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Pastimes Comic Book & Gaming Store Celebrates 35 Years in Asheville

pastimes comic book store

November 2015 marks Pastimes comic book stores' 35-year anniversary serving Asheville and the surrounding communities. The shop is honoring the monumental birthday by offering a huge 35% savings off most products in the store for the entire month of November. Pastimes also has plans for an all day giant birthday party on Saturday November 28th, with free comics, cake and fun for everyone! 35% of ALL profits that day will be donated to “Eblen Charities” for all the hard work they do for the community. Every weekend in November will have something extra special going on, from creator signings to free products, so watch the Pastimes Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages or visit their website comicshopasheville.com for frequent updates.

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Halloween on Vermont Avenue; A West Asheville Tradition

Vermont Ave Halloween

Neighbors in West Asheville are banding together to assemble the 3rd closing of the popular street for children and families who gather for Trick or Treating this Halloween. Vermont Avenue will be barricaded and manned by volunteers to assure safety and convenience for the trick or treaters and residents. Candy donations are also being gathered at local businesses and through online donations to supplement the houses who are hit the hardest by the thousands of children who arrive.

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Asheville Comic Expo Happens October 24, 2015

Back To The Future

2015 is Back To The Future’s 30th anniversary, and the Asheville Comic Expo is celebrating it in style! Available ONLY at A.C.E, a limited edition variant of the #1 issue of BACK TO THE FUTURE, published by IDW! For the first time, Bob Gale (cowriter of the original trilogy) will be adding new stories and adventures to one of the greatest film series of all time.

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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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Beyond The Plate: The Aftermath of Waking Life

Protest at Waking Life Espresso

Saturday, September 19th is the day that marked a shift in the Asheville community for years to come. When the story about Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens, owners of the former Waking Life Espresso in West Asheville first broke, it was met with a mix of concern, disdain, outrage, and disgust. Concerned West Asheville citizens organized an impromptu protest on the sidewalk in front of the popular coffeehouse at 4 pm. Normally open until 8 pm, co-owner Jacob closed the doors to the store at 4:10. This was the start of the avalanche that suddenly immersed Asheville in a wave of a culture that few knew about: the red pill, pick up artists, and misogyny.

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Chicken Salad Chick Opens First Location in Asheville

Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today its first restaurant in Asheville, N.C., will open on Oct. 27. Located in the Asheville Market Retail Center at 4 South Tunnel Road, the new Chicken Salad Chick is owned and operated by long-time franchisee team Michelle Singleton and Julie Beville of Sing Bev Hospitality, LLC. To celebrate, the new restaurant has planned five days of freebies and promotions.

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Waking Life Espresso May Be Permanently Closed

waking life protestors

11 days after the owners of Waking Life Espresso were outed for the misogynistic blog, twitter, and podcast they had kept for over 2 years, a search on Google shows the popular West Asheville coffee shop as permanently closed. 

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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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