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Sky Lanes Undergoing Serious Renovations

sky lanes asheville

Sky Lanes, the popular bowling alley on Patton Avenue is undergoing some serious renovations. The alley was purchased by a group of local investors in February 2015, and the new owners are bringing some much needed updates to the 1963 bowling alley. We can't release too many details, but we are thrilled to share a few tidbits that we learned. 

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Adventure Center of Asheville and Asheville Greenworks Green Adventure Service Day

Asheville Adventure Center

Participate in an Asheville Greenworks service project at the Adventure Center of Asheville and receive   50% off that day to climb the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, or zip the KidZip or the Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures.

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Biltmore Property Group Opens New Retail Location

Biltmore Property Group

Biltmore Property Group has just put the finishing touches on a new retail location conveniently located to Historic Biltmore Village. 55 Sweeten Creek Road is the latest construction project to add to the BPG portfolio.

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Local Flavor AVL Benefit Concert for Food Connection at the Altamont Theatre

Local Flavor AVL Food Connection

Local Flavor AVL Benefit Concert for Food Connection at the Altamont Theatre

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Vortex Doughnuts: Redux

Vortex Doughnuts

If you have been reading my reviews, you might remember I visited Vortex during opening week. To recap, I was not the most impressed with their heavy, greasy cake doughnuts but vowed to visit them again for a taste of their yeast, the gold standard of basic doughnut craftsmanship. I took that opportunity again recently.

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Anam Cara Theatre Company seeking nominations for BOD

Anam Cara Asheville Zombie

Anam Cara Theatre Company is pleased to put out a call for nominations for our Executive and Advisory Boards of Directors

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Overheard in Asheville: Bar of Soap Closed

Asheville's very favorite laundromat/pizzeria/bar hybrid, Bar of Soap, is officially out of business. According to sources we talked to today, the pizzeria inside - Del Viccios Italian, will remain in the building and operating. The bar and all of the brews it offers will also remain open to the public. As of January 29th, 2015, the laundromat side of things is officially closed. One wonders if the closing of the laundromat has any link to the closure of The Asheville Growler. The fill your own beer store (Asheville's first) closed in September 2014, for unspecified reasons. 

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New Tumblr Page Showcases Local Ephemera – The POP Project

The POP Project

What do the Lord’s Prayer, a Christmas card from Doug and Geni, and a boarding pass from Atlanta to Mobile, Alabama have in common? No, they don’t all belong to a holiday traveler with a fear of flying. All three items were found in donated books.

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Local Flavor AVL opens innovative ReCharge Station at Asheville Regional Airport

Local Flavor AVL ReCharge station

Opening coincides with company’s one-year anniversary

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Lex 18 Brings Touch of Downton Abbey to Asheville

At Downton Abbey, every night is a dinner party. Fine china, black ties, the finest linens and silvers attended to by butlers and servants. Tinkling crystal and the most elegantly prepared meals, each need and desire anticipated and met before a word can be uttered. It is an experience that has no equal in our modern, rushed society.

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