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First Zoo City StrEAT Fest set for Asheboro

First Zoo City StrEAT Fest set for Asheboro

ASHEBORO – This weekend’s inaugural Zoo City StrEAT Fest in downtown Asheboro is a celebration of several ventures. Addie Corder, executive director of Downtown Asheboro Inc., said it’s a chance to recognize North Carolina Zoo’s 50th anniversary along with outdoor activities. There will be outdoor dining, a pop-up farmers’ market and themes associated with Earth Day. “We’ve been able to have so many activities associated with this,” Corder said of StrEAT Fest, which runs from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. North Carolina Zoo will provide education and interactive activities connected to conservation and wildlife. Corder said it’s a truly family-oriented event with…
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Full Moon shines on downtown Asheboro

Full Moon shines on downtown Asheboro

Full Moon Oyster Bar and Seafood Kitchen opened its Asheboro location last week in downtown. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – The management of the Full Moon Oyster Bar and Seafood Kitchen couldn’t wait to get started in Asheboro. Vice president and part-owner Rob Russell said the eatery got off to a grand start last week in its downtown location. In some ways, landing in Asheboro was an unexpected development. “I didn’t know if it would suit us,” Russell said of the process that began about 15 months ago. “Like almost all the Full Moons we have, this location kind of…
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Brewing company crafts something more in Asheboro

Brewing company crafts something more in Asheboro

The Pharmacy Craft Cocktails and Distilling is a new spot in downtown Asheboro. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Four Saints Brewing Company has expanded with a companion spot. The Pharmacy Craft Cocktails and Distilling opened last week – an adjacent gathering location under the same ownership. “These are two separate businesses,” events manager Sam Baker said. “We’re providing two vastly different experiences.” The Pharmacy will be geared toward a more sophisticated, adult crowd. In the new space, patrons will be limited to age 21 and older. No pets will be allowed. The tone will be distinctively different, Baker said. “There…
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The Taco Loco reopens after 3½ months of misery

The Taco Loco reopens after 3½ months of misery

ASHEBORO – The Taco Loco is back serving customers after the popular Mexican restaurant in downtown Asheboro was closed in various fashions for more than three months following a busted pipe. The Taco Logo should be operating with a complete menu Monday. “We’re excited to be opened back up,” restaurant manager Jackie Munoz said Saturday. The re-opening began late-afternoon Friday with the sale of tacos only. “We were slammed,” Munoz said. For the weekend, a limited menu is in place. The restaurant at 138 Sunset Ave. announced April 4 that the dining area would be closed until further notice. The…
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Downtown parade honors veterans

Downtown parade honors veterans

Asheboro High school marching band performs on Sunset Street (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) ASHEBORO — Bands, tanks, and war heroes were on display in downtown Asheboro last week. In one of the first parades since the pandemic, the town closed its streets and welcomed its residents to celebrate the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. The Veterans Day parade was held on Thursday, November 11.  
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