Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Water outages planned for Asheville River Arts District

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Water outages planned for Asheville River Arts District

Local outfitters in the River Arts District have banded together to form the Asheville Riverfront Alliance as recreation increases along the French Broad River in Asheville.

by February 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ryan McClenny works on an axe-throwing lane at the new Axeville Throwing Club opening soon on New Leicester Highway./ photo by Jason Sandford

Axeville Throwing Club prepares to open in Asheville

Safety first, says the crew behind Axeville.

by February 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Archetype Brewing to open downtown Asheville outpost

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Archetype Brewing to open downtown Asheville outpost

Also, a new blow out and beauty bar is coming to the South Slope, and more.

by February 14, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
In new book, Asheville bar owner breaks down a drinkery from concept to cocktail list

In new book, Asheville bar owner breaks down a drinkery from concept to cocktail list

“The Cocktail Bar: Notes for an Owner & Operator” is Chall Gray’s manual for bar ownership.

by February 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ben & Jerry's, now open on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

Ben and Jerry will be in Asheville scooping Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on Saturday

Company founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield will be serving up free scoops to celebrate the Asheville shop’s grand opening.

by February 5, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
The Asheville Downtown Census seeks info on local businesses, economy

The Asheville Downtown Census seeks info on local businesses, economy

Take the survey here.

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

This Asheville musician, mom and former Marine is excited about a forthcoming new album.

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

Other winners included Jane Anderson, who was named Food Person of the Year, and Chef Meherwan Irani, who was named Restaurateur of the Year.

Asheville Citizen-Times decimated by another round of layoffs

Asheville Citizen-Times decimated by another round of layoffs

Four journalists lost their jobs in Wednesday’s layoffs, including reporter Mark Barrett, who started at the newspaper in 1986.

by January 28, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former head of Asheville Brewers Alliance charged with embezzlement

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former head of Asheville Brewers Alliance charged with embezzlement

Also, Nightbell restaurant served its last meals on Sunday night, and more.

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Also, Asheville’s poetry slam scene is experiencing a resurgence, and more.

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville agencies, businesses aid furloughed federal workers

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville agencies, businesses aid furloughed federal workers

Also, the Asheville Fringe Festival is in full swing, and much more.

by January 22, 2019 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nightbell restaurant to close in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nightbell restaurant to close in Asheville

Also, Brooklyn Bro’s plans to open a new location in downtown Asheville, and more.

by January 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers, rested and ready, return to ExploreAsheville.com Arena

The Steep Canyon Rangers are coming off a rare break at the end of 2018 and are ready to take on the new year.

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Matt Addis of Habitat Brewing.

Habitat Brewing in Asheville will be closing in a few weeks

Look for the details of a farewell party to be posted soon.

by January 17, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
Redevelopment of Sears property at Asheville Mall wins P&Z approval

Redevelopment of Sears property at Asheville Mall wins P&Z approval

The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission voted 5-2 to approve the redevelopment plans despite the concerns of nearby residents, who expressed concerns about increased traffic.

by January 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Opinion: Stop the sale of Mission Health

Opinion: Stop the sale of Mission Health

Excerpt: “I made it known that I was not comfortable working for a company that was OK with the prospect of making a profit off of people’s suffering.”

by January 14, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
Kyle Petty and David Childers

It’s music, not motorsports, commanding Kyle Petty’s attention these days

Kyle Petty and David Childers are set to perform on Saturday at the White Horse Black Mountain.

by January 9, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Fed Cup in Asheville

More tickets on sale today for Asheville Fed Cup tennis in February

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for the event, which will include singles and doubles matches.

by January 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

Singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik penned one of the most powerful Asheville albums of 2018; it’s a record about childhood illness.

by January 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
River Whyless

River Whyless will celebrate New Year’s Eve at home with Orange Peel show

River Whyless, with Horsefeathers, will help fans ease out of 2018 and usher in 2019.

by December 31, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
All Day Darling

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: All Day Darling restaurant opens in Montford

Also, peeling paint on Coxe Avenue is being cleaned up, and much more.

by December 24, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Red pandas Leafa and Phoenix star at new WNC Nature Center exhibit

Red pandas Leafa and Phoenix star at new WNC Nature Center exhibit

Folks who make a donation to the red panda exhibit fundraising effort can see Leafa and Phoenix before the grand opening.

by December 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Capital Club of Asheville opens to public

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Capital Club of Asheville opens to public

Also, industrial hemp growers rejoiced Thursday with the signing of the federal farm bill, and more.

by December 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Proposal to turn Asheville Flatiron Building into hotel set for next review

The Asheville Technical Review Committee hearing is the project’s next step in the bureaucratic quest for approval.

by December 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Passersby check out Bird electric scooters parked on the sidewalk along Biltmore Avenue on Oct. 25, the day the e-scooter company dropped about 200 of the scooters on Asheville city streets without first securing the proper city permissions. / photo by Jason Sandford

Bird is back at the table for e-scooter talks in Asheville

When Asheville City Council members passed an ordinance outlawing electric scooters on city streets, they made it clear the move was temporary.

by December 15, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
NewSong Music performance and songwriting contest moves to Asheville

NewSong Music performance and songwriting contest moves to Asheville

The contest is tonight, Friday, Dec. 14, at Isis Music Hall.

by December 14, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
With ‘Flight Patterns,’ Asheville electronic musician Marley Carroll soars

With ‘Flight Patterns,’ Asheville electronic musician Marley Carroll soars

Marley Carroll is this weekend’s unofficial musical emcee; he’s got an album release show Friday at The Mothlight and he’s DJing an annual hometown dance party Saturday at Grey Eagle.

by December 13, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville comedian scores big with Netflix film and ‘Dumplin” role

