With prospects of a special tax to fund a downtown Business Improvement District unlikely, the board for Asheville’s Downtown Improvement District is officially going dormant. According to a board representative, the members continue to work to accomplish the BID’s goals through other organizations and methods.
A meeting originally scheduled between the Asheville Downtown Association, city of Asheville staff and Council members is now a “downtown summit” in Pack Library at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, with the public invited to attend and weigh in on the issues affecting the area.
The Asheville Downtown Association will meet with city of Asheville staff and elected officials Oct. 21 to discuss a number of issues that “can no longer be overlooked,” according to an email to its members. The issues include trash, recycling, street sweeping, panhandling, transients, drugs and topless women.
The Asheville Downtown Association has released a video of the presentation Joe Minicozzi gave at the Feb. 20 Mountain Voices Alliance water system forum. The presentation lasts 6 minutes and 19 seconds. Topics include differential water rates, local representation on the Metropolitan Sewerage/Water System Committee, and more.
Two local bluegrass faves warmed up the crowd at a gray and chilly Downtown After 5 on Friday, Sept. 16.
In this week’s Local Matters podcast, freelancer Christopher George talks about the Downtown Heroes celebration, Xpress news editor Margaret Williams talks to reporter Jake Frankel about this week’s Buncombe County Commission meeting, and Xpress food writer Mackensy Lunsford talks about her new project to eat some fairly strange foods in local restaurants.
From hula-hooping jams to free music at lunch time to a new Saturday market, the Asheville Downtown Association and Arts2People aim to keep it lively.
The Pritchard Park drum circle is well underway this season, but tonight’s Friday-night thundering will get an extra boost from the Asheville Downtown Association.
Asheville Downtown Association hosts annual luncheon presentation
The holiday season is approaching, but with the economy in the doldrums, experts predict a slump in shopping and entertaining as consumers scale back. While frugality may be good, even noble, the season is the bread and butter for retailers and a vital part of the year for restaurants as well. To that end, the […]
After the most recent edition of the Asheville Holiday Parade, the future of the popular, long-running display of seasonal spirit seemed in doubt. But the 61-year-old annual event may gain a new sponsor and new life in 2008. Keep on dancin’: The sponsor of the Asheville Holiday Parade is bailing out, but a potential new […]
Robert Puentes, a Metropolitan Fellow with the Brookings Institution, addressed a gathering hosted by the Asheville Downtown Association at UNCA’s Reuter Center Monday evening.