‘Hot’ sign off for good at Krispy Kreme

Work crews remove the last traces of Krispy Kreme donut shop from its 11208 Kingston Pike location early Monday morning, Feb. 1. Workers worked through the day removing signs and equipment from the building. Doors to Farragut’s Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory were open for the last time Sunday, Jan. 31.

Monday morning, the sign was removed and windows of the store at 11208 Kingston Pike were covered with brown paper.

“It’s sad,” Kelly Morrow, Krispy Kreme team member, said. “We’ll miss the customers.”

Morrow said the company is taking care of the employees at the Farragut store and moving the employees to other stores.

Attempts to contact Darryl Carr, Krispy Kreme senior director of corporate communication, were unsuccessful at press time Monday, Feb. 1.

Krispy Kreme’s Farragut location opened at 6 a.m., April 9, 2013. According to its Facebook page, residents of northwest Farragut and surrounding communities were invited to the company’s grand opening.
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Myers win first BOMA rezoning vote

Noah, left, and Knick Myers, owners of Myers Bros. Holdings, look over development plans for the Swan property off Kingston Pike, located across from Renaissance | farragut and the former Weigel’s Farm Store at Old Stage. Rezoning of the development across from the former Weigel’s Farm Store at Old Stage Hills and Renaissance | farragut at 12639 Kingston Pike got the first green light from Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

The property’s developers, Noah and Knick Myers of Myers Bros. Holdings, are planning a commercial development on the site with a grocery store as its anchor.

Board members voted unanimously on first reading at its meeting Thursday, Jan. 28, to approve rezoning the 30.13 acres from R-2 and Floodplain to C-1 [Commercial], Floodplain and Open Space Park.

A second reading will tentatively take place during the Feb. 25 Board meeting.
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FHS to host inaugural Technology Gala Feb. 13

Farragut High School students, from left, Shaun Parsons, Abby Prosise, Diane Kim and Michelle He work together in a technology classroom, where they are being taught computer programming. Farragut High School technology committee joins Russell Biven, WBIR-TV news anchor, and Leanne Morgan, local comedian, in hosting a night to remember at the inaugural FHS Technology Gala.

The gala is slated for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, in Rothchild Catering & Conference Center at 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.

Open to the public, the fundraising event is a way the Farragut community can enjoy a night of entertainment, dining and live and silent auctions while helping Farragut High School meet its technology goals.

The gala, a semi-formal event for attendees 12 or older, is a kickoff of a campaign that begins a new tradition at the school, Mary Lin, FHS technology committee chairwoman and teacher, said.

“This [event] will be something we plan to do every year to sustain the technology,” Lin said.
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police reports

• On Jan. 13 at around 3:57 p.m., a Southwick Circle complainant advised KCSO between 8:45 a.m., Jan. 3, and 3:57 p.m., Jan. 13, an unknown suspect drove through his yard leaving deep tire tracks in the yard. The complainant advised this is not the first time someone has driven in his yard, but it is the first time this amount of damage was made. The complainant advised he has put stones and a flag in the yard to deter people from turning around in the yard. KCSO advised the suspect has driven over the stones and went deeper into the yard on this occasion. The complainant was advised to contact Teleserve if more information about the suspect arises. The complainant requested an officer to his address, KCSO responded. Estimated loss is $200. read more


• The telephone number for The Casual Pint-Farragut is 865-966-2337. The phone number listed in an article in the Thursday, Dec. 31, issue of the farragutpress was incorrect. We regret the error.