MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Now is an exciting time for Downtown Maryville. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development have announced Maryville’s achievement of a Main Street accreditation. The designation has opened the city up to grant opportunities that will aid in the downtown’s revitalization and economic development efforts—an initiative begun in 2007.
As the area grows and the development efforts gain traction, businesses are attracted to historic Downtown Maryville, with its charming character and bustling activity. The streets of downtown have a wealth of dining and shopping choices, providing residents and visitors with diverse options.
For those wanting fresh, made-from-scratch recipes and a fine dining experience, Sullivan’s Fine Food on West Broadway Avenue has steaks and southern favorites like farm-raised, hand breaded catfish, shrimp and stone-ground grits and fried green tomatoes. Dinner can be polished off with light and creamy peanut butter pie or French vanilla bean banana pudding.
Winning the Blount Partnership New Business of the Year, Roost is a clever home furnishings store with interior design services on Broadway Avenue. It’s unique with a flair for timeless and causal style.
On East Church Avenue, the staff of Dandy Lions brings the best combination of gifts to the area.
Friday Night Lights, held the last Friday of every month from April through October, has family-friendly activities, music, food trucks and games. Local businesses often host mini-events within their businesses.
Music enthusiasts find many options. Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, located on Broadway Avenue, offers bands most nights of the week, pizza and a comprehensive craft beer selection.
Brackins Blues Club, also on Broadway, has live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. While kicking back to music at Brackins, customers can enjoy a menu of pub-style food, craft beer and bourbon.
The Main Street designation is an honor for the city, which will continue its efforts to attract business and tourism to the area, making it a vibrant place for residents to call home.
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