Now that the old garage and all the rest of it has been torn down across from the U.S. Cellular Center, the cleared space and the blue sky above it is a beautiful thing to behold. Surrounded by the Grove Arcade, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, the U.S. Cellular Center, the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Pack Library and all the great shops nearby, it could certainly be a perfect place to catch one’s breath, sit on a bench and just take in the wonderful small city that is Asheville.
I truly hope the city planners decide to keep this space open and green and full of sunlight despite the money that could be made otherwise. The buildings around it are all worthy of a small park in their midst. I’m keeping my fingers crossed but certainly not holding my breath. Good luck, Asheville!