Tour of New Union Shops, Plus More Tree and Vine

New Union Shops – Pre-Makeover, Union Avenue, Knoxville, February 2012 Yesterday’s blog post about the eminent Knoxville advent of The Tree and the Vine certainly stirred up quite a response. I’d e-mailed the owners to let them know I was posting about their business, so I hoped to hear from them and I did. What […]

Buy Local, Shop Union (Avenue)

Coffee and Chocolate: The Granddaddy Union Avenue Business It would have been a very different experience a couple of years ago. The Daylight Building was a construction zone. Reruns was on Market Square. Coffee and Chocolate was doing good business. Even a year ago it was struggling to find it’s groove. Rala had opened and the Daylight Building […]

City People Downtown Tour of Homes: Pembroke and Crown Court

Exquisite Modern Kitchen, Pembroke, Knoxville The Pembroke has housed residential units since 1990, making it one of the older residential developments downtown. Originally called the Sprankle Building, it had previously housed TVA in its heyday. Its elegant lobby off Union Avenue across from the Daylight Building suggests the elegance one will find inside. The unit […]

Business Movement in the City: Reruns

It’s not been that long since I gave a business update, but so much is happening that I feel the need to note a few changes around town and mention developments that have emerged elsewhere. This will take at least two parts. I’ll leave until later to summarize recent reports about developments around the city. […]

It’s art. It’s a gift to the street. Get it?

Beginnings of a Cynthia Market Painting Another Cynthia Beginning around the corner from the first I’ve recently enjoyed watching Cynthia Markert create new works on the street. I haven’t actually watched her so much as watched a real-time evolution of several paintings she has underway outside the construction at the Hotel St. Oliver. Cynthia at […]