Gavino’s comes to Farragut

Mark Bibby, owner of Gavino’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Bearden, plans to open Gavino’s Restaurant Pizzeria, 11316 Parkside Drive behind Calhoun’s Restaurant, by the end of February. Mark Bibby is bringing Gavino’s Restaurant Pizzeria to Farragut.

Bibby, owner of Gavino’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Bearden, plans to open his second location at 11316 Parkside Drive, situated behind Calhoun’s Restaurant, by the end of February.

“From a pizza point of view, it’s a classical New York thin-crust-style pizza, an 18-inch large pizza,” Bibby said. “It’s just high-quality ingredients and great flavors. I mean, I can’t buy better cheeses or tomatoes for the product.”

He said a man who worked for a famous New York pizzeria for more than 20 years developed the pizza.

Gavino’s also carries Sicilian-style pizza with thick crust and Italian hero sandwiches.
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Prosperity Pointe, not your average assisted living community

Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living staff, front row from left, are Jenna Massa, marketing director; Duke Nuyen, vice president of operations; Dr. Noi Nuyen, owner, medical director and in-house physician; Jamie Nuyen, co-owner and family nurse practitioner, and Kinley Roysden, Noi and Jamie's daughter. Back row, from left, are Shawn Angel, life safety director; Kathy Broggy, administrative assistant, and Pat Benn, executive director. A new assisted living community offers a concierge physician on site for its clients.

Dr. Noi Nuyen, founder and medical director,

and wife, Jamie Nuyen, family nurse practitioner, opened Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care and welcomed its first resident Dec. 1 at 214 Prosperity Road, Knoxville. They are planning a ribbon cutting March 3, at the state-of-the-art community located off Executive Park Drive in the Cedar Bluff area.

“I provide all the medical care or they can go to their own physician,” Nuyen said. “So far, people want to stay with me.

“I am there on a daily basis,” he said. “I know how they are recovering from an injury, for example. And, some people can’t go out because of mobility issues.
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