Knox Commerce

Businesses Honored for Impact on Broadway Corridor

BY: AMY NOLAN

Two Knoxville Chamber members – Nothing Too Fancy and the Elkmont Exchange – were honored Nov. 27 by the Broadway Corridor Task Force for their positive impact on the corridor between Fifth Avenue and Interstate 640.

Chaired by incoming City Council member Lauren Rider and Broadway Carpets COO Garry Tener, the task force established in 2014 to stimulate collaborative and constructive discussion among neighborhoods and businesses. Goals include to attract and promote economic growth and vitality and increase cohesiveness of the commercial corridor and the connected residential areas.

Nothing Too Fancy will use its renovated Broadway location as a showroom and for production of the popular T-shirts sold at its downtown Knoxville store. The Elkmont Exchange Brewery & Eating House opened earlier this month in a renovated building that houses a dining room, a bar/lounge area, brewery and barrel aging room, which can serve private events. The task force leaders also praised the local Wendy’s restaurant for being a good neighbor.

For more information on the Broadway Enhancement Plan, visit the Community Design Center website at communitydc.org/master-planning.