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Starbucks buys tea chain with East Tenn. location

Starbucks buys tea chain with East Tenn. location

Coffee giant Starbucks is buying up a nationwide tea chain that includes a location here in East Tennessee.

Teavana has a location in West Town Mall; it's a fairly new store.

On Thursday, Starbucks announced it's buying the entire Teavana chain for $620 million cash.

Teavana currently sells more than 100 kinds of teas in malls and online, and now with the Starbucks deal, it will go global.

ADT expands in Knoxville; will add 300 new jobs

ADT expands in Knoxville; will add 300 new jobs

A home security company is expanding in Knox County, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area.

On Thursday, ADT announced it's expanding its monitoring center here and plans to bring on 300 new employees. Most of the work at the center involves responding to alarm signals.

ADT recently spun off from its former parent company, Tyco International. Now, the security company says it's investing in its major markets. ADT says Knoxville has been a great location over the years.

Back Yard Burgers says Knoxville locations not affected by bankruptcy

Back Yard Burgers says Knoxville locations not affected by bankruptcy

The two Back Yard Burgers locations in Knoxville say they are not in danger of closing after the company declared bankruptcy on Wednesday. Representatives with the company say the West Knox County and Maryville locations are franchise-owned, and will stay open.

The family-owned franchise has been operating in Knoxville since 1987.

Some locations in other parts of Tennessee and in other states have announced they are closing.

Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

Join City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero as she reviews Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development by Joan Fitzgerald in Knox County Public Library's Brown Bag, Green Book program at noon on Wednesday, October 17 in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street. 

Cheesecake Factory latest example of Knoxville eatery explosion

Cheesecake Factory latest example of Knoxville eatery explosion

Word that another national restaurant chain may soon call Knoxville home has East Tennesseans buzzing.

Retail beauty store Ulta opens in Turkey Creek

Retail beauty store Ulta opens in Turkey Creek

A new discount beauty retail chain is now open in Knoxville.

Ulta opened its doors in Turkey Creek on Friday. It's located in the former Borders.

Ulta stores sell makeup, hair care, bath and body products, along with styling tools. The store has a full-service salon, but it's not taking appointments just yet.

BHS Corrugated breaks ground on new building, plans to hire 40

BHS Corrugated breaks ground on new building, plans to hire 40

New jobs are on the way to the Hardin Valley area, and government and business leaders showed off the proof on Thursday.

BHS Corrugated broke ground on a new building in the Hardin Valley business park. The company plans to create around 40 jobs there.

It says it is the largest maker of corrugating rolls in the world. The rolls are large cylinders that make the waved pattern in the middle of pieces of cardboard.