-Westville Pub has finally reopened following a fire about two weeks ago.
-The former owner of an Asheville restaurant is having a tough time with his popular Brooklyn restaurant, according to this Forbes story about Mark Henegan, owner of Madiba in New York. Mark Henegan, who operated The Asheville Public (the former Silver Dollar Cafe) for about two years in Asheville is now seeking crowd funding support to keep his popular Madiba restaurant open.
-Isa’s Bistro and Roberto Coin are inviting people to come downtown and shop. Here’s the note:
We hope you are well! We wanted to reach out and share details on a holiday brunch hosted at Isa’s Bistro this Sunday, December 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Get in the holiday shopping spirit and stop by Isa’s Bistro for Sunday brunch and later at Asheville’s Roberto Coin Boutique to check out their exquisite collection of jewelry. Roberto Coin will also be offering shoppers wine and champagne from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. It’s the perfect way to dine with friends and shop for those last minute gifts on your holiday list this year! All diners who mention Roberto Coin when making their reservation will receive complementary valet parking.
-OWL Bakery and Short Street Cakes are holding a pop-up shop on Dec. 13. The announcement:
We’re pleased to invite you to join OWL Bakery and Short Street Cakes on Sunday, December 13th for an afternoon of sweet treats and warming beverages!
OWL Bakery will be offering mulled cider and an assortment of sweet & savory nibbles to enjoy and to purchase, including cookie and cracker collections, gingerbread house kits, chocolate babka, assorted pastries, and pour-over Mountain Air coffee. Short Street Cakes will serve hot chocolate and host a gingerbread person decorating activity, with signature cakes and holiday offerings available in the shop.
-For all you holiday shoppers, there’s a new website called Gift Asheville. Here’s the note:
My name is Lauren Showfety. I work for Patrick Conant and his company PRC Applications in Asheville. We are a small web development firm who handles custom web and mobile applications along with Ecommerce projects. I am reaching out to you today to ask if you would consider helping us spread the word about our new website http://www.giftasheville.com/
Although we are Ecommerce experts, and have a lot of experience building stores for clients, this is the first time we have attempted to create an online store of our own. We recently launched a new business, Gift Asheville, an online gift giving website, to ship locally made Asheville goods in five different gift box themes anywhere in the USA. Unlike most gift baskets or gift boxes that offer mostly food products, our emphasis is on bath and body, though there are several food items in our boxes. We also have several items that are vegan, organic, or all natural.
Here is our “About Us” info:
“Whether it’s a holiday, birthday, or just to say thank you, we aspire to make gifting your favorite, locally made Asheville products a breeze.
As Asheville locals we have often wished there was a way to send a package to family and friends full of unique Asheville products emphasizing handmade, locally produced items. Our products provide a multi-sensory experience to fully immerse our customers in the feeling of Asheville – we want people to taste, smell, see, feel, and even wear Asheville.
We offer beauty, grooming, souvenir, and beer themed products ranging from BBQ and hot sauce, to luxurious locally made soaps, lip balms, bath & body products, and books. We have something for all personalities.
Let us save you time shopping for the perfect gift! We have selected items that we feel represent some of the best and most unique products of small Asheville businesses. We also have a couple different options for various flavors, scents, and colors within some of the boxes.
Our Essential Asheville box includes items like t-shirts, stickers, hot sauce, soaps, lip balm, and a book. Our Gentleman’s Experience box includes items such as a men’s shave soap, exotic bath bar, and even men’s lip balm. Our Natural Beauty box contains bathing, body products, even jewelry. Our Beer Bounty box is for the beer enthusiast and contains items with Asheville beer as ingredients or subject matter. Our Simply Asheville box is great for locals, or for friends and family visiting Asheville who want to represent us in their own town. This box includes items like handmade post cards, watercolor prints, Asheville themed stickers and magnets.”
-The American Advertising Federation of Asheville is holding its holiday party on Thursday. From the press release:
The event is free and does not require RSVP. Beverages will be available for purchase at the event, to be held at one of Asheville’s newest brewing locations, Hi-Wire Brewery’s new Big Top, on Huntsman Place in Biltmore Village.
AAFA Holiday Party
Thursday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.
Hi-Wire Brewing‘s new Biltmore Village location
2 Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC
“We’re excited to welcome our members and everyone interested in the Asheville marketing community to our holiday party,” said AAFA president Marty Steinberg. “We love the new Hi-Wire location and we look forward to seeing our friends and sharing the holiday spirit.”
AAFA serves individuals in marketing, advertising and related industries throughout western North Carolina, providing varied educational programs and the most prestigious awards in the advertising and marketing industry. AAFA is also dedicated to public service, student outreach and the recognition of the most talented local professionals in the industry.
Please visit www.aafasheville.org for more information about upcoming events.
-Here’s another holiday sale alert. Press release:
Winter Wonder Sale 2015, feat. Lucky Lucy Boutique, Hazel Twenty and Tarasway
Over the years, Asheville has become a supportive community for female entrepreneurs, allowing for innovative concepts in a rapidly growing city. From mobile boutiques to full-on warehouse facilities, these businesses are the product of hardwork and determination, making dreams into realities. Three female-led companies will be showcasing their ﬁnest selections to the public, ranging from fashion accessories to premium clothing to wearable goods from around the globe. This event offers something for everyone and is an excellent place to ﬁnd holiday gifts or a special “treat-yo-self” item. Prices range to meet all budgets.
Event: Winter Wonder Sale 2015
Who: Lucky Lucy Boutique (Nadine McCowan) – E-boutique created to provide unique and wearable accessories for all women, wherever they may be, with a strong belief that personal style can be used as a fun form of expression.
Hazel Twenty (Lexi DiYeso) – a mobile boutique, where convenience meets style, delivering premium fashion to events around Asheville.
Tarasway (Kady Brotherton) – Provides unique, authentic products from a global market to connect with a lifestyle encompassed by the traveler, the free-in-spirit, and the bold trend-setter, while giving back by donating 20% of all proﬁts to local communities around the world.
When: Friday, Dec. 4th –> 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, Dec. 5th –> 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday, Dec. 6th –> 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Lucky Lucy Boutique – Warehouse
402 Elk Park Dr. Asheville, NC 28804