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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...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard Opens on Bearden Hill

Freddy’s Frozen Custard is now open on Bearden Hill located at 6502 Kingston Pike in a deal represented by Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The newest location makes it the fifth Freddy’s in the area.

“Best of Downtown” Awards from The Scruffy Stuff Podcast

DiCarlo’s Pizza was noted as the Biggest Knoxville Food Surprise with their square shaped pizzas and delicious taste. DiCarlo’s Pizza obtained their downtown location in a deal brokered by Garrett Holt of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. SmashCity...

How Finch Table + Home Came to Knoxville

Natalie Blanche opened Finch Table + Home as a storefront in Bearden in March of 2022 in a deal brokered by Garrett Holt of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The Blanche family has lived in Knoxville for 18 years and shares their creativity and love for...