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2017 Marks 13th Edition of the West Asheville Map

By Aliceio on May 1, 2017

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Seems just a few years ago that we started the West Asheville map project and here we are getting ready to publish the 13th edition! onHaywood.com started as an online only listing of all the businesses along Haywood Road in West Asheville. We walked the street, took photos and jotted down information - hours, phone numbers, addresses - then hand-coded a mapping

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Shop West Asheville 2016

By Aliceio on December 2, 2016

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This holiday season #shoplocal #shopsmall #shopwavl Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, or Giftmas, we encourage you to buy presents from the shops right here in West Asheville. There are plenty of small shops on Haywood Road that will have something perfect for all of your loved ones. Below is a starting guide to #shopwavl this

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WABA Holiday Wrap Party: December 18

By Aliceio on November 30, 2016

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Join us for our Annual Holiday Wrap Party, Sunday, December 18, 2016 • 6-8pm, at Urban Orchard Cider Co. Door prizes will be given out throughout the evening. All who attend are eligible. – AND – Window Decorating Prizes Awarded in the following categories: Fanciest Decorations 2015 winners: tie between The Barleycorn and Sunny Point Café Best Use of

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Enter the West Asheville Holiday Window Decorating Contest

By Aliceio on November 20, 2016

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Participate in the 2016 West Asheville Holiday Decorating Contest. Any business or organization located in West Asheville is welcome to participate. How to: Tell us you are participating - fill in the simple form below (by December 4, please, so we can include you in the online voting) Decorate your window Wave to the judges as they make their rounds (sometime

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Halloween Happenings 2016

By Aliceio on October 21, 2016

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When you live in a place like West Asheville every day can be Halloween. But the spooky holiday only comes around once a year, and there is no wonder that residents of our town make the most of it. If you want to have a ghastly good time this Halloween season, where are the best events? Let’s help with a list to ghoulish gatherings, frightening fetes, and scary shindigs

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Asheville on Bikes Summer Cycle 2016: June 26

By Aliceio on June 1, 2016

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Asheville on Bikes celebrates the Summer Cycle with Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina on Sunday, June 26th, 2016. The ride begins at Second Gear in West AVL and culminates at Kolo Bike Park at Crowne Plaza. PARTICIPATE Gather at 2:30pm in the Second Gear parking lot, 444 Haywood Road Pedal at 3:00pm Arrive about 5:00pm at the Kolo Bike Park, on the Crowne

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The Icing on the Cake

By Brian Postelle on May 3, 2016

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When Short Street Cakes founder Jodi Rhoden announced a year ago that the beloved Haywood Road business was for sale, it sent seismic shocks through Asheville’s community of cake lovers. After all, Rhoden had built a decade’s worth of reputation as the go-to for confections. But cake fans can stop gnashing their sweet tooth because new owners Olga Perez Jimenez

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Zipping for a Cause!

By Brian Postelle on April 12, 2016

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With spring finally here, the Adventure Center of Asheville’s zip lines, bike pump track and treetop adventure course are in full swing, with hundreds of thrill seekers jumping, climbing and zipping. The Adventure Center, located next to Crowne Plaza Resort in West Asheville is already seeing sold out days filled with families and fun lovers. Right now, local groups can

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The Cask at Hand

By Brian Postelle on April 7, 2016

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Do you know about cask ale? Oyster House Brewing Company does, and it’s ready to introduce you to ale made in the old-world way. Just don’t let the temperature scare you off. West Asheville’s Oyster House Brewing opened its doors at 625 Haywood Road in June 2013 and quickly earned a loyal following of craft brew fans with its best-selling Galaxy IPA and flagship

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Organic Mechanic Minds the Oil and the Soil

By Brian Postelle on March 15, 2016

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Car repair is historically regarded as dirty work. How else would a term like “Grease Monkey” happen? But in the bay garages of the Organic Mechanic, auto technicians are fighting that perception – and winning. For a more than decade, Organic Mechanic’s sign has hung above Haywood Road, drawing attention, and customers, for its commitment to “Responsible

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Haywood Road Crosswalk is Test Site for Pedestrian Safety Flags

By Aliceio on March 8, 2016

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Pedestrians crossing Haywood Road near Ingles have a new tool to help make them more visible to vehicles - bright yellow crossing flags. Pedestrians are encouraged to grab a flag from the holder located at either end of the crosswalk and display or wave the flag as they use the crosswalk, depositing the flag in the holder on the other side to be used by the next

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How Sweet It Is!

