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Small Business Highlight: Thistle and Pearl Tattoo

Thistle and Pearl Tattoo

Nestled among the cobblestones of Wall Street downtown Asheville, enterprising businesses have set up shop. While many locals may be familiar with the eateries available, the yoga studio, and perhaps even Love Hate Social Club, a tattoo studio owned by Miami Ink famous Ami James, few may know of the small businesses quietly tucked into the building simply known as 12 Wall Street. Those who operate out of 12 Wall Street are practitioners of sorts, ranging in scope from holistic healers to therapists, massage and otherwise. It is in this unassuming building that Thistle and Pearl Tattoo studio resides. 

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Frostbite Ice Cream Comes to Patton Avenue

frostbite ice cream

Friends Jason Istvan and Caleb Autrey have a few things in common: they love Asheville, and they love ice cream. After two years of planning, they are thrilled to be opening their joint venture, Frostbite Ice Cream in Asheville in October. Located on Patton Avenue in the parking lot of Sky Lanes bowling alley, FrostBite Ice Cream will be 1,000 sq feet of soft serve paradise. Using local ingredients to create unique flavors, Frostbite plans to offer 12 different types of soft serve ice cream and 40 fun toppings. 

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Local Business Spotlight: Mitchell’s Tuxedos

mitchells tuxedos

Mitchell's Tuxedos is a small shop tucked in the back corner of the Asheville Mall, where they have been serving customers for over 35 years. A family owned business, this local enterprise is one of three storefronts in the mall that are not part of a big box retailer. Owner Kathy Beatty realizes that bigger is not better when it comes to providing customer service and that personal touch that clients crave for their important day. Mitchell's Tuxedos offers the sale and renting of quality tuxedos for prom and weddings, as well as offering business suits available to rent for that important meeting or interview. "We clothe families through generations, and consider it a total commitment. It is so amazing to see some of our clients return with their sons or grandsons to rent their first suit," Beatty tells us. 

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Service Dogs in Asheville

service dog

For over 18,800 years dogs have been an integral part of our society, whether it be for companionship or as part of a working team. Since the European Ice Age dogs have been used as herding animals, livestock guardians, home protection, and even transportation. In today’s world dogs fill one of two roles: companion or worker. Individuals that are hard of hearing, have seizure disorders, vision issues, diabetes, or even psychiatric issues can benefit from the offerings of a service dog.

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Sanctuary Brewing Company Opens Their Doors

Sanctuary Brewing Company Opens, Grand Opening Celebration August 28th

Sanctuary Brewing Company officially opened their doors Saturday, August 22nd at 1 pm. Owners Joe Dinan and Lisa McDonald were ecstatic to share their hard work with friends and family this past weekend. Only the second brewery to open in Hendersonville, Sanctuary has 15 beers and one cider currently on tap. In addition to beer, the brewery offers craft soda from Virgil's and Boylan, as well as small range of vegan friendly foods from Roots Hummus, No Evil Foods, and Edible Musings. 

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Grand Tasting Final Chapter in the Wine & Food Fest Book This Weekend

Ceviche at Essence

The Asheville Wine & Food Festival's final phase of their culinary and mixology competitions, The Grand Tasting, will take place this Saturday night at the Civic Center. You may remember my coverage of earlier phases of the competition, AMUSE and ESSENCE, during which one chef and one mixologist were selected by attendees to move on to the next phase. In the Grand Tasting, the final winners will be selected.

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Dark Ride Tours Comes To Asheville In Time For Halloween

scary tour asheville

The middle of August is upon us, and as the summer heat continues to encroach on our mountain town. It is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner, and with fall comes changing leaves, hot

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Asheville Sessions: Carolina Ceili

Carolina Ceili Asheville Sessions

Carolina Ceili is a four piece band right here in Asheville. Comprised of guitarist Darlyne Cain, fiddler Laurie Fisher, drummer Maggie Anderson, and Marcos Harkness on mandolin this eclectic group of talented professional musicians brings Irish jigs and Scottish ballads to life.

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Wicked Weed Starts Brewing in Candler

Wicked Weed

Wicked Weed has shot up like, well, a weed. This almost three year old business has opened as many facilities in just as many years. Starting out with the flagship location on Biltmore Avenue, expanding to the Funkatorium located on Asheville's South Slope, the team now is brewing at their new production facility in Candler. Wicked Weed first introduced their new 40,000 square facility earlier this year with a groundbreaking ceremonywhere they outline their plans to brew, bottle, and sell their beloved beer to the Asheville masses. The new facility will not only bottle and brew, but in late 2016 the tasting room should be available for the general public to come and imbibe in one of the many Wicked brews.

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Strength Summit Brings 3 Celebrity Coaches to Asheville October 2015

Asheville Strength Summit

Winter is coming, Asheville. In October, the first ever Strength Summit will make its debut in Asheville and the creators of the summit are kicking things off in style. What exactly is Strength Summit? This strongman summit offers you the opportunity to work out and train with three celebrity coaches over the course of two days. Learn technique during a private workout, and gain valuable knowledge at the hands on workshop and seminar. Learn how to lift heavy objects without breaking your back - or in this case, your bank as well. 

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