Friday, December 9, 2011

NEW Ice Cream "Personal Cake" from The Hop!!!



We would like to introduce you to The Hop(s) NEW Ice Cream "Personal Cake"! A 4" circular Cake with your choice of homemade Ice Cream, cake or crushed cookie crust and decorated to your specifications. Perfect for 1 or 2 (if you'd like to share with a partner of friend) :)

‎The phrase, "Personal Cake", is an in-store reference to mini cakes given to friends having a bad day, with a reason to celebrate or simply as a gesture of kindness :)

Ice Cream "Personal Cakes" are $6.50 + tax. Also available with Vegan Ice Cream and crust for $7.50 + tax. If interested in ordering, call The Hop Ice Cream on Merrimon Ave at 828 254 2224 or The Hop West Asheville on Haywood Rd at 828 252 5155.


Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Hop's Ice Cream Yule Logs!!!


Homemade chocolate cake rolled with your choice of Vanilla Bean, Salted Caramel, Butter Pecan or Peppermint Stick Ice Cream then covered with Dark Chocolate Ice Cream and custom decorated.

$22.95 + tax. Give us a call at 254 2224 or 252 5155 by December 22nd if you'd like to order :D

I'm not sure how long The Hop Ice Cream has been making Yule Logs for the holidays, but from what we've gathered during our time as owners is that it's been a good many years...

We are happy to continue The Hop's biggest annual tradition!!!

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Food, Toy and Blanket/Clothes Drive!

This is a time of year, considering a combination of Winter weather and the Holidays, when our thoughts turn to those in need. As an effort to hopefully increase and spread warmth, comfort and joy, we now have MANNA Food Bank, Toys For Tots and Blanket/Clothes drop boxes at The Hop on Merrimon as well as The Hop West on Haywood Rd. Thank you for joining us and many others in this worthwhile and inspiring effort!

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kids Bboy and Bgirl Performance Tonight!!!




Asheville BBoy legend, Joe Adams (shown above), and his students will be throwing down the cardboard and showing off their exceptional breakdancing skills! Plus there will be a tutorial and additional chances for audience participation. This is going to be an all out Bboy and Bgirl dance party!!!

Here's a hilarious and wonderful video from a previous Kids Bboy Performance :)

Free family fun :)
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Monday, November 14, 2011

Curtain Call Collective Presents, Kids Open Mic Night at The Hop!




Asheville Children's Director, Chris Martin, will take the role of Emcee for another installment of Kids Open Mic Night! This is an opportunity for your child to get up in front of an audience of friends and family to display their skills and talents!

In addition, all participants will receive a Free Scoop of Homemade Ice Cream and Kids eat Free at Urban Burrito on Tuesdays :)

Here's a video from a previous Kids Open Mic (video by UNC Asheville Mass Comm Major, Stephanie Schon)!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

UNC Asheville Ceramics Sale at The Hop!




Every year the students and staff of UNC Asheville's Art Department put together a Soup and Salad Bowl Sale on campus. Buy a bowl and fill it with soup or salad for Free. Simple enough :).

This time they've asked us if The Hop would be interested in doing the same thing. Absolutely!!!

Purchase any handmade bowl from the vast selection and we will fill it with 1 Free Scoop of your choice of our homemade Ice Cream!

This is an excellent way for you to support UNC Asheville, it's students and the arts all in one event :D


Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Free Uncle Mountain Show at The Hop!



http://unclemountain.com/, Great Asheville trio bringing an excellent energy and style in the form of a Free all ages show that will be fun for kids, families and music fans alike. We are very privileged to announce this show for sure! Hope you can swing by :)

An extra incentive... Kid's eat Free at Urban Burrito on Tuesday nights!

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Recent Chalk Art at The Hop West

A SAD WEREWOLF or NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

SONIC DIGS THE HOP or WE LOVE HEDGEHOGS AND THEY LOVE US

Feel free to make your own chalk art contributions :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brooke Clover Band tonight at The Hop West!



