The Ultimate Guide To Asheville
and the Western North Carolina Mountains
Western North Carolina
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Asheville has a great range of shopping opportunities, from charming historic shopping districts to two major malls. Downtown Asheville is a mix of art and craft galleries, specialty shops, bookstores and antique shops. Especially noteworthy is the historic Wall Street district, with its fascinating collection of shops, and the nearby recently restored Grove Arcade Public Market. Biltmore Village is another must see historic district of specialty and gift shops, art and crafts galleries, menís and womenís apparel stores and bookstores. Not to be missed!
Grove Arcade Public Market: Built by E.W. Grove, creator of the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, the Grove Arcade opened in 1929 and thrived until World War II as one of the country's leading public markets. Restored and reopened to the public in 2002, the Grove Arcade is not only one of Asheville's architectural jewels, it is also home to a large number of unique shops and restaurants. The Arcade is located downtown just to the west of Haywood Street.
Lexington Avenue District: The Lexington Avenue district is located in downtown Asheville, just north of Pack Square and is home to some of the city's most interesting and diverse stores. The lineup ranges from neo-hippy to contemporary chic and features shops known for funk, punk and creative gifts, as well as coffee shops and sidewalk cafes.
Wall Street: Named after Wall Street in Manhattan, this Wall Street is far from being a financial center but is instead home to some of Asheville's finest shops and restaurants. Find it just west of Haywood Street near the Grove Arcade Public Market.
Tunnel Road: Home to hundreds of stores and restaurants, and the Asheville Mall, Tunnel Road stretches southwest and east of Asheville, beginning on the south side of Beaucatcher Tunnel.
West Asheville: Historic West Asheville, centered on the revitalized Haywood Road, offers an exciting array of specialty shops, artisans, restaurants and pubs as well as other more standard retail and service businesses