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Tervis Tumbler comes to Historic Biltmore Village

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – Tervo-maniacs in Asheville asked for their own Tervis store and Tervis listened. The insulated drinkware leader has taken its ‘Always Full of Fun’ tagline to new heights with their 26th company store.

“The stores are fresh, contemporary and – most of all – fun,” says Tervis VP of Stores, Lynn Kisser. “Tervis is just as eclectic as the city of Asheville– we have something for everyone, including artists, sports and college fans, outdoor and fitness enthusiasts, and more!”

Inspired by the new multi-color logo that Tervis launched in early 2011, the store design embraces the same fun and energetic look and feel. The use of bright lighting, vibrant pops of color and whimsical elements of decor allow shoppers a unique and memorable experience. The brand and its products are known for having an expressive personality – which the retail stores personify to a “T”.

The Asheville location will feature various size tumblers, mugs, water bottles and accessories. Tervis offers thousands of designs, including professional sports teams NFL®, MLB®, NHL® , NBA®, hundreds of colleges and other license agreements from some of the world’s best-known brands like Marvel®, Harley-Davidson, Hello Kitty®, Guy Harvey, Fiesta®, Duck Commander, and Margaritaville®, just to name a few.

All drinkware is made in America since 1946 and offers a lifetime guarantee. In addition to Tervis store locations, Tervis drinkware and accessories are also sold at tervis.com and in 8,000-plus retailers nationwide.

Look for more store locations as Tervis continues to expand across the country. You can visit this charming store at the Asheville Historic Biltmore Village at 3 Swan St. For more information call 828-277-4012.

Shop Smarter During the Holidays

Friday, December 16th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – You can make the holidays even more enjoyable by avoiding potential headaches, shopping smart and spending wisely. Here’s how:

  • Consider paying by credit card to improve your chances of getting a refund if the retailer goes out of business.Buy from stores you know to improve the odds that you’ll be able to return or exchange a purchase if needed. To check out a company’s track record, call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or contact your local Better Business Bureau.
  • Shop safely online, too. Stick to buying from well-established companies with secure web sites (look for a lock icon on the site and a web address that starts with “https”). Get the company’s street address and telephone number and verify them before you order.
  • Learn about refund and return policies. Stores aren’t required by law to accept returned merchandise, so ask about refunds and return policies before you buy.
  • Consider paying by credit card to improve your chances of getting a refund if the retailer goes out of business. If you order a gift that never arrives, you may be able to dispute the charge. If your credit card is lost or stolen, federal law limits your liability to $50.
  • Giving gift cards or certificates? If you buy a gift certificate and the store or restaurant closes before the certificate can be used, you may be able to contest the charge if you paid by credit card. Under North Carolina law, retailers can’t charge a maintenance fee on their gift cards within the first year and must clearly disclose any fees they’ll deduct after that.
  • Give wisely. Planning to make a donation as part of your holiday gift giving? Learn where your money will go and how it will be used. Research charities with the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance and the NC Secretary of State’s Office. Give to causes that you choose rather than being swayed by high-pressure telemarketers or text messages and emails that may be scams.
  • Criminals and scammers don’t take a holiday. Always be aware of your surroundings and protect your wallet and access to your credit or debit cards when in public. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. And never share personal information with telemarketers who call you or respond to emails or text messages that ask you for personal information.

If you spot a scam or need to complain about a business, call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov.

Volunteer with Hands-On Asheville this Holiday Season

Friday, November 26th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – Hands-On Asheville, a local program of United Way Way and Buncombe County that provides services to non-profits organizations throughout the area is looking for volunteers this holiday season! Last year they connected over 2900 individuals to over 667 non-profits in the area.

Between now and Christmas, Hands-On Asheville is excited to bring many different volunteer opportunities for people in the area. Whether you’re interested in making cookies for families, knitting for a cause, serving a meal, or wrapping present, Hands-On Asheville can help you make a difference this year. Visti http://www.handsonasheville.org for additional details about their opportunities this year and to sign up.

Asheville Grown Business Alliance Encourages People to Shop Locally on Black Friday

Friday, November 26th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – Black Friday has arrived this year, and many people love to get out the day after Thanksgiving to get a jump on their Christmas shopping. This year, consider shopping local. The Asheville Grown Business Alliance, a coalition of local business, is encouraging people to do their shopping locally this year.

The coalition consists of independenet stores in Asheville that are behind the “Love Asheville — Buy Local” movement. They are supported by many local business such as Asheville Wines, Bouchon, Rosetta’s Kitchen, Asheville Brewing, Mela, Fiore’s, Asheville downtown, and other local businesses. Check out http://ashevillegrown.wordpress.com/ for more information on shopping locally this holiday season!

