Asheville business

Acupuncture and pilates studio buys building, expands on Asheville’s South Slope

Acupuncture and pilates studio buys building, expands on Asheville’s South Slope

Studio owner Brooke Tyler and husband Austin Tyler are purchasing 50 McCormick Place, a property that has been vacant for more than two years.

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Westville Pub in West Asheville closed in wake of Sunday fire

Westville Pub in West Asheville closed in wake of Sunday fire

Westville Pub opened in 2002.

Bari Salon in West Asheville seeks crowdfunding for dry shampoo

Bari Salon in West Asheville seeks crowdfunding for dry shampoo

The powdered, color-matching dry shampoo will save water.

by November 16, 2015 1 comment Asheville business
Asheville’s buy local startup, LoLo, marks 2nd anniversary with weeklong celebration

Asheville’s buy local startup, LoLo, marks 2nd anniversary with weeklong celebration

LoLo is celebrating a milestone: its members have spent half a million dollars with local Asheville businesses.

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Fifth Season Gardening Co. to open 6th Asheville store on Tunnel Road

Fifth Season Gardening Co. to open 6th Asheville store on Tunnel Road

The store specializes in hydroponics, organic gardening, homebrewing equipment and D.I.Y. supplies.

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Dance pro Kathleen Hahn planning to open new studio, DANCECLUB, in Asheville

Dance pro Kathleen Hahn planning to open new studio, DANCECLUB, in Asheville

Hahn’s new studio will also be home to I Do Dances, her wedding business.

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Grocery beat: Ingles Markets has been busy with real estate transactions across NC

Grocery beat: Ingles Markets has been busy with real estate transactions across NC

Two grocery stores are up for replacement and others may be relocating.

Anthropologie speeds toward projected Nov. 20 opening in downtown Asheville

Anthropologie speeds toward projected Nov. 20 opening in downtown Asheville

The store has stirred discontent among some who want downtown to remain free of big national chains.

Hey Asheville, Roanoke is kicking your ass in PR play for Deschutes Brewery

Hey Asheville, Roanoke is kicking your ass in PR play for Deschutes Brewery

Is Asheville suffering from “brewery fatigue”?

Habitat Brewing, Asheville’s newest brewery, aims for spring opening on north end of downtown

Habitat Brewing, Asheville’s newest brewery, aims for spring opening on north end of downtown

Habitat Brewing plans to start small.

by November 3, 2015 1 comment Asheville beer, Asheville business
French Broad Food Co-op announces major expansion plans for downtown Asheville

French Broad Food Co-op announces major expansion plans for downtown Asheville

The co-op has issued a request for proposals to expand along Biltmore Avenue.

It’s deadline time for Asheville Citizen-Times buyout offers; will lay-offs follow?

It’s deadline time for Asheville Citizen-Times buyout offers; will lay-offs follow?

Just last year, the Asheville Citizen-Times laid off two employees and forced several others out through a “reorganization.”

Asheville craft cocktail bar owner buys Ole Shakey’s, promises to ‘respect’ Riverside dive bar

Asheville craft cocktail bar owner buys Ole Shakey’s, promises to ‘respect’ Riverside dive bar

Charlie Hodge, owner of downtown’s Sovereign Remedies, jumped at the chance to buy Ole Shakey’s, the old biker bar next to Bywater bar on Riverside Drive.

New South Asheville brewery, Sweeten Creek Brewing, coming together

New South Asheville brewery, Sweeten Creek Brewing, coming together

The brewery on busy Sweeten Creek Road is aiming for a summer 2016 opening.

Owners of Izzy’s Coffee buy Waking Life business in West Asheville

Owners of Izzy’s Coffee buy Waking Life business in West Asheville

Stay tuned for more information about the new Izzy’s location.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Women targets of Waking Life owners to meet

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Women targets of Waking Life owners to meet

Also, there’s a cool new coffee cart on Pack Square and a fun new Asheville coloring book.

by September 24, 2015 3 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Former Waking Life barista, Charlotte cafe owner aim to open new Asheville coffee shop

Former Waking Life barista, Charlotte cafe owner aim to open new Asheville coffee shop

The name of the proposed new coffee shop is Queen of Cups, and the entrepreneurs have launched a crowd funding campaign.

