As commercial rents rise ever higher in Asheville’s downtown, local business owners and other community members hope the area’s popularity won’t lead to increasing homogenization, the proliferation of national chains and the loss of the city’s unique character.
To meet growing power demand, Duke Energy says it will need to build three new electrical substations close to downtown over the next ten years. The city is rushing to put an ordinance establishing requirements for substation screening in place while residents are banding together to oppose substations in their neighborhoods.
Asheville is asking the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority for a $20 million grant to fund street improvements and a new parking deck in the city’s fast-growing South Slope.
In December last year, City Council directed city staff to analyze the potential impact of expanding the city’s homestay program for short-term rentals to separate living units known as ADUs. Six months later, much more information is available, but little if any consensus has emerged from the process. On May 17, Council will vote on a measure to allow homestays in ADUs, but the outcome of that vote is up in the air, meaning that another long night of testimony on the issue seems inevitable.
The long-awaited Asheville Tool Library will hold its grand opening Saturday, April 9. The collaborative effort has been several years and a couple of false starts in the making, beginning with a crowdfunding campaign and a series of community meetings in the spring of 2013. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have finally found a […]
With the construction of its new 20,000-square-foot production facility and taproom in the heart of Asheville’s South Slope, Green Man Brewery honors its downtown roots while moving forward in a big way.
Now in its second year in business, South Slope’s Twin Leaf Brewery is about to unveil a new, expanded taproom and outdoor gathering spot. Also: Burial Beer Co. hosts Four Farms, a celebration of agriculture; tickets go on sale for the fifth annual French Broad Brew Fest.
Doughnuts, craft beer, barbecue and now a quiet spot to enjoy a drink: On Monday, July 13, Public School will become the fourth business to open in the remodeled space at 32 Banks Ave.
Catawba Brewing Co. and the French Broad Chocolate Lounge have teamed up for chocolate and beer pairings before. Now they’re about to do it again. And again and again.
“We started an online petition requesting the city of Asheville to avoid sacrificing the precious wooded area on Collier Avenue in Asheville’s central business district to a new apartment building.”
“A stand of about 70 tall, beautiful old trees on the South Slope of Asheville is in danger of being removed. It is one of the last, if not the very last, undeveloped wooded areas in this part of downtown.”
The taps are flowing at Tasty Beverage Co., and saisons are in season at Burial Beer Co.’s Sharpen the Blades festival.
Catawba Brewing is putting the final touches on its South Slope brewery and tasting room. The space, which is next door to Vortex Donuts at 32 Banks Ave., is about 5,400 square feet.
HiveMind Brew House is coming to the South Slope, Twin Leaf celebrates its first anniversary, Catawba Brewing is hiring, Oskar Blues is expanding its taproom and some crazy Valentine’s Day love at Asheville Brewing Co.
The Wicked Weed Funkatorium opened on Friday, Oct. 10, and there’s no arguing that it’s the big news of the week for the South Slope. However, a few other South Slope breweries are busy expanding as we head into fall: Burial Beer (40 Collier Ave) has moved its new 10-barrel system into place and will […]
CITIZEN-TIMES — City firefighters say a blaze that heavily damaged an abandoned commercial building near the downtown Tuesday night appears suspicious.
Some people have taken to calling the South Slope area of downtown the Brewery District. With the newest business set to join its neighbors on Banks and Buxton, it may have to be dubbed the Beer District instead. Tasty Beverage Co., a Raleigh-based beer store, announced that it will open an Asheville location later this […]
Driving by the old Standard Paper Sales building, you can see construction workers carrying equipment in and out and hear the sounds of loud machinery. Vortex had originally planned to open in the space in June, and four other South Slope businesses had their sights on the space for September. As the summer slips away, you can’t help but wonder what’s holding up those projects.
If you get up every morning and drive an hour to work, you have a good idea what it’s been like to work in sales or deliveries for Catawba Brewing. For the past 15 years, Catawba has been driving thousands of barrels of beer from its brewery in Morganton to Asheville, the company’s largest territory since day one.
Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene is recommending commissioners hold the tax rate steady this year and borrow $44.3 million for a new downtown Asheville building addition and parking deck. Her budget proposal, which she’ll present to the board of commissioners Tuesday, June 3, calls for keeping the county-wide property tax rate at 60.4 cents per […]
King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffle and Beer City Pretzel Company will be two of four tenants at the to-be-constructed 18,000-square-foot building at 44 Collier Ave.