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Asheville’s downtown trash problem

Asheville’s downtown trash problem

Does Asheville have a problem? What’s the solution?

by November 23, 2012 13 comments Asheville News
Downtown Asheville’s TV Eye DVD closeout sale: Last four weeks

Downtown Asheville’s TV Eye DVD closeout sale: Last four weeks

9000 movies still in stock, and prices drop by $1 each Monday, starting next week.

by November 20, 2012 2 comments Asheville business
UPDATED: Wicked Weed sets opening date of Dec. 28

UPDATED: Wicked Weed sets opening date of Dec. 28

The eagerly anticipated downtown brewery sets an open date of Friday, Dec. 28.

by November 16, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
Bomba: New downtown bar, eatery and lounge is open

Bomba: New downtown bar, eatery and lounge is open

Next door to Salsa’s downtown, Bomba is open for breakfast, lunch and late night.

by November 3, 2012 1 comment Asheville food and drink
For sale: Sante Wine Bar downtown

For sale: Sante Wine Bar downtown

If you ever fantasized about owning your own wine bar, now’s your chance.

by November 2, 2012 2 comments Asheville food and drink

Woman assaulted, robbed in downtown parking deck

Police are looking for an assailant who robbed a woman Saturday night in the Pack Place parking deck.

by October 22, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Video: ‘Will you marry me’ flash mob in Pritchard Park

Video: ‘Will you marry me’ flash mob in Pritchard Park

A little something for wedding season.

by October 13, 2012 2 comments Asheville features

Downtown Asheville street closings for Mitt Romney’s visit Thursday

The city is shutting down streets around the U.S. Cellular Center starting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

by October 10, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Scene: Downtown restaurant Solace is closing

Asheville Scene: Downtown restaurant Solace is closing

The restaurant’s last day is Oct. 28.

by October 10, 2012 12 comments Asheville food and drink
City Council approves business improvement district for downtown Asheville

City Council approves business improvement district for downtown Asheville

City council voted 5-2 to establish a controversial special tax district downtown.

by October 9, 2012 7 comments Asheville News
More Neil Gaiman: Posana blogs about dinner with The Unchained Tour

More Neil Gaiman: Posana blogs about dinner with The Unchained Tour

It was quite a gathering of literary luminaries at Posana Cafe downtown.

by September 26, 2012 1 comment Asheville events, Asheville News
T.V. Eye DVD liquidation sale starts Friday

T.V. Eye DVD liquidation sale starts Friday

DVD, Blu-Ray, box sets, Criterion films, Disney classics, new releases, horror, foreign and more on sale.

by September 26, 2012 2 comments Asheville events, Asheville News
Downtown’s Cafe Ello is now Cafe 64

Downtown’s Cafe Ello is now Cafe 64

The downtown breakfast-and-lunch spot has new owners and a new name, but keeps its menu.

Asheville fashionista Constance Ensner plans downtown pop-up store

Asheville fashionista Constance Ensner plans downtown pop-up store

A retail shop that exists for 30 days only, from an Asheville fashionista.

by September 17, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Citizen-Times: City of Asheville sells property across from Basilica to McKibbon Hotel Group

Citizen-Times: City of Asheville sells property across from Basilica to McKibbon Hotel Group

Hotel? Park? Plaza? Hotel.

by September 12, 2012 14 comments Asheville News
Chai Pani offshoot MG Road bar & lounge to open this month

Chai Pani offshoot MG Road bar & lounge to open this month

Indian-flavored MG Road on Wall Street downtown will serve 6-8 menu items as well as drinks.

Rumored chain store coming to downtown Asheville has some business owners worried

Rumored chain store coming to downtown Asheville has some business owners worried

Rumors about new chain stores moving into downtown Asheville have been flying for the past couple of months. Much of the talk is centered on the S&W building on Patton Avenue and the old Windsor Hotel building on broadway. Both buildings are owned by Florida investors who bought the buildings in Jan. 11. (Background here.) First there was talk of[Read More…]

by September 5, 2012 29 comments Asheville News
Drawings show what proposed hotel would look like in downtown Asheville

Drawings show what proposed hotel would look like in downtown Asheville

Check out drawings shown at a public meeting held by McKibbon Hotel Group officials.

by August 16, 2012 20 comments Asheville News
TV Eye Video Emporium closing on Lexington Avenue

TV Eye Video Emporium closing on Lexington Avenue

Owner Marc McCloud says it’s time to get out of downtown, which is becoming more and more a tourist playground.

by August 15, 2012 14 comments Asheville News
On the streets of Ashvegas: Smoking

On the streets of Ashvegas: Smoking

Always something fun on the downtown streets.

