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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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Asheville Outlets Announce New Stores Opening

Asheville Outlets

Popular brands Bath & Body Works and Talbots Outlet, along with the region's first West Elm Outlet, have set store opening dates at Asheville Outlets. Both Bath & Body Works and Talbots Outlet will open for business on Monday, June 29th. West Elm Outlet has set its opening date for Thursday, July 2nd. 

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Asheville Outlets Announces Four More Stores

Asheville Outlets

The region's first West Elm Outlet Store, favorite brands Bath & Body Works and Clark's Outlet, and Bible Outlet will all be opening at the new Asheville Outlets. Almost 50 outlet stores have been announced so far as the much anticipated outlet center prepares for a May 1st opening. Once completed, Asheville Outlets will feature over 75 name brand outlets and local retailers. 

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Exclusive Hard Hat Tour of Asheville Outlets

Asheville Outlets Construction

This morning, a few staffers from AshevilleBlog got a behind the scenes tour of the construction happening at Asheville Outlets. The outlets are set to open May 1st, and the amount of work being done on the property is amazing. A total of 75 stores will be housed at the outlets, with 55 of them ready to shop at during the grand opening. In addition to the bigger department type outlets, 10 retail merchandising units will be open - these are small, local businesses selling from kiosks. 

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Overheard in Asheville: Sears Leaving Asheville Mall

Asheville Mall Renovation

The rumor mill is alive and well, this time targeting the Asheville Mall. The mall on Tunnel Road is reported to be undergoing some extensive renovations in the near future, much to the delight of local shoppers. Until this year, Asheville Mall has not experienced any competition, but with the opening of the new Asheville Outlets May 2nd, the CBL owned property may be feeling pressured to step up their game. 

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SURPRISE: Asheville Mall Renovation 2014

Asheville Mall Renovation

We've written pieces before about the Asheville Mall, and despite our misgivings about shopping there during the holiday season, the CBL owned mall is a go to spot for many in the city. However, there have been many changes afoot recently. The popular European fashion store H&M was announced at the end of 2013, with plans of opening sometime in 2014. This writer recently found out that New York & Company, a popular clothing store that sits on the same wing as Old Navy and Sears, is closing at the end of January, along with the popular FYE. Dairy Queen and Subway have also recently left the food court, leaving some to wonder what on earth is happening.

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Top 10 Reasons To Avoid The Asheville Mall This Holiday Season

avl-mall

In this issue of Insider Asheville, a monthly feature here at AshevilleBlog, I drop a deuce on the corporate entities that feed off the good people of Asheville. Don’t get me wrong; the big box and little box stores at the Mall aren’t all bad. Most aren't even evil. The Mall employs a lot of people, even if they are mostly minimum-wage jobs, and the Mall management only occasionally practices racial profiling.

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