Adorn Salon owner Rebecca Hecht, who recently garnered at least 3,800 signatures on her petition to ban chain stores from locating in downtown Asheville, created a ‘Love Asheville Grow Smart’ Facebook group on Friday, Aug. 28. The forum, she hopes, will foster discussion on strategic and purposeful growth of downtown’s business landscape.
“We seek to promote a balanced Asheville economy, support and promote locally owned business, and advocate for intelligent growth and development strategies in Asheville,” reads the group description.
In its two days of existence, the page has spurred responses from Asheville City Council candidates Gordon Smith, Rich Lee, Grant Millin and Brian Haynes, among other concerned citizens and business owners.
Click here to visit or request membership in the closed group.