–No Evil Foods, the Asheville-based maker of plant-based protein meatless delights such as Comrade Cluck vegan chicken and The Stallion vegan “Italian sausage,” has announced that Ingles Markets has begun carrying their four core varieties (the two mentioned, as well as El Zapatista fake chorizo and Pit Boss meatless barbecue). The products will be in 150 Ingles locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
–Devil’s Foot Beverage, the Asheville-based maker of non-alcoholic ginger beer and other sparkling water drinks, recently won a NC Idea micro-grant. Fifteen award-winners were chosen from 208 submissions. The grants ranged from $1,000 to $10,000.
-Asheville-based fragrance-maker ADORATherapy has announced it is opening a downtown factory outlet and “mood boost bar” on Tingle Alley. Pull up to the bar and you’ll get to sniff and study the power of clean organic fragrance and essential oils. ADORATherapy says it will carry 19 mood-boosting formulations, hand-crafted and bottled on location and made with organic essential oil. Don’t miss the selfie wall on your way out.
-So where exactly is Tingle Alley, you ask? It’s that little alley that runs behind Social Lounge, Strada and Asheville Chocolate. You can access it via the Walnut Street parking lot or Broadway next to Social Lounge. So why’s it called Tingle Alley? All I know is there was a Tingle family in Asheville that ran Tingle’s Cafe for years on Broadway starting in 1918. In 2010, a local couple opened a new restaurant simply called Tingle’s in that location. Today the location stands as Strada Italiano restaurant.
–Asheville Shuttle is a service that provides trips from Asheville to the Charlotte and Greenville, S.C., airports. Rates start at $65 per person, one way.
-The Hop will celebrate the release of its CBD Oil Hemp Milk Ice Cream on June 29 at all three locations.
-Pavilion Nightclub is the name of the new club coming to the old New Mountain AVL.
-The old Sonic Drive-In on Patton Avenue is being demolished, but don’t hold your breath for anything new. It will be expanded parking for the adjacent Aldi.
-Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will play Memorial Stadium on Sept. 21. Bonus points if you’ve ever seen a concert there. (I haven’t seen a show there since the Bele Chere Days. I think it was Third World.)
-The city of Asheville will host an open house meeting on the topic of whether a bike share program is feasible for the city from 5-7 p.m. on June 28 in the first floor conference room of City Hall. More information about the bike share feasibility study, and an online survey, here.
-The giant new addition to Mission Hospital is on track to open next year. Here’s how Mission is describing the health care it will provide there. Key changes: news technology, integrated care areas and a larger emergency department.