Asheville's Brooke Clover Band plays kid-friendly Americana roots rock and folk tales laced with dark comedy and poetic depth. Lyrically playful with a sense of humor in the likes of Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and John Prine, the Brooke Clover Band invents its own style of music drawing from Jazz, folk, rock and world traditions. The band’s latest CD tells tales of desperados, weirdoes and underdogs who emerge from the manholes of society with a half grin and a twinkle in their eye.

Free family fun :)
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sustainable Living Roadshow at The Hop!




Sustainable Living Roadshow (SLR) is a caravan of educators and entertainers who tour the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles setting up off-the-grid eco-carnivals with interactive learning villages at K-12 schools, universities, festivals and community events. These villages are designed to empower communities to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier planet.
Check out their website for more information -


Musical performances, for kids and adults alike, focused on sustainability from the Hip-Hop Ballywho Carni Crew and the San Francisco- based Big Tadoo Puppet Crew.

The Roadshow will be at The Hop with environmental info, performances, and a report-back from a 3 month cross-country education and activism tour.

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Saturday, October 29, 2011

WNCAP Day at The Hop(s)!




The Hop(s) are hosting a fundraiser for Western North Carolina AIDS Project, http://wncap.org/, and we'll be donating 20% of sales from both The Hop on Merrimon Ave and The Hop West on Haywood Rd! We hope to raise awareness and moneys for the upcoming HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk, which will be held in downtown Asheville on Saturday November 5th from 11am-12pm.

Eating Ice Cream to Fight AIDS!

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Friday, October 21, 2011

King Arthur Sunshine + ZOMBIES!!!

Friday October 21st 6:30-7:30pm at The Hop West:

Local Kid-Friendly guitar/ukulele duo, Dylan (one of our employees!) and Luke, AKA King Arthur Sunshine, will be debuting their new Iliad, The Robotic Wings of Icarus! Story time and music combined!!!


THEN

Ashley and I will be there scooping all kinds of Ice Cream intended to nourish the Living Dead! However, you may not recognize us ;)


Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will be performing too!





Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Friday, October 14, 2011

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo at The Hop Sunday 10/16 1:30pm!!!


YOU cast your vote, honoring Secret Agent 23 Skidoo with the titles of #1 Children's Entertainer and Hip Hop Artist in Asheville. Likewise you voted The Hop #1 Ice Cream Shop and #2 Family Restaurant in Asheville! This is our Thank You for taking the time to think of us! Seriously, Thank You!!! :D

Below is a promo video (yes, that's me beatboxing) of what we have planned for you, plus a list of door prizes that we'll be giving away!

Click The Above Image For The Promo Video :)

$5 gets you in and enters you into a drawing for the awesome door prizes below! All proceeds go toward Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's Kickstarter Campaign for his new album, "Make Believers" (he's nearly 50% there)!!!

Door Prize List:
*23 Skidoo CD 3 pack
*23 Skidoo DVD and Hoodie Combo
*Out of print 23 Skidoo Kids Book, "What it's Like in the Stars"
*23 Skidoo 3 CD, 1 DVD, 1 Hoodie, 1 T Shirt Super Prize Pack!
*$25 Gift Certificate
*$50 Gift Certificate
*1 8" Ice Cream Cake
*Free Birthday Party (includes Facepainting and Sundae Bar)!

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

The Hop West Turns 1 Saturday AKA Free Kiddie Scoops For All!!!



It's no secret that Ashley and I have a million of things for which to be thankful. Of those things, YOU are the most awesome and inspiring and important! Let's face it, without YOU our lives wouldn't know the same level of happiness and this business wouldn't even exist...

This is why we would like to invite you to help us celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of The Hop West. In return, we'll gladly scoop you some well-deserved, and free, Ice Cream!!!

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Monday, October 10, 2011

Two All-Ages Rock Shows This Week at The Hop!




