Comfort Suites Biltmore Square Mall
890 Brevard Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 665-4000
Fax: (828) 665-9082
At Mountain Sunshine Farms, pick the choicest of products and fill your shopping cart with things as exotic as beans, Amish Gouda cheese, honey, ham that has been cured for a year and many such things. The muscadine jelly is too good to miss. The cheese which is manufactured here itself is one of the finest of its kind; combine it with wild huckleberry jam, which will make your mouth water while you may end up buying a large stock of the preserved fig. Definitely a shop for all food enthusiasts.
If you are looking for off-the-beaten-path kind of music, come to Harvest Records. These guys have a great selection of old and used records, and if they don't have something you are looking for, they'll order it. Call for details.
The two-storeyed Grove Arcade during looks every bit like a medieval palace, more so in the evenings when the place is brightly lit. Unlike most shopping centers, this arcade doesn't give the feeling of being over-crowded. Simplicity is associated with every shop and restaurant. The ice-creams at KAMM'S Frozen Custard Shop is a local favorite. The Corner Market houses a deli inside, so that no sooner is the shopping done that one can grab a bite. The best local craftsmen too are housed in here with 'Home Crafts' paving the way. Not much of an arcade arena, but without doubt a good shopping center.
After tasting success purely as a trader, owner Nader Kawar decided to take his mineral trading business to the shops in Grove Arcade. The result was Enter the Earth, a minerals and fossils shop providing rare stones for purchase. Authenticity is never an issue as the goods are shipped all the way from Madagascar. Having a host of gifts and jewelery items created from rock, minerals and fossils, the store is sure to tap the archaeological bone in one and all.
Stevenson Rare Coins & Jewelry, amongst Asheville natives, has rejuvenated what was once one of the most popular hobbies. Over the centuries, the United States dollar has seen various changes. Prominent amongst them were the English and Spanish influences it has had. The power of the currency itself can't be disputed. Stevenson Coins helps collectors go through the years and find what's missing. Being the largest buyer in North America, a trip to the place is sure to bring you one step closer to making that collection a complete one.
From the outside, this store looks modern, even contemporary. But step through those glass doors and you'll be transported back to your childhood days when you hung out at the corner candy store. Grab a bucket and choose from over 500 kinds of candy, some hard-to-find old favorites, displayed in bushel baskets on one side of the store. Remember Chuckles and Mary Janes? Well, they've got 'em! If you can get past the candy, Mast also stocks a charming array of country style products as well as sports gear and clothing.
A bookstore that has been a part of downtown's community since 1982, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe started as a small endeavor on the part of the owner, Emoke B'Racz, to further her love of books and literature. The love for literature is obvious from the name of the store itself, inspired by the character of Mrs. Malaprop from Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play The Rivals. Though the root word of the name, malapropism, refers to the improper use of words that sound similar, this bookstore has a staff that is dedicated to ensure you buy the proper book for yourself. There is also a cafe at the bookstore that serves locally roasted brews. See the website or call to know more.
Duncan & York is all about connection - their goal is to offer truly unique gifts to customers and have them feel connected with what they buy, which is why most of the items found in the store are American made. From hilarious cards, gorgeous stationary sets to arts and crafts tools and cute accessories, this Asheville store is the ideal place to buy a gift. You'll never run out of new things to purchase and there is even food and drinks in the store.
A stunning variety, spectacular designs and consistent quality have made Tops for Shoes a trusted name for shoes and sandals in the city. Be it for a dressy occasion or a formal office day, pick out a pair from the collection. Available in all sizes, the store stocks designer shoes by Calvin Klein, Hunter, Michael Cors, Jeffrey Campbell and Van Eli. Both men and women are sure to find comfortable footwear suited for all events here.
This chic and funky clothing store offers affordable and stylish outfits for women of every age. Whether it's an evening gown or a casual tee, Minx Boutique will ensure that you look your very best on any occasion. Complete your look with the amazing range of high-end accessories that this store is famous for.
Stepping into the tiny space that is the Carolina Cigar Company, your first sense is the intoxicating aroma of sweet tobacco. Then, as your eyes adjust to the dim interior, you see large tobacco market baskets, fast becoming a rarity even in antique stores, high up on the walls. You’ll find superb pipe and cigarette blends in sealed jars out front, but their forte is the hundreds of cigars in the climate controlled back room, which hand rolled from Carolina and South American tobaccos. From Robustos to Churchills, well-aged blends, interesting flavors and diverse wrappers, this shop is sure to suit both aficionado and novice. -Nadine Naujoks
A walk down Broadway Street guarantees a visit to L.O.F.T.; its attractive, heavily-donned window is just a glimpse of what's to come. The specialty store houses an interesting collection of Lost Objects, Found Treasures - the phrase that gives this place its acronym - laid out in a vibrant, garage-sale-esque atmosphere. The assortment features funky and creatively recycled artifacts, vintage items and rare antiquity. Browse through authentic artwork, hand-made ceramics, scented candles, photo-frames, foreign furniture, lanterns, and much more. This is your one stop shop for unique souvenirs and exquisite gifts that you will not want to part with.