It’s not just one restaurant. The Blount Partnership said Blount County is booming with new businesses and people are moving from other states. “So in east Tennessee right now the first store the mother store will be in Maryville. the second stone will be in Alcoa,” Phillip said. “And then the revenue. we are expecting a lot of sales over there,” Phillip said.
“Factory workers, they come here, they love our food,” he said. He owns Lim Asia cafe in Knoxville.
Customers have been asking him to bring the cuisine to Blount County. After contemplating for a few years, he said now is the right time. “And also, currently, at our location here on Callahan, we have many customers from Denso factory that drive all the way here,” Phillip said.
He credits this to people moving from all over coming to East Tennessee. “For instance, we have we had a family from Chicago that had a cleaning business in Chicago, they moved down here to Maryville,” Phillip said. “Lately, we’ve had over 500 business license applications since January,” he said.
With the Blount Partnership, Muir said that the Chamber of Commerce signed hundreds of business licenses over the past four months. “So, you know, anytime that, you know, got businesses locating here, it’s good for the entire area,” Jeff Muir said.
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