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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Pleb Urban Winery, Waku Waku and more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Pleb Urban Winery, Waku Waku and more

Also, the first Songsmith Gathering in Brevard in April will feature music by The Wood Brothers, Darrell Scott, Sarah Siskind, Beth Wood and more.

by January 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville to see new Market Street condos

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville to see new Market Street condos

Updates on the proposed Parisian Hotel, downtown busking and parking, and more.

by January 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Appalachian Games set for WNC Ag Center in April

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Appalachian Games set for WNC Ag Center in April

Also, Blue Ridge Crossfit is mired in controversy, and more.

by January 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
With government shutdown looming, a look back at how Asheville fared in 2013

With government shutdown looming, a look back at how Asheville fared in 2013

The Pisgah Inn became a symbol of resistance, Mark Meadows hit the national spotlight and tourism officials scrambled to assure visitors.

by January 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The Better Than Unicorns includes Brett McCall, John Kreisher and Justin Hamilton. They're inviting people to try out their virtual reality arcade at Ramp Studios in Asheville.

Asheville’s first virtual reality arcade now open in Ramp Studios

Better Than Unicorns will hold an open house on Thursday.

by January 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Forecast calls for snow around Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Forecast calls for snow around Asheville

Also, Asheville cookbook and homesteading author Ashley English will launch a new book in April, and more.

by January 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
It’s on: Big Asheville River Arts District residential project set for March start

It’s on: Big Asheville River Arts District residential project set for March start

The project, first announced about five years ago, will bring 233 apartments to the River Arts District.

by January 15, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Civil rights movement leader Lewis Brandon headlines program

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Civil rights movement leader Lewis Brandon headlines program

Also, the cofounder of the Black Lives Matter movement will speak in Asheville later this week, and more.

by January 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Cascade Lounge has reopened

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Cascade Lounge has reopened

Also, local musician Matt Townsend has a great show coming up at The Mothlight in West Asheville, and more.

by January 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Fire destroys historic Victorian house in Asheville River Arts District

Fire destroys historic Victorian house in Asheville River Arts District

The Keener House, built around 1890, was home to a businessman who opened his own grocery store on the bottom level on the house on what was then known as East Haywood Street.

by January 8, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Winter cold has ski slopes around Asheville rejoicing

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Winter cold has ski slopes around Asheville rejoicing

Also, Asheville has made two more lists of best places to visit in 2018, and more.

by January 4, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ice floes on the French Broad River

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ice floes on the French Broad River

Asheville musicians Ben Phan and Alexa Rose will collaborate on a Saturday show at the Grey Eagle, and more.

by January 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New Year’s Eve ice creates havoc around Asheville

Asheville is one of the 15 coolest places on earth to visit in 2018, according to Forbes.com, and more.

by December 31, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Redevelopment plans for Sears at Asheville Mall call for movie theater

Redevelopment plans for Sears at Asheville Mall call for movie theater

Earlier this year, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was included in a site plan for the Sears location at Asheville Mall.

by December 28, 2017 8 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Lucky Otter restaurant to close in West Asheville

Also, details about 2018 AIR Passports on sale now, the 2018 Asheville Restaurant Week and much more.

by December 26, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Officials: Buncombe County government makes cultural shift since investigation

Officials: Buncombe County government makes cultural shift since investigation

The recent comments of two Buncombe County government officials have shed a bit more light into changes made since a federal investigation into former county manager Wanda Greene.

by December 26, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
48-unit apartment building planned for Burton Street in West Asheville

48-unit apartment building planned for Burton Street in West Asheville

The project will not be affected by the planned widening of Interstate 240/Interstate 26 through West Asheville.

by December 25, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Whale Craft Beer Collective opens in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Whale Craft Beer Collective opens in West Asheville

There’s major work on the dam at the reservoir that provides Asheville with most of its drinking water, and more.

by December 24, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Planned Broadway apartment complex scaled down

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Planned Broadway apartment complex scaled down

