Locating a gem in Asheville isn’t hard, you just have to know where to look. My 3-year-old loves finding and learning about gems and stones. Every time we go on a nature trail, he picks up rocks and puts them in his pockets to add to his collection. I was looking for somewhere local to take him mining when I found Holly at the Asheville-Biltmore Gem Mine. Holly is very knowledgeable about all of the stones and gems and my son absolutely loves going to visit her at her store. Not only do they have a gem mine, they also have a vast array of locally handmade jewelry for sale by different artists, along with unique gifts and treasures like the polished rose quartz beads I bought for a soon to be momma friend and CJs dinosaur egg (opalite).
I recently had the privilege of helping them relocate their business to 1997 Hendersonville Rd. They are busy moving the store and plan to open the doors of their new location at the end of this month. When working with a business owner who needs to lease commercial space, it’s important to first understand the business and the most important things relating to a location it needs for success. Who is the target market? How do they hear about the company? How is the business spending their marketing dollars? Do they need significant road frontage in a high traffic area? Do they need parking? These are some of the factors to consider. Studying and knowing the demographics of the area and the businesses nearby, finding the right location, and negotiating fair terms to protect the tenant are important steps in helping a business succeed. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity for you and your children, a fun piece of jewelry, a healing stone, or a decorative piece for your home, Asheville-Biltmore Gem Mine is the place to go.