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Postby Richard Perrin » 02/28/08 12:18 AM

I will go to Asheville, N.C. From 3/7-9. Is there a magic shop, magician's hang out/meeting, magic show, etc.?
I will drive there from Augusta, GA. Yes, will drive thru Columbia... magic shops open friday? So I can stop by there, too!
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Postby Robert Newman » 02/28/08 09:02 PM

There is a magic shop but no "hang outs"
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Postby Richard Perrin » 02/29/08 11:09 PM

All I need their address (prefer street name... not the P.O. Box) so I can use these on my GPS/GPA. Phone number is need in case if I can't find'em.
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Postby Richard Perrin » 03/05/08 04:41 PM

I will leave home Friday morning to go to Asheville. I will drive thru Columbia on way to Asheville. I need some addresses of magic shops (both cities). Appreciate more if the help are done.
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Postby Terry » 03/05/08 05:39 PM

Richard,

Try anywho.com to find shops in the areas you will be in.
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Postby Richard Perrin » 03/06/08 04:17 PM

Yikes! Asheville has no magic shop! I'll stop by one of those 3 magic shops at Columbia (or Lexington) tomorrow.
Anyone who lives in Columbia or it's metro can tell me which Magic Shop is worth to go and why.

Terry,
Thank you!
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Postby Robert Newman » 03/07/08 12:24 AM

Originally posted by Richard Perrin:
Yikes! Asheville has no magic shop! I'll stop by one of those 3 magic shops at Columbia (or Lexington) tomorrow.
Anyone who lives in Columbia or it's metro can tell me which Magic Shop is worth to go and why.

Terry,
Thank you!
As I wrote earlier, there is no magic shop in Asheville.
Upon your arrival in that fair city look up MAGIC CENTRAL on Weaverville Road.

Take Merrimon Avenue north out of Asheville.

It will change to Weaverville Road after several miles and the shop is located in a small strip center on the right.

Look in the expanded telephone directory for the Weaverville telephone #.

The owner is wheelchair bound but his
disabilities have proved no impediment to his
success as a local performer and operator of his
own business.

While in Asheville take some time to visit the
Biltmore Estate.
Constructed by George Vanderbilt, grandson of Cornelius "Let the public be damned" Vanderbilt, it is the largest private residence in America.

It might even look familiar to you as the mansion and grounds have been used for the interior and exterior shots for the films Being There (Peter Sellers), Hannibal and quite a few others.

Don't drink any of the local micro-brewery beers and keep away from any of the motels abutting the Interstates.

Try the Grove Park Inn. Pricey but it was the
local preference for B'stone, Sr,. Thurston and
a great many other Golden Age magi and the bulk of the 20th & 21st Century Plutocracy.

It still serves as a bulwark against the common herd.

F. Scott Fitzgerald lived there for a very long time when is wife Zelda was a patient at Highland Mental Hospital.

Scott used his spare time to crank out This Side of Paradise (if memory serves me correctly) and left only after Zelda perished in a fire in the hospital.

He did think enough of Zelda to commission a fountain and gazebo type of affair to be constructed in her memory on the hospital grounds.

Subsequent owners of the hospital razed it to the ground in order to provide space to park a trailer for an employees' break facility.

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.

There is a long hallway in the Inn's Great Hall
to the left of their "Large enough to park a
Mercedes 600 in" fireplace (the hearth of which
also serves as home for the service elevator)(It
makes the one that the Ponderosa's Ben Cartwright used to prop his feet up to look like a Coleman camp stove) that displays autographed photographs of their famous and, in many cases, infamous guests.

Enjoy your stay Terry

Robert
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