Justin Paulk and Paulk and Co. Help Build a City

The first several times I met Justin, it was in the context of cool, funky parties at Paulk and Company on William’s Street. Artists, music and generally fun people enjoyed the eclectic oddities assembled inside and outside the space. The vibe is still there, from the rusted Packard parked out front to the Gatling gun […]

Chivo Taqueria Opens July 7 at 314 S. Gay Street

Elements of the same team that brought you Stock and Barrel on Market Square will deliver top-line tacos and tequila starting Thursday. Chef Niko Angelos is joined by brothers Dino and Bill and partner Ben Austin. What you’ll find is a high-end product at a very modest price in a cool, casual atmosphere. What has been […]

Maple Hall Set to Open: Downtown Will Bowl Soon!

Over a year has passed since I first met with Greg Cox and Kevin Rice and talked about their bowling alley concept. They detailed plans and said they hoped to open by the end of the summer. That would be 2015. A range of issues and obstacles prevented that goal from being reached, but the description […]

Steampunk Carnivale Just Gets Better in Second Year

It’s as urban as anything gets. So urban it’s dystopian: steam, gears, corsets, vintage hats, goggles and other elements collide with everything gadgets to make a futuristic and, yet, retro world that’s both fun to visit and a little scary to ponder. Mix all of it up with about a dozen fun things to do […]

Art, Jazz, Cool People and a Party for a Good Cause

That’s a pretty good combination. After a couple of days of writing about sadness, it seemed to me we could end the week on an up note to get us ready for the weekend and for Mardi Growl. Art and Jazz for the Cure was sponsored by Paulk and Company on Williams Street last Saturday night. They […]