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Our Favorite Small Businesses on Haywood Road in West Asheville

Lola Benfield

Before joining the team, Lola worked as a Marketing Consultant for top-producing real estate brokers and teams in Boone for over five years...

Before joining the team, Lola worked as a Marketing Consultant for top-producing real estate brokers and teams in Boone for over five years...

Nov 28 4 minutes read

West Asheville has a thriving art, culture, music, and food scene - and Haywood Road is right at the heart of it. It's a pretty awesome place to live, and today we're listing some of our very favorite places to eat, shop, and hang out on our beloved Haywood Road in West Asheville. 

In honor of Small Business Saturday, here are some of our favorite businesses on Haywood Road.

Asheville Sandwich Company

794 Haywood Rd.
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
828-505-8070

Making a good sandwich is basically an art form, and these guys do it like no other. Asheville Sandwich Co. is a top 10 sandwich joint in Asheville according to Yelp, and their goal is, simply put, to be the best sandwich restaurant ever. We think they're killing the game. If you're in the mood for a classic (tuna melt, BLT, Cuban, Reuben, etc.) or something more adventurous, like a gluten-free, vegan sandwich, they've got you covered. 

You can check out their menu and purchase a gift card online here.

Reciprocity

794732 Haywood Rd.
M-F 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For all the Haywood Road fashionistas on a budget, Reciprocity is a closet staple. (I got my favorite pair of black heels here.) They specialize in Free People, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, Frye, and other boho-inspired brands on deep discount. They also accept consigned items in good condition, so if you're looking to sell some gently-used treasures, Reciprocity is a great spot for that, too.

Follow their Instagram for some true #DimeStoreMagic!

Standard Pizza Company

631 Haywood Rd. or 755 Biltmore Ave.
11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday. (They close at 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.)
12 p.m.-midnight Sundays

A life without pizza isn't a life worth living, in my opinion, and that's why I love Standard Pizza. They serve up some of the best pizza in town and even stay open late on the weekends (2 a.m.!) so you can satisfy your midnight munchie cravings. They also have gluten-free and vegan options for those with dietary restrictions.

Check out their menu and treat yourself to some take out!

The Amp Shop

841 Haywood Rd.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 

The Amp Shop specializes in custom, hand-built amps as well as repair for recording and DJ equipment, effects processors, keyboards, lighting equipment, and anything else used in the music production or performance process. And they're not just limited to digital! The Amp Shop can help repair your analog music equipment, too.

A perfect place to shop for the musician in your life!

Haywood Common

507 Haywood Rd.
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Haywood Common is the brick-and-mortar location of the food truck Belly Up, and boy is it delicious. The menu, developed by Chef Rob Starr and his wife Hannah, has a distinctly California twist and focuses on hyper-seasonal ingredients. They source their produce and protein from local sources and farmers markets as often as possible. Also, the bartenders make a mean craft cocktail.

See their menu here.

Pizza Mind

50285 Haywood Rd.
11:30 a.m.-12 a.m. Monday-Thursday
11:30-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday
12 p.m-12 a.m. Sunday

Pizza... so nice, it's on the list twice! Pizza Mind is on the opposite side of Haywood from Standard Pizza. Its menu features not only delicious pizza but a full sandwich menu and bar with draft beer. Any time I go to Pizza Mind, I always walk away very satisfied, and very, very full. (Maybe too full.) 


You can check out their here.

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Owner/Broker in Charge/Realtor

About Pierrette: 

She is the lead broker with the Rouleau Real Estate Group. In 2013, she completed a transition from a career in academia to her passion, real estate. This change was part of a broader theme in her life: the pursuit of a line of work which fulfilled her “big whys” — to be of service to others and to be an outstanding success personally and professionally. In just 3 years, she became one of the most successful brokers at the number one real estate firm in the High Country, Keller Williams. In 2017, she was asked to launch a Keller Williams market center in Asheville to coach, train and mentor real estate agents to their highest success. She launched Rouleau Real Estate Group in 2018 as a brokerage with a fundamentally different value system. 

Being a real estate broker has enabled her to use her gifts and talents to assist clients and now to assist your agent in offering you superior customer service—listening with people as they share their needs and desires, to broker relationships, and to research and implement the complex and exciting scenarios of real estate serve our clients well to fulfill their real estate dreams.

She splits her time between Boone and Asheville. She loves both the solitude of a small town and the excitement of the city, with the grandeur of the mountains as the common thread. She has a new puppy, Beauregard. Walking with Beau, a good day in the gym, creative writing, and meditating are her steadying habits. She has been a hospice volunteer caregiver, when time allows, since 1999. 

Systems Manager

Stephie is our resident problem-solver and systems manager. She lives in West Asheville with her husband, two sons, three chickens, and a spoiled pug. An animal lover, Stephie volunteers with a local wildlife rescue, where she puts her wildlife management degree to good use. She loves the dynamic and challenging world of real estate, and her type-A brain handles all the back-end systems for RREG.

Marketing Manager

Before joining the team, Lola worked as a Marketing Consultant for top-producing real estate brokers and teams in Boone for over five years. She recently relocated to Hendersonville, where she lives with her partner and their very sassy cat, Sage. She's enjoys hiking, camping in the Linville Gorge wilderness, and trying out new recipes! 

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