About Us

Europa in Black MountainAvid European travelers Tom and Kim McMurtry have brought a touch of Europe to Black Mountain’s downtown historic district. The McMurtrys opened Europa in 2014. “We bring in those handcrafts that you may have wanted to bring home from your travels but couldn’t, like a Harris Tweed cap from Scotland or a cuckoo clock from Germany,” explains Kim. “We also find that our store speaks to the cultural heritage that folks are discovering through their ancestral DNA analyses.”

With the tagline “Fine Gifts from Europe and America,” Europa offers gifts imported from almost 20 countries, including Polish pottery, Italian glass, Swedish Dala horses, and French pocket knives. “Our shop is especially popular during the Christmas season, when we offer delicious seasonal treats like German brandy-filled chocolates, lebkuchen, and stollen,” says Tom. “Our favorite time to visit Europe is for the outdoor markets at Christmas, and we hope we can provide a taste of that for our customers.”

We're located just off I-40, 15 minutes east of Asheville in lovely downtown Black Mountain. Find Europa in the middle of Cherry Street, next to Veranda Cafe!

Europa Storefront