The 11th annual Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival started with a pub crawl and ended with a plea. On Sept. 5, three days after the one-night, one-day festival closed, festival producer Arts2People posted a message on Facebook asking for money. The note thanked everyone for supporting LAAFF before broaching financial problems. “I have to […]
Green Light Café will close its 22 Lexington Ave. location on Saturday and focus on catering and special events.
For the 2012 Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival, Xpress popped a can of purple paint and created a volcano. Did you get your picture taken there, while perusing the festival?
Xpress reporter Caitlin Byrd spent a few hours down at the 11th annual Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival. These are a few photos from the day. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
The biggest change for this year’s Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival is that, while it won’t keep its two-day format from last year (that expansion was special for the festival’s 10th anniversary), it will include a Saturday night component. And that new addition, the Pre-LAAFF-A-Thon Pub Crawl, is an adult oriented evening of music, […]
Asheville recently garnered more beer-related accolades (on top of our Beer City win and the major breweries opening facilities in the area). It’s almost a given that we’re a not-to-be-missed beer destination at this point. Photo by Anne Fitten Glenn.
Throughout Bele Chere weekend, a block of Lexington Avenue becomes a stage, hosting dances, community music sessions and more. Visit the Interactive Performance Area at Lexington and Walnut to get into the fabulous fray. Friday, July 27 5-6 Ballroom dance with Lisa Puckett Bader 6:15-7 Urban Arts Institute 8-10 Community drum circle Saturday, July 28 […]
Laughing Mask Candies, a classic by-the-pound candy shop, recently opened on Lexington Avenue. Husband-and-wife proprietors Anna and Joshua Sachar stock Jelly Belly jelly beans in every imaginable flavor, classic hard candies and taffy, too. They also stock sweet-and-sour pops and jawbreakers, and suckers worthy of the Lollipop Guild’s head honcho — even if he’s into […]
A “parklet” including plants, benches and a bike rack may soon take over Lexington Avenue parking spots, as the Downtown Commission endorsed the project last week. The initiative is the first major effort from Open Asheville, a new nonprofit, to apply “tactical urbanism” to downtown.
Indie cellist Ben Sollee is no stranger to Asheville, so it’s not all that surprising to spot the songwriter strolling down Haywood Road, as I did Sunday afternoon. Sollee and his drummer, Jordon Ellis, were in town for a few days between shows in Atlanta and Charlottesville, Va.
The trunk show is going on Friday until 6 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. above Loretta’s.
Moog Music Inc. on Broadway commissioned artists Dustin Spagnola and Gus Cutty (with help from Taz, Rob, Celeste, Philo and Ishmael) to put up a giant size mural of the man himself. Check out this sweet time-lapse video of the project.
Google’s “Moog doodle” – an interactive, synthesizer-based, playable logo – is on the search engine giant’s homepage today, honoring the late Asheville inventor Bob Moog on what would’ve been his 78th birthday.
Crews were working today, April 24, on installing new steel for a tasting-room expansion at the Lexington Avenue Brewery.
(photo by Bill Rhodes)
It sprinkled. It rained. There was lots more going on in town, but for those who came out, a good time was there for the taking.
After almost a decade in business, Rosetta's Kitchen on Lexington Avenue is expanding in a big way. While business booms, Rosetta Star remains grounded in community. The restaurant owner and mother of four says that community involvement has been instrumental to her success. You may already know that Star is launching a packaged-food line called […]
After almost a decade of business, Rosetta’s, the Lexington Avenue staple, is expanding in a big way.
Big changes are coming to downtown Asheville’s North Lexington and Rankin avenues, including new restaurants, office space, condos, galleries, a courtyard and a terrace, property owner John Lantzius reveals. The Lantzius family, key players in Asheville’s downtown revitalization since the late 1970s, own several properties in the area. In 2004, John’s sister, Dawn Lantzius, was […]
The Shady Grove courtyard was demolished Feb. 6, reportedly in order to make room for a new walkway connecting Lexington and Rankin avenues. (Photo by Max Cooper)