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