44 businesses that have closed, opened, and are coming soon in Asheville, NC

Sandwich selections from Baby Bull I Photo by AVLtoday team

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short days it will be June, and we will officially be halfway through 2021. To help us navigate the last half of this year, let’s take a look back at the businesses that have closed, opened, or are coming soon since we last updated y’all in January


🖥️ Charlotte Street Computers (252 Charlotte St.

Founded in 2001, the business might continue in the future under different ownership.

🍳 Green Sage Cafe, (70 Westgate Pkwy.)

The owners closed this spot + moved all its employees to the Merrimon Ave. location. 

🥪 High Test Deli & Sweet Shop, (134 Coxe Ave.) 

Closed in March after 2 years, but you can still visit the Bryson City location.

🍹 The Scarlet Bee, (853 Merrimon Ave.)

Hopefully this Mediterranean eatery’s closure is only temporary as the owners look for another locale. 


🍛  Andaaz, (28 Hendersonville Rd.) 

Fine upscale Indian fare in the former Rezaz location. 

🍔 Baby Bull, (1 Roberts St.) 

Decadent sandwiches from the owners of The Bull and Beggar

🍺 Cellarist Beer Project, (395 Haywood Rd.) 

Brewery and taproom featuring barrel-rested suds. 

🐶 Down Dog Dog Bar & Yoga Studio, (51 Sweeten Creek Rd.)

This uber-Asheville business opened in April. 

🦪  Little Pearl Asheville, (15 Peaks Center Ln.)

Burgers, beer, and a raw bar. 

🍕 Pizza Daddy

Neapolitan pizza from a mobile eatery. 

Summit Coffee, (1 Page Ave. #148)

Their second spot opened in the Grove Arcade in March. 

🥗 Tasty Greens,(2 Town Square Blvd. #160)

Salads + warm grain bowls. 

🍣 The Madness, (275 Smokey Park Hwy. Ste. 251)

Inventive sushi, burgers, + cocktails. 

🫖 Yellow Mug Coffee Lounge, (113 N. Main St., Weaverville

Coffee drinks galore plus lunch, brunch, and beer. 

🥩 Your Place at Foothills West, (697 Haywood Rd. Unit E)

Single group dinner service in the former Foothills Butcher Bar location. 

🍜 Udon Sushi & Noodle,(129. S. Bleachery Blvd.)

An Asian-fusion extravaganza. 

🍟 The Village Porch, (51 N. Merrimon Ave. Ste. 113)

Restaurant and sports bar with pub-style comfort food.

💍 Asheville Mountain Metalworks Jewelry, (22 London Rd.)

A jewelry shop that lets you create your own wedding ring.

Coming Soon: 

📀 American Vinyl Co., (8 London Rd.)

The city’s vinyl record cutting company is relocating to the South Slope. 

🥟 Bun Intended, (56 Patton Ave.)  

The food truck’s first brick-and-mortar space will be located inside the historic S&W Market, slated to open next month. 

🍗 Buxton Chicken Palace, (56 Patton Ave.)  

Elliott Moss’ fried chicken sandwiches will take center stage along with other chicken offerings. 

🍸 Circa 29, (56 Patton Ave.)  

The S&W Market’s event space will offer a full bar and hold up to 150 people. 

🌭 Farm Dogs, (56 Patton Ave.)  

The co-founder of Farm Burger will bring elevated hot dogs to the S&W Market. 

🍻 Highland Brewing Co., (56 Patton Ave.)  

Asheville’s OG craft brewery will occupy two floors in downtown’s new S&W Market. 

🍔 Holeman and Finch (77 Biltmore Ave.) 

The first Holeman and Finch outside of Atlanta is expected to take up residence in the former H&F Burger business space this summer. 

🍜 Neng Jr’s, (701 Haywood Rd.)

The city’s first Filipinx restaurant is slated to open in West Asheville’s Different Wrld space this summer. 

🌮 Peace Love Tacos,(56 Patton Ave.)  

The folks behind Mountain Madre Mexican Kitchen & Agave Bar bring tacos + more to the S&W Market.

🍦 The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, (56 Patton Ave.)  

Find abundant frozen sweet treats at the Hop’s first downtown location, also in the S&W Market.  

🍖 Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse, (121 Biltmore Ave.) 

Japanese soul food meets American BBQ in this highly anticipated spot. 

🍝 Vinnie’s Italian, (1981 Hendersonville Rd.) 

Come summertime, Vinnie’s will expand into the space formerly occupied by Iannucci’s Pizzeria in South Asheville. 

🍲 Water Street, (68 N. Lexington Ave.)

Americana diner owned by the same folks that brought us Rosetta’s Kitchen. 

🍽️ Zadie’s Market and Deli, (33 Bailey’s Branch Rd., Marshall)

The grocer’s first brick-and-mortar business will be inside the Old Marshall Jail and be helmed by five-time James Beard award finalist Chef John Fleer.