Regal Riviera brings people downtown
KNOXVILLE, TN — Far from the usual story of a new multiplex driving people away from downtown businesses, this new theater seems to be improving business.
“We couldn’t wait until it opened,” said Hossein Ghodrat who owns the Market Square Kitchen. “So far it’s helped a lot, we see a lot more people coming downtown that we’ve never seen before.”
Ghodrat says his restaurant was nowhere near this busy when it opened four years ago.
“We didn’t have a Saturday and Sunday like we do now,” he said. “Today we can’t find enough good help around here.”
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