Biz blotter: What’s new, what’s gone

March brings spring’s arrival, as well as the first days of business for a number of new establishments — many in the former locations of closed retailers and restaurants listed in the February edition of “Business Blotter.” Here’s the tally at press time; stay tuned for more business changes slated for April and May — including a few downtown Asheville expansions.

If we miss something, or if you have a tip or announcement to share concerning a local opening, closing, renovation or relocation, let us know at


Atelier (additional showroom for gallery), 68 College St.,
Charmed (jewelry boutique), 46 Haywood St. in the Haywood Park Hotel.
Donatelli Cake Designs, 57 Haywood St.,




Edna’s of Asheville (café), 870 Merrimon Ave.,




La Magia Exotic Peruvian Jewelry and More, 30 Battery Park Ave.
Mother Earth Produce (farm-goods delivery service),
Strada Restaurant, 27 Broadway,
Tacqueria Con Cuida, 185 Clingman Ave. (Grey Eagle),
The Lot (food-truck court, various vendors), 51 Coxe Ave.,
Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour, 103 Broadway,
Trail Head Restaurant and Bar, 207 W. State St., Black Mountain. 357-5656.
Vera Cruz (coffee roaster, produce market), 3732 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden.
West Asheville Vineyard (Christian community center), 717 Haywood Road,
Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, 1997 Hendersonville Road
Writer’s Bistro at the Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. 359-7951.

Renovations & relocations

Asheville Art Museum (major expansion), 2 S. Pack Square,


Asheville Bravo Concerts (performance series),
Fiore’s Ristorante Toscana, 122 College St.
J.C.’s Auto Services, 116 N. Lexington Ave.
Mountain Java, 870 Merrimon Ave.

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