2011 Business Review, Part 3: Welcome to the City!

A History of Reading: The first book ever sold at Union Avenue Books For those of you who read Monday’s post about closed businesses and contemplated moving out of the city, I hope Tuesday’s post about all the downtown businesses that have increased their stake in downtown by renovating, moving and expanding their businesses cheered […]

Bella Luna Opens on Market Square!

Yesterday marked the opening of Bella Luna at 15 Market Square. Thanks to my friend Buddy Ray, who, after catching the Blueplate Special at WDVX offered to treat me there. He thereby became the official sponsor of this blog post. Entrance to Bella Luna on opening day Bella Luna is the project of chefs Donna Parang and Christin […]

What’s Happening, Brother?

So much is happening that I’m going to drop a few lines to promote upcoming events. It’s something that I do from time to time, though more often I’d suggest other sources for that kind of information. This seems like a good time to make an exception because I’d hate for you to miss some […]

Let’s Talk Business

Before I get into today’s business business, let me take a small moment to thank those of you who voted for me in the Metropulse Best of Knoxville reader’s poll for best blog. I did not win, but I was given a shout-out for honorable mention and I really appreciate your support. Who knows what next year […]

Friday Business Edition – And More!

The business developments in this city continue at an adequately rapid pace to fill a blog about that topic alone. I’m not planning to do that, but I do have quite a bit to pass on today. I’ll probably follow up with more sometime next week. Outside Hotel St. Oliver after the storm blew down the wall. […]