Lawsuits follow local developers

If all had gone as planned, Gay Street would now be home to a Carolina Ale House restaurant and brewery and a new Wild Wing Cafe. Instead, both of those prospective business expansions soured, ending in lawsuits totaling millions of dollars against a prominent Knoxville developer who has scooped up a number of high-profile properties in downtown Knoxville in recent years, many of which still sit fallow.

The lawsuits have one thing in common: both allege wrongdoing or malicious intent by Brant Enderle, a local developer with a long history of business discrepancies and ties to a slew of limited liability corporations (or LLCs) that, on paper, own many key downtown properties in Knoxville and Chattanooga.

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Clay Duda is a freelance journalist specializing in investigative reporting, feature writing, editorial photography, and digital media.