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EXPERIENCE THE BLOCK: Mountain Housing Opportunity & Eagle Market Place Community

Join us for a marvelous event Tuesday, November 19 from 3-7 pm – Downtown Asheville, One Block Off Biltmore

 We will be celebrating the neighborhood that our most recent completed mixed-use complex (Eagle Market Place) is located in—the Eagle and Market Streets neighborhood of Asheville, locally known as “The Block.” This year, we are co-hosting the event with our partner at Eagle Market Place, the Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation (EMSDC).

EMSDC is a 25-year old African American led organization focused on community and business development on The Block. EMSDC helps historically disadvantaged businesses and communities grow and achieve their full potential.

 We are calling this year’s annual event and fundraiser EXPERIENCE THE BLOCK will be a multifaceted.

Starting at 3:00 we will be offering tours of the building and our community room will be hosting an exhibition of Isaiah Rice photographs, one of Asheville’s beloved African American photographers. At 4:00 we will have the ribbon cutting.

On November 19 at 4:00, we will be hosting an open house and  ribbon cutting at the corner of Eagle and Market Streets in front of Eagle Market Place. 

After the ribbon cutting, we will share food and drink with our guests in the auditorium of the YMI Cultural Center, directly across the street.

At the YMI, we will be featuring local historians and speakers who will describe the rich history of this historic African American business district.

Experience the Block is an ongoing awareness effort and capital campaign to honor and celebrate the vibrant history and prosperous future of the Eagle Market Street community.

November 19, 2019
3:00pm-4:00pm – Tour of Eagle Market Place
4:00pm-4:30pm – Ribbon Cutting at Eagle Market Place
4:30pm-6:30pm – Cocktail Hour and Presentations at YMI Cultural Center

Lisa A. Keeter
Mountain Housing Opportunities
Marketing & Communications Manager
64 Clingman Avenue, Unit 101
Asheville, NC  28801

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