- 26 habits of exceptionally successful people, according to a journalist who studied 500 millionaires – Richard Feloni – Business Insider
- Habit Assessment from “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy
- “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg
- …and if you need an easy place to start, polish your shoes! – If you don’t know how to shine your shoes, this is a great resource. People notice! How to Shine Your Shoes the Right Way – Gear Patrol.
- Why accelerators are getting hotter than B school – Andrew Zaleski – CNBC
- Goodbye home offices: shared workspaces gaining ground – Marisol Medina – Associated Press
- If you’re a new business and don’t know where to start, check out the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center.
Bob Whetsel on Downtown, Cumberland Avenue and Retirement – Our own Josh Flory interviewed Bob on his recent retirement as the City of Knoxville’s Director of Redevelopment.
It’s Football Time in Tennessee – If you haven’t heard, the Vols are going to kick butt this season. This week I had a chance to attend practice and tour the new football facility.The preparation, staff and resources required to get everyone ready for game day would blow your mind. Standing on the practice field with the guys you start to realize that they are giants that move really fast. When I was in school (96 – 00′) we won the national championship and didn’t take any crap from Florida or Alabama. It’s been frustrating to watch the kids over the past few seasons hang their heads in games and give up. This year is going to be a different story. All of the players and staff were great and and I’m really looking forward to this season and the future.
Not Surprised – Millennials don’t think much of themselves, report says. – Jesse J. Holland – Associated Press
Productivity – There are a ton of resources that help you figure out what is important and how to execute. For the past few years I’ve been using Flipboard to get information on things that are important to me, my family and clients. You can curate your own magazine where people can follow and comment on what you’re reading. My “Productivity” magazine has over 2,800 subscribers and I typically post one to two things a day.
Question of the Day – What’s the difference between art and advertising? If you’ve got a business in the City of Knoxville, I hope you were involved in the discussions for the past three plus years about the new sign ordinance. Recently, Magpies Bakery, submitted plans to install a pretty cool looking piece of art on top of their building.
Art or advertising? North Knoxville bakery challenges sign ordinance – Laura Halm – WATE.
The City of Knoxville denied their request and there has been massive outcry in support of the Magpies. I wonder what people would say if [you name any company] put a piece of “art” on their building on Kingston Pike? Not sure it would be the same response…
Get your popcorn ready, the implementation of the new sign ordinance is going to be a circus.
The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur – James Altucher
Developers Move Into Single-Family Rental Homes Sector – Bendix Anderson – NREI Online
How millennials are shopping today – Daphne Howland – Retail Dive
Camping First Aid Kit: DIY First Aid Kit And Ready-Made Products – Nora Taylor – Survival Mastery
The 17 Most Anticipated Food Halls in the USA – Whitney Folloon – Eater
James Beard Award-winner Joseph Lenn to open downtown Knoxville restaurant – Mary Constantine, Knoxville News Sentinel
The causes and consequences of China’s market crash – The Economist
Job Numbers: ‘Solid Foundation’ for Rate Hike – Paul Bubny, GlobeSt
‘Why I can’t get a mortgage’ – Stephen Moore, Washington Times
Where apartment construction is hottest – Diana Olick, CNBC
Estoppels – Why? What? How A Red Light Becomes A Green Light – Ira Meislik, Retail Real Estate Law Ruminations
Chinese company opening U.S. headquarters in Knoxville – Ed Marcum, Knoxville News Sentinel
- How to Free Yourself from the Tyranny of Email (Success)
- The best state and city for small businesses are… (MarketWatch) – guess who made the top five?
- Where are US Consumers Spending Their Money? (BisNow) – Hint: it’s not at department stores.
- Why Americans Waiting Longer than Ever to Buy First Homes (YahooFinance) – maybe millennial’s expectations aren’t realistic.
- Uber’s Latest Update Places Food Delivery Front and Center (FastCompany) – “The Uber for…” is going to be the next “i______.”
- Why I’m Optimistic about CRE for the Next Few Years (NREI) – It’s a sellers market! Hoping folks remember what we just went through…
Eggs: Do you eat eggs? For breakfast, I’ll typically have a whole egg with then two egg whites with spinach, beans and salsa. It’s pretty healthy but occasionally I need a cheat day. If you’re going to cheat you might as well fix cheese eggs. The best cheese eggs in the world are from the one and only Waffle House. Here’s their secret recipe for cheese eggs. Here are six other ways to cooks eggs if you aren’t in to american cheese.
Chip and Pin: Swipe to pay is on the way out and “chip and pin” is in. I used my Apple Pay for the first time and it’s super simple. This is going to be a big shift for retailers and customers this October. Square Trying To Help Small Businesses Meet October Deadline For New Chip and Pin Credit Cards (Consumerist).
Books: If you haven’t gotten the memo, you should read at least ten books a year. I’m always looking for ideas and would appreciate suggestions! Here’s a good looking list: 10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read (Lifehacker). Please leave suggestions in the comments section below.
Showers: One of my favorite things about vacation is the chance to shower outside. One of my complaints about our place at Seacrest Beach, FL was that we didn’t have a proper outdoor shower like our house in Folly Beach, SC. Here’s a list of 29 outdoor showers that look pretty cool.
