Avid European travelers Tom and Kim McMurtry have brought a touch of Europe to Black Mountain’s downtown historic district. Leaving previous careers in higher education, 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!
If you can't visit us:
ORDER BY PHONE: Call the store at 828-419-0304 or 1-888-487-1259 to check inventory and purchase items with a credit card.
ORDER BY EMAIL: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check inventory; we’re glad to send you photos of merchandise. We can send you an invoice through email to pay securely online.