The world's richest man, and the grocery store chain he owns, was a hot topic of conversation during last week's Asheville City Council meeting.
Also, Madison Pot Pie is moving from Marshall to Woodfin, and much more.
Kravitz, who has deep Miami roots, could have been fleeing the effects of Hurricane Irma.
Also, Famous Toastery and Kids Garden AVL are planned for the Whole Foods shopping center on Tunnel Road, and more.
The new Publix is the latest in a wave of new grocery store offerings in Asheville.
A difficult-to-access location and "relentless corporate competition" are factors, according to the store's announcement.
The new Tunnel Road location offers 35,000 square feet of natural and organic groceries, salad and hot food bars and an upstairs grill and tap room.
Whole Foods officially opens in Asheville on Aug. 26, but its shipping container-turned-kitchen is now open on Tunnel Road.
Shoppers can register online for a chance to get a sneak preview on Aug. 22 and 23.
Construction is moving right along on the revamped shopping center, which will also include Guitar Center, DSW and TrySports.
The three new stores are headed to the newTunnel Road Whole Foods shopping center, which is under construction now.
A massive new grocery store is taking shape on Tunnel Road, while New Belgium continues brewery site work on Craven Street.
Josh Winnecour and chef Andy Danh are targeting the Crossfit community with a Paleo-friendly, 100 percent gluten-free menu focused on eating clean.
Ingles has expanded its rewards card to include increased discounts on gasoline as competition heats up on the local grocery scene.
Updated photos from the demolition/construction site.
Demolition of the Kmart shopping center will start in November. The new Publix should be open in fall 2014.
Rumors have been flying that Publix will come to Hendersonville Road in south Asheville.
A new Whole Foods store will rise from these ashes across from the Asheville Mall.
Construction on the new store on Tunnel Road will begin next summer.
Whole Foods Market is planning a 130,000-square-foot store in the shopping center across from Asheville Mall.
Florida-based Publix recently announced plans to open a Charlotte store in 2014. Will Asheville be far behind?