February Review

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February Comps of the Week
Shopping Center Sale Comp
Downtown Sale Comp – Keener Lighting Building
Kingston Pike Sale Comp – Bella Boutique
Kingston Pike Retail Sale Comp – Aldi

News Update
Knoxville colder, snowier than normal last month
Colder-than-normal conditions hit Knoxville last month, and the city received much more snow than average, according to the National Weather Service.

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin opens Monday, March 2
NOW OPEN: Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin will open its first Knoxville restaurant at 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 2.

Knoxville’s first Whole Foods to open in March
It’s been four years in the making, but Knoxville’s first Whole Foods location is opening next month, according to its website.

Former Blackberry Farm staff bring their influence to Knoxville’s culinary scene
While Matt Gallaher busies himself prepping for evening service at Knox Mason, Drew McDonald is nearing the end of his day at the Plaid Apron. Maggie Davidson will hit the sack early in preparation for tomorrow’s pre-dawn sifting and measuring at Flour Head Bakery while Jeff Carter switches gears from lunch to dinner service at Bistro by the Tracks. All the while Dustin Busby is busy feeding and watering his livestock at Century Harvest Farm.

Target Attempts to Shrink the Box
Target is trying out its smallest format yet. Target Express, a pharmacy-size, 20,000-square-foot store, opened last July near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

LongHorn Steakhouse opens second Knoxville location
The 6,212-square-foot restaurant will seat more than 240 guests and will create approximately 80-100 new jobs, according to the company.

Two Condos Fused to Solve a Space Crunch
Combining two condos to make one large unit adds coveted square footage. But the combo-condo boosts property values as well.

Job Market Perks Up for Recent College Graduates
The job market for fresh college graduates is improving—as is the method for measuring the success of graduates.

Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million
Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

What It’s Like to Work at the Waffle House for 24 Hours Straight
I remember my first time. I was 17 and a little tipsy.

How Power Centers Have Been Redefined
No longer dominated by traditional big-box retailers, today’s power centers offer the needs-based stores and services to which consumers are drawn,Donahue Schriber Realty Group’s chairman and CEO Pat Donahue tells GlobeSt.com.

In New Omnichannel Era, Investors Wonder Whether Retail or Industrial is Better Play
Will Brick-and-Mortar Stores Still Dominate Sales Channel in Omnichannel Mix, or Does Industrial Property Stand to Reap Most Benefit from Trend?

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