Ups and Downs in Chilhowee Park

"I've been doing more traveling lately for both business and personal reasons, and I'm a pretty keen observer of real estate trends, having depended on retail and office markets for a lifetime to maintain my ample girth. How to add a significant tourist component to Knoxville to maintain or enhance our economic and cultural growth? How about a major roller coaster attraction at Chilhowee Park? Please don't laugh too loudly. I'm old."

—Tom Weiss, aspiring hot chicken magnate