Some say The Steady Collective, Firestorm Books and Coffee, Kairos West Community Center and 12 Baskets Café have reduced the area’s safety by offering services to drug users and homeless clients. The Asheville Police Department has claimed that the number of complaints filed in the neighborhood — including drug use, trespassing and syringes discarded on a nearby playground — have risen dramatically in recent months.
The worker-owned radical bookstore and café decided to relocate to a larger space, and on Feb. 19, they met to plan.
This weekend offers astronomy, comedy, exotic sounds and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
Interested in small, community-based media? Next year, thousands of noncommercial radio licenses will become available all across the country, granting ordinary citizens unprecedented access to the airwaves. This weekend, the Reclaim the Airwaves Tour visits Firestorm Café and Books to discuss the upcoming changes and assist interested individuals and organizations with their license applications.
Hundreds of local residents gathered at Pack Square to voice their solidarity with the unions in Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 26. One of similar events being held in all 50 states, the rally was coordinated by MoveOn.Org and endorsed by 30 organizations, such as the Sierra Club and the Campaign for Community Change.