Mobilia Warehouse Sale December 4th Benefits ‘Arts 2 People’

Friday, November 26th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – Mobilia, an Asheville-based store providing contemporary furniture and design products is having a warehouse sale December 4th from 10AM-5pm. Come out for a fun and unique shopping experience  that will benefit  Arts 2 People,  a local  non-profit promoting cultural and artistic opportunities, and Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance. Mobilia will be selling off furniture, artwork, architectural salvage, and different unique odds and ends sure to inspire interiors designers, decorators, or just people looking for new home furnishing and gift ideas. 10% of all items sold will benefit Arts 2 People and Terpsicorp. Visit www.mobilianc.com

Woof Gang Bakery Opens at Biltmore Park

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – If you’ve ever visited Biltmore Park Town Square, you’ve probably noticed that the residents here love their dogs. From shopping at City Market and listening to music at Concerts in the Park to running errands or just taking a stroll, apartment and condo residents can be spotted frequently with their canine companions. Now, their love for their pets can enjoy even more attention because Woof Gang Bakery is now open.

Specializing in gourmet dog treats, Woof Gang Bakery offers pet owners a wide selection of handmade biscuits that dogs will love. And with no added salt, sugar, or preservatives, treating man’s best friend to something delicious has never been healthier. With scrumptious ingredients like bacon, cheddar and parmesan cheese, pumpkin, cinnamon, and peanut butter, you can rest assured that every dog will find a flavor to suit its tastes. Woof Gang Bakery also offers something for everyday nutrition. The store is well-stocked with organic cat and dog food, and they carry some of the best brand-name products, including Pure Bites, California Natural, Cloud Star, Ark Naturals, and more.

The store will also offer customers boutique items like collars, leads, apparel, toys, bowls, and even spa products–all great ways to pamper your puppy. In addition to their fabulous products, Woof Gang Bakery has a Loyalty Club that is free to join and that allows store patrons to earn credit towards future purchases, enjoy a free birthday treat for their dog, learn about special promotions and events, and take advantage of free home delivery if they are a local customer.

Over the next week, make sure you stop by Woof Gang Bakery to welcome them to Biltmore Park Town Square. They and your pets will be sure to thank you for it. Also be sure to stay tuned for more information about the store’s upcoming grand opening.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino to Open New State-of-the-Art Events Center

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

CHEROKEE, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel unveiled plans for a new 3,000-seat Events Center making it the region’s leading concert, events and entertainment venue. Opening celebrations are scheduled Labor Day Weekend 2010.

Hosting top-tier talent including country, comedy, and rock, sporting events and production shows, the three-level Events Center will include VIP suites, box seating and 1,000 balcony seats. Modular seating will be used for conventions, sports programming, catering and special events.

Concession areas will be located on all floors; LCD screens throughout the pre-function area. The stage will be 60′ by 40′, framed by 32′ screens with HD resolution. A D&B J Series Line array speaker system with theatrical lighting includes MA Lighting Grand MA2 console and Martin Intelligent lighting instruments. Green Room includes flat-screen televisions and dressing rooms.

The Events Center is part of the 56-acre property’s $633 million expansion to position Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel as the Southeast’s premier gaming destination and world-class entertainment and tourism destination. Scheduled for completion in 2012, the expansion is the most significant hospitality development underway in the Southeast and one of the largest in the U.S.

The “Master Plan” adds a third tower (532 luxury guest rooms/suites) providing the most accommodations in North and South Carolina, entertainment and VIP lounges, 18,000-square-foot spa, digital poker room, Asian gaming room, new restaurant and retail outlets, and parking garages.

Harrah’s Cherokee also is renovating current casino facilities and doubling the casino floor size to 195,000 square feet. Recently opened as a guest amenity is nearby Sequoyah National Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones II and Notah Begay III, owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and managed by Troon Golf, developer, marketer and manager of upscale golf properties.

In June 2009, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, owners of Harrah’s Cherokee, approved a referendum which permits wine, beer and spirits to be served on the casino floor, in restaurants, cafes, VIP lounge, and guest accommodations via room service.

Harrah’s Cherokee is located 50 miles from Asheville at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Biltmore Park Town Square Hosts the Spring Market

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – On Saturday, spring will officially arrive, and Biltmore Park Town Square is gearing up to host the first celebration of the new season. From March 25th to March 28th, Town Square will welcome the Junior League of Asheville’s Spring Market, which will offer a variety of activities that are sure to put a spring in your step.

A Spring Soiree on Thursday evening, March 25th, will kick off the four-day extravaganza. Guests, with a $25 ticket, will enjoy food, drinks, a silent auction, exclusive shopping at the market, and live music by Whitewater Bluegrass Company. Money raised at the kick-off party, as well as from the market, will support the Junior League’s mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community.

