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Holiday Fashions at The Lily Pad

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When you enter The Lily Pad, you’ll know the holiday season is here again!  From the festive décor to racks upon racks of feminine fashions, holiday 2019 has arrived!

Now that the days are frosty and the holidays are just around the corner, your party invitations begin to arrive and the first thing that enters you mind is “what will I wear?”  This year your possibilities are endless.

It’s a top-driven season again… choose this piece first, then decide which of the many bottoms are most appropriate for that style.  Leggings and straight leg pants are best worn with longer tunic style tops or a short dress that can add an edgy look… making sure, of course, that the derriere is not exposed.  If you still aren’t quite sure, there’s simply a straight leg style that lends itself beautifully to most any style blouse or jacket.

Slacks run the gamut this year. From pencil to flare, it’s entirely your choice!  Top them off with velvet or a little bit of shimmering metallic… gold, silver, bronze, or champagne for a very updated and perfect holiday look.

Red is one of this season’s strongest color, and there’s a perfect shade for every skin tone.  Any piece of an outfit in red is perfect for the holidays.  A taffeta blouse or a red cardigan sweater over jeans and you’re on target… or perhaps red jeans and a gorgeous, festive sweater for in-home entertaining, which is so popular now.

Remember to mark your calendar for Sweetwater’s Small Town Christmas on November 30th. Join us for an evening of fun, food, and entertainment for the entire family.  All of the shops and restaurants will be open until 8 pm… so kick off your holiday season with us!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

Discover the Knox Cabinet Co. Difference for Your Entire Home

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By Megan Thomas, Co-Owner of Knox Cabinet Co.

First launched in October 2018 in Hardin Valley, the Knox Cabinet Co. brand has experienced an overwhelming response from both homeowners and builders. In fact, we just announced the opening our second location in Maryville to meet this growing demand. Our wide selection of quality, all-wood cabinetry, dynamic kitchen designs, highly competitive pricing, and outstanding customer service has quickly become the cornerstone of our success for which we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for both your overwhelming support and your encouragement.

We are also excited to announce that we have recently expanded the services offered by Knox Cabinet Co. beyond just the home cabinetry marketplace. We now offer a complete turnkey experience for most of your home remodeling and updating projects in response to the many requests from our customers who are asking not only for a turnkey cabinetry experience, but for assistance with their many other home remodeling and renovation projects as well. 

Whether you’re in the market for new or replacement cabinetry for your home, or any other home remodeling or updating projects, I invite you to experience the Knox Cabinet Co. difference for yourself. If your next project is on hold because you can’t find experienced contractors that you can trust, give us a call today at 865-674-5669.

Discover that showcase quality kitchen and bath in your home, or get started on that remodeling project that you’ve been dreaming of by contacting Knox Cabinet Co. Experience a new level of customer service designed to exceed your expectations.

Knox Cabinet Co.

10238 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37932

1414 E. Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804

Your Alternative to Traditional Holiday Shopping

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By Peggy Cones, Owner of Cones Cupboard Antiques

I would like to personally invite you to discover a true alternative to the traditional holiday shopping experience by visiting Cones Cupboard Antiques, conveniently located in the West End Antique Mall in Knoxville. Unlike the traditional “big box” department stores, Cones Cupboard Antiques offers customers a wide selection of antique, vintage, and gift items, including ornaments, collectibles, scented hand-crafted candles, garden flags, unique door mats, and much more in a variety of price ranges. If you’re like most of us, tired of the same old holiday shopping routine and the same old generic holiday gifts, Cones Cupboard Antiques is your perfect holiday shopping solution.

Whether for the holidays or any occasion, our gifts offer you the opportunity to select an item that will remind the gift recipient of your thoughtfulness each and every time your gift is viewed. And because so many of the items that our customers select have come from families where they have already been shared for many generations, they offer an intrinsic value that might just create a legacy within your own family that will be enjoyed by future generations to come.

Why settle for the ordinary when you can select from the extraordinary? Visit Cones Cupboard Antiques in the West End Antique Mall in Knoxville, where you are sure to find that just-so-perfect gift for any occasion for your close friend, family member, and even that person that seems to have everything. 

