Bele Chere 2012, Asheville’s big annual street party, will bring thousands to downtown Asheville this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But it will also keep plenty of people away, including some business owners who will close their businesses.
The Fine Arts Theatre: Owner John Cram is well-known for his dislike of Bele Chere’s unwashed masses.
The Bywater: Not downtown, but a great oasis. Owners say they’re going to take the weekend to take a much-needed break.
Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar: Mountain Xpress notes their closure.
The Grey Eagle: Another business that, while not downtown, takes a pass on Bele Chere weekend, likely because the music spot doesn’t want to compete with all the free music available at the fest.
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