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A New Custard Place is Coming into Town

Andy's Frozen Custard, a Missouri- based franchise, is coming to Knoxville with a new location on Kingston Pike. The sale of the property was brokered by Oliver Smith Realty and Development. The franchisee, Thomas Gass, has just agreed to change parts of the...

New spice and tea store coming to Gay Street

  The Spice and Tea Exchange is set to open in November, following the sale of the former location of Fai Thai Kitchen brokered by Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company. The store is a part of a franchise from Florida. The new location is opening at 522 S....

An Integral Part of East Tennessee’s Growth

Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company has positively transformed the East Tennessee's marketplace . In an article in VIP Knoxville Magazine, Oliver Smith, the President of Oliver Smith Realty stated ," Our investment and tenant advisors, in conjunction with our...

Big Changes for Cumberland Avenue

  Core Spaces, which is a Chicago based student housing company, is buying up properties on Cumberland. Will Sims from Oliver Smith Realty and Development handled one of the many sales of the Shell Gas station property at 2001 Cumberland Ave, which Core Spaces...

Frothy Monkey on Gay street

  Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company has brokered a deal with the owners of Frothy Monkey , Jennifer Sheets and Ryan Pruitt, and the owners of the Kress Building, which is located at 419 South Gay Street. This new location of Frothy Monkey is now open....

West Town Mall’s 50th Anniversary

  West Town mall opened on August 2,1972, and to celebrate its 50th anniversary a " blast from the past" gathering was held on August 2, 2022. The event included a live DJ, food, prize giveaways, and other treats from the mall's very own vendors. A memory wall...

Rebuilding the Old City

  The deal , which was handled by Oliver Smith and Will Sims of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Co. , completed Ephant Group's $4 million purchase of a prime Old City parking lot. The 130 S. Central Street property is across from bars and restaurants and is a...

Brother Wolf’s is a Bar for Everyone

When Oliver Smith Realty and Development helped Aaron Thompson and Jessica "Rabbit" King get the property at 108 W. Jackson Avenue , Knoxville did not really have a a bar for everyone. They wanted to help give Knoxville an upscale night life. They opened Brother...

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...