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Ephant Group is Turning Heads on Gay St.

In a deal brokered by Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company, the downtown hotel developer, Ephant Group, has purchased two properties on the 300 block on Gay Street. They bought the 304 S. Gay St Building and its adjacent lot at 308 S. Gay St. for a total of...

The Art of Beauty

The Southern Surgical Arts Beauty Bar, which partnered with Oliver Smith Realty and Development, is apart of the new obsession that both the young and older generations are loving. In recent years, there has been a growing need to take better care of our own bodies,...

Plans for the Bowery Building

In a deal brokered by Will Sims of Oliver Smith Realty and Development, Hatcher- Hill Properties sold the former Bowery and NV nightclub property at 125 E. Jackson Avenue to Manki 3 Investments LLC for $3.8 million. The new owners are transforming it into a great...

2022 Pinnacle Business Award Recipient Grow- A Shane Archer Concept

Grow -A Shane Archer Concept is the recipient of the Pinnacle Business Award. Shane Archer is the owner of Grow, which is a full service hair salon that also focuses on skin care, and he is also the partner of Oliver Smith Realty and Development. Grow- a Shane Archer...

South Knoxville’s New Riverside Apartments

South Knoxville's Sevier Avenue will be getting a new waterfront apartment complex. Dominion Group ,who utilized Oliver Smith Realty & Development Company, is developing 230 apartments in the South Knoxville area, which will bring more people and retail into this...

Hotel CLEO to make grand entrance

The Hope Brothers Building on Gay Street will be getting a new look. It is currently undergoing renovation, to include a new boutique hotel and restaurant/bar concept. The building was constructed in 1898. It still has the exposed brick, features and feel of that time...

Whimsey Cookie Company Opens in Bearden

There has been a major expansion push recently with regards to cookie shops.  The national yearning for the comforting, feel-good sensation that fresh baked cookies represent is spurring demand for these retailers.  Customers are drawn to treat purchases that will...

Cookie Shop Expands

There has been a major expansion push recently with regards to cookie shops.  The national yearning for the comforting, feel-good sensation that fresh baked cookies represent is spurring demand for these retailers.  Customers are drawn to treat purchases that will...

Andrew Johnson Building Project In Trouble

  Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced last week that BNA Associates LLC had failed to secure the necessary funding to move forward with the development of the Andrew Johnson Building downtown.  BNA had plans for a $43 million project which would create a...

Big Plans for Kress Building

 In early May, Thomas Boyd was approached by Oliver Smith Realty and Development regarding the Kress Building in downtown Knoxville.  At the time, Boyd’s focus had been on revitalizing the Old City.  However, “after looking into it for a little bit, I just kind of...