Update on Regal Headquarters/Baptist Hospital Site (Riverwalk at the Bridges)

After I reported the announcement that Regal Headquarters would move to the waterfront, a number of questions presented themselves. Many of you responded with some healthy skepticism and questions both about the Regal deal and about the larger picture for the site. It seemed like a very sweet deal for Regal and questions were raised […]

Regal Entertainment Group Moves to South Waterfront

The much-rumored move of Regal Entertainment Group’s Corporate Offices to the south waterfront was officially announced this past Friday in a press conference on top of the Baptist Hospital parking garage. Governor Haslam, Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Randy Boyd, Knox County Mayor Burchett, Knoxville Mayor Rogero and Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles joined […]

Ice and Snow in the City, February 2015

It’s become a tradition for me to walk about in the snow each winter and take photographs of downtown Knoxville. The twist this year was that our initial snow wasn’t a snow at all, but was the most ice I believe I’ve ever seen at one time. I missed the last big ice storm locally. […]

Going Up, Coming Down

It’s no secret that recent years in downtown Knoxville have been exceptional. The explosive growth has sometimes been breath-taking and press around the country continues to take notice in articles like this one just a few days ago. Still, it has been growth of a certain type. While we’ve lost some buildings that should have […]

Happy Thoughts and a Baker’s Dozen

I have to confess I’m one exhausted blogger. Not much sleep came my way this week and now it’s late as I write this, so tonight’s blog will be brief and I’ll through in a baker’s dozen of un-related photos that have been waiting for a spot. I will share a few happy thoughts and […]