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Music Fans Get 1st Look at the Mill & Mine, Knoxville's Newest Concert and Event Venue 
From left: Mark Heinz, Ashley Capps, Mayor Madeline Rogero and David Dewhirst
From left: Mark Heinz, Ashley Capps, Mayor Madeline Rogero and David Dewhirst

Great to tour the Mill & Mine, 225 W. Depot Ave., on Tuesday afternoon – Knoxville’s newest music and event venue!

The multi-million-dollar facility is a partnership of three longtime downtown visionaries: Developers David Dewhirst and Mark Heinz of Dewhirst Properties and Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment. The Mill & Mine, opening soon, will feature 5,000 square feet of outdoor courtyard that complements a 20,000-square-foot concert hall and event space.

Roughly twice the size of The Standard on Jackson Avenue, the Mill & Mine will be able to seat 500 for dinner or entertain 1,200 fans at a musical performance.

The City leveraged the private investment by providing tax incentives and a $100,000 Commercial Façade grant.

The full project will not be completed until summer, though it will host a series of concerts during the Big Ears Festival, staring on Thursday, March 31.

The Mill & Mine is a great example of doing urban infill the right way – creating an inclusive, inviting public space that links together now-separated neighborhoods while also filling a big empty gap in the downtown map.

Mill & Mine, 225 W. Depot Ave., will feature 5,000 square feet of outdoor courtyard to complement 20,000-square-foot conert and event space.
The Mill & Mine, 225 W. Depot Ave., will feature 5,000 square feet of outdoor courtyard to complement a 20,000-square-foot conert and event space.

Downtown visionary David Dewhirst describes how the Mill & Mine partners fell in love with the former warehouse building.
Downtown developer David Dewhirst describes how the Mill & Mine partners fell in love with the former warehouse building.

Mayor Rogero, pointing to a Mill & Mine rendering, says concert-goers soon will be here, in front of the stage, enjoying diverse music!
Mayor Rogero, pointing to a Mill & Mine rendering, says concert-goers soon will be here, in front of the stage, enjoying a diverse range of music!

Mill & Mine will include outdoor event space as well as a concert hall capable of accommodating 1,200 fans.
Mill & Mine will include outdoor event space as well a concert hall capable of accommodating 1,200 fans.

The City boosted the project with a $100,000 Commercial Facade grant for the exterior of the once-dilapidated building at 225 W. Depot Ave.
The City boosted the project with a $100,000 Commercial Facade grant for the exterior of the once-dilapidated building at 225 W. Depot Ave.

Posted by evreeland On 08 March, 2016 at 6:48 PM