Embassy Suite Details – And Three Favorite Local Businesses to Join Them at the Location

It’s been nearly three months since the announcement that the Conley Building at 505 – 507 Gay Street would become an Embassy Suites. The long under-utilized building sits at arguably the most prominent intersection in the city and development, long overdue, had been entangled in legal wrangling between the owners. Very few details were included […]

Knoxville Veterans Day Parade 2017

It was a cool, but comfortable, sunny day on Gay Street last Friday for the 92nd annual Veterans Day Parade. By parade time the crowds lined both sides of the street for blocks, several people deep in some spots. Lots of flags waved on each side of the street. Lots of people waved flags or […]

Culture Hair Studio Opens on Gay Street

Liv Halcomb, owner of Culture Hair Studio has deep downtown roots for a person so young. Born in Knoxville and raised in Karns, she spent a large part of her childhood in the Old City because of her father’s business, Moss Creek, still located on Jackson. Childhood memories include running to the corner to get […]

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 […]

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 […]