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City Council votes to close street for Anthropologie development

10:09 PM, May 14, 2013   |    comments
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The Knoxville City Council voted to close Ben Atchley Street on Monday night. The West Knoxville road has been the center of controversy as national retailer Anthropologie looks to open its first East Tennessee store.

Developer Tony Cappiello claimed the chain would only come to Knoxville if the city closed the small street that connects Kingston Pike and Homberg. Anthropologie recently clarified the issue, saying it's coming to Bearden regardless of what happens to the street. Cappiello still wants the street closed for additional parking at Anthropologie and other future developments.

The council still has to vote a second time before Ben Atchley will close.

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