Let’s be honest…most people do not come to Western North Carolina to shop! But…we do have great places to shop especially downtown Asheville. We love that the majority of our downtown shops and boutiques are locally-owned. They are mixed among art galleries and chocolate shops. So you can browse the galleries, drink coffee and eat chocolate, and buy very some very interesting merchandise all the while supporting the street musicians as you shop.
The old Biltmore Mall has now been converted to outlets which has been a big improvement to that area of town.
And of course, Tunnel Road is still very active. Fortunately some of the older strip malls are being refurbished with new stores, restaurants, and health food stores.