A new dual-brand Courtyard and Residence Inn
by Marriott is now open in downtown Knoxville. Built on the former site of the Knoxville
News Sentinel, the nine-story hotel is located at 210 W. Church Ave. It offers amenities for travelers and local
residents to enjoy, including spaces for dining, gathering and meeting. In other regional economic news, Dave & Buster’s is slated to open its Sevierville location this April. The new restaurant offers 40,000 square feet
of entertainment with food, drinks, arcade games and the D&B Sports Bar filled with high-definition
televisions. Dave & Buster’s is hiring more than 200
people to join the team. Complete an online application at daveandbusters.com. Come for the runners and stay for the party! The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon takes
place this weekend in downtown Knoxville and features a new finish line at World’s Fair Park. The public is invited to cheer on participants
and enjoy the free all-day Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday and the Pilot Flying J Post-Race
Party on both Saturday and Sunday with live music, food and beer. Last-chance race registration is available
Saturday at the expo. Get all the details at knoxvillemarathon.com. Anthony Ploof of THE TENNESSEAN Personal Luxury
Hotel will compete this Saturday to be named Knoxville’s Top Chef. Presented by Cityview magazine, Top Chefs will feature 10 competitors vying for the title in entrée and dessert categories. Ploof will prepare an entrée of citrus-glazed pork belly and for dessert a Belgian dark chocolate and lemon curd pots de crème. Tickets are available through Friday. The MoxCar Minute – news for you.