Four Stones Begins Construction on Phase II of Kern’s Bakery Mixed-Use Project in Knoxville

by Katie Sloan

Knoxville, Tenn. — Four Stones Real Estate has begun construction on Phase II of Kern’s Bakery, a 16-acre mixed-use redevelopment of a former bakery of the same name in Knoxville. The second phase will redevelop a historic 75,000-square-foot building into a food hall, market, offices, rooftop bars and outdoor gathering spaces. Tenants announced include Flourish Flowers, Archer Paper Goods, F45, Mae Lee’s Boutique and Drop Zone Distilling, as well as an 18-merchant food hall that will include coffee, Italian, Southern and breakfast purveyors, among others. The second phase will also include multiple bars, stages, gathering spaces, a dog park and direct access to the proposed G&O Railway track. The project team behind Kern’s Bakery include Timothy Matin of TMA Real Estate; project designer Joey Staats of Knoxville’s Johnson Architecture; civil engineers Fulghum, MacIndoe and Associates; and project manager Jaron Dowalter of BurWil Construction Co. Phase I was the 310-unit Flagship Kerns apartment community, which is now open and fully occupied, and Phase III is still in the design phase. 

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