Asheville's Original Mall

An exterior shot of the Grove Arcade during the day

What is Grove Arcade?

Grove Arcade is a historic architectural landmark in the center of downtown Asheville. Conceived by pioneering Asheville developer Edwin Wiley Grove and completed in 1929, two years after Grove’s death, it has come to represent the heart and character of the town. Its rich history and ornate architecture combined with its eclectic mix of shops and restaurants offer patrons a full-day immersion into Asheville’s lifestyle and culture.

The building’s leasehold interest was purchased in July of 2018, and the new local owners and operators are humbled and honored for the opportunity to steward such a beautiful, historic property into the future while contributing to the well-being of Asheville residents and the downtown area.

Our Mission

To effectively operate a premier marketplace in downtown Asheville where locals and visitors engage with talented local craftspeople and services that reflect Asheville’s distinct characteristics and values and pay respect to the building’s rich history and original intent.

Our Vision

The Grove Arcade vision remains true to founder E.W. Grove’s vision in 1922: to be the epicenter of downtown Asheville, a hangout for locals, and the first stop for visitors.

Experience The Residences at Grove Arcade

Immerse yourself in a building that offers shopping, dining and services just down the elevator from your luxury studio or suite apartment.

Need Assistance? We're Here To Help!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, we have a dedicated support staff working to make sure your experience at the Grove Arcade is nothing but perfect..

Commercial Leasing at Grove Arcade

Looking for retail or office space in downtown Asheville? Make Grove Arcade the home to your business by contacting us about our commercial leasing opportunities.

Learn About The Rich History Behind Grove Arcade

Constructed in 1928 to be America’s first indoor shopping mall, the Grove Arcade has gone through many phases during its 100 years of history, including a military base, the national weather records center, and the finest place to dine or shop in Downtown Asheville.

Explore The Architecture of Asheville's Most Unique Historical building

Walking through the halls of Grove Arcade you’ll notice incredible motifs and gothic characters sculpted onto the archways and walls of the building. Experience all the architectural features of Grove Arcade through our Architectural Tour.

sculpture on grove arcade's interior architecture