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Aletitude, a new food and beverage spot, opens at AVL

A leading airport travel retailer and restaurateur that operates more than 950 stores and restaurants in 100 airports has opened Aletitude, a food and beverage outlet at the Asheville Regional Airport featuring local craft beer on tap.

Paradies Lagardère offers a grab-and-go concession area and bar, which is a convenient option for passengers. The bar serves a selection of draft beer and bottled beer and wine, and grab-and-go salads and sandwiches. A large selection of snacks can be purchased in addition to bottled drinks. The bar has a seating area where passengers can enjoy their food and drinks while they wait for their flights to board.

Aletitude is located at the recently opened temporary gate area, a modular building adjacent to the south end of the terminal. The passenger seating area accommodates 240-plus passengers and serves three boarding gates. This temporary gate area is now open so the airport can move forward with the largest infrastructure improvement project ever undertaken at AVL, slated to officially start this August.

"As we embark on the terminal expansion project, our goal is to make sure our passengers are comfortable during the process," said Lew Bleiweis, AVL's president and CEO. "Paradies Lagardère has operated the Blue Ridge Tavern since 2011, and Cinnabon and Auntie Anne's since 2019. We are pleased to welcome their addition of Aletitude to the food and beverage offerings at AVL, which is a great way to provide some customer conveniences and comfort during our construction project."

“Asheville Regional Airport’s recent growth has been very impressive, and we are excited to add our new Aletitude concept to support that expansion,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Aletitude offers an excellent bar program with popular selections from great local breweries as well as fresh and convenient snacks and grab-and-go. We greatly appreciate this opportunity and look forward to maximizing the overall dining experience at AVL.”

Paradies Lagardère's customer service, superior design and retail and restaurant operations have earned the company numerous accolades, including Best Airport Retailer for 25 consecutive years and Best Brand Restaurateur by Airport Experience News. For more information, visit