WBIR: Development near downtown paying off for new businesses

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville’s only winery moved into a new, much bigger space this week. Blue Slip Winery is now inside the old Southern Railway Station on Depot Street, little more than a block from its original spot in the Old City.

The newly renovated 1903 building also has two ballrooms available for events and the Old Smokey Railway Museum out back.

“It’s ironic how people find this building,” said owner Linn Slocum.
Helping old customers and new find them in their more out-of-the-way location may be a bit of a challenge, but Slocum believes she’s ahead of the curve.

“The city is moving in this direction and we just think this property makes sense to bridge the gap,” she said.
Other business owners nearby are glad to see more investment here.

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