The Dogwood Arts Festival Fills Downtown with Beauty and Fun

It’s sort of like the grand finale of a fireworks show. We’ll have more festivals as the summer and fall move along, but the most intense portion of festival season has come and gone and it ends in spectacular fashion with the Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square. It really starts months ahead of time […]

A Market Square Business Leaves, Another Downtown Business Takes Its Place

A number of you have noticed that Local Motors has left downtown and its 11 Market Square Address. Both when I first wrote about their opening and when I wrote about their retail re-boot, a number of you questioned the long-term viability of the retail store-front viability. When the re-boot happened, I was hopeful. The […]

The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (1/22/2016 – 1/31/2017)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

Porcelain and Glass: Toilets and Garbage

Unlikely topics for an article, perhaps, but each have a current application to what’s happening in the city, though one will likely be welcomed by downtown visitors and the other will not likely be welcomed by city residents who are concerned regarding the topics of recycling, conservation and land-fills. First, the good news: Market Square […]

Scott West’s, The Crook Books: Volume One, “Good Intentioned Bad Guys” to be Released Friday

You’ve likely never read a book quite like this one (pre-order here). If you know Scott West, co-owner and operator of Preservation Pub, Scruffy City Hall and Market House Cafe, that doesn’t surprise you. Written during his time in the Blount County jail starting in 2006 and, predominantly, during his time in Federal Prison CampĀ in […]