Focus: How in the world do you get things done without having a proper to do list or checklist? One of my favorite books is “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” by Atul Gawande. I put a lot of effort in thinking through a proper checklist for my projects and how I plan my day. This one page day planner by Brendon Bruchard is really great and helps me get things done and moving forward. This article brings up some good points about freeing up time to focus on the important stuff, How To Stop To-Do Lists From Ruining Your Life (The Guardian).
2844 Alcoa Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701
Land Area (SF): 514,443.60 SF
Land Area (AC): 11.81 AC
Use: Multi-use Commercial
Frontage: 870′ on Alcoa Hwy
Traffic Count: 52,174 AADT on Alcoa Hwy
Sale Price: $925,000
Sale Type: Development
Sale Date: May 27, 2015
Recorded Buyer: Hodge Family Ltd Partnership
Recorded Seller: Waggoner Development Co
Buyer Broker: Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace | Dick Bales
Seller Broker: Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace | Dick Bales
Zoning: General Business E; Planned Commercial Unit Development – E1 Regulations
Sources: Knox County Register of Deeds Office, Knoxville Area Association of Realtors, Costar, Courthouse Retrieval System, KGIS, TDOT
Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed
Real Estate News Update
Jewelry TV wants tax deal with Knox County
Jewelry Television wants to make a permanent home in Knox County, and wants the county commission to help by approving a tax deal for a property purchase. KNS
Peerless Restaurant re-brands to K-town Tavern and will feature 40 craft brews
Within the next seven weeks Knoxville will be saying goodbye to the landmark bull statue that welcomes guests to the Peerless Restaurant, 320 N. Peters Road, and hello to a new sign announcing the opening of K-town Tavern. KNS
A Tour of and Conversation about the Kern’s Bakery Building
Recently Urban Woman and I were fortunate enough to be invited to join friends Karen, John, Robin and Chris for a tour, just over the Henley Bridge, of the Kern’s Bakery Building with David Dewhirst as our guide. Karen won the tour in the silent auction in June at the Community Design Center event. We all enjoyed the tour – which David graciously extended beyond two hours as he spun stories of development, redevelopment and the general craziness that goes on in a city. Inside of Knoxville
Former WNOX building to be auctioned
The 16,106-square-foot building is located at 4400 Whittle Springs Road. According to Knox Heritage, WNOX moved its studios to the property in 1955, and it played host to music programs including The Midday Merry-go-Round. Bricks and Mortar
Alliance Brewing Company Nears Opening Date
The latest business gearing up for a late August opening along this stretch of road is Alliance Brewing Company. The opening has been a long time coming. Head brewer Adam Ingle told me they hatched the plan for the brewery literally years ago and thought it would have long been open before now. Turns out it’s complicated to open any business and probably more so a brewery. Inside of Knoxville
- If you love Evernote, you’ll get a kick out of Tim Ferriss’ interview of Evernote’s co-founder and executive chairman, Phil Libin (@plibin) , “What Evernote’s Phil Libin Learned from Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, and Others.”
- As rent in Manhattan has continued to rise it’s not too surprising to see that the bodegas are having a hard time keeping up. Read more here: “Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow (NYTimes)”
- This week I’ve been reading “The Martian” by Andy Weir. It’s an awesome book and I’d highly recommend. Things can really suck sometimes in the real estate but hey, at least you aren’t stranded on Mars. Movie is coming out in October and here’s the trailer: The Martian | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX
- Have you ever wondered what those blue and yellow 30A stickers were all about? Well last week we went down to northwest Florida to check it out. 30A is a scenic highway running through Fort Walton Beach which is just to the west of Panama City. Other than the drive through the wasteland of a state, Alabama, it is fantastic. We stayed at Seacrest Beach which is in between Rosemary and Alys beach. The sand and ocean are out of this world and great for little kids. If you are an urban planning geek, it’s also fun to see where the architecture and planning firm DPZ & Co. made their mark in New Urbanism with the Seaside Beach project 35 years ago. It was fun walking and riding through the different areas from Rosemary Beach to their latest project on 30A, Alys Beach and see how things have changed over time. Here we are riding our cruiser bikes after dinner: and a few pictures from my morning walk through Alys Beach .
- Did you know? The first Friday of every August is International Beer Day.
6508 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Submarket: Bearden/Papermill/West Town
+/- 10,964 square foot building
Land Area (SF): 20,083 SF
Land Area (AC): 0.46 AC
Frontage: 120′ on Kingston Pike
Traffic Count: AADT
Parking spots: approx. 10
Sale Price: $530,000
Sale Type: Investment
Price/Land SF: $26.39/SF
Recorded Buyer: Peoples Development Co. Inc.
Recorded Seller: Jean Barr
Buyer Broker: Tony Cappiello | Cappiello Real Estate
Seller Broker: Scott Smith | Volunteer Realty
Occupancy at time of sale: 0%
Sources: Knox County Register of Deeds Office, Costar, Courthouse Retrieval System, KGIS, TDOT
Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed
Real Estate News Update
Former Old City costume shop may be razed in favor of new development
The building that housed Big Don the Costumier, once an Old City mainstay and go-to for Halloween and masquerade apparel, may soon come down with a little incentive from the city. Read More
Blackhorse brewery seeks to expand
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery just marked its second anniversary at Western Plaza, but is already dealing with growing pains that have the owners mulling the possibility of a move.