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Second Gear in West Asheville celebrates 15th anniversary Saturday

Second Gear opened in West Asheville in 2004.

New CBD dispensary in Asheville

New CBD dispensary in Asheville

Clover CBD is the latest in a wave of CBD dispensaries opening across Asheville. The shops, like this one one Merrimon Avenue, specialize in selling industrial hemp products. Industrial hemp, which can be legally grown in North Carolina, contains cannabidiol, or CBD, which offers health benefits such as relaxation and pain relief but without the “high” associated with its cousin,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville business, North Asheville
Asheville wedding photographer Rose Kaz turns storytelling eye to her work

Asheville wedding photographer Rose Kaz turns storytelling eye to her work

From her time with The Rebelles to spotlighting fellow can-do lady bosses, Rose Kaz seeks inspiration at every turn.

New movement studio, Tribe Dance & Pole, opens in West Asheville

New movement studio, Tribe Dance & Pole, opens in West Asheville

The new studio is the work of Leslie Rogers, founder of Trillium Dance Company, and Lucy Howard, founder of Helix Pole Performance.

Photo: Sympath, an artisan with Poocharam Federation, receives vital, fair income for her handcrafted palm leaf streamers in Vellore, India.

Ten Thousand Villages marks 25th anniversary in Asheville with special events

Ten Thousand Villages will kick off its celebration with a May 11 reception.

Asheville advertising awards announced

Asheville advertising awards announced

The advertising firm Market Connections was the big winner of the night.

by March 7, 2017 0 comments Asheville business
15 WNC small businesses set for next ScaleUp WNC program

15 WNC small businesses set for next ScaleUp WNC program

The businesses include everything from apparel makers to a taco shop.

by February 27, 2017 1 comment Asheville business
Asheville marimba queen Ford launches new school, Village Marimba

Asheville marimba queen Ford launches new school, Village Marimba

Sue Ford has been leading a middle school marimba band for the past 12 years.

by December 13, 2016 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville business
Asheville Brewing to close The Millroom, expand Asheville T-shirt Company

Asheville Brewing to close The Millroom, expand Asheville T-shirt Company

The T-shirt printing business is growing quickly and requires more room, owner Mike Rangel says.

Asheville Grown, the city’s buy local effort, launches new website

Asheville Grown, the city’s buy local effort, launches new website

Asheville Grown’s “Go Local” card makes a great Christmas gift, y’all.

Asheville employees fret over future with sale of Everyday Health

Asheville employees fret over future with sale of Everyday Health

Online giant Ziff Davis completed its acquisition of Everyday Health today.

Karmasonics indy music shop in downtown Asheville to close after 22-year run

Karmasonics indy music shop in downtown Asheville to close after 22-year run

The downtown shop was Asheville’s longest-lived independent music shop.

Rosebud Video, Asheville’s oldest indy video rental shop, is closing

Rosebud Video, Asheville’s oldest indy video rental shop, is closing

The beloved neighborhood video shop has more than 12,000 videos in its collection.

Fifth Season Gardening Co. to close South Slope shop, open warehouse to public

Fifth Season Gardening Co. to close South Slope shop, open warehouse to public

Fifth Season Gardening Co. has announced that it is closing its hydroponics supply shop on Banks Avenue on Asheville’s South Slope on Dec. 23. It will be interesting to see what happens with that location, a hot development spot with Vortex Doughnuts, Catawba Brewing, Buxton Hall Barbecue and Banks Ave. bar all nearby. In its newsletter announcement, Fifth Season notes[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Wanted: Subcontractors, tradesman for downtown Asheville condo/hotel project

Wanted: Subcontractors, tradesman for downtown Asheville condo/hotel project

If you’re in the construction business in Asheville, you’re gonna want to attend an open house meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

WIN $500 in gift certificates to celebrate East Fork Pottery opening

WIN $500 in gift certificates to celebrate East Fork Pottery opening

We’re helping our friends at East Fork Pottery celebrate the Grand Opening of their new storefront on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville this weekend with a special giveaway. Details below.

