A Market Square Business Closes to End the Year

For a spot that sits at the heart of who we are as a city, a place that we consider the center of whatever good has happened to Knoxville in recent years, Market Square showed a remarkable volatility in 2017. Do you realize that through the year two businesses closed (Cocoa Moon, Rita’s Ice) and […]

Knoxville Chocolate Company Opens at 29 Market Square!

Right on schedule, as I first reported in September, Knoxville Chocolate Company has opened on Market Square, moving from its long-term home in the Candy Factory. While they technically opened in the last weekend of 2017, I’m going to call it the first opening of 2018, as it was New Year weekend. When I finally […]

The Heart and Soul: Random Thoughts About Market Square

By David Denton My profession as an architect and an itchy foot have taken me to many cities around the world.  I always head first to the center of town where I expect to find the public space that defines the heart and soul of the city.  These spaces may go by many names: piazza, […]

A Market Square Business and a Union Avenue Business Close

It’s a truth that may be hard to keep in focus in these heady times in downtown Knoxville, but businesses don’t always make it and the ones that are successful for a period of time don’t stay forever. There may be direct and obvious causes or there may be nothing discernible beyond the simple numbers. […]

New York City, Knoxville, San Francisco and Oakland

Worlds sometimes collide and that was the case for me, yesterday. After five days in New York City, Urban Woman, Urban Girl and I returned to Knoxville. I love Knoxville. But New York City, which I’ll probably write more about in the coming days, is, after all, New York City. Our visit there was fabulous […]