More of what’s going around, including an update about a planned Broadway apartment complex: -An apartment complex planned for Broadway will be scaled down, according to Hobie Orton of Madison Capital Group. The development, which began with between 43 and 46 apartment units, will now have 36 units. The amount of commercial office space available has been scaled down from[Read More…]

by December 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Location identified for 80-unit affordable housing development in Asheville River Arts District

Location identified for 80-unit affordable housing development in Asheville River Arts District

Construction of any affordable housing development is at least a few years away.

by December 22, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council meets in closed session to discuss hotel lawsuit

Also, Asheville Grit editor Ali McGhee announces that she’s accepted a new job that she’ll start in January, and more.

by December 21, 2017 2 comments Asheville News

Life insurance payments said to be at heart of GreeneGate investigation

Federal investigators are looking into former Buncombe County manager Wanda Greene’s handling of county funds.

by December 20, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville City Council ready to suppress whole-house short-term rentals citywide

Asheville City Council ready to suppress whole-house short-term rentals citywide

Asheville City Council could vote on a citywide crackdown as early as Jan. 9.

by December 20, 2017 8 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nooses, racial slurs at North Buncombe, Polk high school basketball game investigated

The Tunnel Road comic shop Comic Envy is moving to a new location across town, and more.

by December 19, 2017 1 comment Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Highland Brewing announces rebranding

In the increasingly crowded world of craft beer, brands are working hard to stand out.

by December 18, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Holiday Hang Friday, Steep Canyon Rangers new record, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Holiday Hang Friday, Steep Canyon Rangers new record, more

Also, Bela Fleck will hold his first-ever banjo camp in the mountains, Toubab Krewe prepares to launch a new album and tour, and much more.

by December 14, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville may host holiday basketball tourney involving ACC teams

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville may host holiday basketball tourney involving ACC teams

Sensibilities, Fired Up, Purl’s, Duncan & York and Spiritex were winners of the Asheville Downtown Association’s holiday window contest, and more.

by December 14, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ambrose West, Roanline, Lo-ki Lounge in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ambrose West, Roanline, Lo-ki Lounge in West Asheville

Also, there’s a free hug flash mob on Sunday at Pritchard Park, and more.

by December 13, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
GreeneGate: What we know so far about the Buncombe County fraud investigation

GreeneGate: What we know so far about the Buncombe County fraud investigation

An FBI investigation into former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene was confirmed in August, and a steady stream of revelations have followed.

by December 12, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Inside the deal to bring a big-time tennis tournament to Asheville

Inside the deal to bring a big-time tennis tournament to Asheville

Another factor in bringing the first round of the women’s Fed Cup international tennis tournament to Asheville is the overall interest in tennis expressed by a hard core group of fans.

by December 12, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Mountain Pet Rescue, new Asheville animal welfare group, raising funds

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Mountain Pet Rescue, new Asheville animal welfare group, raising funds

A Weaverville woman well-known for playing Mrs. Claus at Craggy Mountain Line died recently, and more.

by December 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Listen live: WNC Sports Network to stream Reynolds High School’s state championship football game

Listen live: WNC Sports Network to stream Reynolds High School’s state championship football game

The WNC Sports Network, founded by Canio Costanzo, is the area’s only live audio streaming website focusing on high school sports.

by December 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Winter blast blankets Asheville after forecasters blow call

Winter blast blankets Asheville after forecasters blow call

Temperatures will become bitterly cold Saturday night, with lows expected in the teens.

by December 9, 2017 4 comments Asheville News

Asheville’s Mission Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield reach accord

The deadline to sign up for healthcare is Dec. 15, and Pisgah Legal Services in Asheville can help. Details here.

by December 6, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Airport to offer Dallas Fort Worth direct flight

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Airport to offer Dallas Fort Worth direct flight

The Windsor Hotel, a boutique hotel in downtown Asheville, recently sold for more than $9 million, and more.

by December 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
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.

