In what could be a good sign for the local economy, retail space at the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is on the verge of being fully occupied for the first time since 2007.
Asheville is a hub of gingerbread houses this time of year. There are two opportunities for the public to view National Gingerbread House Competition entries through Wednesday, Jan. 2.
The new home for the Battery Park Book Exchange is a labyrinthine place, straight out of an Omar Khayyam fantasy. Here’s our photo slideshow of the opening. Photos by Jonathan Welch.
It’s a packed agenda for Asheville City Council Tuesday night, as it considers the fate of the Ashevillle Film Festival, new financial arrangements with the Grove Arcade and the passage of the long-debated city budget.
Fire trucks at the Grove Arcade this afternoon, responding to a small structure fire caused by an air conditioning unit on the roof. The fire was quickly extinguished. Photo by Jason Sharp.
The Grove Arcade is struggling to make payments on renovation debts to city, despite nearly $1 million received per year in rents, the city of Asheville’s Planning and Economic Development Committee learned today at its May 18 meeting. City Council member Jan Davis said that the city would, in his opinion, have to help the Arcade with its debt. The committee passed the decision on to City Council.
Of the 11 people charged in last Saturday’s vandalism spree, all but two have been released. Much of the damage is repaired, while the Asheville Police Department continues its investigation.
The Grove Corner Market, a small but well-stocked grocery that’s been in Asheville’s Grove Arcade since 2003, plans to leave the downtown location and set up shop in the West Asheville space soon to be vacated by the Haywood Road Market, which closed recently. On the move: Grove Corner Market staffers (from left) Adam Edwards, […]
The grocery store, located in Asheville’s Grove Arcade since 2003, plans to set up shop in the space soon to be vacated by the Haywood Road Market, which recently closed
The executive board of the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation has decided to evict the Ali Baba restaurant, which is owned by Ali Sherif. At issue is the question of whether cooking is permitted in the unvented unit rented by Sherif, who has been ordered to vacate by Aug. 8.
Reorganizing the Grove Arcade’s financial structure — necessary to take advantage of new tax laws — touched off a lengthy battle during the Asheville City Council’s Dec. 14 work session. Aaron Zaretsky, executive director of the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation, told City Council that the foundation is in final negotiations with a corporation that […]