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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

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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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Frostbite Ice Cream Comes to Patton Avenue

frostbite ice cream

Friends Jason Istvan and Caleb Autrey have a few things in common: they love Asheville, and they love ice cream. After two years of planning, they are thrilled to be opening their joint venture, Frostbite Ice Cream in Asheville in October. Located on Patton Avenue in the parking lot of Sky Lanes bowling alley, FrostBite Ice Cream will be 1,000 sq feet of soft serve paradise. Using local ingredients to create unique flavors, Frostbite plans to offer 12 different types of soft serve ice cream and 40 fun toppings. 

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HempX to Kick Off with A Taste of Hemp

Hemp X Asheville

HempX to Kick Off with A Taste of Hemp Chef and Co-Owner Jason Sellers of Plant Restaurant to Headline Event 

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Asheville Outlets Job Fair Set for September 16

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Area job seekers are invited to participate in Asheville Outlets' first on-site job fair. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 16th from 11am to 7pm. Participating retailers will be hiring for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. 

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Asheville School of Film Offers Filmmaking 101

asheville school of film

The Asheville School of Film’s inaugural class, Youth Summer Filmmaking Experience, was definite success!  

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Usborne Books to Benefit Asheville Nonprofit, the POP Project


An active online fundraiser seeks to raise $1,000 for local nonprofit the POP Project in order to be matched by $1,500 in children’s books from Usborne Books & More. These books will then be distributed for free to children in low-income Buncombe County communities. 

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