Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Here’s more of what’s going around, including the recent sale of the

-The JJ’s Tire building at 11 Southside Ave. on Asheville’s South Slope recently sold for just over $700,000, according to property records. The new owner is Wanderlust Holdings LLC, and one of the registered agents is Ashley E. Stewart of the Human Performance Institute on Patton Avenue in Asheville. The institute specializes in applied psychophysiology and biofeedback techniques to improve physical performance, according to the institute’s website. JJ’s Tire has moved into a building on Southside Avenue next door to its former location.

-UNC Asheville will present David Brooks, a leading analyst of American culture and politics, in a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, according to a press release. More:

This event, which will be held in Kimmel Arena on campus, is supported by The David and Lin Brown Visionary Lecture Series and The Van Winkle Law Firm Public Policy Lectures and will be the keynote lecture for UNC Asheville’s Founders Day, a celebration as part of the university’s 90th anniversary. Advance tickets will be available on August 12 at Doors will open at 6 p.m.

-Pisgah View Ranch is for sale for $25 million in western Buncombe County. There listing includes 1,451 acres.

-Four Brothers Pizzaria on Sardis Road is becoming Belle’s Pizzeria, according to property records.

– Purna Yoga 828 is the name of a new yoga studio opening at 697 Haywood Road, Suite D.

– Spiderweb Tattoo is coming to the El Dorado building at 508 Haywood Road.

-The former Hunter Volvo car dealership site at the corner of Patton and Clingman avenues has officially sold, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. Ashvegas has been reporting for months that the deal was set and that city officials, area residents and officials with Duke Energy were working together to develop plans for a new electrical substation to be located there.

-After six months of construction, Asheville Community Theatre is ready to reveal its completely renovated mainstage auditorium, and to premiere a production of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, according to a press release. More:

This will be the first time that ACT produces The Producers. Our long-time director Jerry Crouch is at the helm with help from choreographer Shari Azar and first-time music director Lynda Shuler. The cast is also evenly split between returning ACT performers and local residents who are appearing on our stage for the first time!

To celebrate this major accomplishment, ACT will host a red carpet cocktail party on Opening Night, Friday, August 18 prior to the evening performance. Signature cocktails and heavy appetizers will be provided by Sovereign Remedies. When the curtain rises, guests will be the first audience to see a performance in the renovated theatre. The cocktail party begins at 6:00 and the performance will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the event are $100 and are all-inclusive.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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