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The Press Room

At Food City, we understand that your purpose and efforts are extremely important to the communities we serve and that finding a convenient meeting location with the right amenities is necessary for the most productive use of your members’ time and participation.
That is why it is our pleasure to announce the opening of….

Clinchfield Street, Downtown Kingsport


With seating for up to 120, The Press Room is modern, spacious and equipped with state-of-the- art audio-visual system.  From a one-hour meeting to an all-day seminar, The Press Room has everything you need to conduct an effective meeting for your members and guests.

Whether meeting for breakfast, lunch or dinner, our catering specialists at The Press Room can help you choose an appetizing meal from our savory buffet menu which best suits your budget and your members’ tastes.  Our catering staff is on hand during your meeting to provide you with excellent service and an enjoyable experience.

In addition to business and community group meetings, The Press Room is a great location for family and high school reunions, bridal showers, birthday parties or other group events and special occasions.

The Press Room is named in honor of the Kingsport Press, which was initially established in 1922 on the same location.
The Kingsport Press was a powerful Tennessee presence in the publishing world for fifty years.  Principle products were textbooks, reference books, Bibles, religious books and juvenile-adult trade books.

"The Press", as it was known locally, was acquired by Quebecor World in the 1990's and ceased production in 2007.  The land was returned to the city, which is now taking down the buildings to rejuvenate this section of downtown. 

Food City is very proud to be a part of this revitalizing initiative.

We invite you to contact Rhonda Smith, our Special Events Coordinator at 423-247-4148 if you would like more information on booking regular meetings or would like to schedule a tour of The Press Room.  We want to help you achieve your meeting goals in the best setting possible.