Small Business Summer

Small businesses are a great way to make sure that you are giving back to your community. Places like Awaken Coffee, Sokno Taco, or even the Flourish Flower Truck are a few great examples of small businesses giving back.

These small business are not very well known, but their products are astounding. Flourish Flower Truck travels to various locations where customers can create their own bouquets of flowers.

The mobile flower shop stops at one of its destinations of the day. 

Customers will be able to find the truck based off the schedule:

May 17, 24, & 31 : Central Filling Station (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

May 18 : Back Porch Mercantile (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

May 19 : Fido Fest in Turkey Creek (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

May 21 : Wild Love Bake-house (9:30 am – 12:00 pm)

May 25 : Panera in Turkey Creek (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)

May 26 : Back-roads Market and Design (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Awaken Coffee is an ideal place to go with friends and just hang out. Providing customers with various drink options, and also live music. The atmosphere is calm and welcoming. Located at 125 West Jackson Avenue, in the Old City, it is a convenient place for students to meet their friends and have a good time.

The coffee shop hosts parties and services in the backroom, from wedding receptions to church services – Awaken used their extra space to give back to the community.

Awaken Coffee, 125 W. Jackson, Knoxville, January 2015
Awaken is a great venue to hangout with friends and listen to live music. 

The hours vary:

Monday-Thursday (7:00 am – 9:00 pm)

Friday (7:00 am – 10:00 pm)

Saturday (8:00 am- 10:00 pm)

Sunday (2:00 pm – 8:00 pm)



Sokno Taco is also a convenient place to go after other summer adventures such as paddle boarding or hiking at Ijams. It is located at 3701 Sevierville Pike and has flexible hours and great food:

Monday-Wednesday (11:00 am- 1:00 am)

Thursday-Saturday (11:00 am – 2:00 am)

Sokno Taco, is crowded during the afternoon. 

While these are only a few of the many, fairly new, small businesses in Knoxville, they are great places to hangout with friends and families, while they are also convenient.   







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