Coolato Gelato: New Owners Bring Many Changes

Coolato Gelato has been a part of downtown at 524 South Gay Street since 2009. In downtown years, that’s a long time. Original owners Allen and Cherryl Meuret guided the restaurant into 2017, selling it late in the year to Julianna and John Texada. Julianna is taking the lead and has already instituted major changes, […]

Rebel Kitchen Coming to the Old City!

A new restaurant, Rebel Kitchen, is coming to the Old City as an expansion of the Old City Wine Bar. General Manager Matt Burke said that since accepting the adjacent space last year, the group has been looking for the right fit for an adjacent restaurant. The bar expanded their patio space in the spring, […]

The French Market Opens Today at 412 Clinch Avenue

Been missing your crepes? Jonesing for your chocolate croissants? You may now breathe a little easier: The French Market Crêperie is open for business as of 9:00 AM this morning. You’ll find the same great menu you remember from their previous location on Gay Street, you’ll see familiar faces and you’ll see quite a few […]

Downtown Knoxville Potbelly Location Opens Today

The latest Potbelly location opens today at 522 S. Gay Street. It’s the second location in Knoxville (the first is owned and operated by the same group) and the third in Tennessee. A national chain, there are over 400 shops nationwide. Starting in Chicago in an antique store turned sandwich shop, the restaurants strive to […]

Archer’s BBQ Downtown Location Set to Close Tomorrow

It’s been a short ride for barbecue on Gay Street. While locations continue to operate with apparent success on the south end (Calhouns) and the north end (Sweet P’s) of uptown, there will no longer be a dedicated barbecue restaurant in the center of downtown. Opening only last February, the business had a short run. […]