KNOXVILLE, TN. — Four Stones Real Estate, an Atlanta-based real estate investment and development firm, announces its latest and largest tenant for its historic adaptive reuse development in Knoxville, Tenn. Atlanta-based, Monday Night Brewing plans to open its sixth brewing location at Kern’s Bakery Food Hall, Phase II of Kern’s Bakery, a 16-acre mixed-use development inclusive of a food hall, market and event lawn. Construction is currently underway at Chapman Highway near the Henley Street Bridge in Knoxville’s New South Waterfront District. Phase I of the development, known as Flagship Kerns, opened last year and features 310 apartments that are currently 100% leased.
Since 2011, Monday Night Brewing has emerged as an award-winning, multi-location brewery designed to deepen relationships over good beer. Today, Monday Night Brewing is one of the Top 10 Breweries in America according to the 2022 U.S. Open Beer Championship. What started in 2006 as a hobby among three friends, is now a brewery that offers more than 50 flavors categorized as seasonal, limited release and year-round. Monday Night Brewing’s beer selection is available in retail stores across Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and coming soon to North Carolina.
“We are delighted to have Monday Night Brewing join our eclectic culinary mix,” says Alex Dominguez, managing partner, Four Stones Real Estate. “The brewery’s brand and sense of community that organically grows within their taprooms aligns perfectly with our vision for Kern’s Bakery—to be South Knoxville’s most comfortable gathering place.”
Monday Night Brewing will be an integral operator throughout the food hall, managing five sperate venues, including:
- A 3,000-sq. ft. tap room with access to a patio and the 7,000-st. ft. event lawn;
- The primary food hall bar that serves patrons inside as well as those at a walk-up counter from the event lawn;
- Two rooftop patio bars; and
- A small bar near the interior performance stage.
“We are all in,” says Jeff Heck, co-founder and CEO, Monday Night Brewing. “Kern’s Bakery is a special project—a community that we’re excited to be a part of. We are very intentional with our site selection and seeing the Kern’s vision coming to life solidifies that this is where we want our brand to be – a place which represents ‘easy-drinking and approachable.’ We are ready to join the family of committed tenants.”
Originally built in 1931, the 75,000-sq. ft., historic bakery building is being transformed into a thriving 18-merchant food hall with an eclectic mix of chef-driven concepts and rooftop bars along with boutique office space, specialty retailers and outdoor entertainment areas. The tenant line-up includes:
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“This is a fantastic line-up of unique culinary offerings, and there’s nothing else like it in Knoxville,” explains Timothy Martin, owner and broker, TMA Real Estate. “It has been an absolute pleasure discovering and learning about each of these concepts—and more importantly, the amazing people who are pouring their hearts, creativity and finances into their businesses. The entrepreneurial spirit coming alive is adding even more character to this historical landmark that truly will have something for everyone.”
Social gatherings and entertainment are significant components of Kern’s Bakery. An indoor stage, communal tables, intimate seating pods, rooftop patios, event lawn with performance stage and jumbotron screen, activate the space luring the community to gather. Other amenities include free high-speed internet, patio seating, indoor/outdoor bar, direct access to the proposed three-mile G&O Railway trail, and proximity to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.
A limited number of food hall stalls and small shop retail spaces remain available. The leasing team is seeking leading purveyors of a culinary bowls, Greek/Mediterranean cuisine, cheesesteaks and hot dog + fries, as well as tenants specializing in university sportswear and spa treatments and services. Office space is also available.
“We’re proud of what our team has curated and are working diligently to turn our vision into a reality. We can’t wait to welcome the Knoxville community to Kern’s Bakery Food Hall later this year,” concludes Dominguez.
About Four Stones Real Estate
Four Stones Real Estate is an investment and development firm based in Atlanta, GA. Managing Parnter, Alex Dominguez is leading the transformation of the historic Kern’s Bakery building into an innovative mixed-use community in South Knoxville. For more information on Kern’s Bakery, visit experiencekernsbakery.com.
About Monday Night Brewing
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Monday Night Brewing was founded by Jonathan Baker, Joel Iverson and Jeff Heck, Monday Night Brewing exists to deepen relationships over some of the best beer in the country. Brewmaster Peter Kiley oversees brewing operations across the brewery’s locations. Its award-winning selection of beers can be found across Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama, and is coming soon to North Carolina. Learn more at www.mondaynightbrewing.com.
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