Spring 2017 Open Streets Knoxville

I probably shouldn't declare the Dogwood Arts Festival the end of Festival Season. Here we are two weeks later and we are looking straight into another weekend filled with festivals and festival-like events. Downtown will be filled on Saturday with … [Continue reading]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (5/14 – 5/23)

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 … [Continue reading]

Urban Guy Takes a Ride in a (Semi) Autonomous Vehicle (AKA Driverless Car)

I recently took a field trip, thanks to Visit Knoxville, outside my normal habitat of downtown, in order to take a ride in Olli, the autonomous vehicle developed by Local Motors. The current version is a prototype and is awaiting mapping of routes in … [Continue reading]

Bat N Rouge, a (Sort of) New Business Set to Open at 109 S. Gay

When I saw the sign go up recently on the 100 block of Gay Street in the Hubris Building being renovated by Jeffrey Nash and the Courtland Group, I assumed it was a new business to the city. It turns out it's been around  for a while, but it hasn't … [Continue reading]

A Look at the Fire Street Lofts and The Emporium (AKA City People Home Tour 2017, Part Three)

Today we'll take a final look at a rainy, but successful City People Home Tour. While we each probably had our favorites along the way, the homes this year seemed, to Urban Woman and myself to be attractive, interesting spaces. We thought the tour … [Continue reading]