Mike’s on Main

We here at Asheville Moving Company like to recommend local businesses that we have tried and like. So today, we are going to tell you all about Mike’s on Main, Sandwich and Soda Shoppe on North Main in Hendersonville, NC.

Breakfast and Lunch

Food & MenuMike’s On Main offers homemade breakfast favorites: eggs cooked to order, omelets, French toast, biscuits, sausage, bacon, ham and the best potatoes around. For lunch there are homemade soups, salads, burgers and hot dogs with all the fixings. There is also a wide selection of sandwiches, including the popular triple decker club, Reuben, patty melt, grilled cheese and chicken salad. There is also a kids’ menu for the little ones. You can enjoy your meal at a booth, a table, the Coca Cola counter or the historic soda fountain and make free selections of your favorite oldies on the jukebox. And, don’t forget to save room for a delicious treat from the Old Fashioned Treats menu.

You can find all of Mike’s menus in one place on the menu page.



About Mike’s on Main

The building that houses Mike’s on Main was built in 1900. It was originally run as a pharmacy by Dr. William Hicks Justus. At some point prior to selling the business in 1957, a soda fountain was installed. This made the pharmacy well known throughout Western North Carolina.

There is a Coca Cola mural on the side of the building that has been repainted. This helps make the building itself one of the most photographed buildings in Hendersonville.

Hours and Special Days

Food at Mike'sMike’s on Main is open Monday through Friday from 7 am until 4 pm. Saturdays it opens at 7:30 am and closes at 5 pm. Sundays it doesn’t open until 8 am and closes at 5 pm. With the exception of Fourth of July, Mike’s will be open late when there are downtown events. It closes at 3 pm on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It is not open at all on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

What We Think

Asheville Moving Company thinks everyone should come and experience Mike’s on Main in Hendersonville. The food is great! The company and service are great! The prices are reasonable.

Appalachian Tropicals

While moving, Asheville Moving Company was in Fairview, North Carolina. While in Fairview, we discovered Appalachian Tropicals.


Appalachian TropicalsAppalachian Tropicals has a wide variety of orchids. While the business is now housed in Fairview, it started out as a vendor at The Screen Door in Asheville. It is family owned and operated.


In addition to selling orchids, they have a Blooming Orchid Exchange to help guarantee you will always have a blooming orchid in your home. Here’s how it works:

  • Purchase an Orchid at our Orchid Boutique.
  • Keep your receipt. You will need it to participate.
  • Bring back your bloomed-out orchid, along with the receipt, within six months of the purchase date.
  • * We will give you a credit of 40% of the returned plant’s original purchase price, to be used toward the purchase of your next blooming orchid or other plants and merchandise.
  • Returned plant must be in good condition.
  • We only accept orchids that were originally purchased from Appalachian Tropicals.
  • Return your orchid within six months of the original purchase date.

Air Plants

Appalachian Tropicals also has a supply of hanging air plants. Air Plants





Shop Local

Please remember that 70% of the money you spend locally, stays local. Local businesses support other local businesses and local charities. Please shop local.

Looking for Furniture in Waynesville?

Asheville Moving Company had the privilege of being in Waynesville around the 12th of December.


Scallywag’s Fine Furniture Consignments is an antique/vintage/consignment furniture store in Waynesville, North Carolina. It offers high quality used furniture at prices well below new cost.


The store is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. 


Scallywag’s is located just west of Waynesville. It is conveniently on Hwy. 74 as you head towards Sylva (US 19/23 bypass) between mile markers 96 and 95. It is across from the “Barber Orchard.” For GPS purposes, the street address is 171-A Muse Business Park.


furnitureScallywag’s offers its customers gently used furniture pieces and accessories of all styles and types. It will offer your fine and heirloom furniture to the public and make you money in the process. You can visit Scallywag’s website to get an idea of what is available currently.


Where Does Asheville Moving Company Fit In?

Do you have large pieces of furniture you would like to consign at Scallywag’s but no way to get the items to the store? Did you just by a large piece at the store and want special care taken when moving it to your home?

Asheville Moving Company will move furniture from your home to Scallywag’s or from Scallywag’s to your home. Give Bruce a call at (828)713-1999 to set up an appointment.

End of Year Tax Planning

No, we are not going to give you tax advice. Really? Would you look for that from your moving company? I hope not.

WNC Charities

End of year tax planning would have to include end of year charitable giving. These givings need to be done by December 31st. And we would like to recommend a few of our favorite charities here in Western North Carolina.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is building no kill animal communities. Brother Wolf offers fostering and adoption from its center on Glendale Avenue in Asheville. Brother Wolf is a 501(c)3 organization so donations are tax deductible.


On over 80 acres in Leicester, Brother Wolf is looking to build a sanctuary where those animals that need time and quiet – truly, the adoption center is great but seldom quiet – to heal can be placed. This sanctuary will also take farm animals. You can find out more about the plans and links to being a founding donor here.