by September 24, 2015 2 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Hello Asheville! The eighth and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast has been recorded, posted, and is currently available to listen to and download, and you can even get it for free from the iTunes store! As always, Chef Joe Scully is my co-host, and this time, our special guests are Chef Hollie West of The Sweet Monkey Bakery, who won the Chef’s Challenge at the Asheville Wine &[Read More…]

Sold! Clingman Cafe in Asheville’s River Arts District

Sold! Clingman Cafe in Asheville’s River Arts District

The cafe has become a hub for artists, residents and tourists alike over the past decade.

by September 22, 2015 5 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
At West Asheville’s Waking Life coffee shop, owners are revealed, then reviled

At West Asheville’s Waking Life coffee shop, owners are revealed, then reviled

Protests, petitions and a social media firestorm of controversy erupted Saturday around Waking Life coffee shop’s owners.

by September 20, 2015 65 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
New Asheville conference, Venture Local, hammers home importance of local economy

New Asheville conference, Venture Local, hammers home importance of local economy

Venture Local will be held Sept. 25-26 on the South Slope and will feature a street fair and a keynote by Stacy Mitchell.

by September 17, 2015 1 comment Asheville business, Asheville events
Haywood Comics, a new nerd shop w/ comics, video games, records, more to open on West Asheville

Haywood Comics, a new nerd shop w/ comics, video games, records, more to open on West Asheville

A new retailer arrives as a couple of other relative newcomers to Haywood Road are closing.

by September 15, 2015 11 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Word on the street: Deschutes Brewery is picking Asheville for its new brewery

Word on the street: Deschutes Brewery is picking Asheville for its new brewery

Update: Deschutes tweets that it hasn’t yet made up its mind on a location.

Construction moving quickly on Grail Moviehouse, the new downtown Asheville movie theater

Construction moving quickly on Grail Moviehouse, the new downtown Asheville movie theater

The 250-seat, two-screen theater is expected to open in 2016.

Job fair for Asheville Outlets retailers set for Sept. 16

Job fair for Asheville Outlets retailers set for Sept. 16

Retailers at the outdoor mall are gearing up for the holiday shopping season.

Innovation Brewing in Sylva wins round in trademark dispute with Bell’s Brewery

Innovation Brewing in Sylva wins round in trademark dispute with Bell’s Brewery

Chalk one up for the little guy.

Word on the street: Another Urban Outfitters brand is eyeing Asheville for chain store

Word on the street: Another Urban Outfitters brand is eyeing Asheville for chain store

Free People’s hippie aesthetic, popular with twenty-something women, may be coming to downtown Asheville.

Founders of The Bywater bar in Asheville announce they’re moving on

Founders of The Bywater bar in Asheville announce they’re moving on

The Bywater will remain, but the last day for Chad and Cate Battles is Aug. 30.

Harvest Records in West Asheville celebrates 11th anniversary with big basement sale

Harvest Records in West Asheville celebrates 11th anniversary with big basement sale

Everything in the basement sale is $1 or less. There are also great discounts on a ton of other music.

New 24-hour Dunkin’ Donuts shop opens in Swannanoa

New 24-hour Dunkin’ Donuts shop opens in Swannanoa

The doughnut shop will be open 24 hours a day.

Publishers of WNC Magazine acquire High Country Wedding Guide

Publishers of WNC Magazine acquire High Country Wedding Guide

High Country Wedding Guide has covered the wedding and bridal scene of the High Country of North Carolina for the past seven years.

by August 12, 2015 0 comments Asheville business
Downtown Asheville to get new 250-seat movie theater, Grail Moviehouse

Downtown Asheville to get new 250-seat movie theater, Grail Moviehouse

The Grail plans on bringing flexible, unique programming to a hungry organizers, its founders say.

Bend Bulletin: Deschutes Brewery continues to scout Asheville for new brewery location

Bend Bulletin: Deschutes Brewery continues to scout Asheville for new brewery location

Deschutes plans to make a decision about where to locate its new East Coast brewery by the end of the year.

As deal nears for Anthropologie in downtown Asheville, local business owners brace for change

As deal nears for Anthropologie in downtown Asheville, local business owners brace for change

The planned 8,400-square-foot store is scheduled to be open before the end of the year.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New South Slope bar, Public School, set to open Monday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New South Slope bar, Public School, set to open Monday

Also, a fundraising event for The Hope Chest for Women, some beer stats from Buisin’ Ales and more.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Big Crafty returns to downtown Asheville on Sunday, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Big Crafty returns to downtown Asheville on Sunday, more

Also, a new barbershop and tap room is coming to downtown Asheville, the fall LEAF line-up announced, and much more.