by November 25, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Aloft Asheville picked as top pet-friendly hotel

Aloft Asheville picked as top pet-friendly hotel

Two years ago, the hotel launched a foster dog adoption program with Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue to foster dogs in need of a forever home.

by October 25, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
East Fork Pottery announces new downtown Asheville retail store, weekend sale

East Fork Pottery announces new downtown Asheville retail store, weekend sale

East Fork plans to open its retail location in November; its big sale is Saturday.

by August 11, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Annual anniversary sale at Harvest Records in West Asheville on Saturday

Annual anniversary sale at Harvest Records in West Asheville on Saturday

Tons of vinyl and CDs on sale.

by August 8, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Scavenger hunt in West Asheville spotlights local history

Scavenger hunt in West Asheville spotlights local history

Move through West Asheville, learn about the area’s history, collect cards and be eligible to win tickets to New Belgium’s big anniversary party in August.

New pharmacy and clinic opens in East Asheville

New pharmacy and clinic opens in East Asheville

At this pharmacy, patients can see a primary care physician, get an X-ray, buy vitamins, get a vaccine, or ask questions of health care professionals.

Outdoor companies to hold Asheville scavenger hunt Aug. 6

Outdoor companies to hold Asheville scavenger hunt Aug. 6

The prize packages include two pairs of BANGS Shoes, two Blue Ridge Chair Works chairs and much more.

by July 14, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
With new travel app, Asheville entrepreneurs add storytelling details to destinations

With new travel app, Asheville entrepreneurs add storytelling details to destinations

One goal of the app is to turn tourists into engaged visitors, a UGoTour spokesman says.

by July 6, 2016 2 comments Asheville business, feature
With focus on Olympic weightlifting, new Asheville gym celebrates grand opening

With focus on Olympic weightlifting, new Asheville gym celebrates grand opening

A mock weightlifting meet is set for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the gym.

by June 24, 2016 1 comment Asheville business, feature
Asheville computer shop One Click Fix offers personal touch

Asheville computer shop One Click Fix offers personal touch

Greg Mayer is one of Asheville’s best known computer fix-it guys.

Beer City Crossfit finds new home in West Asheville business park

Beer City Crossfit finds new home in West Asheville business park

Beer City Crossfit is inviting the public to come visit during a community open house on June 18.

by June 7, 2016 1 comment Asheville business
Sleep masks are keeping tireless Asheville entrepreneurs busy

Sleep masks are keeping tireless Asheville entrepreneurs busy

SleepSwag masks can be purchased online, at at several Asheville-area retail shops.

by June 2, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Asheville businesses team up to protest HB2 on June 11

Asheville businesses team up to protest HB2 on June 11

Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds on June 11 to LGBTQ nonprofits.

Registration open for JB Media Institute, Asheville’s Internet marketing school

Registration open for JB Media Institute, Asheville’s Internet marketing school

Register now for the 6-week class.

by May 19, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Blue Dream Curry in Asheville to celebrate 1-year anniversary on May 28

Blue Dream Curry in Asheville to celebrate 1-year anniversary on May 28

The party will include food, beer and giveaways.

Asheville native Badr returns to retail with Scout Boutique in Biltmore Village

Asheville native Badr returns to retail with Scout Boutique in Biltmore Village

Scout Boutique opened in April.

by May 10, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Asheville ad man Campbell to be honored for long service

Asheville ad man Campbell to be honored for long service

Campbell started his advertising career in Asheville in 1985 with Price/McNabb Advertising.

by May 9, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Reports: Southern Season to open new gourmet grocery store in Asheville

Reports: Southern Season to open new gourmet grocery store in Asheville

Chapel Hill-based Southern Season, founded in 1975, is a specialty foods store that features gourmet foods, wines, housewares.

by April 12, 2016 11 comments Asheville business
15 small businesses in Western North Carolina picked for ScaleUp WNC support

15 small businesses in Western North Carolina picked for ScaleUp WNC support

ScaleUp WNC launched last year.

