Noble Hall

Cafe, bookstore combo now open in Noble Hall

All the commercial space on the ground floor of Noble Hall, Western Carolina University’s new mixed-use facility on Centennnial Drive, is now fully operational after a low-key “soft opening” was held for MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books, a combination eatery and bookstore, on March 28.

Bob’s Mini Mart back in business in Noble Hall

The neon “OPEN” sign was flipped on in the window of Bob’s Mini Mart last week, signaling the return of a community institution in the heart of the Western Carolina University campus and the opening of the first business located in the university’s new Noble Hall mixed-use facility.

Tenants announced for WCU’s mixed-used facility Noble Hall

A full-service restaurant, an outdoor equipment outfitter, a combination bookstore and coffee cafe, a popular convenience store and a nationally known sandwich shop are among the expected occupants of Noble Hall, the mixed-use facility being constructed on the site of a structure damaged by fire in 2013 at Western Carolina University.