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The People Behind The Vault

Our clients, the Klonarises, have opened multiple restaurants in the Knoxville and Maryville areas, with the Vault being only one of their pursuits. The Vault is a cocktail lounge located on Gay Street in the basement of a historic bank that Oliver Smith Realty and...

New Dessert Shop to Open in Knoxville

The Peach Cobbler Factory is coming to 10911 Parkside Drive with the help of Garret Holt of Oliver Smith Realty & Development Company. The new Knoxville location will bring more post-dinner options to the area and add to the mix of family favorite desserts. The...

Who Spent the Most Cash on Old City Property?

There were 7 key real estate investors who spent the most cash on the Old City property ever since Randy Boyd announced his plans to build the new baseball stadium downtown.  One of these investors is Leigh Burch, spending $2.4 million since last April on the Central...

$530 Million Apartments coming to Cumberland Avenue

Oliver Smith Realty & Development Company helped acquire an important part of the $530 million apartment property coming to Cumberland Avenue. Core Spaces, a Chicago-based student apartment company is investing the money to replace the entire block with almost 900...

Blackhorse Pub & Brewery Closes

Blackhorse Pub and Brewery, a popular gathering place for beer lovers and food enthusiasts, has recently announced its closure after many successful years of operation. Oliver Smith Realty & Development Company and the Ephant Group are taking the building in a new...

DiCarlo’s Pizza Coming to Knoxville

DiCarlo's Pizza, a family-owned and operated restaurant originating from Steubenville, Ohio, is coming to 524 S. Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee, with the help of Garret Holt of Oliver Smith Realty & Development Company. Known for their crispy, thin-crust...

A Place to Forget about Your Phone

Aaron Thompson and Jessica King acquired a property with the help of Oliver Smith Realty and Development that is located at 108 W. Jackson Ave. They created an Italian restaurant called Osteria Stella. The restaurant has no take away boxes so the food has to be...

Emporium Sold for $24.75 Million

Boghani Properties LLC has acquired the Emporium and a parking structure in a deal brokered by Will Sims of Oliver Smith Realty and Development, who handles property acquisitions and developments for Boghani Properties. The Emporium at 100 S. Gay Street and the...

New Chef is moving into Gay Street

Chef Benjamin Grice is moving into Gay Street, following a deal brokered by Oliver Smith Realty and Development. The Century Building, 312 S. Gay St. will be the home to a new restaurant that will be opening within the next year. Chef Grice has a record in the fine...

A Home Away from Home

  Hotel Cleo, a new boutique hotel that is opening in December, proves that old buildings can be brought back to life. Oliver Smith Realty and Development brokered the deal and sold the property to HD Patel of Ephant Group. He has stated that he has always wanted...