Farragut Wine & Spirits celebrates expansion

To celebrate its grand re-opening, Farragut Wine & Spirits owners, David and Robin Purvis, with scissors, held a ribbon cutting, hosted by Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Aug. 6, in the store. Farragut Wine & Spirits owners and staff celebrated a grand re-opening of its store to showcase the final results of the Farragut store’s expansion.

Store owners David and Robin and their staff welcomed Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce members and others in the business community in celebrating that expansion Thursday, Aug. 6, with a ribbon cutting and gathering at Farragut Wine & Spirits, located at 11238 Kingston Pike in the old Kroger Shopping Center.

After seven and a half years of operation, David and Robin Purvis, owners of Farragut Wine & Spirits, enlarged the store at 11238 Kingston Pike, in the old Kroger shopping center in Farragut, from 6,000 square feet of retail space to more than 10,000 square feet and a total square footage of more than 13,000.

With the expansion, the Purvises were able to add new merchandise they were unable to have before, such as non-alcoholic specialty food items, glassware, candles, beer and growlers.
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The Shrimp Dock, Mother Earth Meats share space

Mother Earth Meats owner Tracy Monday stocks refrigerated cases with meat at The Shrimp Dock, 11124 Kingston Pike, Farragut. The Shrimp Dock and Mother Earth Meats are operating as two separate businesses under the same roof. The Farragut community can find fresh seafood and meat under one roof at The Shrimp Dock.

“Mother Earth Meats has joined The Shrimp Dock at 11124 Kingston Pike, Farragut,” Phil Dangel, The Shrimp Dock owner, said. Starting Tuesday, Aug. 4, people can find products from Mother Earth Meats at The Shrimp Dock.

The Shrimp Dock and Mother Earth Meats are staying separately run businesses, Dangel said. He added the businesses simply are operating under one roof to serve the needs of Farragut consumers who want meat and fish.

“When we first opened seven or eight years ago, the [Mother Earth Meats] market in Maryville approached us,” Dangel said. At that time, the market’s request to be placed in the back of The Shrimp Dock was turned down.
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business briefs

• Katrice W. Jones Morgan has been named the first director of diversity and inclusion at College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The new position is part of Dean Melanie D. Wilson’s initiative in creating the position was to enrich and to promote greater diversity in the college. Morgan, who serves as the college’s assistant dean of student affairs, started in her new position Aug. 1.

• David Metz, a media veteran with experience in creative and op-erational leadership roles at TV stations and cable networks across the country has joined Old School Creative, a Knoxville-based marketing communications firm. He will serve as executive producer and principal in charge of business development for Old School Creative.

• Dr. Jeffrey “Jeff” Gilbert has joined Gastrointestinal Associates. Prior to joining GIA, he served as a physician with Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associ-ates in Oak Ridge. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and he and his family live in the Hardin Valley community.
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