November 22nd , 2013 11:00 am Leave a comment

Economy serves up new city businesses

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Photo by Brandon Hicks

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Mike Henley prepares an Italian sub sandwich at the White Elephant Fresh Market in downtown Elizabethton.

Photo by Brandon Hicks

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Waffle House District Manager Angela Kidd prepares an order at the Elizabethton Waffle House.

The past few weeks have seen several new businesses join Elizabethton’s ranks, including two new eateries and a new clothing store, which opens today.

Factory Connection will open its doors in the Elk Crossing Shopping Center on West Elk Avenue.

The Elizabethton store isn’t just new to Elizabethton – it’s the first Factory Connection to be located in the Tri-Cities.

Factory Connection District Manager Diana Simons said the closest locations are in Greeneville and Newport.

Simons said the store sells name-brand clothing for men and women, adding, “Anything you can find in the malls, you will find here but at a lower price.”

The store has a total of five employees.

Elizabethton’s two new eateries include one home-grown and one well-known national name.

The White Elephant Fresh Market opened in downtown Elizabethton at 602 E. Elk Ave. two weeks ago today.

Co-owner Mike Henley said the food is made fresh each day before the restaurant opens.

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