Asheville artist Scott Allred looks back at career, one sketch at a time

Asheville artist Scott Allred looks back at career, one sketch at a time

Allred’s done a little bit of everything, from set painting and architectural renderings to book illustrations and logo design.

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville News
‘Evil Dead’ actor calls out crappy Asheville sidewalks to his Twitter followers

‘Evil Dead’ actor calls out crappy Asheville sidewalks to his Twitter followers

Actor Bruce Campbell has nearly half a million followers on Twitter.

by November 27, 2017 7 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Malvern gastropub opens in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Malvern gastropub opens in West Asheville

Jackson Underground Cafe has quietly opened in downtown Asheville, and much more.

by November 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
FANCY EATIN’: Isa’s Bistro is now Isa’s FRENCH Bistro, Yo!

FANCY EATIN’: Isa’s Bistro is now Isa’s FRENCH Bistro, Yo!

That’s Isa’s FRENCH Bistro to you, Bub. Somehow, Paddy and I got invited to a fancy-pants media dinner at Isa’s last week. Paddy, of course, is my friend and fellow food tour guide, Patrick Riels, with Asheville Food Tours, and he and I are just about the most unlikely looking pair of people to ever be seated among the elite[Read More…]

by November 22, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Urban Orchard Cider Co./ photo courtesy of Jeff Anderson

Urban Orchard Cider announces expansion on Asheville’s South Slope

Urban Orchard plans to take over ENO’s warehouse location on Buxton Avenue and open a tasting room and production facility that will also house a new restaurant.

by November 20, 2017 3 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Fed Cup women’s tennis coming to Asheville

Also, a lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners takes on the manufacturers and distributors of opioids, and more.

by November 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Despite gentrification concerns, Asheville City Council OKs new RAD zoning rules

Despite gentrification concerns, Asheville City Council OKs new RAD zoning rules

Asheville City Council’s decision makes whole house short term rentals in the River Arts District a special condition granted by council.

by November 15, 2017 5 comments Asheville News
Approved: 133-unit apartment complex for Asheville River Arts District

Approved: 133-unit apartment complex for Asheville River Arts District

Stoneyard Apartments won’t have any housing units deemed “affordable,” but it will have a restaurant, artist studios and 85 spaces for public parking on Lyman Street.

by November 14, 2017 11 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New Asheville RAD mural celebrates world peace

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New Asheville RAD mural celebrates world peace

Also, two high profile murder cases were in the news recently, and much more.

by November 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Planning process for Asheville South Slope starts

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Planning process for Asheville South Slope starts

Also, there’s an economic summit Wednesday at the US Cellular Center for contractors in the construction industry, and more.

by November 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
More downtown Asheville residential projects turn to short-term rentals

More downtown Asheville residential projects turn to short-term rentals

Asheville Downtown Commission members expressed concern about the proliferation of STRs and said they would draft a memo to Asheville City Council outlining their worry.

by November 11, 2017 5 comments Asheville News
This building at 45 S. French Broad Ave. just west of Asheville's central business district has come alive with new business activity since owners Charlie and Troy Ball and their children bought it three years ago. Now there's a plan to build up and add three more stories to the structure. /photo by Jason Sandford

Three-story addition to downtown Asheville building gets initial OK

Building owner Charlie Ball and his family want to build up so they’ll have more space for small business start-ups. And condos, too.

by November 10, 2017 8 comments Asheville News
Sign up for health care Saturday in Asheville, Brevard, Black Mountain, Rutherfordton

Sign up for health care Saturday in Asheville, Brevard, Black Mountain, Rutherfordton

Pisgah Legal Services and others will help enroll people for health care at the events, including a day-long session at the US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville.

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New JCC pool to open, AMOS lands big grant, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New JCC pool to open, AMOS lands big grant, more

Also, the African music collective Les Amis will celebrate its two-year anniversary on Nov. 15 at 5 Walnut, and much more.

by November 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville News