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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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Small Business Highlight: The Herbal Spectacle

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In early 2015, optician Katie Lauver decided to halt working in local eye care practices as the optical manager and pursue the Asheville dream: going into business for herself. While working, Katie noticed that a lot of clients were interested in supporting their eye health and prevent future issues. As a long term user of herbal medicine and natural remedies, Katie, who is certified by the American Board of Opticianry dreamed up a business in which herbal and natural remedies could work side by side with mainstream health care. 

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New Cookbook To Highlight Asheville’s Culinary Community

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The cookbook you’ve been craving is coming to Asheville.

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New Dinosaur Exhibit Unveiled for Future Asheville Museum of Science

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 Colburn Earth Science Museum will host a hard-hat tour and unveil its first new exhibit for the Asheville Museum of Science. In conjunction with the North Carolina Science Festival, taking place through April 24, 2016, the Colburn will present their newly purchased dinosaur – a Terataphoneus curriei. Similar to a sub-adult Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Terataphoneus curriei was discovered by paleontologist John Hankla, who will be at the museum for the unveiling. 

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Asheville Outlets Announces Kirkland’s Grand Opening

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National specialty retailer Kirkland’s, Inc., will host a grand opening on Saturday, April 2nd, at its new Asheville Outlets store. The new Asheville store, which will employ approximately 25 people, is one of 377 Kirkland’s stores throughout the country and the second in the Asheville area. Kirkland’s offers its customers an extensive selection of decorative items, gifts and seasonal merchandise. 

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196-Unit Condominium Development Planned for Elk Mountain Ridgeline

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Asheville Builders, LLC, is planning a 196-unit condominium development atop the Elk Mountain Ridgeline, facing Asheville.  Sherwood Heights, Inc. is the registered owner of the 113.99 acre plat, identified by PIN 9741-41-0532-00000, which has been annexed into the city of Woodfin. Access to the development, identified as “Cornerstone,” will be made through the Country Club community of Lake View Park, whose roads are maintained by the city of Asheville.  The impending development has citizens concerned about traffic, population density, and the impact on the environment.

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New Balance Factory Store Opening at Asheville Outlets

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Asheville Outlets announces the addition of New Balance Factory Store to its retail offerings. One of the country’s leading brands in athletic footwear and apparel, New Balance is unique in their dedication to American manufacturing, assembling more than four million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the United States. 

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RiverLink Earns National Recognition As An Accredited Land Trust

French Broad River Photo by Adam Rice

RiverLink, a regional non-profit working to revitalize the French Broad RiverWatershed, today announced it has achieved accreditation -- a mark of honor in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that RiverLink lands will be protected forever.

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Workshop Tools Coming to Asheville Outlets

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Asheville Outlets announces the addition of Workshop Tools to its retail stores. A family-owned business based in Sevier County, Tennessee, the store stocks new and reconditioned power tools, hand tools and other household items. With over 20 years of experience, Workshop Tools offers solutions for both professional and do-it-yourself projects. There will be an official grand opening and ribbon cutting in early spring. 

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Asheville Outlets Selected as an Early Voting Location

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Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce it has been added to the Buncombe County Board of Elections list of early voting locations. From March 3rd -12th, eligible Buncombe County residents can vote at Asheville Outlets in the space located next to Famous Footwear. 

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