Yes, Knoxville, They Are Open: A Look Inside Recently Opened Businesses

I love letting you know when something new is coming to downtown, giving you the backstory on the people behind the business and spreading the pre-opening excitement just a bit. That said, I sometimes hear that readers knew a business was going to open, but didn’t tune in when it actually happened. It’s sometimes nice […]

Bat N Rouge, a (Sort of) New Business Set to Open at 109 S. Gay

When I saw the sign go up recently on the 100 block of Gay Street in the Hubris Building being renovated by Jeffrey Nash and the Courtland Group, I assumed it was a new business to the city. It turns out it’s been around ¬†for a while, but it hasn’t been so obvious to most […]

New Business, E.D. Bailey Barbers, Set to Open Downtown

It feels more than a bit like stepping back in time. And that’s exactly what downtown’s newest barber, Zoran Stepanov, has in mind. He loves the style and fashion of men from the 1920s and considers his shop to be a throw-back to a time when men were gentlemen and cared about their appearance, preferred […]

The Parlor at Maple Hall Opens on Gay Street

A part of the original vision of owners Greg Cox and Kevin Rice, Maple Hall has added an expansion business, as The Parlor opened yesterday behind Maple Hall. It’s accessible via the stairwell at the rear of the lanes or directly from the Promenade to the rear of the building. The Promenade Garage offers free […]

City Proposes New Short Term Rental Regulations

It’s been almost six months since the city held a public hearing to discuss short term rentals. Starting at that point, city officials took public comment and began formulating a policy to regulate short term rentals. You might call them “AirBnb’s,” but that’s just one of the companies following the new model of leasing private […]