Awesome Asheville band, Grammer School, will be bringing their super fun energetic Fragglerock Indie Pop to The Hop! As always the show is appropriate for all ages AND kids eat Free at Urban Burrito! Hope to see you there... :)

If you and the family cannot make the Tuesday Grammer School Show...




One of Asheville's premier Youth Rock Bands, Double Take, will be making another appearance for your listening pleasure. These middleschoolers absolutely rock out!!!

To prove it, here's a video from one of their previous shows at The Hop...



Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Free Professor WhizzPop! Magic Show at The Hop West!

2 Events this Friday!!!




The amazing, delightful, brilliant, mad, hysterical, mesmerizing, British, talented, energetic and magical Professor WhizzPop! will be pulling out his trunk of tricks for the enjoyment of Ice Cream eaters in Asheville and beyond!

If interested in a preview of what this is going to be like, check out this video...


Can't make it to West Asheville, but still looking for a Free family-friendly show?

Appalachian State University Flute Ensemble will be making a trip to Asheville on a tour and have always stopped at The Hop for Ice Cream. This time we've invited them back not only to enjoy a scoop or two, but to play a show for you!!!



A few words from the Ensemble's director :)
"The ASU Flute Ensemble, directed by ASU flute professor Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, features music majors and minors in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. Ensemble members play all of the standard members of the flute family, including the high pitched tiny piccolo, standard concert flute and the "color flutes" -- the mellow alto and bass flutes. The performance at the Hop will be a fun, eclectic mix of pieces. *The Hop is the official Ice Cream Shop of the ASU Flute Ensemble!!!*"

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Monday, October 3, 2011

Open Hearts Art Center Opening at The Hop!

The very first Art Show The Hop Ice Cream hosted was over a year ago. We had all this blank wall space and we were looking for something great to fill it. When Open Hearts Art Center approached us about a show, it created a whole new dynamic for us. Instead of just hosting a fundraiser, this was a chance to invite Asheville non-profits in to display their craft as well as generate some extra buzz/moneys for the organization. A total win-win for everyone!


To see the recap of that first Open Hearts Art Center show, click here.

Tuesday, October 4th, from 5-8pm, we again have the opportunity to hang OHAC paintings on our walls. The original paintings will be for sale not only during the event but also for the following month or two. Each painting sold benefits both the artist and Open Hearts Art Center equally!

In addition, we will be donating 50% of sales to OHAC during the event. In addition to that addition, the Open Hearts students will be performing a special choreographed dance to Thriller!!!

Hope you can make it out to support these amazing artists and people!

Much Love, Asheville!
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Hop and steveNyou Present The Aerial Space Cadet Circus!


Asheville's premiere fundraising circus show returns, featuring Western North Carolina’s best aerial arts, juggling, comedy, aerobatics, acrobatics and more!



Tickets at the door: $10 (suggested) for adults, $5 (sugg'd.) for kids. No one will be turned away.

The Aerial Space Cadets team up with Asheville’s own Forty Fingers And A Missing Tooth juggling troupe for an unforgettable afternoon of comedy and skill.

The show is family-friendly and includes performers such as the
extraordinary *** Sophie The Wonderdog *** alongside members of Asheville Vaudeville and the Runaway Circus. Ice Cream from The Hop Ice Cream Café.

Emcee: Baron Von Sneeden of Asheville Vaudeville.

Classes and demonstrations in the circus arts will take place during and after the performance, giving kids of all ages the opportunity to learn juggling and aerial arts.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Aerial Space Student Scholarship
Fund, helping low-income families bring aerial arts to their communities, and the Smoky Mountain Juggling Festival.


The Aerial Space Cadet Circus is produced by http://steveNyouPresents.com, a grassroots organization that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities since 2008, including Loving Food Resources, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Our Voice.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Team Hop Ice Cream Run/Walk for Autism

Being part of the lives of people on the Autism Spectrum, even if it's just scooping them Ice Cream, is a very moving experience. If you've ever known someone with Autism, chances are you know what I mean. If you haven't, here is just a glimpse. That is why we continue to support this community of people.


