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Sep 10, 2008 11:51 AM

update on 28806 in Asheville

Someone (maybe Leah?) posted a note last spring that 28806 was going to relocate from West Asheville to Lexington Ave. downtown. So far it hasn't happened and I haven't heard anything since. Did the deal fall through or has it just been delayed?

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  1. I drove by the other day and it definitely looks like work is being done inside but they are far from close to open. Most recently I heard October - but i find that doubtful.

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    1. re: leahinsc

      Is it going to be where T.S. Morrison's was or what?

      1. re: Jeff C.

        no, its a couple doors up from Rosettas.

    2. I was in yesterday for lunch and inquired. They said it is right on schedule...but didn't elaborate. The new name will be "Scratch" and the 28806 location will close. Originally I was under the impression that both spots would be open, so this was new to me.

      Was not able to inquire about the new menu...

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      1. re: meatn3

        "Scratch"??? That may be the worst name for a restaurant I've heard. Sounds like a bad case of the crabs!

        1. re: Jeff C.

          Apparently they mean "from scratch" as in ingredients.

          1. re: Leepa

            Well, yeah. But it's still a lame name.

          2. re: Jeff C.

            sounds like it might be dog-friendly.

            1. re: Jeff C.

              could be worse..."RASH" ... "BURNING SENSATION"....

              1. re: leahinsc

                If the caliber of the cooking remains the same they can call Red Hot Monkey Vomit, and I'll still show up!

          3. 28806 is having a final 'goodbye' wine dinner on Nov. 11th (i think?), so i imagine the new place (3 story building next to Rosettas) won't be open until after that.

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            1. re: chowchow55

              Thanks for the update. Eric is a great executive chef, and this more visible location is his chance to shine. I wish him much success.

            2. Slight detour of topic, but has there been any word if/what might go into the old location? I used to live almost right across the street from there, and it was great to have a non-fast food place so accessible. I hope something similar takes advantage of the space!

              Actually, 10 years ago there were several restaurants quite close to that area, but they are all gone or closed.

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              1. re: meatn3

                I think a Mexican restaurant is going in the old 28806 space. Like West Asheville needs another Mexican joint...

                Also I was in the other day and was told the last day they will be open for lunch is Saturday Nov. 15th. Get yer MBLT's while you still can!!

                1. re: chowchow55

                  Any idea when Scratch is set to open?

                  1. re: Jeff C.

                    Drove by yesterday - they look WEEKS away from opening, at best.

                    1. re: leahinsc

                      Thanks, Leah. Let us know if you hear anything else.

              2. Just received an e-mail newsletter. Sat 11/15 indeed is last day, for lunch only.
                Scratch will open "soon"...but their hours will be:
                Mon. - Sat.
                Lunch 11 -3
                Dinner 5:30 -10
                Late night 10 - midnight

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                1. re: meatn3

                  Thanks. Let us know if you hear anything about a firm opening date.