Former Gourmet Donuts owner back with new shop


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The proprietor who based Connoisseur Donuts and Cafe in Mt. Juliet and bought it final yr will open one other doughnut store on Nonaville Street.

Nader Khoury will launch the brand new Mt. Juliet Donut Store inside a part of a 12,700-square-foot buying heart that’s anchored by Greenback Basic.

The barber store named Iconic Tradition has additionally opened within the buying heart.

Mt. Juliet Donut Store will mix the ultimate two areas accessible within the constructing, totaling about 2,500 sq. ft, based on Chris Robinson of Robinson Properties.

Well being considerations and the affect of COVID-19 each performed into Khoury promoting Connoisseur Donuts in September 2020 after proudly owning the enterprise for round 15 years, he stated.

“Individuals requested us once we have been going to return again,” Khoury stated. “We love the group and we love the individuals.”

The brand new retailer has extra house and Khoury stated Mt. Juliet Donut Store can supply extra number of donuts and pastries. His spouse Romena leads the hassle to make the donuts.

Although Nader expects a second coronary heart transplant and a kidney transplant throughout the subsequent couple of years, he stated his well being is “regular” now and might be lively on the new retailer.

Khoury hopes to open the Mt. Juliet Donut Store in mid- to late-March.

Nook to affix Hawks Touchdown

Nook, a contemporary way of life retailer that can help designers who make their very own merchandise, might be a part of the Hawks Touchdown retail heart on Lebanon Street, which is about to open within the coming weeks.

Marc Vera and Rick Reiter will personal and function Nook, which can supply merchandise that embody jewellery, purses, residence décor like pillows and throws, candles, letter press playing cards, natural child clothes and trendy child furnishings.

Excessive ceilings can even permit Nook to carry rotating artwork exhibits, Vera stated.

Nook is a reopening, based on Vera, who owned and operated a retailer with the identical identify and idea in upstate New York from 2006 to 2009.

Vera and Reiter hope to open Nook round Might 1.

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Hawks Touchdown anticipates opening round April 1. Indulgence Salon and Medi Spa and Pelican’s SnoBalls are additionally confirmed as tenants.

The brand new retail heart is being rebuilt after the previous constructing was destroyed by fireplace in 2016.

Hawks Touchdown is roughly 15,000 sq. ft. Two areas of two,500 sq. ft and 1,500 sq. ft are nonetheless accessible, property proprietor John Mires stated.

Golden Bear Market

A 5,000-square-foot comfort retailer on the east facet of Golden Bear Gateway, simply north of Vanner Street in entrance of the Jackson Hills neighborhood, was not too long ago authorised by Mt. Juliet’s planning fee.

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The market will embody a drive-thru window, two electrical automobile chargers and two gasoline pumps, based on metropolis paperwork. It is being positioned on a business portion of the Jackson Hills growth.

Attain Andy Humbles at or 615-726-5939 and on Twitter @ AndyHumbles.

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