The Historic S & W Building

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The Historic S & W Building used to house Shotzy’s Bar, where employees said a couple of ghosts hung out. A spectral girl appeared on the balcony, and a phantom waiter walked down the hall toward the kitchen. Coolers were known to open and close on their own as well. Reports say the place once held a speakeasy during the Prohibition.

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56 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC
United States

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35.594356, -82.55393200000003
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Asheville, NC (0.5 mi.)
Woodfin, NC (3.1 mi.)
Biltmore Forest, NC (4.4 mi.)
Bent Creek, NC (6.6 mi.)
Weaverville, NC (7.1 mi.)
Royal Pines, NC (8.5 mi.)
Swannanoa, NC (8.7 mi.)
Avery Creek, NC (9.2 mi.)
Fairview, NC (10.5 mi.)
Fletcher, NC (11.7 mi.)


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  1. We stayed there last night and it freaked me out. My wife and I were sleeping and I woke up about 2 AM and I noticed a young man, early to mid 20s with a 60s era, parted hair style-tan vest on watching my wife sleep. Not threatening or anything, just like he knew her. As I realized what I was looking at, Scared to death, I caught my breath enough to ask what it wanted. It moved back towards the door and as I spoke again, vanished through the door.

    My wife heard me and woke up and asked me what was happening. I didn’t tell her until this afternoon so she is just now letting it sink in. Staying there again tonight, don’t know what to expect.

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