Friday will be dedicated to the market, where customers will find one-of-a-kind items from special collections brought to Asheville by merchants from around the area and all over the country. Visitors can peruse an array of art, jewelry, clothing and accessories, children’s toy’s, health and beauty products, gourmet food, and more–making for the perfect place to find everything you need for spring.

On Saturday, the day will begin with an exciting start as runners participate in the Spring into Action 5k, which will take them around the beautiful Biltmore Park neighborhood before they end with a strong finish by Reuter Family YMCA. Afterwards, shopping will resume, and while parents enjoy the retail selections, children can enjoy brunch with the Easter Bunny (don’t forget to bring your cameras!).

Biltmore’s 25th Annual Festival of Flowers Starts April 3rd

Friday, March 12th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – Gorgeous blooms are in full glory as thousands of tulips welcome springtime during Biltmore’s 25th annual Festival of Flowers, April 3 – May 16, 2010. The estate-wide event celebrates the beauty of George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre property and its original design by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture. Biltmore’s gardens, Olmsted’s final and most grand project, are in their 120th year, and are becoming more beautiful as time passes. For the first time, a cell phone audio tour of the gardens offering historical facts as well as more detailed information about plant varieties will also be available.

The 25th anniversary celebration of Festival of Flowers coincides with the grand opening of Antler Hill Village. This pedestrian-friendly venue will be open to guests as part of daily admission to Biltmore and expands current offerings to include a new exhibition space, village green with live entertainment, dining, shopping and a new outdoor adventure center. Biltmore Winery, located in the village area, will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary and will be offering a newly-designed tour and tasting room. Antler Hill Village will be open to guests during Festival of Flowers and a grand opening celebration is planned for May 20 – 23, 2010.

Floral decor this year will focus on the iris, fleur de lis and color silver, all symbolic of the 25th anniversary. Tulips – over 100,000 of them – will mark the beginning of the festival greeting visitors at Biltmore’s main entrance and continuing to the stunning colors in the Walled Garden. Guests won’t want to miss the vibrant colors in the 20-acre azalea garden and cascades of native and exotic blooms in the natural gardens and along walking trails.

The entrance vestibule at Biltmore House will feature a fresh flower carpet design, and in the Entry Hall, six woven commemorative banners will hang, all designed and woven by local company Manual Woodworkers & Weavers. French influences with designs in blues, purples, soft yellow, soft greens, pink, burgundy and red will grace floral arrangements in Biltmore House.

In honor of the winery’s 25th anniversary, the conservatory display will take inspiration from Biltmore’s wines with elaborate container gardens planted with beautiful colors and scents to represent selections. During the last half of the festival, the Walled Garden’s pattern beds will feature a fleur de lis design.

With so much to celebrate, festivities across the estate will include music, tips from Biltmore gardeners and innovative displays. Biltmore Winery will host live music, wine tastings, seminars and children’s activities. Seasonal Festival of Flowers wines are crafted each year to mark the occasion. In addition, Biltmore’s restaurants will feature special silver anniversary menus, drinks and desserts.

In addition to Biltmore House and Gardens, estate admission includes entry to Biltmore Winery, Antler Hill Village, specialty gift shops and restaurants. Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of Biltmore’s unique surroundings by taking part in the Explore Biltmore program. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, carriage rides, Segway tours, a sporting clays program and a Land Rover Driving School. Guests looking for accommodations will enjoy the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate, which provides a variety of packages. For more information or reservations, contact Biltmore at 877.BILTMORE or visit www.biltmore.com.

Printville and Constance Boutique Opening Next Week at Biltmore Park

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – On the coattails of announcing the addition of four new retailers and restaurants, Town Square is also gearing up for two openings that are scheduled for next week, giving Asheville area residents and visitors plenty to look forward to.

Much to the delight of the office community in Town Square, Printville will open its doors on Monday. Offering commercial printing and copying as well as packaging and shipping services for drop-off and delivery, Printville will fill an important business niche in South Asheville. They will also provide creative services that can help businesses get their image off the ground. Stop by their location in Suite 100 at Two Town Square Boulevard to welcome them to Biltmore Park.

While this next business may not help with mailings, they will help with a different kind of creative vision and image. Constance Boutique will open its doors to designer enthusiasts on Wednesday, ensuring that the women of Asheville continue to be among the most fashionable. Carrying the latest lines by Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller, and more, Constance is the region’s premier source for all things trendy and chic. Resolve to make it through winter with style and check out the boutique’s offerings next week.

And don’t forget to check back often to hear about the latest stores and restaurants that are coming to Biltmore Park Town Square. We look forward to seeing you soon.