Manna FoodBank

MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC. MANNA is an acronym and stands for Mountain Area Nutritional Needs Alliance. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Together we can solve hunger.

1 in 6 people, and 1 in 4 children, in Western North Carolina face a daily struggle with hunger. For every dollar donated to MANNA, we can provide enough food for 3.5 meals. That means just $25 can provide more than 87 meals for our most vulnerable community members, like children and seniors.

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit Boxer rescue based out of Hickory, North Carolina.  Our current coverage area is throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and parts of Virginia.  All of our rescued Boxers are in FOSTER HOMES and are not kenneled at a facility.  This way, the dogs receive one on one care, as well as the love attention that only comes from being in a family environment.

To date, Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue successfully helped to saved over 1,200 dogs, and it is all thanks to help from supporters. BRBR takes pride in holding to a standard of never refusing a dog for medical reasons. Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations go directly to the care of our rescued Boxers and are tax deductible.


Your Gift From Us

If you donate to one of these great non-profits that are our personal favorites, we will provide you with a $50 discount you or a family member can use on your next move.

We buy and donate locally. We at Asheville Moving Company want to encourage you to do the same. Realize we need to be sure you hold up your end so this coupon is only good with a receipt from one of these organizations.

Moving Without Furniture – A Local Recommendation

Moving Without Furniture

Asheville Habitat Re-StoreMany people decide it is less stressful to move without moving furniture. This is especially true if your move is going to be a great distance. There are many things to consider and here in Asheville, a great place to look for that furniture once you get here is the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store.


No Place to Sit, Sleep or Eat

When you move without your furniture, it may seem very empty when you first get to your new location. What better Asheville Habitat for Humanity Re-Storethan a one stop shop with great prices that benefits the new community you have moved to? Located on Meadow Road near the Biltmore Village area of Asheville, you will find the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. They have everything from sofas to dining room tables to dressers to beds. Basically, anything you need can probably be found at The Re-Store.



Take a Tour of The Re-Store

Getting the Furniture to Your New Place

Once you’ve picked out your new-to-you furniture, you will need to get it to your new place. This is where Local Guys Moving comes in. We can pick up your purchases and deliver them to your new home.


The Moving Industry is Changing

In years past, moving was all about calling a moving company and having them pack and move your belongings. Nowadays, there are so many options.

Moving Using Go-Minis

Most large moving companies want nothing to do with helping you unload something you have packed yourself. But some moves just require this type of a move. When you are building a home, frequently the move-in date fluctuates. With these fluctuations, moving becomes difficult.

Go-Minis of Asheville is a locally owned portable storage and moving system. You can pack your own belongings if you want. Or, you could get Asheville Moving Company to pack them for you. The belongings can be stored and then the portable storage unit arrives at your new location.


Many people would prefer to not have to unpack when moving. Packing your own belongings seems to give you a feeling of control but by the time you get to the unpacking portion of a move, people are over it.



Consider Asheville Moving Company the next time you have a portable storage unit to unpack.

The Number One Reason to Shop Ingles

Everyone has their favorite grocery store. It’s hard to imagine changing someone’s mind about a grocery store but let me tell you what happened at Ingles recently.


Ingles is a big local employer. They provide jobs to people of all ages. If you’re local to this area and are not shopping at Ingles on a regular basis, you are cheating on your heritage. They have been a part of our community since 1963 when the first store was opened in Asheville. They have always been big givers. As a moving company, we are grateful that they are still giving away cardboard boxes. They are spending money for employees to stack them, organize them, and bring them to the front so that the community can get one more use out of them. There is a cardboard container in the back that would pay them so much a pound for every piece of cardboard that they put in it. Instead they choose to pay employees to make sure their customers have these cardboard boxes for moving or any other uses they might have. 

The Ingles Encounter

Asheville Moving Company partner Clete was at the Leicester Ingles having lunch. He watched as an older woman, possibly in her 70’s, walked up with a large bag in hand and sat it in a chair at a two person table. From that bag, she pulled out napkins and spread them on the table, pulled out a tray of food, ice in a Starbucks cup, a bottle of tea, a bottle of water, and a bottle of hand sanitizer. Then, she started her lunch, brought from home, with a quick prayer. And she began lunch break.

As the cafe clears out, just the two of them are sitting there. She got her table adjusted and reached down under the table, slipped off her shoes to adjust a sock and wiggle her toes back and forth for several minutes. It hit Clete hard.  Tears came to his eyes and he just sat there and fought them back from falling.. spilling out onto my table and flowing onto the floor.. everywhere! His breathing became short and quick.

How Do Our Elderly Make Ends Meet

He sat watching, pondering, wondering what is this world coming to for our elderly? Struggling daily to make ends meet! He thought of his own mother, how hard she and his Dad have worked. The woman looked up, at some point, and the two made brief eye contact, smiling at each other. She occasionally stared out the window for brief moments and then went back to eating. She slid one shoe on as another, older woman employee, 3 days on the job, walked into the cafe area and sat down close to Clete. He struck up a quick conversation with the new lady, asking if she knew the lady at the other end of the cafe I’d been watching and where she worked. The newly arrived cafe guest didn’t know.

