August 2, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Junior League of Asheville Announces Sale of Biltmore Avenue Headquarters
ASHEVILLE, NC – The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) is excited to announce the sale of their historic Headquarters in downtown Asheville and subsequent move to 409 Executive Park on August 1, 2016. The JLA bought the property at 29 Biltmore in 1984, before downtown became the vibrant community and destination it is today. The new office and meeting space will provide wheelchair accessibility, updated administrative and meeting space, and parking for members attending meetings.
Current Junior League of Asheville President, Laura Herndon, says: “As we celebrate our 90th anniversary, we look forward to the League’s next chapter in our new headquarters. We will use the proceeds of the sale of our building on Biltmore Avenue to further support and enhance our mission. We are so grateful for the legacy of the Junior League of Asheville and know that our future is bright.”
When the JLA purchased 29 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville had suffered from years of urban blight. The Junior League of Asheville bought the building to invest in a downtown that the organization believed in and wanted to see revitalized. Today of course, downtown Asheville is one of the top tourist destinations in the country and is home to a robust business community and vibrant art scene.
About the Junior League of Asheville, Inc.: The JLA has been serving the Asheville area and surrounding community since 1925. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Media Contact: Amelia Buchholz (Amelia.Lacey@gmail.com)