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10 Downtown Asheville Tours for Locals and Visitors Alike

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Whether you are contemplating your first trip to Asheville or you’ve lived here for decades, there is always more to learn about the rich history, beautiful architecture, and unique culture of this fair city. But with more than 60 different tours available in town, how would even the most knowledgeable Ashevillian know where to begin?

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7 Things For Couples In Asheville To Do

7 things for couples to do

“A couple who vacations together, stays together."

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Pokemon Go Gyms in Asheville

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Pokemon Go is an augmented virtual reality game in the form of an app that is available free for download on Android and Apple phones. This week old app is wildly popular, with many participating fans running wild around Asheville trying to catch Pokemon, battle gyms, and get free balls, potions, and more at Poke Stops.

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4th of July Asheville Celebrations and Events

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Still haven't decided what to do for your independence day celebrations? Check out our last minute list of events below. Grab your american flag, your favorite pair of flips flops, and a cooler full of your favorite local brew and head on down to enjoy July 4th in Asheville. 

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Southern Season to open Asheville ‘Taste of Southern Season’

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Southern Season today announced that it will open its smaller format Taste of Southern Season store next Friday, July 1. The 2,000-square-foot shop with onsite parking is located at 4 Swan Street in Biltmore Village. Melissa Robbins, former Bakery and Deli Manager of the flagship store in Chapel Hill, is General Manager of the Asheville location.

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ABCCM Transforming the Lives of Homeless Women and Children

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A transitional living facility that will eventually take hundreds of women, children and intact families off the streets of Asheville and Buncombe County is a step closer to reality. Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry announced on Wednesday, June 22, that it is close to funding the first phase of Transformation Village, the largest capital campaign in ABCCM’s history and one that will have a huge impact on the community.

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Francesca’s Grand Opening at Asheville Outlets

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Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce the opening date of the newest addition to its retail stores. Francesca’s boutique will officially open on June 25th. Since its inception in Houston, Texas, in 1999, francesca’s has grown to serve loyal shoppers in 48 different states.

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ABCCM to Announce Public Campaign for Transformation Village

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Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry will announce on Wednesday, June 22, the public phase of its Transformation Village capital campaign and provide an update on the status of the major building project that will take hundreds of homeless women, children and families off the streets and on the road to self-sustainability. The project is one of the largest in ABCCM’s nearly 50-year history and will significantly transform the face of homelessness in the community. 

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Salvage Station set to open its doors on June 1st in Asheville, NC

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The Salvage Station is proud to announce that its doors will officially open on June 1st at 2pm. The full service bar and restaurant venue located along the French Broad River will be open to the public five days a week and available for rent to private parties and events. The venue will also serve as a hub for live music featuring local, regional, and national artists. Upcoming events include The Hip Abduction with Les Amis on Friday, June 3rd (free show), and an official Grand Opening Party on June 10th.

The new venture, developed by Danny McClinton and co-owned with Jimi Rentz, Patrick Huss, and Matt Ragaller, will incorporate many of the food service and outdoor traits that make Asheville great. "We will have the ability to serve delicious food and drink options and also provide a family-friendly outdoor experience for all of our guests. Plus, live music will play a huge role in our upcoming events calendar.", said McClinton. 

The food menu will feature a range of small, shareable Asheville street food items and full plate offerings including tacos, sliders, and house-smoked Appalachian BBQ served with Southern sides. The kitchen will be led by Josh Heald, formerly of Barley’s Taproom, and Gwendolyn Hageman from Artisan Cafe. The full-service bar will have liquor, can beer, wine, and hand-crafted cocktails.

The venue will be open to the public unless otherwise posted Wednesday-Thursday from 2pm - 12am, Friday-Saturday from 12pm-2am, and Sunday from 12pm-10pm. Only certified service animals are allowed. The live music calendar can be found SalvageStation.com/events.

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Asheville’s Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery Acquires Asheville’s French Broad Brewery

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In a refreshing twist to the many recent brand acquisitions by macro beer, Thirsty Monk would like to announce we have worked out a deal with our Asheville neighbors and friends at French Broad Brewery to purchase their brand and operations. The transaction is scheduled to close this summer. Both breweries will be pouring at the Not So Big BIG Beer Festival on June 1st during Asheville Beer Week, and invite you to come celebrate this big announcement.

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