Woolworth Walk, Asheville

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  • One of our favorite places to visit in Asheville. Never disappoints as a unique place to find a gift or just enjoy a look around. The staff at the desk are always eager to answer questions and are kno...  more »
  • Asheville is a great place for arts and crafts and there are a lot of them in Woolworth's. A snack bar in the old soda fountain adds some nice ambiance (and cooking odors).  more »
  • Artists are represented here, ranging from jewelers to potters to painters to sculptors. Beautiful offerings in a lovely venue. Used to go there as a child when it was woolworths. Loved seeing that th...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to grab a quick lunch. The original charming lunch counter n stools are still there. Want ice cream they still have the fountain. The prices are affordable. While you wait you can walk around and check out all the Artsy things they have. Your can find things like photographs paintings sculptors All kinds of handmade items. There are two floors to check out.
  • What a great historic site that used to be a Woolworth, but now plays host to an artists co-op where artists can display their wares for sale and there is a central cashier who takes care of the transactions. It's like antique malls with multiple vendors, but more fun since it is original art. The only drawback is that the artists are not available if you have a question. They have also preserved the original soda fountain and counter so you can stop for a snack and a soda shake. If you like original art, this is a must stop.
  • I am an artist that exhibited at WW. I waited 3 years to be offered a small space downstairs. I took it, and also expressed my desire to be moved upstairs when space became available. I was told there was a waiting list for that type of move, and to contact Erin. I did. I displayed work downstairs and had moderate but consistent sales. I inquired about every 6 months about the waiting list. Sales are slower downstairs and shoplifting is higher. I inquired a couple of times about the use of the elevator. I was told it could be used, but was not insured for the public. I always wondered why not. There are two flights of stairs to go to the lower level. Obviously, many customers will not choose to shop downstairs because of the difficulty of the stairs. The last time I inquired of the internal wait list, I was told it had been discontinued. Movement to an upstairs location was on a subjective basis. By that point, I had been waiting for three years. It was at this point that I cancelled my contract and vacated the space. I prefer to work with galleries that are honest with their artists.
  • I adore coming here for lunch when I'm working downtown. The food is good, consistent, and very quick. The lunch counter is perfect for either eating with a friend or solo, and the environment is great for walking around after. The only downside is the line can back up—especially in the summer when tour groups gravitate there for a quick bite.
  • The gallery and Soda Fountain have different hours: the fountain always closes an hour before the gallery and food service closes 2 hours before the gallery (just ice cream and drinks for their last hour). In summer, both the gallery and the fountain are open an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays. If you have questions about their hours, it's best to call ahead to be certain.

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