Rabbit’s Tourist Court was a crown jewel of Negro “Tourist Courts” for Negro travelers in the south, and was an $85,000 business at its opening. This is equivalent to $1,500,000 today. Its decrorative dining room boasted an indoor fountain; it’s kitchen was ultra modern and stocked, and its motel cabins elegant and handsome. The white stone driveway was light with red, blue and yellow lights, and had curb service from its restaurant. Rabbit’s was run by five generations as a motel and soul-food kitchen from the 1940’s up to the turn of the 21st century. Guests and patrons included wayward travelers, entertainers, Negro League League teams, and many musicians coming through Asheville on the ‘Chitlin’ Circuit’. We are honoring this legacy by creating a cultural landmark with building murals, and a new soul food cafe’ with the matching 45 records jukebox playlist. Also, a dance/movement studio space will be added, and additional monthly rental spaces. We are creating a musicians’ resource and a vibrant community hub as rich as is the history of Asheville, and as proud as the history of Southside Asheville.