What’s coming to Farragut in 2022

Wendy SmithFarragut, The Farragut Insider

Right now, everyone is basking in the holiday afterglow, remembering special moments with family and friends and cherishing a gift or two. But when January hits, we’ll need something to look forward to so we can survive the winter.

With that in mind, here’s a list of things that are coming to Farragut in 2022. I think you’ll agree that there’s something for everybody.

Yes, it’s finally happening. Rumors of a Topgolf in Farragut have swirled around for years, and now we know that Topgolf Knoxville, located between Outlet Drive and I-40/75, is expected to open in late summer 2022. Known for its high-tech gaming experience, outdoor hitting bays and yummy food and drink, Topgolf Knoxville will be a two-story, 72-bay venue that will create approximately 300 jobs. Obviously, this is a huge win for Farragut that will bring lots of fun, as well as important tax revenue, to the town.

A concept plan for a new hotel east of Topgolf was submitted last week. Skore “Stay and Play” Hotels has opened one location in Greeneville, S.C., and several more are in the works, according to the company’s website. Topgolf is so popular that several businesses are likely to spring up around it.

It doesn’t have anything to do with Topgolf, but Tommy’s Boats will also drop anchor in the Outlet Drive/Snyder Road area in 2022. Tommy’s has purchased Moses Watersports, which is currently located on Lexington Drive in West Knoxville.

A new coffee shop, Summer Moon, will open soon in Admiral’s Corner at the northeast corner of Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road. This Texas-based franchise boasts a wood-fired roasting process that creates a smooth, balanced coffee. A coffee shop seems like the perfect complement to its neighbor, 35 North.

Another new restaurant concept will be revealed in 2022 at the Farragut Gateway Center, home of Starbucks.  The Town has issued a building permit for Elkmont Station, but developers are tight-lipped on details. We love new restaurants in Farragut, so this is definitely something to anticipate.

While it won’t be completed in 2022, there is sure to be news about future tenants at the developing Farragut Town Center at Biddle Farms. The only announced tenant is Aldi grocery store, but there are spots for 11 freestanding businesses at the entrance and along the development’s Main Street, says Community Development Director Mark Shipley. The site will also include a large, rectangular green space that will be maintained and programmed by the town of Farragut.

“They are currently grading and installing stormwater infrastructure and utilities,” Shipley says. “I think the community is going to see some exciting development going on in this area over the next year.”

All of these amenities will appeal to those who are purchasing homes in Farragut’s newest subdivisions. Preliminary plats for The Meadows at McFee and The Grove at Boyd Station have been approved, and both are sure to draw house hunters. Knoxville-area real estate continues to be a hot commodity among those relocating from other states, and Farragut has the schools, neighborhoods and outdoor recreation that these buyers are looking for.

It’s a wonderful thing to be part of a thriving community that continues to grow and attract new residents. I, for one, look forward to the gifts that 2022 will bring to Farragut.

Town of Farragut marketing and public relations coordinator Wendy Smith is your reliable Farragut insider.

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