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What’s new and coming soon to Asheville

As Asheville continues to grow, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming developments and recently opened businesses.

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We’ve got our eye on Asheville developments.

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The below list of new businesses has been updated as of March 2023.

🗓️ Coming soon

Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in Asheville. Whether you’re looking for your next go-to brunch destination or a new public park to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to the Land of the Sky.

Business

Pratt & Whitney, Biltmore Park | Opening mid 2023 | The 1.2 million-sqft facility will build turbine airfoils for civilian and military airplanes and create ~800 new jobs.

Tesla Dealership, 291 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Opening date TBD | This 40,148-sqft dealership, proposed for the former site of the Asheville Ballroom and Dance Centre, would include a 130 car display area and charging stations.

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New co-warehousing facility Ernest opens March 15. | Photo by Mindy King

Ernest, 135 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Opening March 15 | This new 30,000 sq-ft co-warehousing facility is ideal for local makers and entrepreneurs who have outgrown their existing space and want to scale up their business.

THRIVE Coworking, 1 Page Ave. | Opening mid 2023 | This beautiful co-working space will be set up in the historic Grove Arcade and feature bottomless coffee, networking events, and other fun activities.

Recreation
YogaSix Asheville, 1829 Hendersonville Rd. | Opening spring 2023 | The California-based yoga franchise plans to open in South Asheville early this year with a range of heated and non-heated yoga classes focused on the sensory experience.

TRVE Brewing Co., 97 Thompson St. | Opening date TBD | This Denver-based brewery with a heavy metal vibe plans to build a brewery and taproom near Biltmore Village.

Dripolator South, Gerber Village on Hendersonville Rd. | Opening Summer 2023 | This will be the Black Mountain-based coffee shop’s third location, following Candler’s Dripolator West.

The Hound, 2 Tunnel Rd. | Opening date TBD | This family and dog-friendly bar will take up residence in the former Greyhound Bus station and will offer an elevated selection of bar snacks, beer, wine, mead, sake, and mocktails.

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Online modern home goods store There There brings its brick and mortar to the River Arts District this spring

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There There, 20 Artful Wy. | Opening Spring 2023 | There There will bring its “consciously made, comforting goods” such as clothing, handmade gifts, and modern home goods to the River Arts District this spring.

Dining

Montford Deli, 1461 N. Merrimon Ave. | Opening March 15 | The former Nick’s Grill restaurant space will offer all your Montford Deli favorites for dine-in and drive-thru service.

Mother 2.0,” 224 Short Coxe Ave. | Opening Spring 2023 | Though we don’t yet know the name of Mother AVL’s new South Slope location, we know it will offer European-style fare with an emphasis on the bread and wine its original location is known for.

Good Hot Fish, South Slope | Opening date TBD | We’re chomping at the bit for Top Chef alum and former head chef of Benne on Eagle Ashleigh Shanti’s fish-camp style eatery.

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Gourmand will bring elevated cheese, charcuterie, and wine to the S&W Market

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Gourmand, 56 Patton Ave. | Opening March 2023 | This decadent cheese, charcuterie, and wine shop from New Orleans transplants Katie Grabach and Peyton Barrell will replace the Highland Brewing Co. kiosk on the first floor of the historic S&W Market.

Regina’s West Side, 1400 Patton Ave. | Opening date TBD | BBQ icon Elliot Moss’ new concept will open in the former Happy Hill Restaurant space and will feature comfort food classics.

CAVA, 14 Swannanoa River Rd. | Opening March 2023 | Find fast casual Mediterranean fare in the former Zoe’s Kitchen space.

Taco Boy, 2 Town Square Blvd., St. 130 | Opening late Summer 2023 | These taco titans plan to open a South Asheville spot in the former OP Taylors Toy Store.

Taco Billy Food Trailer, 241 Broadway St. | Opening late March or early April 2023 | This permanent food trailer will be located behind Little Jumbo and offer an array of signature tacos, plus coffee and agua fresca.

107 Market & Deli, Black Mountain Ave., Black Mountain | Opening March 17 | This all-day concept from Foothills Meats and Cup of Jomo will serve breakfast and lunch during the day and will host the re-launch of the Foothills Butcher’s Table series in the evenings.