The Hop's relationship with the Autistic community began in 2007 by the request of Jessica Olivencia, one of our employees. Her brother is on the Spectrum and she hoped The Hop would become a sponsor for the Autism Society's annual Run/Walk for Autism. We did and have done so every year since.

The 2011 Run/Walk for Autism is now just around the corner (Saturday September 24th), and Jessica has expressed interest in submitting Team Hop Ice Cream to help raise more awareness and funds for the Autism Society! And we are reaching out to all of you for help.

GOAL: To get 50 people to join Team Hop Ice Cream and to raise $1250+ for the Autism Society!!!

*Deadline for registration is Monday September 19th*

Here's how to contribute:
2) Click "Register Here"
3) Click "I agree" if you agree
4) Click "Join a team" then select The Hop Ice Cream
5) Fill out your information and pay the registration fee ($25 minimum)
*Note: If you cannot attend, but still want to contribute, please feel free*
6) Once you've completed the registration and made your donation, you're good to go!
7) On the day of the Run/Walk (Saturday September 24th) see Jessica at The Hop's booth for some Free Ice Cream AND your very own Hop T-shirt, with Scoops the 5K Hedgehog (pictured below).

Design by Jane Ware of JB Graphics!

Thanks for your help!!!
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Ten Cent Poetry at The Hop!



Chelsea LeBate, one of Asheville's best songwriters, will be joined by friends that make up the wonderful band, Ten Cent Poetry, for a Free Acoustic String Show at The Hop Ice Cream!

As always, this show is appropriate for all ages and kids eat free upstairs at Urban Burrito :)




Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Buchi Kombucha Float Night at The Hop!



Asheville's Buchi Kombucha (http://drinkbuchi.com/) and The Hop Ice Cream have teamed up to create 3 varieties of Kombucha Sorbet (Vegan!). Now we're bringing the drink and frozen treat together for a Buchi Float Night!!!

This delicious combo has already been a hit at several local and regional festivals (including LAAFF and Floyd Fest). Here's your chance to see what we're on about :)

Kombucha Floats approved by Woody Harrelson :)

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Goldstein Family Band at The Hop!




This family of five from Asheville, NC, has been entertaining local and regional audiences since April of 2009. Jonas, Meryl, and their three boys, Avi, Samuel, and Lev, play an eclectic mix of songs garnered from their favorite rock, pop, modern Israeli and liturgical Hebrew tunes. Now they will be bringing their jams to The Hop Ice Cream!!!

Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave828
254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sly Sisters Jazz Show at The Hop West!


Wendi and Lin, local Jazz stars and members of The Red Hot Sugar Babies, are bringing their classy tunes to Haywood Road. What could be better than starting the weekend off with a free Jazz show and Ice Cream? :D




In addition, Shindig on the Green is wrapping up Saturday evening plus Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival is going on both Saturday and Sunday. We'll be set up at each event with scoopers at the ready!

Here's to a great Asheville weekend!
Much Love,
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave828
254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Full September-October Event Schedule at The Hop(s)!!!


*Click For Larger Image*

September:
Sly Sisters Jazz Duo(West), Goldstein Family Band, Kombucha Floats, 10 Cent Poetry Show, ABYSA Fundraiser, Krekel and Ami(West), Kids Open Mic Night, Autism Society Fundraiser, Alligator Indian Show, Big Hungry Show!!!

October:
Open Hearts Art Center Art Show/Fundraiser, Professor WhizzPop! Magic Show(West), Grammer School Show, Seussical the Musical, King Arthur Sunshine Show(West), Little Pearls/Asheville International Childrens Film Festival Fundraiser and Movie Screening!

