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  1. KMART Plaza (Tunnel Rd.) 1975-?

    This plaza is almost complete aside from the Diamond Brand outdoors store.
  2. Asheville Weather & Climate Discussion

    This June and July may not resemble last years abundant rainfall. 8.97" and 13.69"
  3. Biltmore Square Mall

    only one I have heard is Jcrew...but your typical outlet store tenants may follow. Ones like Bose, Coach, and some of those in Gaffney most likely.
  4. Asheville Weather & Climate Discussion

    Asheville set a record yesterday of 70 degrees. So much for winter again.
  5. Asheville grocers & food retailers - What's your preference?

    That Lowes Foods has been packed all week. 25% off, now that they are closing.
  6. Asheville grocers & food retailers - What's your preference?

    I don't really go to Chick-Fil-A that much, but that's funny because it will just frustrate more liberals if that happens. I like their strategy though, go where the money is. Everyone from Harris Teeter will most likely go straight to Chick-Fil-A after finishing their grocery shopping.
  7. Asheville grocers & food retailers - What's your preference?

    Biltmore Forest is, you're right, but the other side of the street (right side of US-25) beginning after the Parkway entrance, really is a polar opposite. That's why it seemed weird that Harris Teeter was ever there to begin with. It would be nice if an Aldi's went there or something of that sort (partly just to antagonize that higher end population). Also in reference to Ingles, They survive purely on saturation and HEAVY advertising. I NEVER hear or see(TV) any advertisements for Bi-Lo, Earthfare, or Harris Teeter anywhere in Asheville. It's a shame too, because the Bi-Lo fuel perks program is actually a lot more cost efficient than Ingle's "3 cents off with a gift card" deal.
  8. Asheville grocers & food retailers - What's your preference?

    What did they expect? That area really isn't that high end...besides, in Asheville Ingles has everyone brainwashed.
  9. KMART Plaza (Tunnel Rd.) 1975-?

    2014, wow, I don't get up that way too much, but I can imagine the traffic will be a nightmare while the demolition/construction occurs.
  10. KMART Plaza (Tunnel Rd.) 1975-?

    If I could afford to shop there on a regular basis this would be exciting news, but if their prices mirror Earthfare, than forget it.
  11. KMART Plaza (Tunnel Rd.) 1975-?

    The Kmart in Greenville, SC is closing as well. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the Skyland Kmart is closing within the next year or so. That location always seemed slower than even the Tunnel Rd. store. Also, I have to agree that the Asheville Mall is awful. Just in comparison to other malls in bigger cities nearby, the Asheville mall has really nothing to offer, other than horrible traffic trying to get to it. Trying to get from the Lowe's Home Improvement to the I-240 on ramp can sometimes take 10-15 minutes to go less than 1/4 mile.
  12. KMART Plaza (Tunnel Rd.) 1975-?

    They are most likely going to level the entire plaza. if you take a look at the owner's website (which still ironically includes Kmart), it shows a blueprint type layout of the property, which does include Tuesday Morning and Radio Shack. Everything in this plaza will probably be leveled in the Spring/Summer of 2013, and then we can wonder what will go here. Costco would have more than enough room in my opinion, but whatever the new tenant is, I'm sure they are already known internally. As I have said before in this topic, this area is hardly an upscale area, and not really close to the main "Biltmore" tourist area, which is at least 2 miles down Swannanoa River Rd.
  13. 4 Kmarts, but 3 Walmarts? Oddities abound...

    So I am assuming my source was correct back in June. The plaza owners had this planned six months ago. This sighting of insurance agents and property owners should have tipped someone off back in the summer.
  14. KMART Plaza (Tunnel Rd.) 1975-?

    Just drove by there earlier, and there was a "liquidity company" on site. You can pretty much fill in the rest.
  15. KMART Plaza (Tunnel Rd.) 1975-?

    There has been a significant development with this Kmart location...can't mention the specifics, as I have not yet been given permission to release the information, however, more information will be released on 11/13.