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Local Radio WCQS Announces New CEO

Western North Carolina Public Radio, 88.1 FM, has named their new CEO following the retirement of former president and CEO Jody Evans. David Feingold will be joining the public funded radio, stationed in Asheville, in July of this year. WCQS is a local nonprofit organization that has been operating in Asheville since 1979. The station currently broadcasts from studios on the campus of UNCA. 

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Asheville Publix Sneak Peek

Sushi at Asheville Publix

April 29th, 2015 at 7 am Publix will open doors to Asheville for the very first time. The store located at 1830 Hendersonville road in South Asheville will be the 1,101th store in the country. Citizens have been eagerly awaiting the much loved native Florida grocery store, and several are wondering if the store will live up to the hype. We got a sneak peek at the new store this morning that we are eager to share with our readers. 

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Asheville Food & Wine Pre-Fest Kicks Off May 1st

Asheville Food and Wine Fest

The Asheville Wine & Food Festival makes it possible to sample every delicious flavor Asheville has to offer.

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King of Sweets Leaves Asheville Mall

King of Sweets

The Asheville Mall has been under an increasing amount of pressure, with the opening date of Asheville Outlets a mere few days away. We've reported recently that Banana Republic has left the mall to open a storefront at the Outlets. Before European H&M moved in, popular retailer Abercrombie & Fitch closed their doors and has been recently announced to be a part of the Outlets as well.

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Eliot Lipp + Late Night Radio at New Mountain AVL 4/25/15

Eliot Lipp

Eliot Lipp + Late Night Radio will be rolling through Asheville this Saturday 4/25 and will be bringing the party with them.

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Rising Appalachia Releases Wider Circles In Time For Earth Day

Rising Appalachia

Wider Circles’ “blend of ethereal sister harmonies, banjo and fiddle duets, driving percussion, and brass and backup bass presents a lush Earth Day soundtrack for global times.” - Huffington Post

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Exclusive Hard Hat Tour of Asheville Outlets

Asheville Outlets Construction

This morning, a few staffers from AshevilleBlog got a behind the scenes tour of the construction happening at Asheville Outlets. The outlets are set to open May 1st, and the amount of work being done on the property is amazing. A total of 75 stores will be housed at the outlets, with 55 of them ready to shop at during the grand opening. In addition to the bigger department type outlets, 10 retail merchandising units will be open - these are small, local businesses selling from kiosks. 

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Asheville Mall Losing More Stores

Inside Asheville Mall

The Asheville Mall, located on 3 South Tunnel Road, has been experiencing a high number of turnover in recent years. We've seen a large amount of stores come and go, and there have been plenty of rumors flying about what store is closing next. Don't worry, we already found out that Sears is not going away any time soon. Last year, Asheville Mall underwent it's biggest 'renovation' in years, where several stores relocated, and European fashion clothing store H&M moved in. While I am sure the mall anticipated this would be an impressive new draw for shoppers, it seems like other stores continue to struggle. 

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Bonfire Barbecue Set to Open in West Asheville

Bonfire Barbecue

Jeffrey Barcelona is an Asheville native that will be bringing barbecue to the citizens of west Asheville on May 1st. "We've been thinking of doing this for a few years," Barcelona explains, pointing to himself and his wife while sitting in a booth at the quickly progressing Bonfire Barbecue location on Patton Avenue. "We moved to Portland Oregon for a few years, and started up a food truck." Their food truck, which served fried chicken became wildly popular, voted one of the top 10 food trucks in Portland, and appeared on Food Network. Shortly after that, the couple sold the truck and moved back home to Asheville, explaining that it was much easier to start up a business when surrounded by friends and family. 

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Overheard in Asheville: Sears Leaving Asheville Mall

The rumor mill is alive and well, this time targeting the Asheville Mall. The mall on Tunnel Road is reported to be undergoing some extensive renovations in the near future, much to the delight of local shoppers. Until this year, Asheville Mall has not experienced any competition, but with the opening of the new Asheville Outlets May 2nd, the CBL owned property may be feeling pressured to step up their game. 

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