The Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission held its 2014 Annual Retreat on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. We started @ the Green Sage Cafe in Westgate… Thanks to the CVB for our breakfast! and to Randy Tally for hosting our morning map session. The Grey Line Trolley carried us around to get an overview of progress @ New Belgium Asheville Brewery… then we toured up to Woodfin and back down to the French Broad River Park where we met up with Jason Walls of Duke Energy to walk the new French Broad Connector Greenway land and had lunch provided by the City of Asheville & Laurey's Catering. We surveyed progress on Amboy Road of the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center… then pulled into the parking lot @ the Wedge Brewery to hop on some electric bikes and cruise up Clingman (wow, was that ever easy!) to look at the Clingman Forest Greenway and then back down to hear from Harry Pilos about progress on his RAD Lofts project. Our last stop was 233 Riverside Drive to hear from Kristie Quinn about the Smoky Park Supper Club & Eric Bradford from Greenworks… and our afternoon 2015 ++ visioning session followed by a social happy hour with refreshments provided by the City of Asheville & CURVE studios & garden… Wow, that was a full informative day! Much appreciation to Paul Black of the MPO.. his insights were most helpful! See more photos @on FB @ AVL Riverfront.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Things are happening along the Swannanoa River. The river banks adjacent to Azalea Road and Gashes Creek road are undergoing a makeover that will not only ease one stream bank at the City of Asheville’s Recreation Park, but will also relocate a section of the Swannanoa to have less impact during high water events. Since December, heavy earth moving equipment has been visible making changes to the landscape in the area that will greatly improve multimodal park access and safety. Click link for more info on the Lake Craig / Azalea Road Flood Management Project.
Friday, March 14, 2014
New Belgium Brewery Asheville announces its GroundBreaking Celebration for Friday, May 2, 2014 @ The Grey Eagle @ 175 Clingman Avenue in the ARAD. Doors open @ 7pm. Music: Dave Earl & The Plowshares, starts @ 8pm. Tickets are free but must be picked up in person (to keep this event as local as possible) @ The Grey Eagle Box Office or Harvest Records, starting March 17, 2014. Limit of 4 tickets per person… thanks!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
|Front row: Eileen & Marty Black, Denise Carbonell & Derek Dominy|
In addition, long time ARAD property owners, William & Lynnell Goacher, have seen fit to sell Roberts Street Studios to the owners of The Asheville Glass Center: Robert Gardner, Alex Greenwood & Logan MacSporran. Time to celebrate another artist owned building here in the ARAD!
Robert Gardner, Alex Greenwood & Logan MacSporran toasting their new purchase!
The transition of 140 Roberts Street from the Goachers to The Asheville Glass Center guys continues a legacy in the River Arts District that is little known but greatly appreciated! In the mid 1990's, Bill & Lynnell Goacher, thru Willyng, Inc., bought a number of commercial buildings, providing reasonably priced space for artists & musicians, nurturing creative independent commerce of many kinds. Always interested in "raising up the neighborhoods" they invested in, the Goachers. in 2002, saw the wisdom in selling 115 to 129 Roberts Street, now known as The Wedge Studios, to sculptor, John Roy Payne. John, in turn, nurtured many young artists, again by providing very affordable live/work space @ Wedge Studios. In 2008, the Goachers sold Railside Studios to its anchor tenant, Matt Parris, owner of Roots Foods, enabling a national reach for our yummy local food. The Goachers are still partners in 2000 Riverside Drive, affectionally known as NORAD or River Arts District North. The ARAD offers a HUGE THANKS to Bill & Lynnell Goacher for their continuing vision, helping to support the cultural vitality of Asheville and beyond!
Riverbend Malt House is quietly revolutionizing beer making in America… okay maybe a bit overstated but… with the roll out of NBB RyePA as well as a collaboration between NBB & Wicked Weed Brewmasters for the "Brett IPA", The Riverbend Malt House is helping create to a pipeline between local farmers & discriminating beer lovers world wide by supplying the locally grown & roasted rye & spelt for the aforementioned brews! Join in the fun on March 8, 2014 @ the Wicked Weed for the East Coast tapping of the Brett!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Adolfson & Peterson Construction, in concert with several of the New Belgium hires are running the deconstruction & soon to start, construction of the New Belgium Asheville Brewery. Look for a ground breaking ceremony to happen in May 2014. Click on questions & concerns! to share them with New Belgium! They want to be good neighbors!
Friday, January 3, 2014
Katuah Market has opened @ 2 Hendersonville Road in Biltmore Station. Offering the best local, natural, organic, healthy fresh and wonderfully prepared foods, founder & CEO, John Swann is helping to spur community building along the AVLriverfront!