On Feb. 26, Dos Gatos Coffee Bar owner Dick Nelson was shocked to see an email from Facebook saying it does “not support ads for (his) business model.”
As East Tennessee Hemp Company owner D.W. Cooper likes to say, “hempin’ ain’t easy.”
After suffering a setback in the Washington County Commission, Johnson City Development Authority Chairman Robert Williams said the board is seeking other partners to help facilitate the redevelopment of the John Sevier Center.
Clem “Bo” Wilkes, an executive with Ballad Health, has been named to the first class of Leadership Tennessee NEXT, a program offering early-to-mid career professionals in-depth personal and career development.
It’s still not guaranteed to happen, but the proposal to transform Boones Creek Elementary School into a satellite campus for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton is making headway.
Tennessee gas prices are continuing to rise, according to a Monday AAA report.
First Citizens National Bank has selected Johnson City-based financial software company Banc Intranets to develop its internal communication software.
We’re likely to see more places to eat, according to Downtown Development Director Dianna Canter.
Along with an increase in business activity, downtown Johnson City’s renaissance has brought new residents who want to live near the action and quality-of-life amenities of the re-emerging district.
Based on sight alone, one might argue little progress was made on the redevelopment of the West Walnut Street corridor during 2018, with the exception of the extensive Model Mill remodel.
Every year since 2014, at least one craft brewery or tap room serving local craft beer has opened in downtown Johnson City.
In 2017, Edisonian Brew Shop moved to 324 East Main St. from their small shop down the block on 236 East Main St. when Dick Nelson, owner of Nelson Fine Arts, sold the building.
Robert Williams, chairman of the JCDA, said downtown redevelopments in other communities have counted on three big projects to help make the difference. Williams said work continues to refurbish the 110-year-old Model Mill on West Walnut Street. He said the city has seen success with the green space created by Founders Park.
Crews have worked the past three years to repair damage to the mill from a 2017 fire, and have stripped many decades of paint, graffiti and soot from the brick structure. Work is now concentrated on new construction in the former flour-processing facility.
While there has been much growth and progress in Downtown Johnson City, leaders are always looking forward to what the future could hold.