The Missing Link: How to Connect the Parts of Downtown

Ed.: As has been the case in the past, David Denton joins us today with an exploration of a relatively simple way to connect the Arts District and Old City to the Gay Street/Market Square Area. Short of what we really need to do, restore the 200 block of Gay Street and tame Summit Hill, […]

Pour Taproom Coming Soon to Old City

Jackson Terminal in the Old City, after what seemed an extended period, is rapidly filling. All Occasion Catering took one end. Post Modern Spirits¬†announced last December their plans to take up residence there. Now comes word that Pour Taproom is coming very soon. I spoke with Joel McLead who, along with his wife Mariah, and […]

Exhale Old City Opens Downtown

The newest business in the Old City opened very softly on New Year’s Eve and a few nights since. Owner Mohammed Fawaz, who you may remember the owner I mentioned in my article about the opening of the Juice Box last spring, says the response has been instant and very strong. A snapchat photo, he […]

Boldure Gifts Quietly Does Business as the Old City Changes Around It

It’s one of those open secrets we all overlook somehow. New openings make for big splashes – especially now that so many people are attuned to downtown Knoxville. A new bar, restaurant or development announcement is often met with great interest. But who are the people who’ve been doing the work of retail quietly and […]

Post Modern Distilling Plans Production and Sales in the Old City

Remember when Knoxville only had a brewery here and there? I know, it’s hard. With the proliferation of breweries came questions about our capacity to support so many. And then we did. And they helped grow a craft beer culture. The same thing may be happening with spirits as a second distillery, Post Modern Distilling, […]