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The Kennedy Opens on South Gay Street

The Kennedy, a new gastropub, opens in downtown Knoxville at 430 S. Gay Street in a new development by Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of Tailor Lofts, in the space that was previously occupied...

Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company Welcomes Crosse Smith

Oliver “Crosse” Smith V joins Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company as an Affiliate Broker and Commercial Developer and will be the fourth generation of the leadership within the company. Working closely with Oliver Smith IV, his father, has instilled in him...

Knoxville-area Eateries Open and Close

The Humble Hog opened on February 27 at 312 S. Gay Street in a deal brokered by Peter Medlyn of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The restaurant boasts barbecue dishes for lunch and dinner with locally sourced ingredients.   Surin of Thailand closed on...

New Restaurant to Act as a Gateway to South Knoxville

Kennedy Concepts and Oliver Smith, the developers of Loco Burro and The Kennedy, plan to open a new restaurant at a south Knoxville location in a deal brokered by Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The new full-service restaurant, Mimosas,...

Oliver Smith Named CoStar Top Sales Broker for 2023

Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company was identified as a 2023 Top Sales Broker in the Knoxville region through the national real estate firm CoStar, a platform for commercial real estate analytics and news. The award recognizes the broker who...

The Humble Hog Coming to Gay Street

The Humble Hog is opening a location at 312 S. Gay Street in a deal brokered by Peter Medlyn of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The barbeque restaurant will serve meals made from scratch in a space filled with handmade or refurbished furniture. The Humble...

Stay at Hotel Cleo this New Year

New Year’s resolutions for experiences in downtown Knoxville include a staycation at Hotel Cleo, a boutique hotel on Gay Street. Partners Oliver Smith and Jim Turner of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company and HD Patel of Ephant Group developed the...

Restaurant and Retail Openings and Closings in Knoxville

Andy’s Frozen Custard will open a second Knoxville location at 513 N. Cedar Bluff Road in a deal brokered by Garrett Holt and Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. Hotel Cleo opened on Gay Street as a boutique European hotel under the partners...

Hotel Cleo Opens for Luxury Stays on Gay Street

Knoxville’s newest boutique hotel and restaurant boasts European flair with luxurious amenities as it opens on Gay Street. Partners Oliver Smith and Jim Turner of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company and HD Patel of Ephant Group focused on quality on each...

Knoxville Developer Acquires Historic Mansion on Magnolia Ave

The Courtland Group purchased an historic downtown mansion in a deal brokered by Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The purchase included the century-old home and adjacent lot on Magnolia Avenue. The property is set to become a centerpiece in...