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Asheville Mall Welcomes Vanity Shops

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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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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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Local Business Spotlight: Mitchell’s Tuxedos

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Mitchell's Tuxedos is a small shop tucked in the back corner of the Asheville Mall, where they have been serving customers for over 35 years. A family owned business, this local enterprise is one of three storefronts in the mall that are not part of a big box retailer. Owner Kathy Beatty realizes that bigger is not better when it comes to providing customer service and that personal touch that clients crave for their important day. Mitchell's Tuxedos offers the sale and renting of quality tuxedos for prom and weddings, as well as offering business suits available to rent for that important meeting or interview. "We clothe families through generations, and consider it a total commitment. It is so amazing to see some of our clients return with their sons or grandsons to rent their first suit," Beatty tells us. 

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Asheville Mall Losing More Stores

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The Asheville Mall, located on 3 South Tunnel Road, has been experiencing a high number of turnover in recent years. We've seen a large amount of stores come and go, and there have been plenty of rumors flying about what store is closing next. Don't worry, we already found out that Sears is not going away any time soon. Last year, Asheville Mall underwent it's biggest 'renovation' in years, where several stores relocated, and European fashion clothing store H&M moved in. While I am sure the mall anticipated this would be an impressive new draw for shoppers, it seems like other stores continue to struggle. 

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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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Sky Lanes Undergoing Serious Renovations

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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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Asheville Humane Society To Benefit From Subaru’s “Share The Love” Event

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Prestige Subaru selected Asheville Humane Society as the Hometown Charity for the "Share the Love" Event kicking off today and running through January 2, 2015. Subaru of America will donate $250 for each new car bought or leased, allowing the buyer to choose from participating charities during the event.

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Jared the Galleria of Jewelry Opens in Asheville

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A new jewelry store is opening in Asheville. If you've visited tunnel road lately and checked out the new Whole Foods across from the Asheville mall, you've noticed more than one building awaiting occupancy. On November 15th, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry will open its doors to Asheville residents for the first time. During the grand opening, you can enter to win a chance for a pair of 1 carat diamond earrings. The first 200 guests will receive a complimentary $100 gift from the store. Read the press release below for more information.

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Overheard in Asheville: Super Target on Smokey Park Highway

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There has been construction happening next to the Lowes Home Improvement on Smokey Park, leading people to wonder what exactly will be filling in the now leveled land. Rumors have been flying, with residents guessing everything from a Wal-Mart, Golden Corral, or a two story Ingles complete with gas station. Many individuals have voiced their yearning and speculation that a Target would go in that spot. This staff writer decided to attempt to squelch at least one myth about what could be going there, and contacted the source directly. Here is what was found:

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Belk is leaving Biltmore Square

Belk is leaving Biltmore Square Mall

Many changes are coming about in Asheville, especially on Brevard road. Construction is well underway on the former Biltmore Square Mall as the Winter Construction company out of Atlanta has torn the roof off of the building and started demolishing the existing structures. The construction is making way for 75 new retail stores spanning 325,000 square feet of space. While all of this is happening, the anchor stores remain open and are reported to remain as a part of the mall during its transformation. Dillards Outlet, The Dollar Tree, Belk's, and Cinebarre are continuing to serve the Asheville community. 

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