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Weekend edition December 03, 2021 | Kailyn Lamb

Business openings and a new contract headline the Knoxville news roundup

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a roundup of business news from throughout the Knoxville region. If you have some business news that you would like to be included in Teknovation Weekend, please email us at


Broadway Market reopened its doors on December 1 with an expanded menu and a new hood in the kitchen. For now, the restaurant is only taking reservations or to-go orders during lunch hours Monday through Saturday. According to Inside of Knoxville, many of the menu adaptations are due to supply chain issues. Read more here.

In November, Leonard Buildings and Truck Accessories held a grand opening of the company’s first Knoxville location. Leonard first opened in 1963 in North Carolina and has more than 60 locations throughout the southeast.

Also in November, Cumberland House held a grand re-opening in the former Sheraton Hotel. The location is now run by the Hilton Hotel brand, which also put $14 million worth of renovations into the building.

New Contracts

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced this week that it had selected Nuclear Production One LLC (NPOne) for the Management and Operating contract for the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX. NPOne, a limited liability company consisting of Fluor Federal Services Inc. and AECOM Energy & Construction, will take over management on April 1 from Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC. The latter is comprised of member companies Bechtel National Inc., Leidos, ATK Launch Systems, and SOC LLC with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. as a teaming subcontractor. The contract includes a four-month transition period starting in December 2021 and a five-year base period with five, one-year options, for a total contract period of up to 10 years if all options are exercised.

Knoxville Home Auction

The contents from the state’s largest mansion will be auctioned in an event happening today, according to a news release from Furrow Auction Company. Villa Collina is a 40,250-square-foot mansion that was constructed between 1993 and 2000. In addition to being the largest single-family home in Tennessee, it is the 84th largest home in the country. The online-only auction of personal property, high-end furnishings and décor will begin a 9 a.m. today. Details about access to the auction and registration along with a catalog of listings are available at

Diverse Business Database

The East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA) is looking to build its directory of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), including minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned small businesses. The database was created by the ETPA’s Diversity Business Alliance to increase outreach and expenditures with diverse businesses. Business owners can update their information or join the database here. Representatives from the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service will contact each business to ensure data accuracy.

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