Clete took this as an opportunity for small talk with the first woman. “How long have you worked here,” he asked. She stated, “I’ve been here 3 years.” “Where do you work?” he asked. “I work in the Bakery,” she said with a big smile! “Do you live in the area and for how long,” he asked. “Most all my life,” she replied. “I bet you’ve seen a lot change in the area,” he said.  She said, “Yeah.. I have.. a lot.” Then back to eating she went.

Clete thought to himself she probably enjoys baking to be working at Ingles that long. He kept thinking and watching and it hits him again! How often he sees elderly women working at Ingles or many places, women he thinks to be beyond retirement or working years and likely drawing Social Security. They are probably just trying to make ends meet, survive, provide for themselves, working because they are too proud to ask for “government assistance.” And he kept watching this lady as he finished his food.

Givers Gain

Clete got this inspiring feeling to do something. He thanks his partner in Asheville Moving Company, Bruce, whose motto is “Givers Gain.  He had money in my pocket and thought she probably could use some extra money. That warm fuzzy feeling of giving grew and made him warm and fuzzy inside at the thought of giving to someone he doesn’t knoAmazingw, doesn’t know their life struggles.

Earlier when he got his food, the lady who served him slipped in an extra fortune cookie. He thought about his fortune. He thought about the lady’s fortune. He decided to do something – give to a stranger. He recalled Bruce came up with the idea of randomly give $100 to a stranger, someone that you felt compelled to give to for no reason or any reason, just to give. Remember, “Givers Gain!”

With his extra fortune cookie, he pulled a napkin from the dispenser on the table, pulled his Sharpie from his pocket and sat and thought about what he could write on it. Then, slip a $100 bill in it and give to the lady sitting across from me. “You Are Amazing” and “God Bless,” is what he scribbled on the napkin! As he cleaned up his mess and left the cafe area, he walked by her table, laid down the fortune cookie and napkin on her table. He said, “I had an extra fortune cookie and thought I’d share it with you.” He pointed to the napkin and said, “You Are Amazing.. now when I leave open up this up. Don’t throw it away it’s for you!” And he walked away.

But not far as he needed to see the expression when she opened it. He needed to feel good about what he did. He found a place to hide and watch her! She picked up the fortune cookie, slid it to the side and pulled the napkin close. She read it and he saw her smile! Then she pulled it a little closer and he saw her flip it open. Her head dropped ever so slightly and then her head popped up as she looked around for him with a big smile! She spots him hiding behind the flower display. He waved really big, gave her a thumbs up and walked away!

Clete didn’t do this to toot his own horn. He wants to inspire all of use to give. Give something! Give love! Give a smile or a big hug! Giving changes the world and lives.


As you go out into the world, think about this story. If you give something to someone, whether through another organization or just like Clete did by yourself, tell others about it on social media and use the hashtag #GiversGain. Let’s make that a hashtag used all over the world.

The Moose Cafe Comes To Hendersonville

Moose CafeHendersonville, give a big welcome to the Moose Cafe, and the Walker Family. They just opened a second restaurant in the Walmart Shopping Center, a great location! The official address is 59 Highland Square in Hendersonville.

They are known in Asheville as one of the best places to eat, featuring fresh food from the Asheville Farmers Market. The Moose Café is known for its homemade biscuits, and apple butter. They sell more than 20,000 jars of apple butter a year.

They have a long history in serving good food, starting the first restaurant in Asheville 21 years ago. A second one is located in in Colfax, connected to the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market. This will make their third location and is sure to be a success. So Hendersonville, Check it out!

Image by Patrick Sullivan/Times-News

The Walker family are hard working locals with a desire to feed people great food at great prices. Stop by and see what makes it a great place to eat!

Free Gift for you!

Asheville Moving Company believes in supporting local entrepreneurs. Shop locally and support your neighbors! In an effort to further support local business, we are giving away a free gift to anyone who stops by The Outlet on Kanuga Bend. Just mention this blog and get a free gift on us!

The Outlet on Kanuga Bend is located at 401 Kanuga Street in Hendersonville, and they have a great collection of new and used furniture. Check them out, and tell them Bruce and Clete, Local Guys Moving, sent you.

And now see where you can get more free gifts from The Local Guys Moving!

Local Guys Moving

Keep this date open for the Western North Carolina Aids Project!

April 26, 2012 is the day to support WNCAP Fundraiser. Bruce and Clete of Asheville Moving Company/Local Guys Moving will be at Three Chopt Sandwhich Shop at 103 Third Avenue East in Hendersonville NC to facilitate the fundraiser there.

Volunteers will be at Restaurants all over Western North Carolina to facilitate this yearly fundraiser. Take a look at this link for more information on this great event!