Johnson City train depot to change hands Thursday

Rae Augenstein

Train depot to change hands Thursday

Published: June 26, 2012


Johnson City's nearly century-old train depot should officially have a
new owner as early as this week.

The Washington County Economic Development Council and Sevierville
attorney Joe Baker expect to close on the property along State of
Franklin Road Thursday.

Baker is buying the historic depot for $5,000 dollars.

The man is the owner of the Ole Smoky Distillery in Gatlinburg,Tennessee.

He plans to revitalize the Johnson City landmark and open a brewery there.

Also in his plans: enticing a restaurant to open up shop on the property.

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