New Restaurant Opens at 19 Market Square: 19 Square Bar and Asian Kitchen

You may have noticed a few weeks ago that Cocoa Moon closed its doors. Posted signs said remodeling was underway for the restaurant that was once Koi Fusion and Cocoa Moon, then just Cocoa Moon, though it retained both Latin and Asian dishes in different sections of its menu. The restaurant has re-opened as 19² Bar […]

Pearl on Union Set to Open This Fall

It’s been rumored around downtown for nearly a year while one of downtown’s best locations sat empty. Shaun and Meg Parrish are now prepared to make a big announcement: The owners of Old City Java and Wild Love Bakehouse plan to open Pearl on Union at 513 Union Avenue in the Daylight Building. The Daylight […]

Broadway Market Opens at 1328 Broadway

It’s a small space that has been, in a fairly short span, a coffee shop, another coffee shop and a short-term experimental lab for chef Bruce Bogartz. Then, a small space in need of just the right business, it sat empty for months. At last, it seems the right business may have come along. I […]

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 […]