to open a Supercharger station on Brevard Road in Asheville, says this Twitter-er.
-Loyal Ashvegas reader Jared shares this Loopnet link that says a new Publix grocery store is going in next to the Weaverville Crossing shopping center on Weaver Boulevard in Weaverville.
-Loyal reader Jen says that the Asheville tattoo shop of celebrity tattoo artist Ami James, Love/Hate Asheville, looks like it has closed on Wall Street downtown. She also references this from James.