Grove Arcade Public Market


This elegant Gothic Revival building, which fills an entire block of downtown Asheville, holds an eclectic collection of roughly 40 owner-operated businesses, many selling products and foods of western North Carolina. The dozen stalls of the Portico Market feature the offerings of independent vendors. Fruits and vegetables are also found at Fresh Quarter; locally made cheeses, cured hams, and honey at The Big Cheese. Elsewhere in the building, shops sell Appalachian arts and handicrafts including jewelry, pottery, and porcelain, and home crafts like quilts, baskets, and storydolls. Special events are held throughout the year. Completed in 1929, the Grove Arcade was one of the first public markets in the United States. It quickly became Asheville's commercial heart and remained so until 1942. Then, as the United States plunged into World War II, the federal government took over the building for critically needed office space. It wasn't until 1995 that the government finally moved out and Asheville regained this lost treasure. After renovation work, the Arcade reopened in 2002. For more information on the Grove Arcade Public Market, visit


1 Page Ave
Asheville, NC 28801


35.59554700, -82.55664100
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(828) 252-7799

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