Thai Chili Asian Bistro, 1550 Hendersonville Rd. Ste. 100 | Opening date TBD | This Thai eatery will take up residence in the space formerly occupied by Ziggy’s Deli.

Botiwalla, 697 Haywood Rd. | Opening Summer 2023 | This casual eatery from Chai Pani Restaurant Group celebrates India’s late-night food scene and will take over the space formerly occupied by BimBeriBon.

Community

Lilac Health | 390 S. French Broad Ave. | Opening date TBD | This new nonprofit birth center will fill the gap between those wanting a home birth and hospital birth.

Mountain City Public Montessori, 27 Church St. | Opening August 2023 | WNC’s only public Montessori school will take up residence in the educational building of Central United Methodist Church.

The RailYard, 141 Richardson Blvd., Black Mountain | Opening Spring 2023 | Restaurateur John Richardson 1.31 acre taproom, restaurant, and community gathering space features a 6,500-sqft taproom and smashburger concept and will serve as the official home of nonprofit PubCorps.

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Cats at Play will be Asheville’s first cat cafe.

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Cats at Play Café ~ Boutique & Rescue Lounge, 12 Eagle St. | Opening April 2023 | The city’s first cat cafe will feature drinks, snacks, and adoptable cats.

Residential

Project Aspire, Downtown Asheville | Opening date TBD | This recently proposed walkable urban village will include affordable housing, a new YMCA, green spaces + more.

River Arts Apartments project | Opening March 2024 | The mixed-use development — which totals 431,000-sqft — will include 237 apartment units, 60+ public parking spaces, and 16,000-sqft of retail space.

Hilliard Flats, 217 Hilliard Ave. | Opening end of 2024 | This microhousing development will include 80 small units, each which comes with a private bathroom and a half-kitchen, plus a sink and space for small kitchen appliances.

✅ Now open

If there’s one thing we love even more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Asheville’s newest spots. Check out this list of the Land of the Sky’s recently opened establishments.

Retail

Half Light Honey, 122 Riverside Dr. | Helmed by Asheville artist Samantha Carter, this retail shop and studio inside the River Arts District’s Cotton Mill Studios boasts one-of-a-kind ceramics and home decor.

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PlantHouse is a plant store and terrarium workshop

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PlantHouse, 2 Hendersonville Rd. | An experience-based terrarium workshop space and plant store.

Arhaus, 4 S. Tunnel Rd. Ste. 240 | This 7,200-sqft upscale furniture store is the first of its kind in North Carolina.

Community

Stillpoint Wellness, 946 Tunnel Rd. | In addition to saltwater flotation tanks, Stillpoint’s new location offers physical therapy, yoga classes, wellness coaching, and more.

The Restoration Hotel | 68 Patton Ave. | This boutique hotel includes farm-to-table restaurant The Exchange and The Observatory, a rooftop bar named The Observatory, plus a bowling alley in the basement.

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Cane Creek Playground is now open and ready for kids. | Photo by @buncombecounty

Recreation

Cane Creek Park Playground, 590 Lower Brush Creek Rd., Fletcher | The new playground includes two play structures, musical equipment, and two benches for resting.

Sunny Day Play Space, 36 Rosscraggon Rd. | An informal play space with an array of activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers age 6 years and younger.

Dining

Hatchett Goods, 95 Weaverville Rd. 107 | A coffee program and shop with plans to expand into wine and home goods.

Little D’s, 952 Merrimon Ave. | From the owners of Asheville Proper, Little D’s is a casual eatery with a focus on seasonal fare and shareable plates.

Little Louie’s, 1478 Patton Ave. | Elliott Moss’ ode to Philadelphia is located inside what used to be The Malvern and offers an array of hoagies and pierogies.

Dobra, 1011 Tunnel Rd. | This eastern-style tea room is Dobra’s third Asheville location and boasts a wide variety of responsibly sourced teas and sweet and savory bites.

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The Rabbit Hole is the latest from brunch titans Sunny Point Cafe

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The Rabbit Hole, 626 Haywood Rd. | The latest from brunch legends Sunny Point Cafe, this new bakery and micro-event space features an assortment of glorious baked goods and coffee.

Kinfolk, 1125 Sweeten Creek Rd. | This Southern-inspired food truck known for a locally-sourced menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, and sides has expanded into a South Asheville brick-and-mortar.

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