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Bon Vivant Co Grand Opening April 30th

bon vivant

Bon Vivant Co. is holding an open house to celebrate their joining the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.  Open since August 2014, Bon Vivant Co. is a new take on traditional antique and consignment stores; specializes in fine consignment, art, antiques, vintage items, and local original works.  

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Bikini Clad Baristas Wanted for Beach Themed Coffee Shop

Bikini Coffee Shop

Asheville is about to get yet another coffee shop. This one, however, will come with a unique twist. Unlike other coffee shops in the area, Hottie Coffee will be a drive through location, with a bright beach theme. There is one aspect of this new business that has locals wondering how it will hold up. Hottie Coffee is now hiring, and requesting that baristas be comfortable donning bikini and beach wear as a part of their everyday uniform. 

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Blackberg Creative Studio Opens on Asheville’s South Slope

blackberry creative studio

A new business is coming to 120 Coxe Ave on Asheville's quickly growing South Slope. Neighbor to Vortex Doughnuts, Wicked Weed, and Twin Leaf Brewery, the new BlackBerg Creative Studio offers customers something other then beer and food. BlackBerg caters to the creative types that are always on the look for new and different crafts. The brainchild of Stephanie Mergelsberg, this new spot is a hybrid of craft store, classroom space, and studio space open to anyone with a project to use. 

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Wicked Weed Brewing Facility in Candler

Wicked Weed

Have you heard? Wicked Weed, Asheville's booming 2 and a half year old brewery is opening yet another facility. In 2013, Wicked Weed first opened the doors to their flagship facility downtown Asheville. In October 2014, they announced the opening of their Funkitorium, home all of all things sour. This secondary location is on Coxe Ave. Recently, the quickly rising stars acquired land out in Candler, a hop and a skip from downtown. There is a building that has been sitting vacant and unfinished since 2008, nestled snuggly in what most would refer to as Candler's business district off of Sardis Road. 

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Katuah Market Closing March 31st

Katuah Market

Katuah Market first opened in Biltmore Village in February of 2013. Owner John Swann is a successful businessman, having worked at Earth Fare, and started Greenlife Grocery downtown Asheville, which became so successful it was eventually acquired by Whole Foods Market. Faithful friends and customers of Greenlife were excited to have another locally owned health store open in Asheville. Sadly, Katuah Market is slated to close March 31st, 2015. Below is the statement from the company.

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Benefit For Chicken Rescue and Sanctuary at Katuah Market

Chicken Rescue and Sanctuary

Katuah Market and the Asheville Vegan Society are hosting a vegan fundraiser event to benefit the Chicken Rescue & Sanctuary on Sunday, March 29th from 4-6pm at Katuah Market located in Biltmore Station at 2 Hendersonville Road. 

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Asheville Outlets Official Store Announcement

Asheville Outlets Rendering

The new Asheville Outlets have finally started to reveal the stores that will be part of the 75 storefront outlet. Opening May 1st, 2015. Asheville Outlets is slowly releasing the full list, so watch this space from now until March 20th, when we will have a full list.

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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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Fermentation Vessels Arrive at New Belgium Site

Fermentation Vessels Arrive At New Belgium Site

The construction at the New Belgium site in the River Arts District is coming along well. For those that have been following along, the first vessels arrived a few weeks ago. New Belgium has officially started hiring staff for their new location, and we've been seeing major changes happening along the French Broad River as the building keeps growing. This morning, the first fermentation vessels were transported from their laying spot in Candler, to the New Belgium site. We have some photos of the happenings, and if you are interested in seeing the construction progress, check out the photos below.

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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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