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Things To Do In Asheville June 25th: Geek Edition

Things to Do in Asheville June 25th: Geek Edition
Including comic book signing with Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue Deconnick at Comic Envy!

As it is Wednesday, all I can think about is an overly excited camel belting out “hump daaaayyeee” across a rather boring office and how many others like myself are eagerly anticipating the weekend.  But who said Wednesday can’t be great.  Here are a few things making my Wednesday much more interesting than yours.

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Asheville Tag Office Closing Doors Friday, June 27, 2014

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Asheville will have one less license plate agency location as of Friday, June 27th when the contract ends.

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Biltmore Coffee Company Closing

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The Biltmore Coffee Company (Not to be confused with Biltmore Coffee Traders on Hendersonville Road), located at 1 North Pack Square, in the bottom portion of the Biltmore Office Building, is closing doors effective Friday, June 27th. Upon hearing this I gave a little gasp of horror as I not only love their space, but I adore their chai lattes. I did a little digging to find out the cause of closure and what would happen to the building.

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Geek Out 2014 Recap Video

Geek Out 2014 Recap Video

In case you missed it, Geek Out 2014 was a great success and drew crowds of people from all over the Southeast. In case you aren't sure what Geek Out is, to sum it up: Geek Out is Western North Carolina's popular arts convention, celebrating film, art, costuming, comics, and animation here in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you haven't already I recommend checking out the article we ran submitted by a first time attendee of the convention - you can read it here.

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Lex 18’s New Chef Edwin Bloodworth Reimagines Appalachian Cuisine

Lex 18 Supper Club and Moonshine Bar

Lex 18 Supper Club and Moonshine BarYou may have noticed that Lex 18, a fairly new restaurant in downtown Asheville, shuttered its doors briefly. Today, they reopen their doors with a new chef, a rising star in the culinary industry, Edwin Bloodworth.

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Celebrity Sighting: Artimus Pyle

Celebrity Sighting: Artimus Pyle in Asheville

There was a celebrity spotted hanging around in the West Asheville/Enka/Candler area end of town the other day. This famous figure is well known for always having a pair of sticks in hand - but it appears he may be trading in his money makers for some knitting needles. Artemis Pyle, the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd was at Western North Carolina's largest yarn store yesterday, yarn in hand. 

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Bengt Washburn in Asheville Friday June 6th

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On Friday, June 6th, Comedian Bengt Washburn is set to perform shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm in downtown Asheville at Asheville Brewing Company’s the Millroom as part of Funny Business’ professional stand-up comedy series.

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Asheville City Market Guides

Asheville City Market Guides

Everyone loves a good market, be it a tailgate, farmers, or city market. With the weather turning and market season ramping up, we decided to give you a local market guide. Exact products and vendors may vary from market to market, but expect great local produce and products to be available at all locations. Most markets open in April, but please check out each markets website for exact opening dates.

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Dark Farm by Asheville Brewing Company

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Dark farm by Asheville Brewing Company

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Z-Burbia comes to Asheville

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Jake Bible, a local author. He has recently released his latest book, the first in a new zombie series. Z-Burbia has all the facets of a good zombie read you could ask for: zombies, shotguns, people armed to the teeth, and home owner's associations. This is Jake's first book set in Asheville, and he took the time out to tell us more about it. 

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