Yes, Downtown Knoxville Has a Pharmacy, And Now We Have a New Pharmacist

It’s a question they say they’ve gotten repeatedly in the few days they’ve been in the downtown pharmacy: “Is this a real pharmacy?” Brad and Hannah Blackwell recently purchased Charlie Southerland’s ownership percentage in the Phoenix Pharmacy and settled in last Friday. They agreed to chat for a few minutes about the business, themselves and […]

Art Market Gallery: Downtown Jewel Hiding in Plain Sight Celebrates 35 Years

The 400 block of Gay Street is probably the most active block in downtown Knoxville that isn’t called Market Square. If you asked downtown visitors to name the businesses they frequent off Market Square, many would name Mast General Store, Downtown Grill and Brewery, Babalu and Sutrees. Maple Hall and the Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain […]

A Favorite Downtown Business Returns to the City

I’ve never seen anything like it in the years I’ve been writing about downtown businesses. Some businesses seem to hold a lot of promise, sometimes I’m not so sure. Sometimes I am pretty accurate in my assessment of their prospects and sometimes I’m surprised at their success  – or the lack of it. Last summer […]

A Market Square Business Leaves, Another Downtown Business Takes Its Place

A number of you have noticed that Local Motors has left downtown and its 11 Market Square Address. Both when I first wrote about their opening and when I wrote about their retail re-boot, a number of you questioned the long-term viability of the retail store-front viability. When the re-boot happened, I was hopeful. The […]

A Downtown Business is Sold and Changes Its Name

I recently was asked if I was aware of The Red Brick Market, located oat 1401 McCalla. I wasn’t, so I made it a point to drop in. What I found was a business which I knew by another name. It’s also a business that is undergoing additional changes. Formerly Nostalgia on McCalla, owner Jeff […]