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Asheville Zombie Walk Celebrates 10 Years of Apocalyptic Fun

asheville zombie walk

It’s been nearly a year since the big laboratory spill at the E. W. Grove Microbrewery and Experimental Virus Lab. And we know how that turned out: A strange virus slowly wound its way through our little mountain city turning regular people into bloodthirsty zombies.

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New Woman Owned Coffee Cart Hosts Grand Opening

motorcycle coffee club

A new Asheville espresso cart is hosting their Grand Opening Sunday September 27th alongside likeminded Café Racers, to raise money for prostate cancer.

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Waking Life Espresso Potentially For Sale

waking life esprosso

The now controversial coffee shop is for sale, we learned today. Protesters had resumed their stance outside, offering coffee and doughnuts to passersby. "The coffee shop is indeed for sale," one of the parties who wishes to be unnamed, told us. "At this point, it is more selling the assets than the business itself." The two individuals who had arrived at the coffee shop late this morning shared that they also own other coffee stores, and are interested in the cold brew equipment. 

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Op-Ed: Men of Waking Life Are Small Part of Bigger Problem

Waking Life Espresso Protest

I knew exactly what would happen when I shared the Waking Life scandal on the Facebook page of my magazine, The Asheville Current. It’s the type of story that gets media types chomping at the bit. We get to distill huge, sweeping social issues into neon body-paint and smear it on the local boogeyman. We get to unpack archives of heinous Twitter posts and explore the seedy underbelly of our own backyard Pick-Up Artist Community.

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Women Speak Out Against Waking Life

Women Speak Out Against Waking Life

Yesterday, information was released about the two owners of Waking Life Espresso, in which it was made public that Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens had admitted to using their place of business to further their sexual escapades. Since 2013, Rutledge and Owens have been running a podcast, Twitter, and online blog detailing the women they slept with, rating those women, and outlining the sexual acts in detail.

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Waking Life Espresso Is Under Fire

Waking Life Espresso Is Under Fire

Waking Life Espresso, a West Asheville staple for over 5 years, has recently come under fire by locals. Owners Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens, have been collaborating online to produce a blog and podcast alongside a twitter account about their sexual conquests. "Putting the sweet D in the tender V since 2013" is the title of their online narrative, and includes charming entries such as this:

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Cheap Joe’s Comes to Asheville

Cheap Joe's Asheville

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff started as a business in 1985, operating as a single shelf of art supplies in Boone's Drugs. The western North Carolina owned and operated company has since opened two locations in their hometown of Boone, and one retail store in Charlotte. Artists all over the world shop cheapjoes.com for affordably priced, high quality art supplies. Soon, Asheville residents will get to shop at Cheap Joe's in person, when they open their 7,000 square foot retail location in the River Arts District. 

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3rd Annual Out of Darkness Walk October 25th, 2015

asheville out of darkness

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk brings the community together to shed light on suicide awareness and prevention. The third annual event will be held on Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at Carrier Park off of Amboy Road in Asheville, North Carolina.

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New Belgium Brewing Enters Second Phase of Hiring for Opening Team

New Belgium Distribution Center

 New Belgium Brewing is getting closer to opening their Asheville facilities with an 80-person team that is just over half way built. The 100% employee owned company made their first two Asheville hires co-owners at their annual retreat this summer, will hire approximately 40 additional positions before opening next spring. Additional positions will be hired through full build out over the next handful of years.

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Halloween Superstore Now Open at Asheville Outlets

Halloween Superstore

Shoppers can get a head start on buying costumes, accessories, decorations and all things Halloween at the Halloween Superstore, now open at Asheville Outlets. Located between Maurice's and Zales Outlet, the store opened on September 3rd to get ready for what is forecasted to be another busy holiday season. Almost 70% of Americans participate in Halloween activities. 

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