SOLD! Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville for $33 million

SOLD! Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville for $33 million

Correction July 6: The buyer of The Indigo, Summit Hospitality 123 LLC, is not the owner of The Dunhill, as I originally reported. I apologize for the confusion. Original post July 2: Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville sold recently for $33 million, according to property records. The seller was Hospitality Lodging Investors. The buyer was Summit Hospitality 123 LLC. I[Read More…]

Anthropologie in Asheville: Let’s all get used to the fact that this is likely happening

Anthropologie in Asheville: Let’s all get used to the fact that this is likely happening

The retail chains and hotel chains are coming, downtown Asheville, so deal with it.

Altamont Brewing expanding into next-door space on Haywood Road in West Asheville

Altamont Brewing expanding into next-door space on Haywood Road in West Asheville

Altamont is taking over the space just vacated by Nona Mia restaurant.

Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River announces opening of big outdoor spaces

Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River announces opening of big outdoor spaces

A beer garden, back porch and amphitheater and a vegetable garden are all opening this week at Sierra Nevada’s new East Coast brewery just south of Asheville.

Asheville’s Hi-Wire Brewing gears up for July opening of new production facility

Asheville’s Hi-Wire Brewing gears up for July opening of new production facility

Hi-Wire’s new production facility is located near Biltmore Village.

Word on the street: Broadways bar in downtown Asheville sold

Word on the street: Broadways bar in downtown Asheville sold

Broadways has been a reliable downtown watering hole for years.

New York Times: Moog Music in Asheville gives employees ownership stake

New York Times: Moog Music in Asheville gives employees ownership stake

CEO Mike Adams gathered employees Tuesday to tell them. “I called you all here to let you know I sold the company,” he said.
Silence. He continued, “The good news is, I sold it to all of you.”

‘Left on Red’ skate video screening will celebrate 10th anniversary of PUSH Skate Shop in Asheville

‘Left on Red’ skate video screening will celebrate 10th anniversary of PUSH Skate Shop in Asheville

A retrospective show will be held at the PUSH Gallery on June 20.

LaZoom, Asheville’s comedy bus tour, introduces ‘Band & Beer Bus Tour’

LaZoom, Asheville’s comedy bus tour, introduces ‘Band & Beer Bus Tour’

The new purple bus tour starts June 13 and will feature great local bands like the Roaring Lions, Empire Strikes Brass, Firecracker Jazz Band and Sugar and Spice.

Enter the B Corp: ‘Triple-bottom-line’ business model finds support in Asheville

Enter the B Corp: ‘Triple-bottom-line’ business model finds support in Asheville

An Asheville contingent was in Raleigh on Wednesday to push for benefit corporation legislation in North Carolina.

Sly Grog Lounge open on South French Broad Avenue in Asheville

Sly Grog Lounge open on South French Broad Avenue in Asheville

It’s just one of the businesses up and running in a building under renovation. Others include Hopey & Co and the Downtown Market.

by May 26, 2015 1 comment Asheville business
Grocery beat: Ingle’s Markets to open at least one new store, remodel others in rest of fiscal year

Grocery beat: Ingle’s Markets to open at least one new store, remodel others in rest of fiscal year

The new Ingles is under construction on Sand Hill Road in Candler.

by May 26, 2015 24 comments Asheville business
Accelerating Appalachia spotlights nature-based business entrepreneurs with ‘pitch party’

Accelerating Appalachia spotlights nature-based business entrepreneurs with ‘pitch party’

Accelerating Appalachia, a first-of-its-kind business accelerator in Asheville for nature-based businesses, is holding a “pitch party” tonight at the Mill Room. The event is going to be great. It will feature presentations by several of the participating entrepreneurs, which are listed below, as well as a keynote address by Judy Wicks, co-founder of Be A Localist Business Alliance for Local Living[Read More…]

Nine new businesses set to open in Biltmore Village

Nine new businesses set to open in Biltmore Village

Bette, Flow Body Works, Elevate Healing Arts Studio, Yummi Yarns and Surface Gallery are opening, and more.