Also, economic development official Ben Teague is taking a new job, and more.
The Real Old shop is an extension of owner Darren Green's successful Old Wood Co., which makes high-end furniture from reclaimed wood.
The coffeehouse giant's search once again brings up the controversial topic of whether big chains should be welcome in downtown Asheville.
There's a raft of other restaurant-related news, so read on for more.
Also, the Blue Ridge Roller Girls hold their season-opening bout this Sunday, and much more.
Stu checks out High Cotton and more in nearby Greenville, S.C. Beware: if you don't like four-letter words, don't click here.
Also, Hookah Joe's plans move to Coxe Avenue, a new downtown juice bar, Tod's Tasties remodeling, and much more.
Stu gives it up for best, coffee, pizza, pastries and more, but don't read this if you're offended by vulgarity. Stu likes F-bombs as much as he does a reuben done right.
That is the intriguing question a few friends have been discussing on FB in the wake of a Business Insider story on friendly Starbucks baristas.
Back in February, the building's new owners said they planned to lease the spot to a major restaurant.
Sources tell us that the Aloft hotel will not have a Starbucks, just a coffee bar serving Starbucks coffee.