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Learn about our latest projects and read the news from Oliver Smith Realty & Development Company.

The Return of a Local Favorite: Makers Donuts

After Maker's Donuts closed in 2018 many fans and donut connoisseurs were disappointed.  Our broker, Chad Turner has recently helped Megan Grey and Kayla Davis purchase a new property at 1336 East Emory Road, across from Mahalo Coffee Roasters for Maker's Donuts. ...

Construction Continues at Soaky Mountain Waterpark

In August, we reported on a new land deal in Sevierville TN, the future home of Soaky Mountain Water park.  Now in 2020 we are happy to report that construction is well underway with a planned opening on August 6th, 2020. The 50-acre park will have invested nearly 90...

Nomads Nook Opens New Store on Kingston Pike

We would like to welcome Nomad’s Nook to Kingston Pike.  Our broker, Chad Turner has recently helped Chetna and her husband Rajendra Jain acquire their new location at 8079 Kingston Pike, Suite 1.  The new facility greatly increases the floor space to 2,500 square...

2019 New Restaurants… with some help from Oliver Smith Realty

It's been a busy year for Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company.  We have helped develop several new restaurant concepts and properties in the Knoxville Area.  Here's is a Round-up of the newest hot spots we are sure you'll enjoy. Chicken Guy (opening 2020) Guy...

80th anniversary and a new name for Oliver Smith Realty

This month we are proud to celebrate our 80th Anniversary.  Among the many changes taking place at the firm, we are most excited about our name change.  Our new name reflects the changes in our business and our focus for the future.  We will always be proud of our...

Embassy Suites Downtown: Now Open

The new Embassy Suites at 507 S. Gay Street is now open. The new hotel is positioned to be not only a place to stay, but a place to play.  A variety of entertainment and dining options are available to everyone. We have been working with Alpesh Patel of the Kana Hotel...

Guy Fieri Brings Chicken Guy! to Knoxville

Guy Fieri, restaurateur, author and TV personality will be expanding his Chicken Guy! restaurant brand into several Tennessee Cities, including one right here in Knoxville. Oliver Smith Realty is proud to be representing Guy in this endeavor.  Check back here for more...

Embassy Suites Downtown Opening Soon

The new Embassy Suites at 507 S. Gay Street is nearing completion. The new hotel is positioned to be not only a place to stay, but a place to play.  A variety of entertainment and dining options will be available when the property opens in November. "On such a...

Oliver Smith IV joins Crittenden Research Board of Advisors

Oliver Smith IV has recently joined the Board of Advisors for Crittenden Research. Crittenden Research is the difinitive independent source of industry directorys, forcasts and analysis of the commercial insurance and reasl estate businesses. - from...

The William F Conley Building will soon host a new Embassy Suites

We have recently worked on a deal that will convert the old Park National Bank / William F Conley Building on the corner of Gay St. and Union Street into Knoxville's newest Embassy Suites Hotel. The original building opened on June 26, 1974 and has been an iconic...

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