Pretentious Beer Company Opens this Weekend

It’s been a long time coming. Almost two years ago, Matthew Cummings detailed his ambitious plans for his Pretentious empire: First, he’d build a studio for his glass production. Ten months later, he accomplished that goal when Matthew Cummings Studio opened in September of 2015. His second step would be to open a craft beer […]

Harrogate’s Lounge, Downtown’s Arcade and Bar, Opens on Gay Street

It took a little longer than Anne Ford and Matt Pancetti might have hoped. Last October when I announced we had arcade games on the way to Gay Street, they hoped to be up and running before Thanksgiving. That proved a little more ambitious than realistic, but after a few delays, the couple opens the […]

Last Days of Autumn Brewing Opens on Magnolia

An interested person would need a score card to follow the openings in and around downtown. Last week  I declared something of a watershed with the opening of three new businesses in one week: K Brew, Balter Brewing and Old City Wine Bar. I missed a significant one as Last Days of Autumn opened on […]

New Restaurant Planned for 1147 Sevier Avenue, Just Across the River

It’s an area I’ve written about several times recently and which is likely heading toward being a very cool just-over-the-river node that will have downtown residents walking and biking over the Gay Street Bridge to join our Island Home neighbors for a beer, a cup of coffee or a meal. Suttree Landing Park began construction […]

Alliance Brewing Company Nears Opening Date

I’ve spotlighted a number of breweries over the last six months, each with plans of opening within the next few months. I also recently spotlighted Jeff Scheafnocker and Three Bears Coffee. This is where the two topics find a meeting point. Big things are happening on Sevier Avenue in South Knoxville. From Chapman Highway through […]