Is Our City “Vibrant?” What Determines Vibrancy?

I was struck by a comment by reader, Gail Mitchell in the recent article about the Kress Building. Here’s a portion of what she said: In the 16 yrs of living in Knoxville I’m eternally grateful as to how much our lovely city has come back to life. When we left our home in MD […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

If you were anywhere near downtown Knoxville this weekend, you saw lots of green. Large green hats, green beads and glasses, people dressed in green and dogs dressed in green and even beverages adopting the traditional color of St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations everywhere. It’s an interesting cultural phenomenon that I’m not sure has any parallel. […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (3/17 – 3/26/2019)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

A Preview of the Plans for the Kress Building and Wild Wing Cafe

As I mentioned in yesterday’s article, Dave McFarland, current owner of the Kress Building offered to show me around the inside of the building and give me a look at the most recent version of the plans for the building which includes a large basement, three floors and a rooftop space. It’s a building I’ve […]

More Questions Answered and an Odd Real Estate Pitch

Answers always net new questions on this blog, which is a good thing. Knoxville has a lot of balls in the air at once and I don’t mean the iconic kind. There’s a lot going on here and you all are all about it. So, let’s look at some of the questions from yesterday and […]