Brevard, N.C.-based SylvanSport, makers of the lightweight GO pop-up camping trailer, have teamed up with Prestige Subaru of Asheville to create the Prestige Adventure Center, a multi-use showroom featuring local adventure gear manufactured by members of the newly formed Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina.
According to a press release, the Prestige Adventure Center will open mid-July to display the best adventure products coming out of the region, with the GO camping trailer taking center stage on the showroom floor.
Along with SylvanSport, over 30 local outdoor companies will showcase their wares and services at the Adventure Center. The Prestige Adventure Center will also be the exclusive downtown Asheville showroom for the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina brands, including SylvanSport’s GO brand. The Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina formed out of a desire to “grow the outdoor manufacturing industry in Western North Carolina, through a network of sharing knowledge and information,” the release stated.
Kyle Mundt, SylvanSport’s director of marketing and new product development, worked closely with Prestige Subaru owner Tony Pelle and Marketing Director Larry Adams to develop the Prestige Adventure Center in Prestige Subaru’s former Suzuki building. Prestige Subaru is a top-selling Subaru dealer in the Southeast.
“The Prestige Adventure Center will be a lot like a community center,” said Mundt. “This will be a place where local outdoor gear builders, retailers like Diamond Brand, REI, and Black Dome, and adventure companies like NOC, Navitat, and others, can all get together, have their products on display, and help promote each other.”
The Prestige Adventure Center will also be used for different community events like adventure presentations, special charitable events such as pet adoptions, and promotional events with live, local music. The grand opening date for the Prestige Adventure Center, along with details of the celebration, will be announced soon.