Grove Arcade

Grove Arcade South Entrance
Grove Arcade South Entrance

Opened in 1929, the Grove Arcade was a dream of Dr. Edwin Riley Grove, the owner of the  Battery Park hotel which can bee seen in the photo below just behind the Arcade. Grove wanted to bring a shopping market to downtown Asheville, believing the a city needed a vibrant downtown area.

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Arcade now has shops on the first floor, business offices on the second. The floors above the second are locked out, unless you have a key card.

Grove Arcade
North Entrance, Battery Park Hotel in the background

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Looks like these were phone booths, now hold a display on the history of the Grove Arcade

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