Improving with age: Visionary restaurate­urs, architects and designers work to rejuvenate Asheville’s old buildings

As Asheville began reimagining itself over the last 20 years, its dense urban core of older yet viable structures has allowed local, independent restaurants and breweries to obtain affordable — if somewhat decrepit — spaces for their ventures along with opportunities for architects and designers to transform them.

Food news to go: News of the Asheville-area food scene in small bites

Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company demonstrates a corporate takeover of the right kind (Photo by Bill Rhodes). The local pizza business plans to take control of a now-defunct Domino’s Pizza takeout/delivery location in south Asheville in December says Doug Riley, an APBC owner. Another local restaurant hasn’t fared as well. And guess what? An Atlanta woman with a successful Ethiopian restaurant in Atlanta is looking at Asheville to open an Ethiopian restaurant.