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Taproom coming to former Swanson's space

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The old Swanson’s piano store on Main Street is being transformed into a microbrewery with a taproom and coffee and yogurt shop.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | breweries | microbreweries

Henderson County Business

Taproom coming to former Swanson's space

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The old Swanson’s piano store on Main Street is being transformed into a microbrewery with a taproom and coffee and yogurt shop.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic preservation | breweries | microbreweries | historic buildings

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Testing crucial before reopening, retailers say

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The brand of downtown historic Hendersonville is small town, friendly and personal.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | coronavirus economy | coronavirus restaurants

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Two council members pushed for housing instead of hotel

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Two members of the Hendersonville City Council last week pushed for a last-minute change to plans for a downtown hotel, replacing that idea with affordable housing, council members said in interviews this week.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | downtown hotel

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BRIEFS: ArtScape artists, downtown luminaries, donations for veterans

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Read news about ArtScape, donations for veterans, downtown luminaries Saturday night, call for Bounty of Bethlehem volunteers and Blue Ridge Ringers concert.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | military veterans | Blue Ridge Honor Flight

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City cuts tissue on new restrooms

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Addressing one of the most urgent needs downtown, the city officially opened the new public restroom facility on Monday with a traditional cutting of untraditional toilet tissue.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | public rest rooms

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Flush with pride, city announces ribbon cutting for new rest rooms

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Downtown Economic Development Program has never been so excited about the sound of a toilet flushing.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | public rest rooms

Henderson County Business

Bavarian-style beer hall coming to Third Avenue East

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Hendersonville has its share of tap rooms, pubs, and breweries but no beer hall ...until now.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | craft beer industry

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Art & Coffee Bar opens on Fifth Avenue East

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The Art & Coffee Bar on Fifth Avenue East gets an early crowd from City Hall across the street, a 9 a.m. bump when shopkeepers open their doors and an afternoon rush for a caffeine pick-me-up and a pastry.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville | coffee shops

Henderson County Business

DISH ON DINING: 'Meat and 2,' as only chef Jesse can spin it

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Known for her creative and bold renderings of appetizers, tapas and entrees, Jesse Roque at first surprises with the newest chapter in her varied cooking portfolio.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville | Never Blue | Jesse Roque

Henderson County Business

SERPENTINE SOLUTION: How a Colorado model inspired Hendersonville's downtown revitalization

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In 1963 a downtown revitalization project known as Operation Foresight transformed Grand Junction, Colorado, and became a national model for stemming the flight of shoppers to the suburbs. Twelve years later, a group of city leaders in Hendersonville used the model to completely update the streetscape of our Main Street here. This week we launch our two-part report on how Grand Junction invented the serpentine solution and how city leaders adopted the S-shaped model here to save downtown for generations.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Jody Barber | Serpentine Solution | Grand Junction | Kermit Edney

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Serpentine Solution | Grand Junction | Colorado

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Hendersonville tops list of best mountain towns

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Another travel website has ranked Hendersonville high for visiting, this time No. 1.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Jump Off Rock

Henderson County Life

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Party on Main dodges rain

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One day before her second stab at a downtown block party, Darlene Das refused to give in to an ominous forecast.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Darlene Das

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Downtown receives national Main Street accreditation

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The Downtown Hendersonville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Lew Holloway

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Timeline of tall buildings

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Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | downtown hotel | Sunflower

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Cask & Vine brings stylish pub fare (plus 40 bourbons) to Main Street

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Steve Bevins has cooked everything from fast food to high-end steaks to upscale Chinese. Until recently he ran his own kitchen, as the head chef at Carolina Bistro at Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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The Top 10, Nos. 4 and 3

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Tags: downtown Hendersonville | HHS construction plan | downtown hotel | Top 10 news stories

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Mike's expands next door, adding beer, evening hours

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At Mike’s on Main, where you get a hefty side of nostalgia with your burger and fries, diners sometimes want to order a beer.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville | craft beer industry

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Los Colognes headlines Rhythm & Brews

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Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

