Asheville business

No Evil Foods in Asheville joins coalition in support of plant-based diets

No Evil Foods in Asheville joins coalition in support of plant-based diets

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets once every five years, advises that Americans eat less meat.

by May 7, 2015 2 comments Asheville business
Asheville design shop and antique dealership team up for Asheville Flea for Y’all

Asheville design shop and antique dealership team up for Asheville Flea for Y’all

The new market aims to fill a gap in the antique and vintage space in Asheville. Think good junk, scenery and craft beer.

Here’s what Asheville’s BB&T building will look like as a new luxury hotel

Here’s what Asheville’s BB&T building will look like as a new luxury hotel

Over the next two years, Asheville’s iconic office building will be transformed into the Vandre Nouveau luxury hotel.

Carson Kressley, former ‘Queer Eye’ star, to host Asheville Outlets event

Carson Kressley, former ‘Queer Eye’ star, to host Asheville Outlets event

Kressley will host a fashion show during the Asheville Outlets’ grand opening weekend in a few weeks.

Chef Steven Goff to Leave King James Public House in Asheville

Chef Steven Goff to Leave King James Public House in Asheville

Goff had been with King James Pub for about a year.

Asheville restaurants for sale

Asheville restaurants for sale

If you’ve got a few extra hundred thousand laying around, you could have yourself a downtown restaurant.

by April 4, 2015 4 comments Asheville business
Wanted: Asheville locations for film, photo and video shoots

Wanted: Asheville locations for film, photo and video shoots

Got a home or location that would be great for a photo shoot? Found It Locations wants to hear from you.

by March 30, 2015 0 comments Asheville business
Word on the street: Local Taco in downtown Asheville to close

Word on the street: Local Taco in downtown Asheville to close

The taco joint opened in the former Boca location on Lexington Avenue in 2013.

Asheville opening of largest shipping container restaurant in U.S. nears

Asheville opening of largest shipping container restaurant in U.S. nears

Highlights: River access, a 2,400-square-foot wrap-around deck, a take-out window for visitors by road or by boat, and more.

Crowdfunding campaigns: An essential oil distillery in Asheville; a Hendo brewery w/ a twist

Crowdfunding campaigns: An essential oil distillery in Asheville; a Hendo brewery w/ a twist

Blue Ridge Aromatics is making a final push for $5,000; Sanctuary Brewing is committed to both beer and animals.

by March 26, 2015 0 comments Asheville business
Asheville’s Lobster Trap celebrates 10 years of serving seafood in the mountains

Asheville’s Lobster Trap celebrates 10 years of serving seafood in the mountains

The restaurant opened its doors on Patton Avenue in March, 2005, and people are still lining up for its great food.

FIG Bistro in Biltmore Village celebrates 10th anniversary w/ wine dinner

FIG Bistro in Biltmore Village celebrates 10th anniversary w/ wine dinner

The celebration begins April 7 with a wine dinner featuring vineyard owner David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyards.

Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain to celebrate 10th anniversary throughout 2015

Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain to celebrate 10th anniversary throughout 2015

A series of events in April in Asheville will mark exactly 10 years from the first kegs ever sold to participating locations.

In Barnardsville, a plan to grow GMO-free corn, make artisanal grits

In Barnardsville, a plan to grow GMO-free corn, make artisanal grits

The grits are phase one at the farm just north of Asheville. Phase two? A distillery.

Rumor control: Major renovations coming to the Asheville Mall

Rumor control: Major renovations coming to the Asheville Mall

Faced with increased competition from the soon-to-be-open Asheville Outlets mall, is the Asheville Mall ready to shake things up?

by March 20, 2015 8 comments Asheville business
Bold Rock Cider set to begin producing hard cider in Mills River in May

Bold Rock Cider set to begin producing hard cider in Mills River in May

The expansion project for the cider-maker was announced last fall for a local just south of Asheville.

The Asheville Citizen-Times offers ‘insider’ deals to subscribers

The Asheville Citizen-Times offers ‘insider’ deals to subscribers

Coffee with an editor? A deal on drapes? Want to look at historic photos? Those are just a few of the perks of the newspaper’s new, members-only Insider program.

Katuah Market in Asheville to close at end of month

Katuah Market in Asheville to close at end of month

A difficult-to-access location and “relentless corporate competition” are factors, according to the store’s announcement.

Conference aims to boost local economy in Asheville

Conference aims to boost local economy in Asheville

The Authentic Communities Summit “is a multi-day event aimed at advancing the local economies movement through innovation, collaboration and authenticity.”