By Brian Postelle on March 8, 2016

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Doughnuts, ice cream, cider and cakes. With sweet picks like that, the east end of Haywood Road couldn’t be a more inviting gateway into West Asheville. With the arrival of Short Street Cakes in 2009, followed by the opening of the Hop Ice Creamery, Urban Orchard Cider Co. and Hole Doughnuts, the corridor was firmly established as a go-to for tasty treats. So it

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French Broad River West Greenway Info Open House

By Aliceio on March 3, 2016

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Greenways are beneficial to community members because they provide safe and fun ways for everyone to get around town. The Asheville Greenway Committee and the City of Asheville will be hosting two drop-in style informational open houses for upcoming greenway projects. French Broad River West and Beaucatcher are the two longest pieces of the River to Ridge Greenway

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Epic Cycles West: Saving Bikes from Winter’s Wrath

By Brian Postelle on January 30, 2016

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Don’t let winter bum out your bike! Snow days don’t shut out bicyclists on Haywood Road. Even after a foot of snow, West Asheville’s cyclists an be found riding the corridor looking for a snowball fight, a brew or just commuting to work. But moisture and salt from winter roads can mess with your bike, corroding steel frames and gumming up components. Regular

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Silver River Center for Chair Caning Weaves Past and Present

By Brian Postelle on January 26, 2016

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How much attention do you pay to where you sit down? Probably more than you think. For Brandy Clements and Dave Klingler, co-owners of the Silver River Center for Chair Caning, where you sit is their passion and business, enough so that they describe themselves as “Chair Nerds.” “A chair is usually ignored when you walk into a room,” Klingler says.

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The Hop Brings All-ages Dance Party to Wednesday Nights

By Brian Postelle on January 12, 2016

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Wednesdays this winter, bust out the dance moves at the Hop Ice Creamery’s free all-ages dance parties hosted by Asheville’s own Underdog B-Boy/B-Girl Crew! Everyone of any age or skill level is invited to come out to the Hop’s 167 Haywood Road production location between 6 and 9 p.m. to watch some great dance action and try out some moves for themselves.

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2015 Holiday Window Decorating Contest Winners

By Aliceio on December 20, 2015

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First off, THANK YOU, one and all for participating in this year's WABA Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The judges had a hard time deciding and in a couple cases we ended up with ties. Second, THANK YOU, to all that attended the Holiday Wrap Party at Urban Orchard Cider Co. It was fun and we've already started discussion on how to make it even better next

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Holiday Wrap Party: December 19 • 6-7:30pm at Urban Orchard Cider Co.

By Aliceio on December 12, 2015

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Join us for a casual, fun celebration of the holiday season at the WABA Wrap Party. WABA Holiday Wrap Party December 19, 2015 6:00-7:30pm Urban Orchard Cider Co. AshevilleFM volunteers will be on hand to wrap presents by donation, so bring your #shopwavl goodies with you to the party – get them wrapped, support our awesome local radio station, enjoy a tasty

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December 13: Multiple Holiday Pop Up Shopping Options

By Aliceio on December 11, 2015

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Pop Up Shops are nothing new to Haywood Road and West Asheville, but this year on Sunday, December 13 there are multiple options all within walking distance. The weather is predicted to be sunny and in the 60s so no excuses, get on out and show some love to our local artists, crafters and makers. #shopwavl #shoponhaywood The 3rd Annual Mr. Fred's Art Fair The

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Santa Comes to West Asheville

By Aliceio on December 11, 2015

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Yes, we’ve confirmed it with the Scheduling Elf,  Santa is visiting West Asheville multiple days this month. Bring your kids and your camera to take a holiday photo with Santa. Saturday, December 12 2-5pm Westville Pub 777 Haywood Road Sunday, December 13 11:30am-1:30pm Holiday Pop Up Shop at East West 278 Haywood Road Saturday, December

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Find the Deep Cuts at Harvest Records

By Brian Postelle on December 10, 2015

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What is there left to say about Harvest Records? For better than a decade, West Asheville’s independent record store has been a neighborhood staple for collectors and casual listeners alike, building a reputation among music lovers that extends across the Southeast and beyond. And just in time for the holidays everything in the store will be 12 percent off on

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Vote for Your Favorites in the West Asheville Holiday Window Decorating Contest

By Aliceio on December 8, 2015

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Our West Asheville businesses have once again stepped up to provide fun, festive and creative windows for the annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Judges will award prizes in seven categories at the Holiday Wrap Party on December 19, 2015 at Urban Orchard Cider Co. from 6:00-7:30pm. The categories for judged awards are: Best Use of Natural Materials (2014

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Orbit DVD Offers Up DVDeals for the Holiday Shopping Season

By Brian Postelle on November 25, 2015

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Want to know why Orbit DVD is better than Internet streaming services? Here are five reasons: 5. Browsing and socializing...at the same time! Imagine, renting a movie while getting out of the house. 4. Orbit is more than movies. It also carries games, comics, toys and more – like hundreds of things. 3. Orbit has huge selection of great movies - from Oscar

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November 16 Opens Winter Gear Season at Second Gear

By Brian Postelle on November 13, 2015

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Brace yourselves! Winter is coming. And that means Second Gear, Haywood Road’s outdoor consignment shop, will begin accepting winter clothing and equipment starting Monday, November 16, 2015. The seasonal switch is a great time to unload everything from winter jackets, fleece, and ski pants to snowboards, goggles, helmets and boots. And for winter sports enthusiasts,

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13th Year

2017 marks the 13th year of the onHaywood.com West Asheville printed map. Our thanks go out to all the local businesses that have supported this project over the years.