America Discovers a Knoxville Jewel: Market Square Designated a “Great Public Place”

It would be an easy question for most people in the area: Where’s the heart of Knoxville? We know it’s a special place. It’s inspired quotes – though not always flattering – by some of America’s luminaries. It’s a subject of a book by Jack Neely and it’s been marveled at by generations. Famously, thanks […]

A New Business Opens on Market Square

Slipping into a second story walk-up, Lillian Ruth Bride by Wedding Wonderland opened quietly last week at 9 Market Square, just above Soccer Taco. It joins Red Door Photography representing second floor retail on the square. Leslie Rosenbaum is the owner, having purchased the business recently. Previously located in west Knoxville, Wedding Wonderland became Lillian […]

Asian Festival Highlights a Fun-Filled Weekend

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the “recent unpleasantness,” from last weekend, but what an incredible, fun-packed weekend it was! The Market Square Farmers’ Market is at its peak. The Lego Fan Expo in the Convention Center paired off with the sixth annual Tattoo Convention at the Holiday Inn to keep the World’s […]

Fourth Annual Asian Festival Comes to Downtown This Weekend

  The growth of the Asian Festival has been fun to follow. Festival organizers weren’t sure what to expect the first time around. Held in Krutch Park, response was good. The second year, held in the same spot, the festival overflowed the small confines of Krutch Park extension. A year ago the festival moved to […]

We’re All Making Choices

This past Sunday, in what has become an almost regular event, another rally was held on Market Square. The rally, organized literally overnight, was held in response to the white supremacist and white nationalist marches in Charlottesville, which culminated in the death of a young female counter-protester. The young man, a white nationalist from Nevada, […]