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Downtown Maryville business leaders excited for new development

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Downtown growth is needed and wanted by enterprise house owners in Maryville.

“I really feel like downtown now’s beginning to come round,” Roost proprietor Paula Osborn mentioned, “I’m bored with seeing, you recognize, retailer fronts which are closed up and issues that aren’t lovely and I feel individuals are sort of delay by that.”

When Osborn opened her store, Roost, 9 years in the past she hoped downtown revitalization would come. There’s free parking and builders planning for a couple of extra areas on Broadway Avenue and Ellis Avenue.

“I’ve liked each minute, but it surely does require, effort for folks to return down. There’s not a quite a bit occurring down right here. We’re so excited for something to occur that may give us a bit extra vibrance down right here,” Osborn defined.

When Bluetick Tavern opened in 2013 it took over a document store that hadn’t been utilized in years.

“Being in downtown Maryville is the perfect place on the earth for this restaurant,” Bluetick proprietor Randy Burleson, mentioned, “It’s nice to have an city strolling setting. And it’s enjoyable to pop in right here and pop in throughout the road.”

Burleson’s the founding father of Aubrey’s and different common restaurant ideas in East Tennessee.

He believes if there’s extra enterprise, there’s extra foot visitors.

“It’s a kind of that competitors, some folks suppose it’s a foul factor. It really brings extra folks downtown and subsequently all people will get a bit bit greater a part of an even bigger pie,” Burleson mentioned.

WVLT will likely be speaking with metropolis leaders subsequent week to be taught extra concerning the plan for these companies.

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