PHOTOS Bonfire Barbecue opens addition in West Asheville; The Pit bar and game room

PHOTOS Bonfire Barbecue opens addition in West Asheville; The Pit bar and game room

The Pit offers a second bar and tons of space for games.

New ProSource showroom in Asheville offers an array of lighting, plumbing options

New ProSource showroom in Asheville offers an array of lighting, plumbing options

Trick out a high-tech home, buy wholesale items or simply update a bathroom with the help of ProSource.

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Asheville business
Kimberly Hunter of Accelerating Appalachia and Susan Von Frank of Grow Journey.

Accelerating Appalachia biz accelerator now accepting applications

The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.

Sold! Short Street Cakes in West Asheville to employee Olga Perez

Sold! Short Street Cakes in West Asheville to employee Olga Perez

Perez and her husband, Tomas Aguilar, are buying the business from Jodi Rhoden, who started the bakery a decade ago.

by January 27, 2016 1 comment Asheville business, Asheville News
Asheville Screen Printing opens store front on Patton Avenue in West Asheville

Asheville Screen Printing opens store front on Patton Avenue in West Asheville

The business is having a grand opening event Feb. 11.

Launch Trampoline Park in south Asheville nears completion

Launch Trampoline Park in south Asheville nears completion

How about 13,000 feet of connected trampolines forming one big jumping surface, Asheville?

by January 26, 2016 1 comment Asheville business, Asheville News
Attention Asheville chocoholics: French Broad Chocolates is hosting a tasting just for you

Attention Asheville chocoholics: French Broad Chocolates is hosting a tasting just for you

French Broad Chocolates wants locals to be the first to taste four new chocolates, and to check out new storybook-inspired packaging.

Win a PBR remote control cooler at Banks Ave bar Super Bowl party in Asheville

Win a PBR remote control cooler at Banks Ave bar Super Bowl party in Asheville

Bring the brew to you with this PBR remote control cooler, complete with lights, built-in speakers.

Asheville Citizen-Times jacks price of a single copy of daily newspaper to $1.50

Asheville Citizen-Times jacks price of a single copy of daily newspaper to $1.50

The newspaper is fighting a losing battle: steep price increases drive down the sale of single copies of the newspaper.

Blue Dream Curry restaurant in Asheville ends tipping

Blue Dream Curry restaurant in Asheville ends tipping

Will other restaurants follow the Blue Dream Curry lead?

Local Barber & Tap in downtown Asheville puts the bar in ‘barbershop’

Local Barber & Tap in downtown Asheville puts the bar in ‘barbershop’

The traditional local barbershop is back, this time with a little Beer City USA flavor.

The Grocery Beat: Bids for demolition/rebuild of Ingles at South Forest Shopping Center now open

The Grocery Beat: Bids for demolition/rebuild of Ingles at South Forest Shopping Center now open

Lots of action on the grocery store beat, as usual.

New national beer fest headed to Asheville; details to be released Friday

New national beer fest headed to Asheville; details to be released Friday

It’s shaping up to be another big year in beer for Asheville.

For sale: Brewery in Western North Carolina for $975k

For sale: Brewery in Western North Carolina for $975k

Who might it be?

PHOTOS Rose’s is closing in Weaverville, and it’s a discount shopper’s dream

PHOTOS Rose’s is closing in Weaverville, and it’s a discount shopper’s dream

Towels for $1, panties for $2 and cookware for $5. Early Christmas shoppers, you can’t go wrong.

by November 24, 2015 12 comments Asheville business
Triad Business Journal: Iron Hen restaurant opening in downtown Asheville

Triad Business Journal: Iron Hen restaurant opening in downtown Asheville

The Greensboro-based Iron Hen will be opening its second location inside the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Charlotte and College streets.