Hey y’all! Here’s a special edition Ashvegas Hot Sheet, Holiday edition – some random bits of what’s going around, according to Asheville city construction permits:

-Sunny Point Cafe plans to renovate the house at 9 State Street, which shares the same parcel as the popular West Asheville restaurant on Haywood Road, and use it as a bakery and prep kitchen for the cafe.

-Harvest Pizza is the name of a new restaurant being planned for 39 Banks Ave., the location of a partial building shell across Banks Ave. from Banks Avenue Bar and the Barksdale bar. Plans for the pizza restaurant call for a roof deck and mezzanine level.

-goPuff, a chain of on-demand convenience store that delivers, is planning to open at 805 Patton Ave.

-Interior renovation work is underway for the Crab de Jour cajun seafood restaurant and bar at the former Applebee’s restaurant on Tunnel Road.

-A 17-lot subdivision with 15 units on 3.44 acres is in the works at 25 Wanoca Ave., which runs off of Fairview Road in East Asheville.

-Wehrloom Honey and Meadery is looking to open a retail location and taproom in a space at 32 Banks Ave., the South Slope location that’s home to Catawba Brewing, Vortex Doughnuts and Buxton Hall Barbecue restaurant. This is a request for early assistance, according to construction permits.

-Plans are in the works to build a 24-lot subdivision and associated road on 5.36 acres known as 131 and 135 Edgewood Road South, which runs off of Sweeten Creek Road.

-Demolition permits have been pulled to tear down the former Toys R Us building on Brevard Road and replace it with a new “vehicle sales building” of less than 35,000 square feet.

-Plans are in the works to develop 14 residential units and 3,970 square feet of commercial space contained within two buildings ranging from 3 to 4 stories tall at 251 Short Coxe. Ave.

-Development plans for a new 103-room, 7-story-tall Residence Inn hotel at 324 Biltmore Ave. near Mission Hospital will be reviewed next month by the Asheville Technical Review Committee. This hotel as approved by Asheville City Council prior to council OKing a moratorium on new hotel construction.

-Asheville City Schools announced the hiring of Dr. Gene Freeman as next school system superintendent. Freeman comes to Asheville from western Pennsylvania, where he works as superintendent of Fox Chapel School District.

-Tracey Johnston-Crum, who has worked as director of public relations and community outreach for Omni Grove Park Inn for the past 6 years, has joined the United Way of Asheville to work as the nonprofits director of major gifts

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