Who is the Asheville Downtown Association, and why would they want to buy you a drink?
To find out, drop in at the Orange Peel this evening (Tuesday, April 15) for a membership kick-off event. There, you can meet new members face-to-face, listen to speakers addressing downtown concerns, and find out how to get involved. There will also be a live performance by Tennessee Hollow String Band. The reception begins at 5 p.m., and the program — which will address some “new and exciting things in the works,” according to the invite — starts at 6 p.m..
According to its Web site, the mission of ADA is to be a voice of the downtown community and to promote and support quality economic, cultural and residential development in downtown Asheville. The association is partnering with Asheville’s Office of Economic Development to oversee the creation of the Downtown Master Plan. Public-input sessions for that process will occur throughout the spring.
ADA is also gearing up for its series of downtown entertainment events, including Jazz After Five, Downtown After Five, a speaker series, Nouveau Night and Holiday Windows. See their calendar of events for more information.
— Rebecca Bowe, contributing editor