Business

Going the extra mile, Honest-1 Auto Care comes to the rescue

Paris, Tennessee, resident Mike Wilson said he and wife, Cheryl Wilson, are grateful for the kindness of Honest-1 Auto Care’s staff who got the Wilson’s car back on the road during the Christmas holiday.
A Farragut business, Honest-1 Auto Care, got a shout-out for going the extra mile from Mike Wilson, a Paris, Tennessee, motorist and his wife, who were stranded over the holidays.

“This was like a red carpet treatment, but I feel like this is how they always are,” Wilson said, remembering the employees’ kindness.

Wilson and wife, Cheryl, were traveling along Interstate 40 East from Paris to Knoxville around 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, to visit family for the holidays.

Wilson recalled when they got 15 miles from Knoxville, at mile marker 358 — just outside of Farragut, their car “just lost power.

“We found out later it was the fuel pump that failed,” he said.

Wilson pulled over to the shoulder of the road and called “Star TN,” which automatically connects a driver with Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Choto future home to Johnny Brusco’s NY Style Pizza

Jamie Garcia, co-owner with wife, Holly Garcia (not pictured), plans to open a Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza location in Markets at Choto the first of February, offering pizza and a whole line of other menu items, including a large children’s menu.
Markets at Choto continues to grow, welcoming Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza, a chain, to its line-up of businesses.

Owners Jamie Garcia and wife, Holly Garcia, expect to open the restaurant the first week of February at 1620 Choto Markets Way, off South Northshore Drive.

“We will be their fourth location in Tennessee,” Jamie Garcia said.

The restaurant will offer the traditional favorites and specialty pizzas, even featuring cauliflower and gluten-free crusts.

However, Garcia promises there is more to Johnny Brusco’s.

“We will be a full-serve restaurant,” he said. “It’s not just pizza.”

Starters will include garlic bread with marina sauce and salads; dinners will feature calzones, pasta, stromboli and lasagna; and a really large children’s menu await patrons.

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business briefs

• Dr. Todd Abel, a board-certified neurosurgeon with the University of Tennessee Medical Center and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, has accepted the chairmanship position of Spinal Resources Inc.’s Scientific Advisory Board. SRI is a spinal medical device company engineering innovative mechanical and biomechanical products for surgical repair and reconstruction of debilitating spinal conditions. Abel is a clinical instructor with UT Graduate School of Medicine and medical director of Spine Center at UT Medical Center.

• Dr. H.M. “Hash” Hashemian, president/CEO of Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation, has been appointed by Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally to serve as a member of Tennessee Technology Development Corporation Board of Directors for Launch Tennessee. Hashemian also is an adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at UT Knoxville.

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