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New Belgium Rumor Ails Fans of Local Ales

new belgium asheville

Since April of 2012, Asheville has been anxiously awaiting the opening of New Belgium Brewing Company’s second production facility, which will be located in the River Arts District of Asheville.  The brewing facility and tasting room are expected to open sometime in 2016, which has had excitement at a peak.  However, recently the neighborhood has been buzzing about news that the company, which is currently employee-owned, has hired investment advisors Lazard Middle Market to explore potential sale of the company for at least $1 Billion.

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RiverLink Awarded $510,000 from NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund

French Broad River Photo by Adam Rice

RiverLink is pleased to announce that it has received three grant awards from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF). The organization will use the funds for three projects.

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Asheville Outlets to Unveil Tesla Motors Supercharger Station

asheville outlets tesla charging

Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce the installation of a Tesla Motors Supercharger station. Designed for the Model S, the Supercharger houses stations for eight vehicles and will be able to charge them in minutes versus hours. It will be located in the parking lot near the Dillard’s Clearance Center. Representatives from Asheville Outlets, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition and Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle (EV) Club will be on-site for the official ribbon cutting event, which begins at 1:30 p.m. on December 19th. 

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Asheville Citizens Raise Questions About Jonas Gerard

Jonas Gerard

On Saturday, November 14, a live painting performance by well-known local artist Jonas Gerard was disrupted by a group of protesters. Gerard was participating in the bi-annual River Arts District Studio Stroll in his Riverview Station gallery. A crowd of about 200 was assembled to watch the artist create one of his abstract paintings, a lively performance accompanied by a DJ. 

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UnChain AVL Rally November 21, 2015

downtown asheville

Asheville Grown in partnership with UnChain AVL and the Asheville Music Hall are planning a rally in support of locally owned businesses and the unique culture of our downtown. 

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U.S Cellular Donates $2500 to Buncombe County 4-H Club

US Cellular Center Downtown Asheville

U.S. Cellular donated $2500 to the Buncombe County 4-H Club in Asheville for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming. This donation is part of U.S. Cellular’s $1.25 million national commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council.

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The Colburn Museum Receives 400,000 Dollar Grant

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Awards Museum $400,000 

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Evergreen Community Charter School Awarded Honors from Noodle

Evergreen Charter School

These Pioneering K–12 Schools are Achieving Measurable Results Through Innovations Built Around the Needs of Students. High Graduation Rates, Marked Improvement in Test Scores, and Better Post-Graduate Options Among the Reasons Innovative Schools Are Successful

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Publix Announces Weaverville Store

Publix Announces Weaverville Store

Residents of Weaverville rejoice; a Publix Super Market will be opening in 2017. Publix is the largest employee owned grocery chain in the United States. In April of 2015, the popular Florida grocery store opened their first Western North Carolina location on Hendersonville Road in Asheville. Now out of town residents will be able to enjoy all that Publix offers when the 49,000 square foot store opens in Weaverville. 

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Asheville Mall Welcomes Vanity Shops

vanity clothing store

Vanity, also known as Vanity Shops or Vanity Shop of Grand Forks will soon be joining other retailers at the Asheville Mall on Tunnel Road. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Vanity opened their first store in 1969. The popular junior fashion retailer has since grown to over 170 locations in 26 states. 

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