A new crop of eateries and drinking spots is changing the face of the West Asheville business corridor.
Even in Foodtopia, hunger is a big problem. Last year, MANNA FoodBank alone distributed 15 million pounds of food through 248 agency partners in 16 counties in Western North Carolina. Just more than 100,000 people were served from MANNA alone, in about 40,000 households.
While nacho stains are certainly more socially acceptable in the comforts of one’s own home, why not venture out for some game day antics this year? Super Bowl XLIX, New England Patriots versus Seattle Seahawks, kicks off Sunday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m., and Asheville-area businesses have planned a variety of celebrations to suit your football fancy.
It’s walkable, artistic, neighborly, inspiring and it’s not filled with tourists. It has grit and its own unique spirit. It’s not downtown — it’s West Asheville.
More than 300 participated in Asheville’s first Walk For Lupus Now event. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease disease that causes inflamation. This inflammation can damage major organs like the heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and the brain. In North Carolina alone, the disease affects about 45,000 people.
The Junction now offers brunch, WALK is preparing to open on Haywood Road and (more) Latin food is on the way to Asheville.
Whether their tennis shoes lit up or just stayed tied, about 200 people ranging in age from 5 to 77 participated in the Heartbeat 5K race Sept. 25 at UNC Asheville. The free inter-generational run was the first event for Active Aging Week in Buncombe County.
WALK is short for West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen and will be located at 401 Haywood Road, where the Rocket Club used to be.