Updated: Asheville Outlets announces stores: Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, more

Updated: Asheville Outlets announces stores: Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, more

Update on March 20: The last batch of store announcements: Ann Taylor Factory Store, Christopher & Banks, Go Games & Go Toys, Levi’s Outlet Store, New York & Company Outlet, Pandora Jewelry, Vera Bradley Outlet Update on March 19: Asheville Outlets on Twitter today announced the following stores: GNC, Express Factory Store, Cole Hann, Dillard’s Clearance Center, Forever 21, Kay Jewelers, Hanesbrands, Maurice’s, Wilson’s Leather,[Read More…]

Wedding gown sample sale set at Ship to Shore in downtown Asheville

Wedding gown sample sale set at Ship to Shore in downtown Asheville

The one-day-only sale of unique, handmade wedding gowns and party dresses is set for March 21 in downtown Asheville.

by March 14, 2015 0 comments Asheville business
Field and Stream to open shop at Asheville Outlets

Field and Stream to open shop at Asheville Outlets

Asheville Outlets plans to open in May.

Grocery beat: Is Publix opening second Asheville location?

Grocery beat: Is Publix opening second Asheville location?

Also, Lowe’s Foods is moving into upstate South Carolina even though it no longer has a presence in Western North Carolina.

by March 10, 2015 15 comments Asheville business
Asheville Pocket Guide: The new Smoky Mountain Adventure Center taking shape

Asheville Pocket Guide: The new Smoky Mountain Adventure Center taking shape

The new outdoor sports center will feature: climbing gym, a yoga studio, a beer tap, gear rental and more.

From left, the ladies of 7 Ton Design and Letterpress Company: Beth Schaible, Ele Annand and Jennifer Rozzelle.

7 Ton Design and Letterpress Company launches anew in West Asheville

What started in West Asheville as a collective of friends and artists, has evolved into a single new company, 7 Ton Design and Letterpress.

Buy an Asheville Business Alliance ‘Go Local Card’ in Feb, March and benefit local nonprofits

Buy an Asheville Business Alliance ‘Go Local Card’ in Feb, March and benefit local nonprofits

If you buy a Go Local Card, you’ll be benefitting top-notch Asheville nonprofits, including Just Economics, Mountain BizWorks, Asheville City Schools Foundation.

HiveMind Brew House is planned for this building on the left at the corner of South Lexington and Hilliard avenues. The building is the former site of Asheville Music School. It's near Storm rum bar and restaurant, the Orange Peel music venue and Wicked Weed Brewing.

New brewery, HiveMind Brewhouse, planned for Asheville’s South Slope

HiveMind is just the latest in a wave of crafter brewers open, or planning to open, on Asheville’s Beer Slope south of downtown.

Asheville Outlets to open May 1; job fair coming in March

Asheville Outlets to open May 1; job fair coming in March

The massive new outdoor outlet mall located on Brevard Road will begin formally announcing stores on March 1.

New juice bar planned for South Liberty Street in Asheville

New juice bar planned for South Liberty Street in Asheville

The founders of the Roaming in the Raw food trailer plan to open a brick-and-mortar juice bar and cafe on South Liberty Street.

Word on the street: Tommy Hilfiger, Orvis, Swarovski, Godiva, Kate Spade coming to Asheville Outlets

Word on the street: Tommy Hilfiger, Orvis, Swarovski, Godiva, Kate Spade coming to Asheville Outlets

What else might be coming to Asheville Outlets? How about Abercrombie & Fitch, Fossil, Sketchers, Michael Kors and much more.

by January 23, 2015 2 comments Asheville business
Nike, JCrew, Under Armour, Brooks Brothers and more coming to Asheville Outlets

Nike, JCrew, Under Armour, Brooks Brothers and more coming to Asheville Outlets

We’re starting to get a picture of Asheville’s new mega shopping center, set to open in spring.

by January 22, 2015 24 comments Asheville business
Stock in Asheville-based Ingles Markets drops dramatically after reaching record highs

Stock in Asheville-based Ingles Markets drops dramatically after reaching record highs

Ingles Markets stock dropped nearly 16 percent on Wednesday, the second biggest decline on the Nasdaq market on the day. The stock was up on Thursday.

Short-term rentals meeting in Asheville, as tweeted by David Forbes of Asheville Blade

Short-term rentals meeting in Asheville, as tweeted by David Forbes of Asheville Blade

The hot topic of short-term rentals in Asheville drew a big crowd in downtown Asheville on Wednesday.

