In April 2016, Mitch Cox Companies announces the Owl’s Nest as the second tenant and will occupy over 10,000 square feet in the newly redeveloped old tobacco warehouse in Downtown Johnson City.

Currently, Brian and Jessica Moore own both Little Hoot Boutique and The Nest located on South Roan Street in Johnson City. The Little Hoot Boutique is a children’s store, carrying clothing, toys and other merchandise for kids. The Nest is an adult clothing store carrying jewelry and clothing for both men and women. When relocated, the two stores will be combined to create the Owl’s Nest.

Jessica Moore says the advantage of moving is that it, “puts both companies under one roof and one name. It also gives us more space, which we need.” Even though the move is only a short distance, Moore feels that it could lead to new clientele. “I think we’ll still have the same clientele, but it may help us reach more college students.”

In 2010, Jessica Moore opened Little Hoot Boutique in Johnson City. After growth and success, Moore decided to open another clothing store for adults. Thus, The Nest was launched. The Moore family moved from Louisiana to Johnson City in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. The Nest is slated to open in fourth quarter 2016.

Built in 1931, the former Central Tobacco Warehouse building, located at 113 Cherry Street — adjacent to the Portico Restaurant — is being transformed into a new shopping center, branded as the “Cherry Street Commons.”

Owner Philip Cox, development partner at Mitch Cox Companies, said the historic nature of the building will be structurally preserved but significant renovations will occur, including a new roof, new façade, new floors, and new HVAC systems.

Cox said, “I am excited for the opportunity to redevelop a key piece of property in downtown Johnson City; the visibility, proximity to Roan Street and the downtown square, along with the parking from the Cherry Street lot allows this to be a first class development.”

Founded in 1979 in Johnson City, Tennessee, Mitch Cox Companies is a full-service real estate solutions company offering development, architectural, construction, brokerage and commercial property management services. The company also manages hotel properties across the Southeast and Midwest U.S. and manages residential community associations in the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee. To see our work and listings, visit our website, Facebook page, call us at 423.282.6582, or, visit our new office at 2304 Silverdale Drive, Ste. 200, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37601.

For more information about the remaining spaces in the Cherry Street Commons redevelopment, please contact Shannon Castillo, affiliate broker at Mitch Cox Realtors, at 423-282-6582 or