Press release here. Find the map and more info at metroasheville.com:
Asheville Map & Guide is a free fold-out city map and guide for locals and tourists alike.
With a press run of 5,000 it reaches an estimated 15,000 users with brief articles, a map of downtown, a locally-oriented business directory and a calendar of events. An essential resource for visitors this summer!
– Printed on thick white paper (not a throwaway)
– Folds down to a perfect square for easy access
Asheville Map & Guide fills a need for a local and timely map and guide that’s easy to use and affordable to be a part of. Perfect for small and local businesses!
Asheville Map & Guide fills a need for a local map and guide that is easily digested for those needing critical information fast.
The first edition of Asheville Map & Guide hits the street the first week of August 2013 and runs through late September. Subsequent editions will be released on a bi-monthly timeframe.
Publisher & Designer John C. Tripp has resided in Asheville for over a decade. Tripp has been involved in local media (Metro Asheville magazine), website design and graphic design. His previous experience includes Art Direction for advertising and publishing.
I’ve found On Haywood map of West Asheville to be a good resource, especially when friends or family are visiting from out of town: http://onhaywood.com
Hope the new, downtown one is as cool!
How many free maps does AVL need … there are several already.
You are correct, there are other maps. However, none focus on downtown Asheville and include only local businesses. Downtown Asheville Map & Guide also features articles, an events calender and a business directory. As in any city that has a strong tourism industry, there are bound to be a variety of maps. We just adding to the mix of options, which is always beneficial to visitors.