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Anything new in downtown Asheville?

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Marietta, Georgia
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Anything new in downtown Asheville?

We had to skip our annual trip to Bell Cher, last year but are able to go again this year.. Has anything new opened up since the summer of 2011?

Hendersonville, NC
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1. Re: Anything new in downtown Asheville?

Hi. Well, first of all, this is apparently the final Bele Chere as we've all come to know it, so you'll be catching the finale (I don't know the details, but it sounds like Bele Chere will be scaled back significantly to a much smaller event from here on out).

There are some new breweries in town now, including Hi-Wire - on Hilliard Avenue, next to the also brand new Ben's Tune-Up restaurant/sake brewery - Burial Beer Co., and Wicked Weed, which is right next to the Orange Peel Music Hall on Biltmore Avenue. Wicked Weed is a two-floor layout with a full restaurant and bar, and about two DOZEN of their own beers on draft.

Cheers.

Asheville, NC
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2. Re: Anything new in downtown Asheville?

The new breweries that are mentioned above are definitely worth a visit!! Also try to new Farm Burger on Patton Ave. Excellent food if you can get a seat! Also, the new ALOFT hotel has a bar upstairs and there are new restaurants on Biltmore Ave like Chestnut and Blackbird.

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Thanks so much! I am excited. It is so sad about Bel Cher. Why did they decide to end it? What will the scaled down version be like?

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4. Re: Anything new in downtown Asheville?

It really won't be that different this year. There are still 4 stages for free live music set up around downtown. Plenty of food vendors, crafts, people watching. Should be good weather too. Enjoy it!

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5. Re: Anything new in downtown Asheville?

Awesome , thanks so much! What about future years? We fell on Bel Cher by accident , on a trip to Asheville many years ago and have been addicted to BelCher ever since!

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