Pretentious Beer Company Now Has Its Own . . .

Mmm, what would it be that a beer company might want of its very own? As it turns out, owner Matthew Cummings laid it out for me the first time we talked: First there was glass art, then there were beer glasses, a glass blowing studio was followed by a bar and the bar would […]

A New Business – South Coast Pizza – Announced for the South Side

Sevier Avenue has had no shortage of business expansion in recent years. Paralleling the river, it’s a perfect corridor for expansion of the boom from downtown – or taken another way, simply a logical place for south Knoxville residents to find their own particular vibe. And find it they have. Sevier has seen openings of […]

Building Purchased on Market Square: New Business Announced

When Rita’s Ice closed after nine years at 26 Market Square, the location seemed unlikely to remain empty for long. But there were questions: Given the increasing price of rent on Market Square would a chain take the space? Would the vacant second floor find a use? A chain of some sort seemed likely. A […]

New Downtown Business: Sniffing Up Surprises at The White Dog Gallery

By Lee Zimmerman   If it’s true as some say that an appreciation for art lies in the eye of the beholder, then credit White Dog Gallery, the newest art boutique in downtown Knoxville, with offering something artistic that everyone can enjoy. Even a cursory glance beyond the doors of the amply stocked gallery, located […]

Vienna Coffee’s New Knoxville Location Is Opening Its Doors

WrittenBy Lee Zimmerman You might say John Clark is a coffee connoisseur. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s like saying Henry Ford liked automobiles. Clark, the owner of Vienna Coffee Co., turned his passion for java into a business that spawned a successful brewing company and two retail locations, first, Vienna Coffee House in Maryville, and […]