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WAVL Businesses Know How to Decorate!

By Aliceio on December 7, 2014

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We admit it, we love, love, love holiday decorations! The lights, the sparkle, the greenery...the amazing attention to detail. West Asheville businesses have really stepped up this year for the WABA Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Thank you one and all for your creativity! If you haven't already, we highly recommend you go out and see the displays in person. Really,

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Small Business Saturday: November 29, 2014

By Aliceio on November 29, 2014

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We advocate shopping at our neighborhood small businesses all the time! However we also appreciate a nationwide campaign reminding us that dollars spent at small businesses are indeed dollars well spent. Many of our neighborhood businesses are offering special deals on this #SmallBusinessSaturday. Some of those deals are listed below. SHELTER COLLECTIVE If you're in

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NBB Site Update: November 21, 2014

By Aliceio on November 21, 2014

If you live nearby, you may have noticed it's been fairly quiet these last two weeks.  Due to challenges with equipment and increased depth needed for some of the piles, our timeline for pile driving has shifted.  We aim to have pile driving complete before Thanksgiving, but it may continue into the first week in December. Regardless of whether we have completed pile

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NBB Update: November 14, 2014

By Aliceio on November 11, 2014

Saturday, November 14 – Morning Concrete Pour Time Change The process will start around 7 a.m. (updated from 5 a.m.) and last about 10-12 hours. There will be generators and back up beeping from the

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Holiday Window Decorating Contest is Back

By Aliceio on November 7, 2014

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After a hiatus of a few years, the West Asheville Business Association (WABA) is bringing back the Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Yeah, we love to see shops and restaurants all snazzed-up for the holidays. And whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, Pancha Ganapati or Tom Bawcock's Eve, Christmas or Solstice, Festivus or Christmasween, everyone knows that the

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NBB October 31, 2014: BOOERWERY Site Update

By Aliceio on October 31, 2014

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HAPPENING NOW Deep Foundation Piles Anticipated neighborhood impact: 4 of 5 (noise and trucks) The second and final planned installation of deep foundation piles will start around November 10 and be finished within two weeks or less, weather pending. We thank our immediate neighbors for their patience during this process. Given the generally unstable soil conditions

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Halloween Happenings

By Aliceio on October 28, 2014

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West Asheville embraces Halloween big time. Many hundreds of trick-or-treating families swarm Vermont Avenue and the residents go all out decorating to welcome the throngs. To make it safer for all, Vermont Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30-9 pm on Halloween evening. A map showing barricade locations can be found at:

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Halloween Treats

By Aliceio on October 24, 2014

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You've got your costume and your plans for Halloween evening set, but can't wait for Friday to enjoy treats. We know the feeling. Here is a quick list of places offering special Halloween treats to get you (and your pets) through the next few days! Short Street Cakes - Sugar Skulls Celebrates the Mexican holiday of Los Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating

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NBB Site Update: October 2, 2014

By Aliceio on October 2, 2014

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From the New Belgium Brewing Blog, Thursday, October 02, 2014. HAPPENING NOW Malt Silos Preparation – Anticipated neighborhood impact: 2 of 5 (material delivery, setting steelwork for silos) Malt Silos store malt for brewing Malt Silos construction has begun and continues through November.  The Malt Silos are located within the retaining walls on the west

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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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NBB Site Update: September 17, 2014

By Aliceio on September 17, 2014

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From the New Belgium Brewing Blog, September 17, 2014 HAPPENING NOW Malt Silos Preparation – Anticipated neighborhood impact: 3 of 5 (material delivery, setting steel columns) Malt Silos store malt for brewing Malt Silos construction will begin with setting steel columns in the next week and continue through November.  The Malt Silos are located within the

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Getting Wet: Swimming Options in West Asheville

By Aliceio on September 1, 2014

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Labor Day is here, but that doesn't mean the end of hot summer days - days that find you looking for some water time. With school back in session, the City and County public pools are closed, but the French Broad River is open and free to use. Below are a list of Frequently Asked Questions we hear from friends and visitors to West Asheville. Please remember to have PFDs

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NBB Site Update: August 7, 2014

By Aliceio on August 7, 2014

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From the New Belgium Brewing Blog, August 7, 2014 HAPPENING NOW Concrete Foundation Work-Anticipated neighborhood impact: 3 of 5 (expanded work hours and concrete trucks) Foundation work has begun and runs through the first of next year.  You will see increased trucks along Riverside Dr. and Craven St., and you may see some on Haywood Rd.  You will see material

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City Begins Improvements on Craven Street

By Aliceio on July 29, 2014

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Craven Street Cross Section concept drawing from the City's website. Completed project will: Improve Craven Street from Haywood Road to Emma Road: the road will be widened to the east of the current layout in order to accommodate trucks and will include bike lanes, necessary storm-water infrastructure, and an ADA compliant sidewalk on Craven Street from Haywood

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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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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.