The historic Kress Building, built in 1928 is an iconic landmark in downtown Asheville. S.H. Kress & Company is historically remembered for their chain of “five and dime” retail stores and today they are still celebrated for their neoclassical ornamental architecture. The building was renovated and divided into residential and retail condominiums in 2002. The Kress Emporium anchors the building’s retail and showcases a collective of over 100 local artists. In addition, K2 Studio features functional and beautiful home furnishings.