Charles Gately and Brian Landrum recently purchased Sherwood’s Music from its namesake, Matthew Sherwood. The store is in the process of relocating to Lexington Avenue, a move the owners say will give them significantly more foot traffic than the current Patton Avenue location.
As we roll into 2016, it’s easy to neglect the resolutions for the new year many of us made a month ago. But for children and their families battling cancer and dealing with the side effects of treatment, giving up or forgetting isn’t an option. To assist these children and their families in their time […]
On Friday, January 22, the Phil Mechanic Building changed hands. The longtime owners, Mitch and Jolene Mechanic sold the building to James Lifshutz, a real estate investor and developer from San Antonio, Texas.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one couple’s shared dream of activating under-used and eclectic spaces for art performances plus a youth’s desire to transform mental health struggles into a photography career.
Smiling Hara Tempeh is bolstering its partnership with Whole Foods with the release of a new heat-and-eat product line in addition to opening a new factory; winter farmers markets are kicking off in Western North Carolina; MANNA FoodBank warehouse is sporting a new roof, thanks to several local businesses; and PennyCup Coffee Co. has a new downtown store.
“Why a toy? Why not medicine, water or money?” Joe Adams asks. “In my own youth, having toys was an outlet to imagine a better world. To work out the situations that were happening around me in positive play.”
A recent analysis by Lexington Law ranks Buncombe County #35 on a list of N.C. counties by personal bankruptcy rates. With 14.16 bankruptcies per 10,000 residents from March 31, 2014 to March 31, 2015, Buncombe ranks worse than McDowell (#44) Henderson (#48), Transylvania (#60), Madison (#80) and Polk (#85) counties. Five other western counties — Avery (#90), […]
With jobs in short supply and rents sky-high, the clichéd story goes, highly educated professionals are reduced to waiting tables as they scramble to make ends meet. The numbers, though, show a somewhat more nuanced picture.
Pay-by-the-ounce frozen yogurt shop Jolly Goode is now open in Brevard; owners of Bonfire Barbecue and Cúrate are in the planning stages of expanding their separate eateries; and Publix is rolling out several programs to support the Special Olympics throughout January.
With more than 100 employers seeking to fill around 4,500 positions, Asheville-area job seekers will have many opportunities to advance their careers in the new year at the 10th Annual Homecoming Career Fair.
“It’s a great way to kick off the year — starting right off the bat with a goal like a 5K,” race planner Daphne Kirkwood says. “Whether you run or walk it, it’s a way to build momentum. … If you’ve already done something on New Year’s, you’ve started out on the right foot.”
A silent auction at Appalachian Vintner raises money for local charities; a grant allows the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project to coordinate a conference on farm-to-school programs; the Biltmore Estate adds a new restaurant; and Season’s at Highland Lake offers a Christmas Eve buffet.
WHAT: Town and Mountain Realty’s fourth annual Home for the Holidays fundraiser WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 20, 5-9:30 p.m. WHERE: The Orange Peel WHY: “Home for the Holidays is a great time for the whole family, with life-size Jenga, cornhole, face painting and a photo booth.” says Joy Lovoy, owner of host organization Town and Mountain […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Dream Big Friends’ new line of toys aimed at empowering and inspiring kids plus a dark new novel by author John Shore.
Asheville florist Janet Frye is headed to California later this month to help arrange thousands of flowers on four floats designed by award-winning Charles Meier for the Rose Bowl Parade. Frye was personally invited in September to join a four-person team of florists to work a week preparing the floats for the nationally-televised New Year’s […]
Brewery tours are becoming an increasingly popular way to experience Asheville — for both tourists and locals.
Asheville’s first and only Ethiopian restaurant, Addissae, has fallen on hard times nearly a year after opening. The restaurant’s owners, Vicki Schomer and Neeraj Kebede, recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to elicit community support and help pay for the basic costs of rent, utilities, insurance and fees. “Recently we have depleted our resources and exhausted our […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a clean and eco-friendly accessory for cats plus a Sylva band’s first professionally recorded album.
In its latest efforts to increase the availability of affordable housing, the nonprofit organization Mountain Housing Opportunities hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gift registry drive Thursday evening at its brand new apartment complex, The Villas at Fallen Spruce Apartments, just off New Leicester Highway. MHO staff, partner organizations, sponsors, local and state government officials were […]
Blue Ridge Food Ventures is planning its annual holiday market, including a smorgasbord of locally made products that are ripe for gifting. Meanwhile, West Asheville gets a new ice cream joint; Chabad House celebrates the 10th iteration of its Chanukah Live celebration; Buxton Hall hosts a monthly night honoring lady bartenders; and Addison Farm Vineyards prepares to host its Handcrafted Christmas with shopping and refreshments.