Cones Cupboard Antiques is located at West End Antique Mall, 7200 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. We are closed on Monday. Transform this holiday season from ordinary to extraordinary while creating a lifetime of memories at Cones Cupboard Antiques.

Cones Cupboard Antiques at West End Antique Mall
7200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Vaccines Save Lives

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By Ellen Phillips, PharmD & Founder of believeRx

It was during September 2003 when 77 customers who had dined at a local restaurant contracted hepatitis A from green onions furnished by one of the restaurant’s vendors. The outbreak occurred among food handlers and patrons and was not traced to any particular employee of the restaurant.

Hepatitis A can result in liver damage and is easily spread by the fecal-oral route or by contaminated food or water. Signs of hepatitis A are quick onset, flu-like symptoms such as stomach discomfort, fever, joint pain, diarrhea, decreased appetite, light colored stools, dark yellow urine, and jaundice. Some people have no signs of hepatitis. It can take 15-50 days (average is 28 days) for symptoms to develop, and adults are more likely to develop symptoms than children less than six years old. Symptoms can last anywhere from two to six months. Hepatitis A can be very serious, especially in a person who already has liver problems. Hepatitis A causes acute and relapsing infections, but it goes away and is not chronic like hepatitis B and C. Treatment for hepatitis A is bed rest, fluids, and fever reducing medicines approved by a doctor. A vaccine designed to prevent hepatitis A is given in two doses, separated by six months, and lasts 25 years in adults.

Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) – are all potentially serious illnesses that can be prevented by getting vaccinated. Tetanus causes extreme stiffness and severe muscle cramps all over the body. Children who play outside are at risk for tetanus, which lives in ground soil. Diphtheria can lead to severe breathing and/or heart problems and paralysis. Pertussis can cause such bad coughing that babies can struggle to breathe and can have complications like seizures and brain damage or death. Both diphtheria and pertussis are air-borne. Whooping cough outbreaks still occur in the United States, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths. Pregnant women should receive one dose of Tdap during each pregnancy, regardless of when you last received Tdap, to protect the unborn infant against whooping cough. The ideal time to give Tdap in pregnancy is between 27 and 36 weeks.

Shingles can be treated with two vaccines. Shingrix, with a 90% effective rate, is your first line of defense. Studies show that the Shingrix vaccine stimulates the body to produce more antibodies, causing 24 times increase in T-cells. This action alone makes Shingrix 12 times higher in immunity than the second vaccine, Zostavax. Research shows that two doses of Shingrix separated by two months provides four years immunity but possibly much longer. The second dose ensures longer term protection. Shingrix is made differently from other vaccines. It’s the first shingles vaccine to contain a non-live component and an adjuvant designed to target the shingles virus. As a person ages, their T-cell immunity declines, putting them at higher risk of contracting the shingles virus. Shingles can be very painful, causing blisters and a rash that can cause serious complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia, a condition that causes burning pain long after the blisters and rash are gone.

Influenza vaccinations are recommended for individuals six months and older. The vaccine protects not only the person who receives the immunization, but also others they come into contact with, including pregnant women, babies and young children, older adults, and people with existing chronic health conditions. The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. Almost everyone needs to immunize against the flu except someone who had a life-threatening allergic reaction to the flu vaccine, if they have Guillain-Barre Syndrome (an immune system disorder), and children under six months old. The side effects of the vaccine are mild pain or redness at the injection site, fever, muscle aches, and headache. Serious side effects are rare. A flu vaccine is needed every year because a person’s immunity declines over time and because flu viruses are constantly changing, requiring the reformulation of the flu vaccine. While flu vaccine effectiveness can vary, the CDC reports that flu vaccinations can reduce the risk of serious flu illness by 40-60% and may prevent serious complications of the flu, including death. The yearly flu vaccine usually comes out in August. It is recommended that you receive your vaccination as soon as possible, as it can take up to two weeks for your body to achieve full immunity it from the vaccine.

At believeRx, we strive to become an active member of your total health and wellness team. Providing you with the most up-to-date information on these and other vaccinations, as well as a whole host of other health related subjects, is our commitment to you and our community. I would like to personally invite you to visit us at believeRx and discover for yourself the difference we can make in your life and the lives of your entire family.  

