About

GROVE ARCADE

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.

The Rich History Behind Grove Arcade

Learn more about the events of grove arcade through each decade

EXPLORE THE ARCHITECTURE OF ONE OF ASHEVILLE'S MOST UNIQUE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS