Holly’s Corner Closes After Five Years

The first thing Holly told me was that she wants people to know it’s OK. She’ll close Holly’s Corner (which I profiled here in 2014) at 842 North Central on December 29 and she’s excited about the opportunity to focus completely on one business: Holly’s Gourmet’s Market in Bearden. It’s been an institution since 1978 […]

Holidays Culminate with a Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year to each of you. I hope your holidays were as filled with family and friends, music and great food, as mine. I love me some low-key, drama free holidays and this one fit the bill. A lot of it involved simply enjoying what’s available to us all around downtown. We had guests, […]

Shuck Closes, Holly Hambright’s Holly’s 135 to Open

I realize very well this has been reported elsewhere, but it’s too significant for downtown and the 100 block for me not to mention it. I also was able to speak with Ben Bishop, general manager of Shuck downtown and in Bearden. He was able to give a little insight into the decision to shift […]

Congratulations Happy Holler

As the Knoxville News Sentinel reported yesterday, Happy Holler has been named to the historic registry. Apparently, the Metropolitan Planning Commission nominated the district and the designation is awarded to cultural resources or areas which merit preservation for historical reasons. Happy Holler does have a rich history, some of it quite scruffy. Known as a […]

A Look at a (Relatively) new Downtown Business

One of my planned destinations in my recent wandering about the area was Holly’s Corner. Owner Holly Hambright opened the restaurant about six months ago and, good intentions aside, I just hadn’t been able to make it there. I also wasn’t sure what I was in for. Was it a bakery? I knew her sister, […]