Welcome Back to an Entirely Different City: Knoxville Hosts Big Ears

Last Sunday I was talking with Ashley Capps about the upcoming Big Ears Festival (podcast here) and he mentioned that friends of his were coming from New York and they said they couldn’t wait to return to a downtown restaurant they enjoyed. Ashley immediately thought of all the great restaurants which have opened in the […]

Smart Trips Continues to Evolve and Encourage, Well, Smart Trips

Knoxville’s Smart Trips program wants you to, “Make every trip a smart trip.” What does that mean? It means reducing the number of single passenger car trips we make. That may be accomplished in a number of ways: walking, biking, car pooling, taking mass transit. But there are other ways which are possible in some […]

Tennessee Valley Bicycles Moves to a New Downtown Home

  As downtown businesses go in our current era, Tennessee Valley Bicycles is a long-timer. (Complete profile here) With stores, restaurants and businesses of various sorts proliferating almost faster than we can keep track, TVB has been on Magnolia – now at it’s third spot in the same building – for almost ten years. Previously […]

Knox Makers Opens New Maker Space in South Knoxville

Located behind and below the East Tennessee Technology Access Center, Knox Makers has set up a dynamic work space in a massive basement, with a grand opening set for April 1. I stopped in to see one of their classes (3/14, topic: Pi) and to talk with Doug Laney, mechanical engineer and President of the […]

The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (3/19 – 3/28/2017)

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 […]