More of what’s going around:
-A new brewery is being planned for Weaverville. The brewery location will be in a building that’s separate and to the rear of the former Shope’s furniture store, which is on Main Street. (Weaverville is currently home to two breweries – Blue Mountain Pizza, which brews its own beer, and Zebulon Artisan Ales.) The property was recently purchased and there are plans in the works to liven it up. A spokeswoman for the building says the plans for actual Shope’s building include a quilting and stitchery business, as well as space for an arts organization. There’s no new residential space planned for the old Shope’s building.
-In other Weaverville news, the town is planning a one-day music event on June 23 dubbed Music on Main.
–There’s new music from Asheville native Sallie Ford.
-Cotton Mill Studios is for sale for $2.2 million. The current owners bought the River Arts District building on Riverside Drive in 2014 for just under $1 million.
-The Pinnix Distillery in the works at 101 Fairview Road has received its federal distilling permits.
-Asheville Outlets will host the March of Dimes 2017 March for Babies kick-off fundraising event, as well as the first Miracle Models Fashion Show at 11 a.m. March 4.
-The next ServSafe classes are coming up on March 8, April 5 and May 3 at Comfort Suites Outlet Center, 890 Brevard Road.
-North Asheville Baptist Church will be changing its official name to Brookstone Church on Easter weekend, according to a press release. The church will be transitioning from its home on Reynolds Mountain Boulevard in North Asheville, to Griee Road in Weaverville on Aug. 20. The name change will reflect the nature of the new campus and the history of North Asheville Baptist Church. The new campus runs alongside a brook where the church has had gatherings and baptisms over the years leading to the grand opening, according to the news release.
-General admission tickets area still available for the 6th Annual Asheville Wing War, set for 2 p.m. on march 5 at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center. Event producer All American Food Fights expects it to be its biggest year yet with 13 competitors and more than 700 people in attendance, up from 600 last year. General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The wings will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges in a blind taste test in two categories: specialty and traditional buffalo style. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite wing and select the People’s Choice Award.