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Andy Woodhull Valentine’s Day Comedy Show

Comedian to Poke Fun at Dating and Relationships for Valentine’s Day Comedy Show 

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STEREOSPREAD tonight at LAB

Lexington Avenue Brewery, known locally as “The Lab,” will be hosting a night of soaring synthpop Thursday, Feb. 6, featuring music from Stereospread, OddSTAR, and Divine Love Mission. Fans of bands such as Depeche Mode, Postal Service, Owl City, Goldfrapp, Beach House, Chvrches, or m83 will be right at home at this exciting show.

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Goodbye Biltmore Square Mall

Today marks the official close of the Biltmore Square Mall. Although this mall always seemed out of place in Asheville, it was a beautiful structure that many are sad to see go, despite the fact that the mall has been dead for quite some time. The mall, originally built in 1989 has floundered since its conception due to a number of reasons including poor planning, infrastructure, high prices, and the direct competition of The Asheville Mall only a few exits away. 

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Willie Sugarcapps w/ Brigette DeMeyer at Asheville Music Hall

Willie Sugarcapps @ The Asheville Music Hall
Brigitte DeMeyer Opens<
Friday, January 31, 2014
$10 adv / $12 door; doors 8pm/ show 9pm; 21+
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
www.AshevilleMusicHall.com

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SURPRISE: Asheville Mall Renovation 2014

We've written pieces before about the Asheville Mall, and despite our misgivings about shopping there during the holiday season, the CBL owned mall is a go to spot for many in the city. However, there have been many changes afoot recently. The popular European fashion store H&M was announced at the end of 2013, with plans of opening sometime in 2014. This writer recently found out that New York & Company, a popular clothing store that sits on the same wing as Old Navy and Sears, is closing at the end of January, along with the popular FYE. Dairy Queen and Subway have also recently left the food court, leaving some to wonder what on earth is happening.

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Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Place Asheville NC

Hyatt-placeHyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced has that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Parks Hospitality Group for Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown NC. The hotel will be owned and managed by Parks Hospitality Group, and it is scheduled to open in 2015.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside….

Brrr! Baby, it’s cold outside! A no-Brainer, right?! Temps reading -1 degrees, dogs who don’t want to go for a walk-everything is frozen, cold, and coated in a white frost. You and I might be inside where it is safe and warm-at least warmer than if we were homeless. Like any other city Asheville does have a homeless population, and there are many great resources for those needing shelter and warmth in this excruciatingly cold temperatures. If you would like to volunteer to help the homeless men, women, and children stay warm, fed, and safe, here is a list of places you can contact to offer your hands and heart: AshevilleHomeless.com – when you enter the site click on the ‘Community Resource’ link for an entire list of local resources that you can volunteer at – in the cold or all year round.

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Nationally-Touring Comedian Julie Scoggins to Perform in Asheville Fri. Jan. 10th

Julie Scoggins headlines the third installment of Funny Business at The Millroom in Downtown Asheville

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12 Inspiring Quotes To Carry You Into The New Year

Sometimes we all need a need a boost to get us into the groove of the new year. We've gathered 12 inspirational, uplifting, and funny quotes to get your 2014 off to a great start. Do you have a favorite quote that isn't listed below? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Make a local nonprofit SMILE when shopping online

Asheville is very conscious about shopping local and supporting our local business owners and economy. However, not everyone shops local all the time - I am sure some of our residents may not shop local at all. Many people shop online to take advantage of great discounts and savings. If you are like me, your go-to website for price comparison and purchases is Amazon.com. This holiday season, don't feel guilty about shopping online when the situation calls for it, because now even when you shop through Amazon a portion of your purchases can support a local nonprofit. 

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