That’s the prediction of Stephen Krempasky, executive director of Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance, following the alliance’s “third Thursday morning” meeting Feb. 15 in Town Hall.
Farragut’s Bobby Scott witnessed, assisted Lester McClain’s football journey breaking UT, SEC color barriers
A new developer for the former Swan property, located across from the former Weigel’s at 12639 Kingston Pike just west of Everett Road, said he wants to build a ”neighborhood commercial” development on 28.76 acres.
Developer David Robinette, owner of Site Inc, is asking Farragut Planning Commission to rezone the parcel from R-2, R-1 and Floodplain District, to Commercial-1, R-4 or Attached Family Residential zoning and FPD.
At the same time, Robinette is asking that parcels belonging to the Ivey family and totaling 115 acres off Union Road be rezoned from Agriculture Zoning to R-1/Open Space Residential to make way for a residential development.
Big Kahuna Wings Restaurant has received the green light on its site plan for a new restaurant building, which will be located at 12802 Kingston Pike, right beside Renaissance | Farragut.
Farragut Municipal Planning Commission approved the site plan, presented by BKW Restaurant owner Matthew Beeler, engineer Mark Bialik and R. Knick Myers with Myers Bros. Holdings, which owns Renaissance | Farragut, at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 15.
Planning Commissioner Noah Myers, who operates Myers Bros. Holdings with brother, Knick Myers, recused himself from the discussion and vote.
Since BKW opened the Farragut restaurant in 2014, it has been growing, so now it is working with Myers Bros. Holdings to construct a new facility at the nearby location.
“I want to thank you for staying in Farragut and continuing to work with the Myers Bros Holdings,” FMPC member Louise Povlin said.
• At 8:35 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, a Boyd Station Road complainant called Knox County Sheriff’s Office Teleserve Unit in reference to her Toyota Camry being vandalized at Kroger Market Place, 189 Brooklawn St. Complainant advised she left the vehicle and entered the store around 7:50 a.m., Feb. 14, then returned to her vehicle around 8:05 a.m. Complainant said she was moving an item on her dash when she noticed the windshield had been broken. Estimated value of damage was listed at $500. Complainant advised the damage appears to have been done by a suspect striking the windshield with an object.
For more than 20 years, Bill Jones made his living stealing merchandise.
He made a very good living actually — typically raking in more than $100,000 annually for what he describes as “just a few hours of work a week.”
“I lived a pretty good life — at least I thought it was a good life,” he told a packed crowd of retail shop owners and law enforcement officials Feb. 13 during a Retail Crime Forum in Farragut Town Hall.