Project: Two-story retail and office building.
Owners: Ken and Byron DeFoor.
Location: Lifestyle Way, next to Mellow Mushroom, across from the Embassy Suites.
Size: 26,400 square feet.
Cost: $5 million.
Scope: The building will include a medical tenant on the top floor and as many as six retail shops on the first floor. Ken DeFoor hopes to attract both national and local stores.
Timeline: The building should be finished by October.
Future: This will be the first building of a small lifestyle center, DeFoor hopes. He said parking at the rear or sides of the building will encourage foot traffic and create a mixed-use friendly development.
History: The DeFoors also own the $40 million Embassy Suites across the street. The full-service, luxury hotel includes 203 suites and celebrated a grand opening June 28. It is connected to Ruth's Chris Steak House, which provides all food service for the hotel.
-- Complied by Shelly Bradbury, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6525.
Shelly Bradbury joined the Times Free Press as a business reporter in January 2013, after starting with the paper as a general assignment intern in July 2012. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint Hill Times. Outside the newsroom, Shelly enjoys ...
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