a special thank you to our

Partners and Sponsors


We are committed to be a leader in stewardship – stewardship of place, people, resources and the environment. Kern’s Bakery strives to form partnerships with local businesses and organizations, merchants, civic leaders and neighbors to impact our community for good. We want individual human wellness at Kern’s Bakery to expand to collective community improvement.

Our goal is to implement initiatives and host programs that invite people to find knowledge and equip themselves with know-how. The resulting halo effect will stimulate wellness and sustainability throughout South Knoxville and beyond. We lead by example and will share our learned experiences with other communities and the real estate industry to positively impact society.

We have formed a stewardship council of experts who will address needs, brainstorm ideas, recommend solutions and connect resources in this continuously evolving initiative.

Our council members represent a mix of civic, nonprofit and private-industry experts in a variety of community improvement, wellness and sustainability disciplines including:

Strategic Partners

We are honored to partner with industry-leading product and service providers to bring the very best to Kern’s Bakery.


Master developer FSRE IV is leading the historic Kern’s Bakery building’s transformation into a modern South Knoxville mixed-use community. Principals Brantley Basinger and Alex Dominguez, with four other business leaders, wield decades of collaborative commercial real estate experience.

Local resident, Tim Martin, TMA Real Estate Brokerage & Consulting, is curating the ideal tenant mix for the food hall.

Joey Staats, NCARB, architectural designer, Johnson Architecture, is the lead designer on the bakery building transformation.

Robyn McAdoo, Tenant Coordinator, Partners Development

Cohen Communications Group
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