McKibbon Hotel Group to unveil development plans for parcel near Asheville basilica

The public can get their first look at 5:30 pm. on Aug. 7 at the U.S. Cellular Center.

by July 29, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Rumor controlled: Starbucks not coming to old S&W space in downtown

Rumor controlled: Starbucks not coming to old S&W space in downtown

Back in February, the building’s new owners said they planned to lease the spot to a major restaurant.

by July 24, 2012 11 comments Asheville News
BID news roundup: Last night’s public-input meeting

BID news roundup: Last night’s public-input meeting

Asheville City Council will vote on the controversial business improvement district in September

by July 18, 2012 3 comments Asheville News
Loyal reader: What’s happening at 23 Broadway?

Loyal reader: What’s happening at 23 Broadway?

The last time that location was occupied, it was Old North State. So what’s next?

by July 12, 2012 3 comments Asheville News
“Bet you can’t do all of that in heels”: Great video of downtown Asheville’s knife juggler

“Bet you can’t do all of that in heels”: Great video of downtown Asheville’s knife juggler

Great short video of a downtown street performer.

New bar in downtown Asheville, Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour, now open

New bar in downtown Asheville, Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour, now open

Two of Asheville’s most well-known bartenders officially opened their own drinking establishment Wednesday night at 103 Broadway. Sean Bickford, voted favorite bartender by Mountain Xpress readers in their annual Best of WNC poll, and Jamie Hepler, a former bartender who performs in the local band Soft Opening, said this morning that they threw the doors open quietly on Wednesday night.[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 0 comments Asheville food and drink
BID opinion roundup: Who opposes, who endorses

BID opinion roundup: Who opposes, who endorses

According to the Downtown Asheville Business Improvement District Formation Report produced by the City of Asheville, the BID is: …a self-imposed way for downtown business and property owners to fund enhanced services or improvement projects within the district, using revenues generated by an assessment on real and personal property valuations in the district. A district will build on the city’s long tradition[Read More…]

by June 8, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Woolworth Walk to celebrate 10th anniversary w/ ice cream social on June 15

Woolworth Walk is one of my favorite ways to see what great art Asheville’s creatives are producing. From The Laurel: This iconic building has been at 25 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville since F.W. Woolworth first opened its doors to customers in 1938. It was given a second lease on life several years ago when Scott Sirkin took it over[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 0 comments Asheville features
Mojo Co-working opening this fall at 60 N. Market St. in downtown Asheville

Mojo Co-working opening this fall at 60 N. Market St. in downtown Asheville

From the Mojo Coworking newsletter. Mojo is currently on Wall St. near Mayfel’s, but relocates this fall to a much larger, 4500-square-foot space downtown: We are extremely excited to announce that after an exhaustive search throughout downtown Asheville … Drum Roll Please … We finally sealed the deal on the perfect location for the new Mojo Coworking!  We’ll be opening[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Opposing views on proposed business improvement district in downtown Asheville

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about a proposed “business improvement district” in downtown Asheville. Forces for and against are aligning in advance of a June 12 Asheville City Council public hearing. Here are snippets from thoughtful essays by the folks at Firestorm Cafe and Bookstore, the downtown cooperative coffee shop/bookstore, and the Asheville Grown Business Alliance, the entity[Read More…]

by May 31, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Decentralized Dance Party in Asheville in photos and video

Scenes from the Decentralized Dance Party in downtown Asheville on Tuesday night.

by May 22, 2012 2 comments Asheville features

Updated: Nonprofit that oversaw revamping of downtown Asheville park is considering dissolving, options

The nonprofit created to oversee the redevelopment of Asheville’s crown jewel of a downtown park is considering its options now that the park construction is complete. One of those options is dissolution. Guy Clerici, chairman of the Pack Square Conservancy, said Tuesday that the board met on Monday to talk about finalizing deed work to hand Pack Square Park back[Read More…]

by May 22, 2012 5 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: New brewery and restaurant coming to downtown Asheville

