P.F. Chang's coming to Biltmore Park

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

Developers of the expansion of Biltmore Park's Town Square said Thursday that a P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurant will be among the tenants at the center and that a hotel previously announced for the ...
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Tourist Hater

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This is exactly the sort of business Asheville can do without.

One more nail in the coffin for local business. I am in fear of the day when Asheville is overrun with Wolfgang Puck's, Starbucks, and all of the other trappings of west coast consumerism.
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I know, I want a California Pizza Kitchen!
jason

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Jan 3, 2008
 
After hearing this news, I just threw up in my mouth...
asheville momma

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Jan 3, 2008
 
As much as I love all our local Asian restaurants, I love P.F. Changs!!! I'll still go to all my favorite local spots but this is far enough away from town to not affect the local eateries.

Sorry but beats the hell out of C.F. Chans! That place sucked!
ken jarvis

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I hope they get a cheesecake factory. The more the better for everyone. If they cant stand the competition, then stay out of the kitchen.
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Jan 3, 2008
 
Finally!
i'm tired of driving to Altanta for PF Changs!
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Tina

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Jan 3, 2008
 
The closest one to Asheville is in Greenville, SC. I'm so excited about this offering. I don't eat at any Chinese restaurants except this one anymore.
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Jan 3, 2008
 
Tourist Hater wrote:
This is exactly the sort of business Asheville can do without.
One more nail in the coffin for local business. I am in fear of the day when Asheville is overrun with Wolfgang Puck's, Starbucks, and all of the other trappings of west coast consumerism.
"Tourist Hater"? What the Hades does this have to do with tourists? You think tourists coming from places like Atlanta and Charlotte care that we have a P.F. Changs in a suburban shopping center? It's for us local yokels.
Mee

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Jan 3, 2008
 
As a fan of PF Chang's I will certainly go this restaurant from time to time, but as a resident and worker downtown I will continue to support all my favorite local restaurants as well. I'll still go to the Noodle Shop and Thai Basil and Wasabi, etc. These kinds of establishments are inevitable. Drive down any US interstate and you'll see the same chain stores and restaurants over and over. Look at this area in Arden where the restaurant is going, there's going to be an REI there I know, and south of it is Best Buy, Lowes, Target, Pier One, Carraba's and on and on. Luckily, we live in a city with an abundance of excellent local businesses and a population that will continue to support them, as well as a strong movement to keep these chains out of downtown. It's fine that this is in Arden, just don't put it on Pack Square.
Happy EX democrackkk

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Jan 4, 2008
 
I will also defend the coolest, best, downtown Asian restaurant, Doc Chey's Noodle House. Always delectable food, and an avant garde crowd. Not many rednecks, except for us.
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Jan 4, 2008
 
Mee wrote:
As a fan of PF Chang's I will certainly go this restaurant from time to time, but as a resident and worker downtown I will continue to support all my favorite local restaurants as well. I'll still go to the Noodle Shop and Thai Basil and Wasabi, etc. These kinds of establishments are inevitable. Drive down any US interstate and you'll see the same chain stores and restaurants over and over. Look at this area in Arden where the restaurant is going, there's going to be an REI there I know, and south of it is Best Buy, Lowes, Target, Pier One, Carraba's and on and on. Luckily, we live in a city with an abundance of excellent local businesses and a population that will continue to support them, as well as a strong movement to keep these chains out of downtown. It's fine that this is in Arden, just don't put it on Pack Square.
It is just a matter of time before these chains enter downtown and shut down the local restaurants. South Asheville looks like it came from a cookie cutter.
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I don't think these better chain restaurants want to go downtown. No parking, to expensive for land and most people do not want to go downtown, especially at night when most people eat out. They usually locate in progressive areas where a lot of shopping is available and easy access.Biltmore Park fits that well. That is going to be the size of a small town when they finish it.A lot of new jobs will be created when it gets open.
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more WNC paranoia, eww the big companies are going to ruin everything...

Its called business and as the demand increases so do the new businesses, that includes chain restaurants. And most of the chains are franchises that could be locally owned so its not all doom and gloom like you say it is.
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Jan 4, 2008
 
Joe Schmo wrote:
more WNC paranoia, eww the big companies are going to ruin everything...
Its called business and as the demand increases so do the new businesses, that includes chain restaurants. And most of the chains are franchises that could be locally owned so its not all doom and gloom like you say it is.
Then when Asheville businesses become generic and corporate and look like whats found in Spartanburg or Atlanta, dont complain.
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Jan 4, 2008
 
No complaints here because there are always non-chain restaurants. Always.

You give me a town or city and I will always be able to find them. Its not a all or nothing deal, get over it.

“you dont know me”

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Jan 4, 2008
 
yayy! i too would love a cheescake factory.
Hey i bet yall wouldnt complain if it was some redneck all you can eat awful buffet chain. and doc cheys is a chain. although it is locally owned. We can all get along.
Ghost Rider

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Finally a decent Restaurant.Hooray!!!
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Jan 4, 2008
 
Bethany wrote:
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It is just a matter of time before these chains enter downtown and shut down the local restaurants. South Asheville looks like it came from a cookie cutter.
You mean like Tunnel Road, which has looked that way for decades?
Happy EX democrackkk

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Jan 4, 2008
 
ghost1 wrote:
yayy! i too would love a cheescake factory.
Hey i bet yall wouldnt complain if it was some redneck all you can eat awful buffet chain. and doc cheys is a chain. although it is locally owned. We can all get along.
Ive been to the (tired) cheesecake factory in Atlanta years ago and was totally UNimpressed. WHAT is the attraction?
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Jan 4, 2008
 
Just wait and watch that big parcel of land between the cemetary and Biltmore Lake start looking the same.

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