Pizzeria Nora Replaces North Corner Sandwich Shop

When owner David Blevins closed his North Corner Sandwich Shop a couple of months ago, it was doing well. So well, that he left in its wake some very disappointed and loyal customers. He won the 2015 Top Knox Award from the Knoxville Mercury for “Best Sandwich.” While it’s a bit farther out Central than […]

Boldure Gifts Quietly Does Business as the Old City Changes Around It

It’s one of those open secrets we all overlook somehow. New openings make for big splashes – especially now that so many people are attuned to downtown Knoxville. A new bar, restaurant or development announcement is often met with great interest. But who are the people who’ve been doing the work of retail quietly and […]

1894 Saloon Building Continues Downtown’s Northward Expansion

Prior to its facade improvements last year by Dewhirst Properties, the 1894 Saloon building might have been overlooked or dismissed as an old, tired and no longer useful building. In fact, the building had been in use by Dewhirst Properties for over a decade as a staging ground for woodwork and metal work which found […]

North Central Street Changes Coming Soon – Meeting Thursday

A meeting will be held tomorrow afternoon (10/13) at Central United Methodist Church (201 E. 3rd Ave.) at 5:30 PM to discuss details regarding “the more than $5 million combined KUB and City infrastructure upgrade of North Central Street, from north of the Old City railroad tracks (near Depot Avenue) to Woodland Avenue,” according to […]

Flour Head Bakery (and Brewery) Coming to Central Street

Tomato Head, co-owned by Mahasti Vafaie and Scott Partin, has long been a staple of downtown. Eventually, the couple opened another Tomato Head restaurant in Maryville, then moved it to west Knoxville. Subsequently, the kitchen at the downtown Tomato Head wasn’t enough to contain Mahasti’s ambitions and the couple opened a bakery on Middlebrook Pike […]