KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — The Standard Knitting Mill building in the Parkridge area of Knoxville could be getting a new lease on life.
A 1947 photo from Tennessee State Library archive shows the Standard Knitting Mill from above. / Source: (Tennessee State Library and Archives)
The City of Knoxville announced the vacant 435,667-square-foot building has been purchased by WRS Inc.
WRS is currently redeveloping the Underground Atlanta shopping and entertainment district, as well as building malls, retail centers and mixed-use projects across the Southeast.
According to a release, "The building, constructed in the 1940s, is the only remaining structure associated with Standard Knitting Mill. At one time, the operation employed more than 4,000 Knoxvillians and produced 1 million garments a week."
The city is expected to make an announcement revealing more details about plans for the building on December 12.
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