Much Love, Asheville!!!
Owners
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave828
254 2224
AND
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bob Moog Foundation Fundraiser at The Hop!

The mission of the Bob Moog Foundation is to educate and inspire children and adults through the power and possibilities of electronic music and through the intersection of music, science and innovation. Check out http://moogfoundation.org to find out more!



Tuesday August 30th from 5-8pm on Merrimon, we're supporting that mission. 50% of sales will be donated to BMF during the event. In addition there will be several electronic instruments at The Hop that night to help educate kids and adults about electronic music!

PS Bob Moog was a fan of The Hop Ice Cream and would cruise his iconic car through the old drive-thru :)

Much Love,
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sharing the Asheville Love this Week

Alright, folks. In the next three days we are excited to be supporting and raising funds for three different causes at The Hop(s)!



Tuesday, August 23rd all day both locations, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Day:
Show Brother Wolf, http://bwar.org/, some love by eating Ice Cream. We will be donating 20% of sales from both The Hop and The Hop West in an effort to help save animal lives! In addition, Brother Wolf will have animals up for adoption from 3-8pm on Merrimon. Please feel free to bring material donations as well.



Wednesday, August 24th from 5-8pm at The Hop, American Cancer Society Day:
Chances are you've known someone close who has battled with cancer or done so yourself. To support cancer research, raise awareness and funds, The Hop will be donating 50% of sales during the event on Merrimon to ACS. In addition there will be merchandise for sale as well as a donation jar to help bring in always-needed funds.



Thursday, August 25th all day at both locations, Asheville Firefighters Benefit:
The Hop and The Hop West have joined a great number of Asheville businesses to raise funds for and help support the Families of Firefighters affected by the Biltmore Ave fire. 10% of sales from both locations will be donated. For the full list of participating businesses, visit the Asheville Firefighters Benefit Facebook Page.

Spread the Love,
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Hop Birfday Week Revisited

What happens when you mash a Birfday, an Anniversary, a day of Free Ice Cream, an employee Rafting Trip, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's kid-hop, Rabbit!'s electo-pop and a Beatles sing-a-long with zen Sutherland all into a single week? Pure AWESOMENESS!!!


Photo of Ashley and I with Rabbit! taken by Bill Rhodes, you can find more on http://imageasheville.com.

First off, in an effort to say THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful Asheville community, we gave away over 340 Free Kiddie Scoops of Ice Cream last Sunday! This was The Hop's 33rd Birfday and our 3 year Anniversary as owners :)



On Monday Ashley and I closed both The Hop and The Hop West to take our excellent employees rafting with locally-owned French Broad Rafting Expeditions. Needless to say, we had a blast!



Tuesday brought a Free kid hip-hop show with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and a HUGE crowd to The Hop on Merrimon. This show definitely confirmed 23 Skidoo's reputation as one of the best children's performers in the country!



Then on Wednesday, due to some really fortuitous circumstances, Rabbit!, a super fun kid-friendly electro-pop band on a National tour, stopped by Merrimon and won over a ton of new fans. The above video is why... :)



Last but certainly not least, zen Sutherland, one of Asheville's most lovable people, drew a gathering of all ages to The Hop West for a Beatles sing-a-long. The feeling with which one left this event was truly infectious and full of love!

What an amazing week! So so Much Love, everyone. Ashley and I sincerely thank you :D
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Friday, August 19, 2011

zen Sutherland Beatles Sing-a-long at The Hop West tonight!


Amazing poster by Jim Jenkins :)

Friday, August 19th from 6:30-7:30pm at The Hop West (721 Haywood Rd):
Asheville's beloved character, photographer and socialite, zen Sutherland, who also knows a thing or two about a piano, will be performing a set of Beatles sing-a-long songs! Bring the family. It's free and appropriate for all ages. Much Love to zen for helping us put this show together!!!

And don't forget to bring your Mersey-side singing voices!!!

