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Weekend edition May 05, 2023 | Shannon Smith

News Roundup | Hiring, closing, and coffee

Here’s your weekly roundup of business news from throughout the Knoxville region.

Maryville College expanding into Downtown Maryville

Maryville College announced plans Thursday for a new Downtown Center and Hospitality & Regional Identity major and program.

According to the Blount County Chamber, the Downtown Center will be located at 205 Court St. in the former J&K Super Store. It will house classrooms, a teaching and demonstration kitchen, and a fermentation sciences lab, along with a Maryville College spirit store.

This new location is slated to open in early 2024.

Pilot Company working to hire 10,000 new employees, 300+ in Tennessee

Gearing up for the summer travel season, Pilot Company aims to hire over 10,000 new team members across its family of travel center brands.

There are open opportunities across all Pilot and Flying J travel centers, One9 Fuel Network locations, and on-site restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, with 361 job openings listed in Tennessee.

Click here to explore Pilot Company’s open positions and locations, full benefits, and team member experience programs.

New nitro coffee, tea shop opens in Bearden

Intrepid Nitro Coffee and Tea Bar is now open at 5201 Kingston Pike in Bearden.

They’re a traditional coffee shop, but best known for their nitro coffee and tea options, meaning those drinks are brewed with nitrogen gas, intended to add sweetness and enhance the texture.

They always have seven options ready to go, rotating often, with new flavors you may not find at other shops. For example, right now you can try bourbon barrel-aged coffee, as well as hibiscus mango or pineapple green tea. They’re open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.

Tuesday Morning going out of business, closing all stores

Going-out-of-business sales have begun at all Tuesday Morning stores in 25 states across the U.S.

The Knoxville store is located at 148 N. Peters Road.

Shoppers can save up to 30 percent off the lowest ticketed prices across the stores on a wide variety of home decor and other household novelties. Gift cards will be honored through May 13, 2023. All sales are final during this store closing event.

Retropolitan Craft Fair returns to Knoxville Sunday

The Retropolitan Craft Fair is back Sunday, May 7th with its Spring Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Mill & Mine.

The group has been bringing indie-craft markets to the Knoxville area twice a year since 2014. The goal of the fair is to provide independent makers with a space to sell their quality and unique goods to the community. Each vendor is chosen exclusively after a juried event and is curated based on one-of-a-kind products, creativity, and retropolitan swagger.

Join the Knoxville Chamber for its 2023 shrimp boil

This business climate program known as the “2023 Peelin’ Eatin’ Politickin’ Shrimp Boil” returns to the Old City!

The June 22nd event at Jackson Terminal will feature great food and the opportunity to meet with local elected officials and others from across the state.

Two options are available: individual tickets at standing cocktail tables, or table purchases for a sit-down experience.

Reserved tables include one table of eight, a table sign displaying your logo, two drink tickets per guest and a bucket of bottled beer & a southern country boil buffet.

Purchase tickets here, or email for invoice requests.

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