Business

Be Well goal: provide compassionate care

West Knoxville board-certified nurse practitioner Heather Whittemore sees her duty as helping her patients be the healthiest version of themselves – inside and out.

She has opened her own practice as owner/certified nurse practitioner of Be Well Anti-Aging and Weight Loss at 10918 Kingston Pike next to Short Sheets Fabrics. Whittemore welcomes the community to Be Well’s grand opening and ribbon cutting, hosted by Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23.

“We will have many drawings and giveaways provided by local businesses, an open house to learn more about our services, product representatives on site, entertainment, food and drinks,” she said of the event.

Whittemore said she has held many positions within the healthcare setting — clinical director, practice marketing and advertising director and registered nurse — before becoming a nurse practitioner.

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‘We’re open’

Dos Agaves moves to Parkside Drive

Following the move to 11639 Parkside Drive, Dos Agaves Mexican Grill manager Carlos Cobian and his family said, “We’re open.”

The restaurant, formerly located along Kingston Pike next to Kroger Market Place for the past 10 years as Azul Tequila Mexican Grill, opened Tuesday, Sept. 29, with a new name and location.

Dos Agaves is a family-run restaurant, headed by Cobian; his niece, Maria Cobian; her father, Alfredo Ramos; and cousin, Jovenal Ayala, all of Farragut.

While Carlos has 13 years experience, the head cook has more than 20 years experience in the restaurant business.

Since one of the previous owners chose not to join them in the move, Carlos said they decided to rebrand the business.

“And we wanted a newer building,” Maria said. “The other building was old.

“The menu’s almost the same, but we have added new things and have taken off things that weren’t really selling,” she added. “We also changed to Pepsi products.”

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New Craven Wings Choto location has mid-January target opening

The Choto community in Concord will have a new restaurant by mid-January 2021.

Justin Cress, who owns Craven Wings at 10721 Chapman Highway at Macon Crossing shopping center, is opening his second location next to Signature Self Storage along South Northshore Drive in the Choto community.

With the new shopping center built, Cress said he is building out the unit and should be open by the second week in January.

“I think it’s going to be a super location,” said Cress, a partner with wife, Melissa. “I know the area pretty well.”

He noted he was surprised by how the area has exploded with growth. After watching traffic counts and business conducted at Markets at Choto for a couple of nights, he said, “I was immediately convinced it was the place for us.

“What we do caters to that area very well,” Cress added. “And God willing — and we prayed on this every night and every day for a while now — I think we will really ‘hit a home run here.’ People will really like us, and I think we will really enjoy being there.”

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business briefs

• Realtor Louis Moore of Knoxville recently joined Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus in West Knoxville. Moore’s sales experience goes back nearly eight years, to his sophomore year in high school.

• Tennova Healthcare announces availability of a toll-free helpline designed to help Medicare beneficiaries select a health plan that fits their needs and budget. Through this program it will be easier for Medicare beneficiaries to find a plan that is best for them during Medicare annual enrollment now through Dec 7.

• Papa Murphy’s Pizza locations in the Knoxville area, which partnered with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, for a month-long fundraiser in August, raised $2,700 for the hospital. All nine Papa Murphy’s locations in the Knoxville area donated 15 percent of all sales every Monday in August to ETCH, the largest freestanding pediatric medical center in the state.

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