For $500,000, Johnson City could be the owner of the Chamber of Commerce’s building on East Market Street, which sits next to the city’s municipal headquarters on East Main Street.
On Jan. 17, 1920, the 18th Amendment — commonly known as the Prohibition Amendment — took effect in the United States, banning the production and sale of all types of alcohol.
Even before the Johnson City Commission casts its final vote on the boundaries of the zone, local developers and property owners are considering at least two projects in the yet-to-be certified Boones Creek incentive district.
BUTLER — They will soon be hiring for new construction jobs in the mountains as workers are needed to build Blue Mountanya, the mountain resort that will be built on Watauga Lake in Butler.
Owner Stephen Callahan said getting approval on the expansions was “huge,” but it “won’t be the ultimate production facility,” noting it’ll probably sustain the company for another year before it looks to expand further.
Arguing that the district could apply to other interstate exits in Johnson City, four businessmen and lawyers are urging Johnson City commissioners to delay their final vote on the boundaries of an incentive district in Boones Creek.
An area retail developer hired a lobbyist to push for state legislation that would prevent existing businesses at his Bristol development from moving to the Boones Creek incentive district.
This year, economic development experts anticipate 50% of the U.S. workforce will have the ability to work remotely.
Johnson City employees who lost their jobs following the closure of the local U.S. Marble facility, 2416 Watauga Road, may have to wait for what could be their final paycheck from the company.
The Johnson City Housing Authority broke ground Thursday on a new 16-unit apartment complex to reduce the community’s shortage of low-income housing shortage and help stabilize seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and young adults aging out of foster care and at risk of homelessness.
A manufacturer of countertops and related materials with a Johnson City location, 2416 Watauga Road, has reportedly shut down operations, according to a former employee and an email to staff.
The Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Johnson City, 2608 N. Roan St., will close on Jan. 19 because of rising costs.
Born out of a business incubator, Moog Protokraft has grown over the years from two employees — an engineer and a salesperson — to a bit less than 50.
The 82-year-old restaurant will be closed for the next six months while the building undergoes extensive exterior and interior renovations. The redevelopment will also result in a new bakery, a tavern and new retail businesses at the site on 2531 N Roan St.
Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol recorded an average gas price of about $2.30 per gallon Monday.