Two Established Businesses Leave Market Square – And It’s Good News for Gay Street

As downtown grows, finds its groove and generally learns how to be a modern city, it’s fun to focus on the big things: New construction, major buildings brought back to life and a booming downtown population. But there are smaller moves that signal changes reflecting our move in a healthy direction. Scott Schimmel and Lisa […]

One Business Closes, Another Moves Farther Out

The 100 block of South Gay Street is one of the few places downtown that people refer to by its number, often leaving off the name as unnecessary. It’s really the only block I’ve heard people reference this way until recently when the “700 Block” gained some currency due to the protracted construction there. I […]

Coldstream Market Consolidates to 521 Union Ave., Closes Market Square Store

It was an experiment for downtown Knoxville and, in the end, a successful one. When Coldstream Market announced its opening in September 2013 at 34 Market Square, the event was notable not only because it brought a new business to downtown and Market Square, but because it was a first for second story, walk-up retail in […]

Coldstream Market Expands to a Second Downtown Location

  When Coldstream Market opened in September of 2013 at 34 Market Square, it stirred quite a bit of conversation around town. Could a second floor store survive in downtown Knoxville? Would people overlook it? Early comments about the store were positive, but long-time reader and commenter, Greg, wins the pool for best prediction. In […]

Plans and a Look Inside the John H. Daniel Building

It’s really a set of three buildings which have long been internally connected. The oldest is 124 West Jackson which is distinguished by its more ornamental facade. As Knoxville’s economy shifted from mills to the manufacture of textiles, the building was constructed sometime in the last years of the 1890s for that purpose and never […]