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The Asheville Downtown Association will be hosting a City Council and Mayoral Candidate Forum on October 14 from 5:30-7:30pm in The Century Room at Pack’s Tavern. Candidates will be asked a series of questions regarding issues in Downtown Asheville. The Asheville Downtown Association’s Issues Committee will formulate questions based on what stakeholders feel is important to Downtown Ashevil...Read More
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The Asheville Downtown Association often partners with organizers of major events coming to Downtown Asheville to offer our members opportunities to market to attendees. The inagural Asheville City Marathon, as well as the half-marathon and 5K, comes to downtown September 27 and 28. ADA members have the opportunity to offer a discount to racers and spectators. Offers will be available f...Read More
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We have had a number of ADA members who are offering special events or discounted services to all ADA members, these services are in addition to Member 2 Member discounts currently offered by ADA members. Click here to see all Member 2 Member discounts. Kiely Wealth Ad...Read More
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The Asheville Downtown Association has partnered with LEAF Schools & Streets to bring additional programming to Pritchard Park this summer. Performances by LEAF Schools & Streets teaching artists take place from 5:30-6:30pm and are open to the public. LEAF Schools & Streets is a local educational outreach program matching artists with youth in schools and communities for han...Read More
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For the fifth year running, food lovers can sip and savor at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival, held August 22-24. A gastronomic mecca in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville’s local-centric culture offers the backdrop for a burgeoning food and drink scene that continues to receive national recognition. Ticketed events throughout the weekend highlight the area’s top...Read More
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From Mountain Xpress: In what could be a good sign for the local economy, retail space at the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is on the verge of being fully occupied for the first time since 2007. With the most recent addition of The Watchmakers Shop, the Arcade now serves 35 locally-owned businesses, including a variety of stores, restaurants and galleries. Thai Bas...Read More
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Nearly 200 volunteers came out on a rainy Monday to clean up Downtown Asheville. The Asheville Downtown Association hosted the Clean Up Day to call attention to the city's cleanliness problem and advocate for a long-term sustainable solution. Thanks to partner, Asheville GreenWorks and the many sponsors that made the day possible: The Grove Arcade, Grainger Industrial Supply, Lexington Avenue B...Read More
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From Mountain Xpress: Last week, City Council revised the ordinance that governs the number of food trucks that can operate downtown. Previously, that number was capped at 10. Now, any number of food trucks may set up within the Central Business District if they lease an approved space, such as at The Lot. ...Read More
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98.1 the RIVER and the Asheville Downtown Association are proud to announce that Homegrown in Pritchard returns to Pritchard Park on Thursdays June 6 through August 29. Homegrown in Pritchard is a free summer concert series featuring local singer-songwriters performing from 6-8pm. Artists performing in the concert series will also be featured on the Homegrown radio program Sunday nights on 98.1...Read More
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Cleanliness has become a bigger and bigger issue in Downtown Asheville. We hear it from tourists, residents and business owners alike, but there’s no sustainable solution in place. So, we’re taking to the streets on Monday, July 1 with our brooms, dustpans, lots of trash bags and even a few power washers to show what Downtown Asheville can be. Shifts: 8-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm ...Read More

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