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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...

French Restaurant Lilou to open in Hotel Cleo building

Lilou, a French restaurant and bar, prepares to open in our new hospitality offering on South Gay Street that houses Hotel Cleo, a boutique, European style suite hotel. Chef Benjamin Tilatti, who was born and raised in France, will bring authenticity to the restaurant...

Knoxville to See New Restaurant Openings

A new addition to the Knoxville restaurant scene includes Andy’s Frozen Custard now open on Bearden Hill through a deal brokered by Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. Kennedy Concepts will open a restaurant and bar on South Gay Street in...

Altar’d State Purchases Additional Discovery Campus Acreage

Altar’d State Company have bought an additional 11 acres of the former Warner Bros. Discovery campus in a deal brokered by Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. This second purchase follows an initial acquisition completed in October for $27...

Apex Bank sells part of Discovery campus to Altar’d State

Altar’d State purchased the former Warner Bros. Discovery campus for $27 million in a deal brokered by Oliver Smith of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The purchase includes a 10-acre parcel, a 155,000 square foot office building and a parking garage. The...

The Kennedy Coming to South Gay Street

Chad Kennedy of Kennedy Concepts plans to open a new gourmet gastropub in February at 430 S. Gay Street. The new restaurant, named The Kennedy, will offer craft cocktails and an Americana menu. The former Blackhorse Pub and Brewery property was obtained by HD Patel of...