9627 Countryside Center Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931

Re-Imagine Fashion

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By Karen Lantry, Owner of Serendipity Boutique

Most everything evolves over time. In the course of just one generation, how we communicate has changed dramatically. We have experienced incredible advances in healthcare, and most of us rely on a single handheld device to make appointments, keep abreast of late breaking news and our personal finances, take photos and videos, stream movies and sporting events, and much more.  

My goal in launching Serendipity Boutique in historic downtown Loudon was to help today’s woman evolve in the world of fashion, particularly breaking free from the unwritten fashion rules that suggest we have to dress like our moms. We are not our mothers! I, for one, don’t want to dress like my mother did. And guess what? We don’t have to anymore. 

Women should dress according to our body style and NOT our age. You should have fun with fashion and look great at the same time. I have spent many years helping women look younger with the right fashions. Women come to me all the time and say I can’t wear this or that. Pause! You can oftentimes wear this or that if the item is the right cut for your body type. 

At Serendipity Boutique, we specialize in carrying today’s latest fashion styles and trends that can defy ages. If you would like to make a splash in a fashionable on-trend leather jacket at 60, we can show you how. And you’ll look fabulous! Do you have an event coming up where you would like to make an entrance? Let us show help you to create that new image you have been searching for. We can even help you conceal those few extra pounds that you’re working on losing.  

Are you looking to find that perfect gift for someone on your holiday shopping list? Serendipity Boutique has all kinds of wonderful things for your holiday needs that make great gifts.

I would like to personally invite you to experience an entire new world of women’s fashions that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. In our new upscale boutique, you will discover many exciting new lines from top designers from around the world that will help you to re-imagine fashion. Located in historic downtown Loudon, you are just a few short minutes from a fabulous new you.

Serendipity Boutique
322 Grove Street
Loudon, TN 37774

Bakers Creek Storage

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Your Total Resource for Moving & Storage is Expanding

Bakers Creek Storage in Greenback would like to thank you for your overwhelming response to their newly launched state-of-the-art climate and non-climate controlled self storage business. In order to meet this response, Bakers Creek Storage is pleased to announce the further expansion of their facility to include additional non-climate controlled storage units and expanded outdoor parking spaces. They also offer a full range of U-Haul moving trucks, trailers, and moving and packing supplies as well. The combined resources of Bakers Creek Storage and U-Haul can make your next move or storage project go a lot smoother than you might ever have imagined.

Whether you need some additional storage space, a little help moving with U-Haul, or both, just give the professionals at Bakers Creek Storage a call today at 865-973-4367.  

Bakers Creek Storage in nearby Greenback is conveniently located less than a two minute drive north of the Highway 411 bridge in Vonore.  It’s a brand new, state-of-the-art, self-storage facility featuring:

» Climate & non-climate controlled storage units and outdoor parking spaces
» Wide asphalt and gravel paved drive aisles
» High visibility from US Hwy 411
» Securely fenced & lighted facility
» Convenient keypad entry
» Online bill pay
» Online reservation option
» 24/7 video surveillance
» Pest control
» U-Haul

If you’re in need of some extra storage and/or help in your next move, why not call the professionals at Bakers Creek Storage today?

Bakers Creek Storage
7442 Highway 411S
Greenback, TN 3774

Introducing truSculpt® 3D

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A New Dimension in Body Sculpting

You’re watching what you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape.  Sound familiar?  That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise.  That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help.  Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas.

We recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-the-art medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsections.

MV: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients.  Tell our readers just how this technology works.

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures.

MV: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D?

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results.

MV: How quickly will clients see visible results?

Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually be seen as soon 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks.  Some clients report seeing results in as little as 4 to 6 weeks.

MV: How much fat thickness reduction will patients experience? 

Dr. Buchanan: Clients can expect fat reduction of targeted areas of up to 24%.

MV: Is it possible to treat more than one problem area per session?

Dr. Buchanan: Yes, it is possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs. 

MV: Should clients experience any discomfort or downtime after the procedure?

Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure. 

MV: Treatments are administered by an NP or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct? 

Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure. 

MV: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D?  What is the best way to reach you?

Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953 ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit www.tru3dbody.com

Farragut Family Practice
11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37934

Discover Your Home’s Showcase Kitchen & Bath at Knox Cabinet Co.

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With their newly launched Maryville super-showroom and warehouse, Knox Cabinet Co. now offers East Tennessee homeowners two convenient shopping venues where you can discover how to transform virtually every room in your home. Homeowners agree that their home’s kitchen is the most important room in their home. Our kitchens are the center of our family’s day-to-day living and activities. Our day begins in our kitchen with our first cup of coffee and continues on throughout the day as we cook, dine, and socialize in the kitchen with family and friends. 

With their extensive lines of beautiful and affordable cabinetry for your home’s baths, den, library, and family room, Knox Cabinet Co. can assist you in transforming your dreams into reality. Whether you’re designing a kitchen for your new dream home or re-designing a new kitchen for an existing home, Knox Cabinet Co. will help you discover that showcase quality look that you’ve been searching for.

In this issue of Mountain Views, we are excited to introduce you to Knox Cabinet Co. owners and area entrepreneurs, Megan Thomas and her brother, Lane Thomas, and area developer and Synergy Auto Wash owner, Brian Davis. If you are in search of the highest quality kitchen and bathroom cabinetry at near wholesale pricing and a turn-key experience, we know you will enjoy this month’s interview with Megan.

MV: What first inspired you to open Knox Cabinet Co. and then your second location in Maryville?

Megan: Launching Knox Cabinet Co. seemed liked a natural extension of our combined experiences and talents. We have been buying and remodeling existing homes for resale for many years. During this process, we learned the importance of creating dynamic kitchens and baths in the homes we sold. They became the centerpiece of each successful sale. Although we had a wonderful relationship with our cabinet vendor, we began to search for new cabinet lines that offered more options, yet were still affordable. After discovering several new and exciting cabinet manufacturers, we completed our first showroom on Hardin Valley Road in October 2018. Our second and newest location in Maryville makes shopping for cabinetry just that much more convenient for our customers, not to mention the flexibility offered by our large new warehouse. This expansion has also allowed us to add new lines of cabinetry to ensure that we have the right cabinets at the right price points for all of our customers. We like to refer to both of our showrooms as Discovery Centers, where you can discover all of the possibilities that exist for creating showcase quality kitchens and baths in your home. 

MV: You have decades of combined residential development, construction, remodeling, and property management experience. How has this helped you at Knox Cabinet Co.?

Megan: Because we were the customers for so many years, we gained an appreciation for what homeowners shopping for kitchen and bath cabinetry wanted from their cabinet supplier. Our goal is to make your experience of shopping for quality and affordable cabinetry as easy and as seamless as possible, creating for our customers that showcase quality look they are searching for while remaining within their budget.

MV: Tell our readers about the many features and benefits of Knox Cabinet Co.’s kitchen and bath cabinetry.

Megan: All of our cabinets are built from all wood construction and all drawers are dovetailed. Just a few of the available options include pull-out trash receptacles, microwave cabinets, spice rack pull-outs, and file drawers for starters. But I’m confident that your favorite option will be the multiple stain and paint options and door styles available for you to select from. We can also provide cabinets in your favorite Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams colors. These are truly high-end cabinets at a very affordable price.

MV: It would appear that many of the standard features of your cabinets are optional with other cabinet manufactures.

Megan: At our price point, you would be correct. Homeowners will find that other comparably priced cabinets do not include the soft-close doors and soft-close dovetailed drawers that we offer as standard features. All of these added features can transform an ordinary kitchen and bath into an extraordinary kitchen and bath.

MV: Many homeowners will be surprised by both the quality of your cabinets and your competitive pricing. How is that possible?

Megan: Our highest priority from the beginning was to feature top quality, affordable, all wood cabinetry that offered the options that we knew our customers would want in order to create that quality, custom kitchen and bath look. We then developed a proprietary business model with low overhead, custom design capabilities, and intelligent logistics and warehousing in order to offer this unique value to all of our customers. 

MV: Share with our readers your turn-key approach, including sales, design, and custom installation.

Megan: I believe this is truly another area that distinguishes Knox Cabinet Co. from its competitors. We already understood the retail cabinetry marketplace from the perspective of the customer. We simply set out to redesign the experience to make it easier and more enjoyable for our customers to achieve their dream of creating the look that they envisioned. 

