We have all these new grocery stores opening in Asheville, yet we have NO grocery stores for the residents in the downtown business district. The French Broad Food Co-Op and Amazing Savings [recently renamed Hopey & Co.] are too far to walk and too close to drive and find parking. This affect’s Battery Park Residents, Vanderbilt Apartments, 60 Haywood, 39 Castanea, 21 Haywood, Kress Condo’s, S&W Condo’s … shall I continue?
We pay the highest taxes and parking fees and get the least services.
— Paul Monitto