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The Celtic Way, Asheville

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  • Same for me as a lot of the other reviews. I walked in and noticed the path to the store was blocked off. The lady behind the counter was talking to a customer about parking in Asheville. I stood ther...  more »
  • It's unusual in a tourist town to have a store that doesn't cater to the wandering shopper. If you know what you are looking for, as in I want a McLeod tartan tie, or I want a book about tartans, fine...  more »
  • The owner of The Celtic Way is famous---just read the reviews. I've lived here for years and had never actually been in. I went in today with an out of town friend whose is Irish. She doesn't need you...  more »
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  • We walked into this witch's lair by accident and immediately knew we had made a mistake. She latched onto my husband and immediately started indulging him with stories about how Asheville has gone to pot. I chimed in a couple times and she looked at me and snubbed me with disdain. She then focused attentions solely on my husband and completely ignored me for the entire 20 minutes we were trapped. She apparently hates women. I finally dipped out and left my husband in there. Sorry honey. Out of amusement I decided to see if I could find anything on the internet about her. Obviously this old bat has left a pretty big impression on a lot of people. Crazy.
  • Everything that the other one-star reviews mentioned is exactly what I went through, too! I walked in with my boyfriend hoping to find something for my dad for Christmas because he is really interested in our clan's tartan. The owner blocked me from entering the store and kept asking me what I was looking for, to which I replied more than once, "I'm not sure exactly what he would like, but our last name is Stewart and he really likes the Stewart plaid, so maybe something that says our name or has our crest and tartan on it." She continued to block us from looking around and lectured us about political topics, which I definitely was not interested in talking about when I really needed to find a gift. She asked about my family tree, which I wasn't sure about other than my last name, so she told us to leave and maybe come back when we knew more about my family history. I'll start researching my family history but won't be returning!
  • The proprietor was extremely rude. It's such a lovely area of Asheville with many quaint & customer friendly shops. I was shocked at how she immediately stopped me as I came in the door and bombarded me with questions about why I was there. I am proud of my Celtic roots and was so excited to find a shop that I THOUGHT I could enjoy perusing and perhaps buy some gifts or personal items. There was another couple present who also hadn't gotten past her at the cash register at the front of the store. I don't know how she stays in business. The store could be very popular if there was a more welcoming, customer-friendly reception and encouragement to browse.
  • We've had the same experience! My wife's dad and wife got thrown out because they're‚Äč from Iowa, we got thrown out because we wanted to look at her tapes. Now Everytime we go near her store we go in just to mess with her. Lol what an old snapping turtle! And absolute racist!
  • I can only surmise that the negative comments on this place are ashville democrats that are butt hurt about her political leanings displayed in the store front window. However a more logical conclusion is that she has no patience for people screwing around wasting her time. I found her to be extremely charming, helpful and knowledgeable. Perhaps being the Scot that am, I knew not to say "just looking". A Scot will tell you "where to go" if you just want to look.