Next, we designed our showrooms to feature multiple designer created vignettes to help inspire you to discover that showcase quality kitchen and bathroom within your home. With the assistance of one of our designers, we will guide you through every step of the design process, answer all of your questions, offer recommendations, and even offer CAD drawings using our 2020 design software, which can display your proposed layout design on our 65” flat screen monitors in our dedicated conference rooms. 

As I mentioned before, our goal has been to make things as easy and seamless as possible for our customers. Our showrooms are open Monday through Saturday, and our in-house designers can assist you with really anything you might imagine – whether it’s providing an opinion on selections or laying out your kitchen with our 2020 design software. And our customers especially appreciate the quality craftsmanship provided by our expert installation team and their more than 20 years of experience.

MV: Do you also offer a preferred vendor for cabinet countertops?       

Megan: Because new cabinets typically require new countertops, each of our vignettes feature a variety of solid surface countertops on all our cabinets designed to inspire you. We also have samples displayed throughout our design showroom for your convenience. Should you discover a surface that you love, we can provide pricing and arrange to have our preferred fabricator/installer come to your home to measure, fabricate, and install your countertops once your new cabinets are installed. 

MV: You offer showroom design services. Do you offer in-home design services as well?

Megan: In the home construction and remodeling marketplace, I learned that it is often difficult to accurately describe the kitchen or bath design that the homeowner is attempting to achieve. In those instances, we offer an in-home design service to enable our experienced design staff member to see your project firsthand. Sometimes it’s not just about the measurements of the kitchen, but it’s the layout and flow of the rooms adjoining the kitchen, doorways leading to the kitchen, and the style of the house that gives our staff a better perspective when recommending a particular layout, as well as cabinetry options. 

MV: What is your typical turnaround time for cabinet installation?

Megan: While we are primarily focused on quality and service, we understand that time can be of the essence, particularly when your home is under construction. In these instances, we have developed a system that, with the help of our preferred contractor, allows us to have cabinets installed in our customers’ homes in far less time then you might imagine.

MV: How can our readers learn more about Knox Cabinet Co.?

Megan: We’d love for readers to visit one of our two showrooms, which are conveniently located at 10238 Hardin Valley Road in Knoxville and 1414 E. Broadway in Maryville. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 865-674-5669. Readers can also visit our website at www.knoxcabinetcompany.com or check us out on Facebook at Knoxville Cabinet Co. or Instagram at @knoxcabinetcompany. 

MV: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add?

Megan: We understand that you have many cabinet options to select from, but we would like to encourage your readers to visit one of two our showrooms – even if you are close to making a final decision – to discover the quality of our cabinetry, the wide selection, and competitive pricing available, in addition to our excellent customer service designed to exceed your expectations. Knox Cabinet Co. can also provide your cabinetry needs in your den, library, and family room as well. We challenge you to compare our quality and price and to discover that showcase kitchen and bathroom that is waiting to be discovered in your home.

Knox Cabinet Co.

10238 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37932

1414 E. Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804


Local Experience and National Marketing

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Lake homes are specialty properties. People selling or buying these homes benefit from a real estate agent who is a lake market specialist. The very best of these agents marries their local expertise with highly targeted market reach to lake home buyers and sellers across the country.

For more than 20 years, Karen Packett has served the local communities on Fort Loudon and Tellico Lakes. Karen doesn’t just work in those areas – she lives there.

“I’ve lived here my whole life,” said Karen. “So beyond knowing where the best fishing holes are and what parts of the lakes are best for tubing, I’m intimately familiar with the many fantastic communities located here in our area.”

Karen’s expertise needed the perfect brokerage partner to realize her full potential. 

“I’ve seen them all!” said Karen. “When I decided to focus my efforts on lake-focused real estate, I knew which brokerages were not marketing focused and would not make good partners. When I found Lake Homes Realty, it was a game-changer for my clients and me!”

Lake Homes Realty is a new type of hybrid real estate brokerage. The company owns LakeHomes.com, which is the country’s most popular lake-focused real estate website. The company is also a traditional local real estate brokerage in the 26 states where it operates.

