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1980 - Govt. Announces Plan to Remodel Grove Arcade

Public support began to grow for a plan to return the Arcade to its original use. In the 1980s, the government announced plans to remodel and enlarge the building. The renovation efforts coincided with a push to revitalize Downtown Asheville, which had fallen into disrepair and was largely abandoned as a commercial center.

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