Chemist Spirits collaborates with United Kingdom based Fever-Tree. Plus, a new brewery in the RAD and a downtown dessert cart.
Grindfest AVL returns for three days in the River Arts District. Plus, Dirty Logic celebrates five years; Indigenous Writers’ Workshop; and more.
Previous and current Wedge artists come together to celebrate the life of fellow artist Carrie Cox.
The A.C. Reynolds High School Symphonic Band will play an evening concert at Carnegie Hall in April. Plus, Shakespeare & Friends presents two very different takes on A Doll’s House, a local author recounts growing up in the South and Story Parlor celebrates St. Patrick’s Day.
Asheville Proper owners open Little D’s in North Asheville. Also, Asheville Food and Beverage United plans an industry pop up; Mills River Farm Market seeks a permanent home; and more.
Gourmand owners Katie Grabach and Peyton Barrell want to bring Paris’ popular cave à manger dining experience to Asheville’s historic S&W Market. Also, a new owner joins All Souls Pizza; Asheville Beauty Academy’s The Parlor serves late night tacos; and more!
Artists in the River Arts District contend with the rising cost of studio space caused by inflation, property tax increases and maintenance costs associated with older buildings.
The three-day gathering reconvenes for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic at The Grey Eagle from Friday, Aug. 19-Sunday, Aug. 21. Plus: Tyger Tyger Gallery opens in the RAD; local poet Diamond Forde is a finalist for national fellowship; and more!
A local attorney pens a new children’s book. Plus, UNCA hosts the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, a new art exhibit highlights creatures of the Serengeti and the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair returns to Burnsville’s town square.
“Wilma Dykeman’s shadow covered all of us and inspired us to speak out and support citizens who were becoming more and more concerned about water quality, air quality, land use, land conservation, forest management, etc., in our mountain area.”
“She rode into town on her white steed. And immediately found this silver serpent slithering slowly through the valley, passing the city and sorely in need.”
Community members reflect on the life and legacy of Karen Cragnolin, a dedicated champion of the French Broad River and its possibilities.
“I am so grateful to all the DOT and city of Asheville employees who worked day after day through a pandemic on this project to beautify our town.”
“Ultimately, favoritism is handed toward developers and bottom lines, while major impacting projects are slipped past under the radar. People don’t get a fair chance to oppose such, let alone win.”
The city of Asheville has farmland available in East Asheville for local growers, plus Growing Minds revamps its website, Baby Bull opens in the old Broth Lab space, Well-Bred Bakery heads downtown and more local food news.
Some predict high demand for residential and retail space, as illustrated by several development projects planned or under construction. There are also fears that rising real estate prices may eventually push out some of the artists who have helped make the RAD a magnet.
Local Cloth, an Asheville-based nonprofit composed of fiber hobbyists and full-time professionals alike, is leaving its space on the South Slope and heading to the River Arts District.
“The Americans with Disabilities Act is supposed to give disabled people access to community venues and events. This is not being honored in regard to greenways.”
Together, the city of Asheville and Buncombe County approved over $11 million in funding to install roughly 7 megawatts of solar power at public facilities and area schools. The projects are anticipated to save the governments and local schools roughly $650,000 in electricity costs in the first year and more than $27 million over the installations’ 30-year operational life.
“We seem to be mesmerized by the adage that an ‘expert’ is a person with a briefcase who comes from more than 50 miles away.”
Sixth time’s a charm? Asheville City Council approved new affordability conditions for the RAD Lofts mixed-used development slated for the city’s River Arts District, the latest in a string of conditional zoning amendments approved by Council since 2013.