One of Knoxville’s Best and Beloved Restaurants Choses The Pinnacle its Tri-Cities Location

August 26th, 2016. (Bristol, Tenn.)—The Pinnacle, the region’s premier lifestyle shopping destination, has announced that it will be the next location for Aubrey’s Restaurant, which has been a landmark in the Knoxville area since 1992. Among the awards Aubrey’s has won in Knoxville are Best Business Lunch, Best Family Experience and Best American Restaurant. By 2017, The Pinnacle will have more than a dozen dining choices for shoppers.

“This is another example of what the region needed and deserved,” says Pinnacle Developer Steve Johnson. “Our vision is based on the strength of our market and its demographics. From shopping and entertainment to dining, we continue to build more reasons to visit the best lifestyle shopping experience in the five-state region.”

Aubrey’s Restaurant will be located in the area in front of Belk. Aubrey’s has been serving fresh seafood, pasta and Southern favorites in the Knoxville area for years. This will be the 9th location for the brand. Owner Randy Burleson says he’d considered a different Tri-Cities location but feels The Pinnacle is the only place to be.

“Anybody can build a building and open a restaurant, but as much excitement and draw that Steve Johnson has created at The Pinnacle—it’s the place to be,” says Burleson. “It’s something magical. It really is.”

Construction has begun, and the expected opening is set for winter 2016. For more information on Aubrey’s visit

The tenant adds to the recently announced openings of CARMAX, Bath & Body Works and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Among them, there will be hundreds of new jobs available over the next few months.

To see a complete list of current and future stores at The Pinnacle, visit the store directory.