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Halloween 2018

By Aliceio on October 20, 2018

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With all the places participating and cool events happening we found it best to keep our Facebook Event page up to date with Halloween Happenings. Know of something we missed, message us! The most requested info every year is regarding the Vermont Avenue Halloween festivities, specifically the road closures. Vermont Avenue will be closed to traffic on Halloween,

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Holiday Window Decorating Contest Winners 2017

By Aliceio on December 18, 2017

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Thank you to all the businesses that participated in the West Asheville Business Association Holiday Window Decorating Contest! It was wonderful to see such creativity along the street and judges had a challenging time selecting winners. They commented on the variety and energy put into each window display. As a reminder, judges selected winners in the designated

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Moth SLAM Takes Flight at The Mothlight, Extends Series Through June 2016

By Brian Postelle on November 2, 2015

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Ever since the Moth storytelling SLAM series landed at West Asheville’s own Mothlight in September, the local reaction has been, well, glowing. September and October shows both sold out in a matter of hours, and now, organizers of the nationally lauded National Public Radio series have signed on through June 2016. The storytelling slam, in which 20 participants

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Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Named Best Venue by International Bluegrass Music Association

By Brian Postelle on October 1, 2015

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On September 30, 2015 the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall was awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Award for Best Festival, Event or Venue. The award was presented to Isis owners Lillianna and Scott Woody at the IBMA luncheon and ceremony in Raleigh. “We’re very humbled by this.” Lillianna Woody said. “When they called out our name,

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Trinity United Methodist Open House Celebrates Renovations, History and Community

By Brian Postelle on September 29, 2015

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What: Trinity United Methodist Church Open House When: Sunday, October 4 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Where: 587 Haywood Road, West Asheville. NC It’s been a fixture in West Asheville since 1927, but now Trinity United Methodist Church is inviting the community to come see what’s new at an open house on Sunday, October 4 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Over the past

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Carrier Field / aka Owen Airport

By Aliceio on September 30, 2014

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West Asheville Municipal Airport Dr. J. E. Owen, “Doc” Owen, as he was known, a local dentist and aviator, was one of WNCs earliest aviation pioneers. He was an avid flyer, and offered flying instruction several years before Asheville had an airport of any kind. Owen learned to fly in a WW I “Jenny” shortly after the war, and for the next 40 years he found it

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Edwin G. Carrier and Carrier Track

By Aliceio on July 29, 2014

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Edwin G. Carrier: Early Developer in West Asheville Edwin G. Carrier is arguably the person most responsible for the development of West Asheville. Passing through Asheville in the mid-1880s on his way to Florida, the Michigan lumber baron was struck by the region’s beauty and natural resources. In 1885 Carrier moved to Asheville and bought up 1,200 acres in what

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14th Year

2018 marks the 14th 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.