A New Jewel in the Cheap Joe’s Crown!

Hey, everybody!

I apologize for my brief absence, but ca-raaaaazy things have been happening in the Cheap Joe’s world: namely, we opened a brand new store in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina!
I was part of the team who worked diligently to get everything up and running ASAP for the townsfolk, who have badly wanted an art supplies store–so much so that they even started a Bring Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff to Asheville page on Facebook!
Well, we heard those pleas and made it happen!  And I wanted to share some photos of the journey with you guys:




Very early stages, just getting basic fixtures put in.
And there’s Aly and David, the managers of the Boone Outlet and the Asheville stores!


Reduce, reuse, recycle: these planks of wood are actually pieces of pallets that we receive deliveries on, but we knew we could use them for something creative, like an accent wall!


Soon, these will be covered in stacks of canvas and watercolor paper!


Here’s Brian, our Marketing Manager, building a big front desk for our new employees!


Then he added a big, sturdy, concrete top and continued the pallets motif!





Finally! We can start loading in merchandise!!


The very first product placed!


Bunches and bunches of sketchbooks!



Sorting and finding a place for everything! (Natasha, who works in inventory, doesn’t like having her picture taken…)


Look at all those easels!  And the finished pallet wall!







Coming along nicely!


Our brush section!



A few finishing touches…and we were ready to open!












Come down and visit us!
The address is 829 Riverside Dr Ste 120
Asheville, NC 28804
And the local number is 828-232-8391

We can’t wait to see you!

20 Responses

  1. Joseph Cator
    October 11, 2015 at 9:42 pm | Reply

    Is this a trend? We could use a Cheap Joe’s in Texas. Hint, Hint ;-) )

    1. Karen Sorsby
      Karen Sorsby
      November 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm | Reply

      NE Texas! Dallas/Ft.Worth maybe.

    2. Wesmoms
      January 18, 2016 at 12:38 am | Reply

      Couldn’t agree more! Dallas area needs a really good art store, but so does east Texas. There are no art stores in the Tyler area, or anywhere between Dallas and Shreveport.

  2. Nancy
    October 20, 2015 at 10:24 pm | Reply

    NancyKirkpatrick23@hotmail.com we want you in Central Florida How about Tampa ?

  3. Marilyn
    November 5, 2015 at 10:10 am | Reply

    Hey wait a minute! Louisiana is between Texas and Florida, so you could make us all happy by coming here!

  4. Peg
    November 5, 2015 at 10:27 am | Reply

    Thank you for coming to Asheville! I’ve already been to the store several times and bring friends each time. We’re all so excited to finally have a true art supply in our town!

  5. Marty Caldwell
    November 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm | Reply

    Gosh would love one of these jewels in Texas!!!
    The pallet wall and accents is great but oh oh the all the supplies love to be there shopping!!!!

  6. Joel Stacey
    Joel Stacey
    November 9, 2015 at 9:17 pm | Reply

    We are waiting for you to come to Greenville, SC.

  7. Beverly
    November 10, 2015 at 6:27 am | Reply

    Would LOVE to have you here in South West Florida (Ft. Myers area)

  8. Joanie
    November 11, 2015 at 11:31 am | Reply

    Ohhhhh, yet another reason to visit Asheville, NC! New Belgium Brewing is now there! PLEASE put a Cheap Joe’s in Ft. Collins, CO, so we can all enjoy both businesses here, too!!!!

  9. Terry Johnson
    Terry Johnson
    November 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm | Reply

    Any chance of workshops at the New Asheville store??

  10. Sheri
    November 21, 2015 at 9:58 pm | Reply

    If we are all dreaming …..I would like one in central Illinois please!

  11. Rich Entenman
    Rich Entenman
    November 22, 2015 at 1:34 pm | Reply

    Does Joe still work for the company? Why no photo of him? Heck you got a photo of Natasha, yet no Joe. Anyway, looks like a lot of hard work and a whole lot of inventory, which is probably mostly gone by now. Best of luck. An art store of Cheap Joe’s quality is a treasure for any community. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Bill Johnson
    Bill Johnson
    November 23, 2015 at 9:17 am | Reply

    I vote for central Florida, maybe Lakeland.

  13. John Wilson
    John Wilson
    November 23, 2015 at 12:55 pm | Reply

    O.K. enough about stores in Texas what about the West Coast? Specifically
    Olympia, Washington! There is a beautiful empty store downtown.
    Love you guys, John Wilson

    1. Pam Powell
      Pam Powell
      November 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm | Reply

      I’ll agree, Olympia is a heck of a lot closer than Texas! I won’t even lobby for a store in Bend, Oregon if we could get one in Olympia :-)

  14. Lisa Rice
    Lisa Rice
    November 24, 2015 at 8:56 am | Reply

    How about Durham, NC? I hit the Charlotte store when I’m there but it would be really great to have something local. I would then spend too much time and money there just like I do in Charlotte and … no wait, maybe that isn’t a good idea.

  15. Maureen Wells
    Maureen Wells
    November 27, 2015 at 11:30 am | Reply

    I don’t suppose you’d consider the Pacific Northwest? :-)

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