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Wall Street, Asheville

Asheville

NC

USA

Contributed by 
Robin Adkins
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
August 16, 2005
December 14, 2017

A pedestrian shopping area that does not permit chain stores.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Asheville is the Mecca for liberal and moderate, thinking people who have an interest in any of the visual or performing arts. No chains are permitted downtown, only small, privately owned boutique shops and pubs.

Access & Linkages

The neighborhood is pedestrian friendly. Many people come here for an evening out; they park the car, and walk to markets, movies and dinner.

Comfort & Image

The area is very bohemian. The odd pan-handling homeless person or wino can be a nuisance. Otherwise, this is a very safe town.

Uses & Activities

Scads of good (but casual) restaurants, pubs and boutiques.

Sociability

Very laid-back and casual. A wide variety of people from diverse places find safe haven in downtown Asheville.

How Light?

How Quick?

How Cheap?

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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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