"It is generally conceded that the Arcade Building would do justice to a city many times the size of Asheville. It is by far the finest structure in the South and there are few, if any, finer in the entire country.”
— E.W. Grove, 1927
"Today, the ground level is filled with an exciting mix of galleries, shops and restaurants. The second floor is occupied by offices and the third through fifth floors house luxury apartments.
"Across the street, Grove’s Battery Park Hotel (below) was preserved on the outside, thanks to Federal tax credits, and was converted to apartments for the elderly in 1987.
"Skylights brought the outside in safely. The Grove Arcade, one of the last built, used glass which absorbs infrared and ultraviolet radiation.