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DOWNTOWN ROUNDUP: Jonga Java, Lime Leaf close; new restaurant coming

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A popular coffee shop on South Main Street has closed. So has a Thai restaurant in the 300 block of North Main. That’s the downside. A new restaurant is in the works in the 300-block by a Hendersonville couple who operate restaurants in Greenville, S.C.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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Downtown cameo is an X-Files mystery

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A split-second image of downtown Hendersonville in a recent episode of the “X-Files” was as mystifying to local viewers as the science-fiction show’s unanswered questions involving the supernatural.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville

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Brooks Tavern is packed and getting rave reviews

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When he wasn't sweating in the kitchen to shore up the short-staffed cook staff, Mark Lowe was greeting customers and reveling in the apparent instant success of his new venture, Brooks Tavern.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County Business

Vote for Hendersonville as South's Best City

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The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority is encouraging residents and fans of downtown to vote for Hendersonville as the South’s Best City in the annual South’s Best contest sponsored by Southern Living magazine.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Let market decide

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The consultants’ report on a downtown hotel in Hendersonville should be regarded as good news even if the Grey Hosiery Mill is not ultimately the choice of a hotel developer.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Grey Hosiery Mill

Henderson County Life

Bearfootin' bears debut

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The Bearfootin’ Bears of 2016 made their debut Friday afternoon as an overflow crowd chuckled at and clapped for downtown’s best loved public art.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | public art | Bearfootin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'

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City's new parking ambassador is on the beat

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Sporting a lime green polo shirt with the city of Hendersonville insignia on the front and “PARKING AMBASSADOR” on the back, Jeff Wilkins is ready to make life easier for tourists and other downtown visitor.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | downtown parking

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'Picante' with Ruben Orengo kicks off new concert series

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The new Monday Night Live! concert series opens tonight with Picante! with Ruben Orengo.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Hendersonville Life

'O, Holy Night' portrays nativity story through music

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Flat Rock Playhouse presents the traditional holiday show O Holy Night Dec. 12-22 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown.     Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | downtown Hendersonville | performing arts | Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown

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Bear auction set for Saturday

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The 11th annual Bearfootin' Art Auction at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Henderson County Courthouse plaza in downtown Hendersonville features the sale of the 2013 edition of the Main Street Bears.     Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | bears | Bearfootin'

Hendersonville Life

SLIDESHOW: R&B III bigger than ever

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Nine weeks ago, nobody would have known that Hendersonville could pack an out-of-the-way parking lot with hundreds of people for a concert that didn't involve an oldies playlist or an Elvis set.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

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Events still on, so far, despite heavy rain, flood warnings

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The Hendersonville fireworks show was still scheduled as of 6:30 tonight despite heavy rain in parts of Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Fourth of July | Hendersonville Merchants and Business Association | Parade

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Historic board to hold barbecue fundraiser

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The Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission will hold the Pork, Pickin' & Preservation event at the Killarney house at 6:30 p.m. on June 28.     Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic preservation | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Life

Hendersonville celebrates the Fourth

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Kids in wagons, political acitivists on foot and farmers on tractors celebrated the Fourth of July with Hendersonville's family friendly parade today.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Fourth of July | Historic Courthouse

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Square One restaurant closes

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Square One, a popular lunch and dinner spot in the revived 100 block of South Main Street south of the Historic Courthouse, has closed.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville

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Main Street after dark kicks off

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Downtown Hendersonville is staying open later.   Read Story »

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City dives into noise issue

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Nightlife and noise go together. Nightlife noise and residential living don't.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Councilman Steve Caraker | Hendersonville City Councilman Jerry Smith

Hendersonville Business

Cypress Cellar wants to add sidewalk dining

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Cypress Cellar, the Cajun-style seafood restaurant in the lower level of the 300 block of Main Street, may be moving on up.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Hendersonville City Council | Cypress Cellar | Dining

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ECCO bringing beach to mountains

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A downtown aquarium will bring the beach to the mountains next fall during the two-day Art on Main show.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | ECCO | BJ Ramer | Art on Main | downtown Hendersonville