Don’t evict Hi-Fi Cafe

I cannot tell you how shocked I was to read about the eviction of Hi-Fi Cafe at the Downtown Market.  There are no businesses of this style in this area.  The quality of this little coffee bar, both the food and the coffee, is exceptional.

I have been a regular customer there for two years and will really miss this establishment.  I just don’t understand how you can purchase a building and then just throw out the existing tenants. If you need to raise the rent, then renegotiate it. It is difficult enough to make a living in Asheville, and this couple has really made a difference; they just don’t deserve to be tossed out on the street with three months’ notice; it is just not right.

If Highland Brewery decided to expand, would it just give Troy and Sons 3 months to vacate?  It is just not good human behavior. They need to reconsider and carve out an area for Hi-Fi.

— Helen Hyatt

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