With so much going on (you know, like being in the middle of a global pandemic and binging the new Unsolved Mysteries reboot), we realized there were some things that we hadn’t gotten around to telling y’all about. It’s been a hot second since we looked at the businesses that have recently opened their doors or shut down.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused many businesses to close. Retail, restaurants + music venues are among the businesses that have been hit especially hard during this time. We’ve compiled a list of bizzes that have closed recently, including old favorites like The Mothlight, Addissae + more. We’ve also highlighted some new spots, as well as some businesses that are coming soon.
Ethiopian food with vegan + gluten-free options.
National seafood chain.
Customizable burgers + hot dogs.
St. Lucian cuisine + rum bar. The owner closed in the winter and then decided to close for good due to COVID-19. Protip: Table will soon take up residence here.
Environmental themed gallery/gift shop filled with the work of over 60 local artists.
National burger + milkshake chain.
Charlotte-based ramen shop.
Music venue + neighborhood bar. Check out our article for some of our favorite memories of the Mothlight.
Kitchen + social pub that offered patio and backyard seating complete with a garden.
Owners are focusing on Baba Nahm (1 Page Ave.), which also serves Middle Eastern food + is takeout only.
Deli inside of Hillman Beer is now owned by Hillman. Fairview bakery location will remain open.
Wine + cheese bar that focused on smaller productions and family-run vineyards.
Aug. 15 will be the last day of business for the spa’s downtown location. The South Asheville location at the Hilton in Biltmore Park will remain in operation.
The dance studio has fully pivoted to online classes and do not plan to reopen the in-person studio at this time.
A fully functioning bakery for dogs + sold gifts for both dogs and cats.
The good news is that this urban homesteader supply store is not closing, they’re only taking a pause to regroup + restock their online store. Follow them on social media for updates.
The brick and mortar retail art gallery closed its doors July 11.
Newly opened sandwich shop from the former owner of 828 Pizza.
Asheville’s OG health food store reopened its doors in the Westgate Shopping Center June 22.
Rebranding of Roux with new concept + menu that features Southern comfort food.
Newly opened in an old gas + service station. Serving iconic meals from across the country.
A second location of the West Asheville ramen shop opened earlier this month.
A new online meal delivery/pickup service from Ashley Capps, former pastry chef for Buxton Hall BBQ and a 2019 semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Pastry Chef award.
Live fire dining in the Grove Arcade.
Celebrating all things seafood, this spot from Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian’s owner Eric Scheffer and Jim Diaz opens July 10 in the former Gan Shan Station on Charlotte St.
Burgers, beer + raw bar coming soon.
An off-leash dog park with a walk up bar coming this summer to Weaverville.
Let us know any places we missed in the comments below. ⬇️