The website allows buyers to search more than 85,000 lake real estate properties for sale on more than 3,000 lakes and attracts more than three million visitors annually! That’s important because most buyers of lake real estate are not local. Atlanta, Dallas, and New York are the top feeder markets for our local lakes. Buyers tend to be age 45 or older and are looking for a second home or a great community in which to retire.

Whether you’re selling or buying, LakeHomes.com provides you with a reliable marketing platform to assist you. Creating an account allows you to save properties of interest, be notified of price changes, and offers searches for similar properties on one lake or hundreds of lakes. It makes searching for lake real estate easy!

Karen’s expertise and access to exclusive lake real estate data allow her to serve her lake home sellers better. She has information on the latest techniques to market your lake property for a quick sale at the best market price. She works with her clients to prepare home for the perfect showing and then shepherds the process to a successful close.

Through the power of Lake Homes Realty’s national presence, Karen works with buyers from around the country who are interested in lake living. She has buyers at the ready for lake properties. Her clients know that when they are seeking the best water at the best price, Karen’s local lake knowledge is invaluable. 

The combination of an award-winning agent like Karen Packett and Lake Homes Realty is unbeatable!

Karen Packett
Lake Homes Realty

Iron Works Grille on The River

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Doug Morris, a former pilot with Delta Air Lines, discovered Tellico Plains about a decade ago while pursuing his passion for motorcycles. During one of his many trips, Doug fell in love with the area and decided to make Tellico Plains his home. He launched a cabin rental business in 2014 while contemplating the opening of a restaurant on the scenic Tellico River. Joined by his partner, Mary Spencer, the owner of an ad specialty company in Auburn, Alabama, Doug and Mary purchased the vacant restaurant on the Tellico River, formerly home to another popular area restaurant, Cardin’s Landing.

The new restaurant, named Iron Works Grille on The River, opened in April of this year. 

“We chose the name Iron Works Grille on The River due to its close proximity to a historical site located less than 100 yards from the restaurant,” said Mary. “Known as the Tellico Iron Company, the iron works provided munitions to the Confederate Army during the Civil War.” 

“This area is rich in history, as it was also an important center of Cherokee culture,” said Doug.

“When we first opened, we intentionally limited the menu,” said Mary. “We believed it was better to offer a few items done right. We listened carefully to our customers and expanded our menu offerings by introducing many of your traditional Southern favorites.”

Savor their gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and salads while enjoying more than 300 feet of pristine and serene Tellico River frontage. Also, be sure to ask about their already famous and original bacon wrapped “Wickles Pickles” and homemade pork rinds available in five flavors with their homemade ranch dressing. You’ll also want sample their extensive selection of on-tap craft beers and wines.  

Your favorite sporting events are also featured in Iron Works Grille’s indoor and covered outdoor areas on their new wide screen TVs and surround sound systems. Sprawl out in one of their comfortable Adirondack chairs on their spacious lawn along the river, or play a favorite family lawn game like cornhole. Kid and pet friendly, Iron Works Grille is designed with your family’s comfort in mind. Be sure to ask about their $1.99 Thursday nights kids specials and 6 pm piñata, in addition to live music on most weekends.

Planning a special event? Ask Iron Works Grille’s events coordinator, Kayla Cummings, just how they can help.

“Our venue is large enough to host all types of events, including wedding rehearsal dinners, Christmas parties, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and beer/wine pairing dinners – you name it,” said Doug

Need a little more excitement in your life? Iron Works Grille offers Polaris three-wheeled Slingshot rentals. Check out the Cherohala Skyway as never before, surrounded by Mother Nature. Iron Works Grille also hosts fly tying and casting classes, which are provided by Tellico Outfitters. Also, during your visit, be sure to check out their gift shop, which features local crafts and Iron Works Grille tees and hats to help you remember your incredible day of relaxation on the river.

Mary and Doug wish to share with you not only Tellico Plains’ abundant history, but also the warm Southern hospitality of the Iron Works Grille on The River. They invite you to celebrate “The Rhythm of the Smokies,” the rapids on the Tellico River, historical Tellico Plains, and great food and companionship.

Iron Works Grille on The River
1641 Cherohala Skyway
Tellico Plains, TN 37385

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