Welcome to Grove Arcade’s Architectural Tour. This beautiful building, envisioned by the creator of the Grove Park Inn, incorporates many architectural styles and served as one of the leading commercial buildings in the city in the 1930s. It was closed to the public in 1942 during World War II. In the 1970s, however, public support grew for a return to its original use. And after an extensive renovation, it reopened in 2002. Today, the ground level is filled with a some of Downtown Asheville’s most exciting shops, restaurants, and lifestyle services.