Downtown development

Brothers Chad and John Ballinger listen as Spencer Gatlin (right) points out what he imagines for their in-process development at 112 E. Old A.J. Highway. The team hopes to have tenants as well as restaurant diners in the next year. – MARK BROWN | THE STANDARD BANNER

Nine years ago this month, then-Jefferson City Mayor Mark Potts was asked to comment for a Knoxville News Sentinel article on the chance Spencer and Libby Jones were taking with opening The Creek.

“I hope this is an incentive to other businesses to take a risk,” Potts told reporter Megan Boehnke. “As we’re working on this plan, we’ll attract more business down there.”

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