Word on the street: Farm Burger coming to downtown Asheville


I’ve heard from two different sources that Atlanta-based Farm Burger is planning to put a restaurant in the historic Leader Building on Patton Avenue next to Salsa’s. The building, which was sold earlier this year, was home to Studio Five Imports. This is unconfirmed – and I’m working to nail it down.

In January, Paul Prete, the owner of the building and import business, told me he was in the process of selling the building to someone who planned to put a restaurant in on the ground floor and do condos upstairs.

Earlier this year, rumors were swirling that Farm Burger was looking to move to a spot on Biltmore Avenue. That didn’t happen.

More on Farm Burger:

Farm Burger is defined by its mission, its farms, its team, and its community. We depend on local farmers, ranchers and land stewards to make your burger as good as it is. From our beef to our tomatoes to our compostable containers to our owners, Farm Burger is sustainable, local, humane, and helping to reroute our food system to function more like an ecosystem than a corporation. Our goal is to connect soil, animal, plant, rancher, butcher, chef & you…all in a simple wire basket.


Photos: Farm Burger preview February 21, 2013 - 4:23 pm

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craggybender August 25, 2012 - 8:32 am

Hector bought the building on Broadway St where Old North State was.

baetis August 24, 2012 - 2:10 am

Hector bought what?

Dusty August 23, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Farm Burger is sooooooooo good! I really hope that this one will come to fruition.

ashevillain August 23, 2012 - 11:02 am

I thought it was confirmed that Hector bought that building but decided not to move Salsa’s since he also bought the spot on the corner (which is where Salsa’s will expand).

baetis August 24, 2012 - 2:16 am


plastic paddy August 23, 2012 - 9:15 am

Beer City, Chocolate City now Burger City?

Eric August 23, 2012 - 11:23 am

You forgot Bee City!! 😀

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