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Knox Room Service delivers alcohol plus other amenities

Knoxville Room Service owner Haley Krotz shows an eager couple just one of the extensive liquor and wine selections, which can be purchased in-store or delivered right to a customer’s home.
Haley Krotz watched her boyfriend, Kyle Zellner, have a drink after work one night, and even though she is not much of a drinker she felt herself wishing for her own adult beverage.

“He just made it look so good, it made me wish I had something, too,” Krotz said.

But it was late, and she said she didn’t want to leave home, “even though a liquor store was just three minutes from the house.”

The conundrum gave her an epiphany.

“You can get anything you want delivered to your home,” she said. “Why not alcohol?”

That random idea became Knoxville Room Service, Krotz’s business venture she recently opened at 10670 Parkside Drive, delivering alcohol and other amenities right to a client’s doorstep.

Krotz said the business is very unique in that “there is nothing like us anywhere. We don’t use third parties, and we offer so much more by having a concierge business concept.”

All types and brands of liquors are available — from Scotch, bourbon, gin, Tequila and vodka — to a wide variety of champagnes, sparkling wines and specialty wines.

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FIS fifth-grader seeks ‘bright future’ with ‘Clarafutura’ candle business

Scarlett Parrott
Scarlett Parrott of Farragut has started early learning about running a business.

The 11-year-old Farragut Intermediate School fifth-grader has started her own candle business, Clarafutura, which is Latin for “bright future,” about two months ago and already has a niche in Pigeon Forge.

“She’s getting the feel of what it’s like to start a business,” her father, Andrew Parrott, said.

Scarlett, also the daughter of Carrie Parrott, said she saw her 16-year-old sister, Olivia, work at Panera Bread to earn money to buy a car, but Scarlett didn’t want to wait. “So, I decided to start my own business making candles,” she said.

Their first attempt was earrings and other jewelry, Scarlett said.

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