Spring 2017 Open Streets Knoxville

I probably shouldn’t declare the Dogwood Arts Festival the end of Festival Season. Here we are two weeks later and we are looking straight into another weekend filled with festivals and festival-like events. Downtown will be filled on Saturday with biscuit-loving fans for the International Biscuit Festival and that will just be the start of what’s […]

Magnolia Records Opens Downtown

It’s a headline that would have been confounding just a few years ago. CD sales obliterated vinyl in the 1980s and predictions held vinyl would become the eight-track tape of its generation. At that same time, announcements of new businesses of any sort on Magnolia Avenue were hard to come by. It’s a different era. […]

Last Days of Autumn Brewing Opens on Magnolia

An interested person would need a score card to follow the openings in and around downtown. Last week  I declared something of a watershed with the opening of three new businesses in one week: K Brew, Balter Brewing and Old City Wine Bar. I missed a significant one as Last Days of Autumn opened on […]

Magnolia Avenue Corridor Project Unveiled

  Last week the city unveiled its latest plan for the Magnolia Avenue corridor improvements. You’ll find the full plan here in great detail and I’ll leave it to those of you interested in that level of detail to access it there. The renderings you see in this article came from that source. The scope of […]

Take a Sentimental Journey: Parkridge Home Tour 2015

The Parkridge Home Tour fell at the same time as the Open Streets event making for a conundrum of sorts for me and a number of others. Each started at 1:00 PM, though the Parkridge event lasted two hours longer, ending at 6:00 PM. Both are integral to what this site has become about: Better […]