Asheville comedian scores big with Netflix film and ‘Dumplin” role

Hilliary Begley often makes jokes at her own expense, but her comedy has led to a key role in a Dolly Parton-infused Netflix movie starring, and produced by, Jennifer Aniston.

by December 12, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council denies proposed Biltmore Village hotel

Asheville City Council denies proposed Biltmore Village hotel

Over the past couple of months, Asheville City Council members have indicated increasing displeasure with proposed hotel development.

by December 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
She started with a mall kiosk; now she has a thriving downtown Asheville store

She started with a mall kiosk; now she has a thriving downtown Asheville store

The owner of the MTN Merch retail shops in Biltmore Village and downtown Asheville embodies a single-mom success story.

by December 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville singer-songwriters honor iconic female artists with Women in Music show

Asheville singer-songwriters honor iconic female artists with Women in Music show

Tickets are on sale now for the Women in Music show on Jan. 6 at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville.

by December 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
WIN TIX To see Malcolm Holcombe, Mary Gauthier, Greg Brown, R.B. Morris at White Horse Black Mountain

WIN TIX To see Malcolm Holcombe, Mary Gauthier, Greg Brown, R.B. Morris at White Horse Black Mountain

Win tickets!

by December 10, 2018 12 comments Asheville News
Malcolm Holcombe has a new record out, and he’s got something he wants to say

Malcolm Holcombe has a new record out, and he’s got something he wants to say

Malcolm Holcombe says he’s upset by what he sees happening around him, but by the grace of his fans and his wife’s mashed potatoes, he perseveres.

by December 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Expansive Asheville metal band Bask celebrates fifth anniversary in style

Expansive Asheville metal band Bask celebrates fifth anniversary in style

Bask, a stoner metal band based in Asheville, just signed on with an independent label and is planning to release a new album in March 2019.

by December 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Grohl at Bull & Beggar, Buxton Hall

Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Grohl at Bull & Beggar, Buxton Hall

Rocker Dave Grohl and his crew stopped by a couple of Asheville’s awesome restaurants this snowy weekend to fuel up for his big Christmas Jam performances.

by December 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
One Asheville dad’s fiasco of a family outing: an army of Elsas, $12 snow cones and Phish flashbacks

One Asheville dad’s fiasco of a family outing: an army of Elsas, $12 snow cones and Phish flashbacks

What starts as excitement about the show devolves into the chaos of violent exhaustion, and scared dads hiding out in the bathroom like a doomed platoon in their final moments.

by December 10, 2018 3 comments Asheville events
Hendersonville gets first hemp dispensary as Franny’s Farmacy expands

Hendersonville gets first hemp dispensary as Franny’s Farmacy expands

Franny’s Farmacy, which is open today, is Hendersonville’s first hemp dispensary.

by December 6, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Basketball tourney will benefit homeless students at Asheville High School

Basketball tourney will benefit homeless students at Asheville High School

The Holiday Hoops tournament is set to start at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the high school.

by December 6, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville preps for major snowstorm

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville preps for major snowstorm

Also, the Asheville Regional Airport is on track to break the 1 million passenger mark, and much more.

by December 5, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Desmelik organizes Asheville-area musicians into Army of Love for benefit

Desmelik organizes Asheville-area musicians into Army of Love for benefit

The show is set for Dec. 9 at The Grey Eagle, and will feature Amanda Anne Platt, Shannon Whitworth, Laura Blackley, Jane Kramer and many more.

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville musicians come together for Feed the Need benefit show

Asheville musicians come together for Feed the Need benefit show

Ashley Heath, Lyric and Juan Holladay are just a few of the musicians set to play this benefit for MANNA FoodBank.

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Gratitude abounds at Haywood Street Congregation’s Welcome Table in Asheville

Gratitude abounds at Haywood Street Congregation’s Welcome Table in Asheville

Haywood Street Congregation, an Asheville urban ministry, has a variety of offerings, including a clothes closet and substance abuse and recovery support, to name just a few.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville ice cream shop The Hop to open Black Mountain outpost

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville ice cream shop The Hop to open Black Mountain outpost

Also, road construction in the River Arts District is incomplete but mostly done for the season, but artists want folks to know they’re still there and open for business.

by November 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: French Broad Chocolate Factory opens Friday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: French Broad Chocolate Factory opens Friday

Also, two new food delivery services have arrived on the Asheville food scene.

by November 15, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
With high-profile rezoning requests, Asheville city officials aim for ‘urban center’ development

With high-profile rezoning requests, Asheville city officials aim for ‘urban center’ development

The proposed rezoning would affect 145 acres at four key locations around Asheville.

by November 13, 2018 8 comments Asheville News
Styrofoam “snow” a concern for Asheville Downtown Commission

Styrofoam “snow” a concern for Asheville Downtown Commission

Sometimes it “snows” in November.

by November 12, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX to see the Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular in Asheville

WIN TIX to see the Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular in Asheville

You’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see the 10 p.m. performance of the Bernstein’s on Dec. 7.

by November 9, 2018 31 comments Asheville events
Townhouses proposed for Broadway Street in Asheville, where residential projects dominate

Townhouses proposed for Broadway Street in Asheville, where residential projects dominate

The three-and-a-half-story walk-ups will have a two- or three-car garage, three or four bedrooms, a covered rooftop terrace and the option of an interior elevator.

by November 8, 2018 9 comments Asheville News
2 more Asheville hotel projects headed to City Council after P&Z approval

2 more Asheville hotel projects headed to City Council after P&Z approval

The commission unanimously approved one hotel project near Biltmore Village. The other project, along Biltmore Avenue, passed with a 5-2 vote.

by November 8, 2018 5 comments Asheville News