George Vanderbilt buys the town and Best, NC, including the sawmill, brickworks, hotel, and train station.
Biltmore Village is established as a planned “Company Town” with streetscape designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Most of the homes are designed by on-site architect and designer, Richard Sharpe Smith. The Waddells, first residents of 3 Boston Way, move in.
Massive flooding from two successive hurricanes hits Biltmore Village causing extensive damage and flooding to the second floor on some buildings. 29 lives were lost.
After the death of George Vanderbilt in 1914, Mrs. Vanderbilt sells the town of Biltmore Village. Most homes became rental properties.
Flood strikes again!
Kevin Westmoreland is born. His family moves into the old family place up on Reed Street. His childhood phone number of 828-274-2439 was available when we opened the Corner Kitchen restaurant in Biltmore Village and we were able to secure it for our number. Kismet!
First Arts and Craft Fair — this begins Biltmore Village’s retail and commercial development.
The Historic Resource Commission is established in Asheville in an effort to protect and preserve the remaining original buildings in the city with a special emphasis on Biltmore Village.
3 Boston Way ceases to be a residence and enters its “commercial” phase. An architect’s office, then a restaurant, and finally as a coffee roaster/café, before becoming the Corner Kitchen restaurant and bar.
Kevin Westmoreland buys the family home and moves into Reed street with his wife and two children.
Joe Scully moves to Asheville with his two children.
Matthew Westmoreland and Matthew Scully bring their dads together at a meeting of YMCA “Y” Guides.
Joe is approached by Bill Ashton of Hathaway’s Coffee and Café at 3 Boston Way. Bill wants to retire and offers Joe his shop. Kevin and Joe form a company: Westmoreland and Scully.
Corner Kitchen opens!
Flood strikes again. Corner Kitchen is shut down for 3 months. Kevin and Joe rebuild. We retained almost all of our staff and worked with members of the community to provide catering and pay the bills while the first floor of the house was rebuilt.
Corner Kitchen re-opens!!! Begins seven day a week dinner service that year.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dine at Corner Kitchen.
The Corner Kitchen became Green Restaurant Association certified.
Major remodel of the restaurant includes a new bar, inclusion of equipment for beer on tap, new flooring, and remodeling of both bathrooms.
The Corner Kitchen turns 15.