Wake Foot Sanctuary (profiled in the August 2017 issue of this magazine) has entered into a second franchise agreement. Alpesh and Ami Patel of Kana Hotel Group will be opening a Wake Foot Sanctuary in their legacy Embassy Suites project in Knoxville, Tennessee. Having undertaken an adaptive reuse of an old downtown building, the Patels were looking for something unique for its retail space. Wake Foot Sanctuary is a spa where clientele relax in luxurious chairs and soak their feet in copper tubs containing an infusion of natural ingredients. Also offering neck wraps and massages, the business’ trained staff members strive to “dote on” customers and bring them “peace, balance, and serenity.” The hotel is scheduled to open late next summer. Also coming soon is the business’ first franchise in Greenville, South Carolina. Franchisees Chris Fetter and Tad Heineman are looking forward to living meaningfully through this opportunity to serve people in an environment with latitude for creativity. Wake Foot Sanctuary opened in Asheville two years ago, and at $729,000, last year’s sales represented a 40% year-over-year increase. The company is working on opening franchises in at least 17 states.