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Weekly Scoop (Nov. 26-Dec. 2) - The Quaint, Eclectic Treasure in Downtown Asheville

Find Your Next Treasure at The Cottage

When you walk into The Cottage at the top of Lexington Avenue and College Street, you’re met with striking décor and intriguing treasures around every corner, such as vintage clothes, amazing-smelling soaps and gorgeous standout pieces of jewelry.

“We are a quaint, small cozy boutique that has an eclectic collection of both old and new items in every price point to serve our diverse community,” Sally Lawton, the owner of The Cottage, said.

The Cottage originally started its journey in Lewes, Delaware back in 2008. The store had a successful, terrific following for 10 years in the area, but Lawton said time stands still for no one.

“I packed up my trucks, exchanged my seashells for rocks, waves for rivers as the mountains of Asheville were calling!” she explained.

Lawton’s unique store quickly went from a 300-sq. ft. storefront in Delaware to and 1,800-sq. ft. space in the heart of Asheville.

The Cottage is not your typical chain store experience. “I’m an artist,” Lawton said,” and my canvas is my store.”

This shows in the delicate details she puts into each and every nook and cranny of her new store. Many of the pieces The Cottage uses for displays are even from Lawton’s personal antique collection.

“I take pride in my store,” she said, “and in seeing the joy in my customers’ faces as they explore and discover all our treasures.”

The Cottage held their Grand Opening last month, which went exceedingly well. “We had a lot of locals, as well as out of town customers,” Lawton explained.

Currently, the store is turning into a winter wonderland just in time for Christmas. Next time you’re downtown, take a stroll inside The Cottage to be transported into another, much more eclectic dimension.

Lawton and her employees will be happy to help you find just the right treasure! And remember to sprinkle yourself with Fairy Dust before you leave to complete your magical experience at The Cottage!

Don't forget: You can find specials, deals and events from The Cottage every day on their Dig Local profile.

Below you will find one locally curated Scoop chosen for each day this week — but make sure to check out all the Scoops this week on our Dig Local Scoop Calendar.

Monday, Nov. 26

$5 Martinis, Manhattans and Margaritas
at Cascade Lounge
Grab a classic cocktail every Monday at the Cascade Lounge for only $5.

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Check out the rest of Monday’s Scoops here.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

AVL Beer & Hymns
at Habitat Tavern & Commons
Head over to Habitat Brewing for their November session of AVL Beer & Hymns.
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Check out the rest of Tuesday’s Scoops here.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

After School Special
at Baked Pie Company
Every Tuesday-Friday, teachers and students can grab an after school snack — including a flight-sized slice of pie and drink — for only $5.

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Check out the rest of Wednesday’s Scoops here.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Asheville Circus
at Ambrose West
Come shake your tail feathers and get your groove on with the oddly satisfying electric Americana band Asheville Circus. Only a $5 cover!

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Check out the rest of Thursday’s Scoops here.

Friday, Nov. 30

Last Friday Glass Gather 
at Level 42 Gallery and Studio
This monthly event is sure to "blow" all others out of the park this Friday. Experience glass blowing demos while enjoying gallery hangs, music, local beer and wine.

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Check out the rest of Friday's Scoops here.

Saturday, Dec. 1

1 Year Anniversary Party
at TreeRock Social Cider House 
Mark the first anniversary of TreeRock Cider with drink specials, great food from Cecilia's Kitchen Food Truck and hot jazz music from the Gravy-House Storytellers. There will also be $5 raffle tickets for sale and 100% of proceeds from the raffle go to Food Connection.
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Check out the rest of Saturday’s Scoops here.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Candlelight Christmas Evenings
with Biltmore Wines
Feel the holiday warmth all December long at The Biltmore at their Candlelight Christmas Evenings. Don't forget to take advantage of the free wine tastings!
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Check out the rest of Sunday’s Scoops here.
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