On Tuesday, Aug. 12, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a statement, video and photo gallery (link below) claiming a Western North Carolina dairy farm mistreats its animals. The video showed cows on the farm knee-deep in their own manure, trudging through the sludge while feeding, sleeping and before milking. PETA reported many of […]
Five Points Neighborhood would have loved to have an urban village built on the former Deal Buick site, and we tried to work with the developers to come up with a plan that wouldn't impose excessive costs on the neighbors [“Ruffled Feathers,” Aug. 7 Xpress]. But the 2007 proposal had two main problems, both of […]
At a Finance Committee meeting today, city staff told Asheville City Council members that despite an increase in property values, the city still faces many of the recurring budget challenges. At its regular meeting, Council approved a controversial drive-thru development and larger signs for Biltmore Park Town Square.
During a meeting that lasted almost to midnight, Asheville City Council approved New Belgium’s brewery in the River District. Council also approved funding for sidewalk improvements and a study of alternate truck routes to address concerns of some residents about the traffic the business will bring. (Pictured: City Clerk Maggie Burleson swears in all those who wanted to speak at the public hearing. Photo by Max Cooper)
Dear Asheville City Council: I understand that there is a proposal to have one or more drive-thru restaurants on the former Deal Buick lot, site of the Harris Teeter project on Merrimon Avenue. This is a bad idea! Merrimon Avenue cannot support any more drive-thru restaurants. The traffic already is a nightmare! The Harris Teeter […]
Asheville City Council will discuss the Harris Teeter developer’s request for zoning changes on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Changes could include the addition of two drive-thru establishments on the property located at the intersection of Merrimon Avenue and Chestnut Street.
Thank you for printing Dennis Hill's letter regarding the planned removal of a 100-year-old magnolia at the corner of Merrimon Avenue and East Chestnut Street [“Save the Merrimon Magnolia,” Feb. 9 Xpress]. I have lived in Asheville for 35 years, but only recently discovered the magnolia. It is remarkable. I encourage everyone to stop by […]
Kudos to the proposal for a Harris-Teeter grocery store at 136 Merrimon Ave. (on the corner of E. Chestnut and Merrimon). The site is the location of the former Deal Motor Cars; before that, there was a mansion built by George W. Pack — the same Pack of Pack Square and Pack Library. Mr. Pack, […]
More than two dozen college students staged a “high-tech protest” at the Biltmore Forest Harris-Teeter store on June 9 in support of a boycott of pork produced by Smithfield Packing, whose Tar Heel, N.C., hog slaughterhouse is the largest in the U.S.