Hot Sheet: Rise 'n Shine Cafe court date this week; Asheville entrepreneur hub grows; The Hop rebrands; and the Asheville restaurants that received Covid relief $$$
Also, Asheville real estate remains hot, Drop of Sun music studio is hiring, and more
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The Asheville Humane Society has announced that its executive director, Jody Evans, left her job effective July 9. The announcement notes Evans' accomplishments, including her leadership during the pandemic, and said it's launching a national search for her replacement. Evans was hired at the Asheville Humane Society in August 2019 after 20 years of nonprofit leadership in the world of public radio.
Drop of Sun Studio, a new music recording studio in West Asheville, is hiring a studio operations manager. Person will handle scheduling, billing, hospitality, media. Email resume, cover letter, references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second quarter 2021 real estate numbers are in for Asheville, and prices continue their heady climb. The average list price for houses sold in the city of Asheville in Q2 was $518,230, up 29.7 percent from Q2 of 2020. The average days on market for houses up for sale in the city of Asheville was 39 for Q2 of this year, compared to 41 for the same quarter last year. The median list price for city of Asheville houses sold in Q2 of this year was $400,000, up 17.7 percent from the same quarter last year.
The Asheville Museum of Science is looking for women in WNC who are involved in STEM to be featured in a brand new exhibit unveiling this fall. Women of all ages, fields, levels of expertise, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Nominate here.
Two long-time Asheville locals are opening a new eclectic home decor and gift shop at the end of July. It's called Dog & Pony Show, at 59 Haywood St. Looking for handcrafted charcuterie boards, or hip needlepoint, or designer dog beds? They've got all that and more. Margaret Lancaster and Rick Ramsey are the shop owners - visi them when they open July 27.
A developer is looking into building 196 residential units spread across 6 buildings at 235 Sardis Road on the western side of Buncombe County, according to construction permits
Linamar, the vehicle parts manufacturer in Arden, plans to build a 72,000-square-foot addition to its plant on Hendersonville Road, according to city construction permits.
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Asheville Rise ‘n Shine Cafe owners who defied Covid-19 emergency owners last year are scheduled to appear in a Buncombe County courtroom later this week.
The Hatch Innovation Hub, Asheville's home base for the local start-up scene, is set to grow with the announcement of a new partnership and a growing location in downtown at 45 S. French Broad Ave.
Asheville Eats Map: The Hop ice cream shop has an amazing story about rebranding during Covid; Radha Indian Grocery is coming to Asheville; local fave Nine Mile restaurant has a new line of signature sauces; and July is all about hot dogs with a Punk Rock Hot Dogs food fight and a crazy DSSOLVR hot dog eating contest.
The 7 Asheville restaurant companies that received $1 million or more from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and the one eatery that received the least.
As Asheville city officials quietly consider buying an East Asheville hotel for use as a homeless shelter, neighboring property owners of Verde Vista Apartments, River Ridge Shopping Center, object.
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