Much Love,
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Video Recap of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo at The Hop :)

So many reasons to love living and operating a business in Asheville. One is the amount of amazing family-friendly performers in the city. Just about every week, we at The Hop open our doors to musicians, jugglers, magicians, puppeteers and more for Free, all-ages events (like the one happening tonight!).



This past Tuesday, August 16th, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, joined by Jonathan Santos, walked in, set up and brought their brilliant Hip Hop to the Ice Cream shop. Here are four videos from the show. Hope you enjoy :)


"I Like Fruit" got the crowd singing...


"Hot Lava" got the crowd jumping...


"Secret Handshake" got the crowd soul-clapping...


"Mind Over Matter" put the crowd in awe of a little girl in roller skates rapping (AKA MC Fireworks)...

So Much Love for allowing us to put these events together!!!
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Free Rabbit! Show at The Hop Wednesday!!!


Flyer by Asheville's Katie Daisy :)

The contagiously energetic and absolutely endearing band, Rabbit!, out of Orlando, FL, will be making a stop at The Hop to perform a number of excellent tunes for your entertainment! To understand my enthusiasm for their music, check out the videos below :)





As always this show is Free and for all-ages!

Much Love,
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Free Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Show at The Hop Tonight!!!



Tuesday August 16th from 6:30-7:30pm:
The Best Kid Hip Hop in the country performed Free for all of you at The Hop on Merrimon!


Here's a video from a previous Secret Agent 23 Skidoo performance :)

Much Love,
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Hop Celebrates 33 years in Asheville with Free Kiddie Scoops For All!


Photo by Micah Mackenzie.

Sunday August 14th from 1-10pm on Merrimon:
Help Ashley and I celebrate The Hop's 33rd Birfday, as well as our 3rd year Anniversary as owners, with FREE KIDDIE SCOOPS for all! No purchase necessary. In addition, many of the members of The Runaway Circus, Asheville Vaudeville and more will be around to entertain you!

We truly are extremely fortunate to be a part of such a great business tradition that is The Hop, such a great community of people and to call you our customers and friends. Hugs, High Fives and Much Love!!!



*BOTH LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY 8/15 FOR AN EMPLOYEE RAFTING TRIP WITH FRENCH BROAD RAFTING EXPEDITIONS*

Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Franklin Keel Cello Program at The Hop!


Photo by Ruslan Tumash.

Tuesday August 9th from 6:30-7:30pm:
Asheville's, Franklin Keel, Cellist for one of our favorite local bands, Sirius.B, as well as the Opal String Quartet, will be performing a free Cello Program for you to enjoy! This really should be a fantastic performance!!!

Much Love,
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jarrett Rutland Final Art Unveiling at The Hop West!

Asheville artist, Jarrett Rutland, has been transforming the walls of our West Asheville Ice Cream Parlor with his brilliant and whimsical paintings. He debuted his first piece, "Land of Endless Treats", back in November...

Then last month, Jarrett pulled back the veil to reveal "And Watch the Flutters of Fall Go By"...

This Friday, August 5th between 6:30 and 7:30pm, 721 Haywood Rd, will be the unveiling of Jarrett's final two paintings! The sketches below show a glimpse of what will become permanent fixtures on The Hop West's walls!!!



Thank you for supporting local art!
Much Love,
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155

The Summer's Last Doggie Ice Cream Social!


Photo by Big Brown Dog Photography!

Thursday 8/4, 6-8:30pm on Merrimon:
This year's last Doggie Ice Cream Social for http://AnimalCompassionNet​work.org/! We'll be donating 50% of sales during the event to ACN in support of their animal rescue efforts! Also, Sheryl Mann of Flying Dogs Photography will be there to take pictures of you and your animals. As always, bring the pooches, enjoy some Ice Cream and support a great cause.


Here's a video from the previous Doggie Ice Cream Social :)

Much Love,
Greg and Ashley Garrison
Owners
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
AND
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155