Bridges, Roads and Garages, Oh My! Heads Up on What’s Coming Your Way

To put a spin on the cliche, in the end, all news is good news – at least in this case, but in the meantime there’s likely to be a price to pay for the improvements coming to the downtown area, but for now, we may need to brace ourselves. The first item on the […]

A Pie Factory is Saved on Central – And Big Plans Are Intimated

Less than a month ago I wrote about a building at 2209 North Central and, perhaps, the beginning of residents and businesses along Central Street taking small steps to organize and preserve the best elements along the route. With the possibility of ultimately determining a design overlay to be applied to the corridor, it was […]

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 […]