ASHEVILLE, NC – Biltmore Farms LLC and Crosland LLC welcome Travinia Italian Kitchen and Cold Stone Creamery – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to Western North Carolina’s mixed-use destination, Biltmore Park Town Square. Travinia Italian Kitchen brings its upscale Italian dining and catering to North Carolina for the first time. Asheville diners will enjoy extensive pasta, steak and seafood offerings accompanied by a wide selection of specialty martinis and wines at casual dining prices.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. While most dinner menu selections are served all day, a variety of sandwiches and wraps are added to the lunch menu to cater to the daytime crowd. The 6,423 square foot restaurant will open fall 2009 near the Regal® Biltmore Grande Stadium 15.
“Asheville already has such a rich culinary tradition,” said Charles Thrift, senior leasing associate for Crosland. “We think that Travinia Italian Kitchen is a great addition to the restaurant scene, and Cold Stone – Rocky Mountain adds a quick family-friendly convenient option for shoppers and residents.”
Travinia is currently operating in Greenville, Columbia, Lexington and Myrtle Beach, S.C., but the Biltmore Park Town Square location is the restaurant’s first venture outside its home state. “We chose to expand to Biltmore Park Town Square because Asheville is such a thriving scene for the restaurant industry, and we feel with its variety of uses, this development will attract a wide array of consumers,” said Mark Craig, Travinia Italian Kitchen owner.
Cold Stone Creamery – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will offer treats to satisfy any sweet tooth. This is the first co-branded store of its kind on the east coast. Cold Stone Creamery ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in the store and served with a variety of mix-in toppings. Customers select a Creamery flavor, such as Sweet Cream, Mint, Cake Batter or Chocolate, then choose from an extensive list of candy, nut and fruit mix-ins. Every ice cream and mix-in combination is considered a creation, and the signature process of combining the ingredients before the customer on a frozen granite stone completes “The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience.”
The retailer will also offer a collection of premium chocolates and confectionary products found in Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores across the nation. Customers can enjoy candy by the box, homemade fudge and caramel and an extensive selection of candied apples. The store will be open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-10 p.m. Sun. The 1,240 square foot eatery will open in early summer 2009 near University of Phoenix®.
“We have been looking forward to opening this store in Biltmore Park for some time. We cannot wait to introduce Cold Stone Creamery – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to south Asheville” remarked Chad Eads. He and Stacy Eads are local franchisors who operate three stores in Asheville and the Greenville, S.C. area. They have lived in Arden for three years.
Travinia Italian Kitchen and Cold Stone Creamery – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory join Biltmore Park Town Square’s other distinctive eateries, 131 Main Restaurant (6,724-sq. ft.), BrixxTM Wood Fired Pizza Oven (3,882 sq. ft.) which are scheduled to open in spring 2009, and P.F. Chang’s® (6,640 sq. ft.) which opened in December 2008 to rave reviews.
“It is crucial that we provide a variety of high quality dining choices and price points for the many office users, residents and shoppers in Biltmore Park Town Square. These operators provide a wonderful combination of local, regional and national restaurants,” said Jack Cecil, Biltmore Farms President.
Biltmore Park Town Square is a $204 million mixed-use regional destination in south Asheville, located at Interstate-26 and Long Shoals Road. Ideally situated between downtown Asheville and Hendersonville, the complex offers national stores in addition to shops that are unique to the region. The 42-acre master plan includes 283,000 square feet of retail, entertainment and restaurants, 270,000 square feet of Class-A office space, a 165-room Hilton Hotel, and an urban residential component comprised of approximately 274 Class-A apartments, condominiums and townhomes, now selling and leasing. Offering the area’s only prime, mixed-use space for lease, Biltmore Park Town Square is a joint venture between Biltmore Farms and Crosland. Inspired by New Urbanism principles, this progressive, one-of-a-kind development honors the tradition of its surroundings while adding energy and excitement to the community. For more information, visit www.biltmorepark.com.