South Knoxville's most comfortable gathering place.

Kern’s VR Experience

Click here for a virtual reality (VR) experience of what’s to come at Kern’s Bakery. This interactive experience takes you to different areas throughout the food hall and event lawn. Enjoy this sneak peak and share on social media!

  • gallery iconClick the gallery icon to view renderings and click the image to virtually experience that particular area.
  • location iconClick the location icon to view a South Knoxville aerial.
  • floorplan iconClick the floorplan icon for an interactive site plan marked with viewpoints throughout the property. Click on the marker to jump the VR experience for that particular perspective.

Experience Kern’s Bakery

Our carefully-crafted mix of uses ensures a slice of life for everyone.

  • apartment homes (now open)
  • food hall
  • specialty retail
  • workspaces
  • entertainment areas
  • event lawn + stage


A 16-acre mixed-use development, Kern’s Bakery is located in New South Waterfront District, just over the Henley Street Bridge from downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee campus. The nationally registered historic 75,000-square foot building will be transformed to an adventurous destination.

A slice of history

An active bread factory for almost one hundred years, Kern’s Bakery Food Hall will be bustling marketplace where you can break bread, seek rejuvenation, enjoy entertainment and engage with community. Check-out this video with Kern’s Bakery’s last President and Chairman of the Board, Roy H. Brown, III.

Kern’s History

Original Kern's Bakery Building
Watch Kern's Bakery History Video
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