Word on the street: New brewery and restaurant coming to downtown Asheville

There’s a new restaurant and brewery in the works for downtown Asheville. The location is the former Asheville Hardware building on Biltmore Avenue, right next door to the Orange Peel music venue. The building is owned by Public Interest Projects and will remain so, just as the Orange Peel is owned by Public Interest. More details will be released during[Read More…]

Downtown Asheville merchant moves: Charmed jewelry story moving in to Haywood Park; Gabriella’s papered over

There’s some downtown Asheville news about a couple of jewelry stores. First, Charmed is coming to the Haywood Park Hotel complex. Here’s the news from loyal reader Zoe: Good morning, I am opening a fashion accessory and jewelry boutique next to the Chocolate Fetish at 46 Haywood Street this month. The store is called Charmed and our catch phrase is[Read More…]

by March 12, 2012 2 comments Asheville News

State of Downtown Asheville luncheon set for Feb. 27

Press release here: The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) will host its annual State of Downtown Luncheon Monday, February 27 from noon to 2pm in the U.S. Cellular Center’s renovated banquet room. 2012 ADA Board President Adrian Vassallo will discuss the association’s program of work for the upcoming year as well as the membership’s top priorities and challenges facing downtown merchants[Read More…]

by January 30, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Word on the street: Never Blue restaurant in Asheville closed, several other eateries on the verge

I’ve heard that Never Blue restaurant on Broadway has closed. That’s the second restaurant closing in downtown in as many weeks, and word on the street is that two or three other restaurants on the verge of shutting doors for good. Never Blue is the second location for the well known Hendersonville eatery. But Never Blue never caught on here[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 5 comments Asheville food and drink

What happened to the turkeys on Asheville’s Urban Trail?

The bronze turkeys at one of the most well-known stops along Asheville’s Urban Trail have disappeared. Anyone know what happened? The two turkeys, as well as a couple of pigs, are part of stop #2 on Pack Square along the self-guided Urban Trail. The location is known as “Crossroads” and it pays homage to the drovers who used to march[Read More…]

by January 16, 2012 2 comments Asheville News

Got a vacant lot in Asheville? New urban think tank, Vacant_AVL, wants to talk about filling it

Vacant_AVL will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday to start talking about creative uses for vacant and under-utilitized lots in Asheville. It’s being led by Douglas Hecker, a Clemson University architecture professor and resident of Asheville. More: Do you think there are too many VACANT and UNDERUTILIZED parcels of land in Downtown Asheville? Would you like to see[Read More…]

by January 10, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Leader Building in downtown Asheville for sale; word is restaurant, condos to move in

The historic Leader  Building in downtown Asheville has been sold. The building has been home to Studio Five Imports the last seven years. The business had an eclectic collection of furniture, rugs, Marilyn Monroe prints and World War II-era clothing. On Tuesday, the proprietor, Paul Prete,  was selling everything at 70 percent off. He said Tuesday may be his last[Read More…]

by January 10, 2012 5 comments Asheville News

Second Gear to open second location in downtown Asheville

Loyal reader Russ reports that he’s secured a new downtown location for his Second Gear outdoor gear consignment store. Earlier this year, Second Gear expanded its West Asheville store. From Russ: Hey Jason, Here’s a quick follow-up to this previous email re: Second Gear’s upcoming downtown location: Second Gear has entered a lease agreement for the front portion (approx 1,800[Read More…]

by December 19, 2011 0 comments Asheville News

Asheville Downtown Association announces new officers

A good group. Here’s the press release: The Asheville Downtown Association today announced its newly elected 2012 officers and board members. Adrian Vassallo (Dixon Hughes Goodman) was elected to serve as 2012 board president. Vassallo joined the board in 2006 and served as treasurer from 2007 to 2011. “The association is entering its 25th year and we’ve made many great[Read More…]

by December 16, 2011 1 comment Asheville News

Downtown Asheville site being prepared for food trucks

At long last, a downtown Asheville site is in the works for Asheville’s burgeoning food truck scene. From the Asheville Citizen-Times’ story about food trucks: One of the city’s newest culinary trends could be rolling into downtown by the end of the month. Food trucks that were banned from downtown for more than two decades until a September City Council[Read More…]

by December 11, 2011 1 comment Asheville food and drink