business briefs

• Maribel Koella with NAI Knoxville, and R.M. Moore with Sperry Van Ness/R.M. Moore, LLC, have joined forces, combining their firms and ex-panding commercial operations in the area to create one of the largest commercial real estate and property management groups in East Tennessee. With a combined portfolio of more than 3.8 million square feet of space and 22 brokers, the new business entity, NAIKoella | R.M. Moore, will provide clients with comprehensive real estate solutions cross all specialties.

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Ricki’s PET DEPOT coming to Town soon

Farragut will soon have a new pet store.

Kevin and Ricki René Human, franchise owners, are planning to open Ricki’s PET DEPOT in April at 11505 Kingston Pike in Village Green shopping center, as a family venture. Their children, Carlie 16, and Bryson, 9, also will help in the store.

“We’re hoping [to open] the first or second week of April. It’s a little dependent still on getting all of our funding situated right,” Kevin said.

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