Inside of Knoxville Goes Inside of the Wild West

It’s been about six years since the Urbans got away from Knoxville for more than a few days. It’s hard to leave behind what I do for any significant amount of time. And it’s expensive to travel. That said, there’s nothing we love more than travel and it’s been an important part of my life […]

Broadway Market Opens at 1328 Broadway

It’s a small space that has been, in a fairly short span, a coffee shop, another coffee shop and a short-term experimental lab for chef Bruce Bogartz. Then, a small space in need of just the right business, it sat empty for months. At last, it seems the right business may have come along. I […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (6/11 – 6/20/2017)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

Two Established Businesses Leave Market Square – And It’s Good News for Gay Street

As downtown grows, finds its groove and generally learns how to be a modern city, it’s fun to focus on the big things: New construction, major buildings brought back to life and a booming downtown population. But there are smaller moves that signal changes reflecting our move in a healthy direction. Scott Schimmel and Lisa […]

Out of Crisis Comes Opportunity for Change Center

  By Heidi Hornick* Never mind hope, for Nicole Chandler it’s about change, less about desire and more about action. “We need to change perceptions, change directions. It’s about changing your mind, your family’s, your community’s,” says the Change Center executive director. She stands in the middle of what looks like an abandoned warehouse, but […]