‘Wired’ magazine feature spotlights The Asheville Map

‘Wired’ magazine feature spotlights The Asheville Map

The featured maps are both functional and artful works, the magazine notes.

by January 14, 2015 1 comment Asheville business
Stu Helm, Food Critic on Brooklyn Bro’s, Fuddruckers, whole milk and Asheville kids menus

Stu Helm, Food Critic on Brooklyn Bro’s, Fuddruckers, whole milk and Asheville kids menus

Also, Stu wants to know if you’re a local, independent restaurant and you have a “kid’s eat free” policy.

PHOTOS Construction on new Asheville Outlets center

PHOTOS Construction on new Asheville Outlets center

The transformation of the old Biltmore Square mall into the new Asheville Outlets is taking shape. It is set to open in May 2015.

by December 30, 2014 21 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
6,000 jobs up for grabs at Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce job fair Jan. 7

6,000 jobs up for grabs at Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce job fair Jan. 7

Who’s hiring? Local tech companies, start-ups, breweries, health care companies and more.

Second Gear to close downtown Asheville store, focus on West Asheville location

Second Gear to close downtown Asheville store, focus on West Asheville location

Second Gear’s two locations are holding year-end sales; its last day of sales downtown is set for Jan. 4.

by December 26, 2014 3 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Richardson: Construction on New Belgium’s Asheville brewery on track; brewing to start in late 2015

Richardson: Construction on New Belgium’s Asheville brewery on track; brewing to start in late 2015

Jay Richardson, general manager of New Belgium’s new Asheville brewery, said Tuesday that construction at the Craven Street site will peak from now until April.

Massive brewing tanks start arriving at New Belgium’s new Asheville brewery in January

Massive brewing tanks start arriving at New Belgium’s new Asheville brewery in January

Six big brewhouse tanks will arrive on trucks from Charleston starting the second week in January. Another set of fermentation tanks will arrive in March.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Saturday Uncle Junebug’s grand opening, Monday WNC mag deal, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Saturday Uncle Junebug’s grand opening, Monday WNC mag deal, more

Also, a Parker Priddy Gallery sale and more.

by November 26, 2014 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
The Root Bar, Swannanoa’s best dive bar, to celebrate 10th anniversary Dec. 13

The Root Bar, Swannanoa’s best dive bar, to celebrate 10th anniversary Dec. 13

The event will include Root Ball competitions, some hot comfort food and music by Sweet Claudette and Holy Ghost Tent Revival.

by November 24, 2014 1 comment Asheville business, Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Karen Kicks Cancer registration, Shop West Asheville, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Karen Kicks Cancer registration, Shop West Asheville, more

Also, a choose-and-cut Christmas tree outing, a benefit for an Asheville sous chef and more.

Demand for hotels in Asheville area skyrockets; October shatters records for occupancy

Demand for hotels in Asheville area skyrockets; October shatters records for occupancy

The tourists are coming. The tourists are coming. Wait. The tourists are here. The tourists are here.

by November 21, 2014 5 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Asheville-based Accelerating Appalachia seeking nature-based businesses to build in 2015

Asheville-based Accelerating Appalachia seeking nature-based businesses to build in 2015

Accelerating Appalachia, the first nature-based business accelerator in the U.S., had a successful first year and is looking for a new crop of businesses to nurture.

by November 20, 2014 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Shelter Collective to host holiday pop-up shop; also, Grace & Glory and Hazel Twenty hold sale

Shelter Collective to host holiday pop-up shop; also, Grace & Glory and Hazel Twenty hold sale

Here come the holiday shopping events.

by November 17, 2014 0 comments Asheville business
Rumor control: Asheville-based Ingles on the block?

Rumor control: Asheville-based Ingles on the block?

Robert Ingle opened his first grocery store in Asheville in 1963. Today, the Black Mountain-based company operates about 200 stores in six Southeastern states.

by November 17, 2014 22 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
SOLD! Asheville-based DoctorDirectory for $65 million in cash

SOLD! Asheville-based DoctorDirectory for $65 million in cash

Tuesday was a big day for an Asheville-based company that’s been flying under the radar, at least locally, for years.

by November 11, 2014 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
The Costume Shoppe moves out, Asheville Designer’s Collective expands, at Lex Ave location

The Costume Shoppe moves out, Asheville Designer’s Collective expands, at Lex Ave location

Susan Sertain opened her costume rental shop on lower Broadway back in 1979, and has been on Lexington Avenue since 2002.

PHOTOS New Belgium Brewery in Asheville, November 2014

PHOTOS New Belgium Brewery in Asheville, November 2014

New Belgium’s new East Coast brewery in Asheville is starting to take shape.