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 […]

A New Business Opens Across the River

It’s been a hot area for quite some time. That spot just over the river from the core of downtown continues to explode. In the recent past we’ve had openings at SoKno Taco, Trailhead Beer Market, Alliance Brewing, Landing House, Uncle Lem’s, Three Bears Coffee, Honey Bee Coffee, Riverside Veterinary Clinic and more. Suttree Landing […]

Plans Announced for a Major Building on Gay Street

Three weeks ago I wrote about the Conley Building at 505 – 507 South Gay Street. After a range of uses over the years, serving mostly as banks and office space, the building had become entangled in legal wrangling between two owners, resulting in a long-term under-utilization, including a prime corner at Union and Gay […]

Central Filling Station: Year-Round Food Truck Park Coming to Central

The couple has an appetite for all things urban. Alden and Scott Larrick are determined to bring a slice of other urban scenes they’ve enjoyed in their travels and various homes, to our center city. They think they’ve spotted something we’re missing and a spot that is ready for something cool. The couple plans to […]