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Rhetorical Re-Fashion Show – July 17

On July 17th Rhetorical Factory is presenting a Re-Fashion Show at the Mothlight in collaboration with Cortina Caldwell of Visit & Venture, Eddie Cabbage and Poetry on Demand, and many other talented (and yummy!) participants.

This is a ticketed event. $6 Advance, $8 Door. Bring 3 items of gently used clothing for $2 off. The event benefits OM Sanctuary.

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RiverMusic Offers Free Shuttle Service from West Asheville

RiverLink’s 2014 RiverMusic summer concert series continues

5 p.m. on July 11, 2014
144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District

Performances by: The Billy Sea, Grammy award-winning artist River Gueguerian joining the Jeff Sipe Global Percussion Ensemble, Robert Mangum and Parrish Ellis.

Shuttle service available

Trolleys will run loops continually from 5 -10 p.m. for this concert with pickups/drop offs in three locations:

  • In West Asheville, there will be service at Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Road (map). The Grace parking area is towards the rear of the building. Parking is not allowed in the bank lot.
  • On the other side of the river, the trolley stop will be the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave (map).
  • And further south, there will be a trolley stop at 63 Brook St, the new home of Catawba Brewing (map).

RiverMusic consists of five Friday nights of free live concerts at 144 Riverside Drive by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville. Gates for all events open at 5:00 p.m. and the party goes until 10. Beer and food is available for purchase at the event. Visit for more information.

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WABA Wednesday – August

August 13, 2014
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Westville Pub and West End Bakery

August WABA Wednesday will celebrate renovations at the Westville Pub and West End Bakery. Plan to meet up at the Pub and then we’ll continue over to the Bakery.

More details soon!

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WABA Wednesday – July

July 16, 2014
4:30 – 6:00 pm
MARDIS Building, 444 Haywood Road, West Asheville

Join us for WABA Wednesday on July 16, 2014 as we celebrate the completion of renovations to the historic MARDIS Building, located at 444 Haywood Road.

King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle restaurant, Second Gear outdoor gear and clothing shop, and Rhetorical Factory’s flagship store for recycled fashion will all be open and look forward to welcoming you. Tours of the newly restored apartments on the second floor will be offered and those interested can obtain apartment applications.

“WABA Wednesday” is an initiative of the West Asheville Business Association (WABA) to highlight new and growing businesses in our area, celebrate our small business community and introduce more customers to our West Asheville businesses.

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Save the Date for Fall Clean Up Day: September 20, 2014

FallCleanUp-SavetheDateThank you for an amazing Spring Clean Up Day along Haywood Road!

With over 60 community members in attendance we were able to get a lot done and covered from Short Street Cakes to Hops & Vines along Haywood Road, as well as work at the Welcome to West Asheville sign. Thanks to our host the WALK and sponsoring businesses West End Bakery, Sunny Point Cafe, Biscuit Head and New Belgium Brewing for their support.

Asheville GreenWorks makes these events possible and we are pleased to continue to partner with them. Our next Fall Clean Up Day is September 20, 2014 and will be focused on the Patton Avenue end of Haywood Road. Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details as we line up hosting and sponsoring busineses.

Thanks again for giving of your time and energy to our community.

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