A Look (Way) Back at Downtown Businesses: Do They Last? (Part Two)

Last Friday I looked at downtown businesses, from 2010 through 2013. I found that survival rates were about average for downtown Knoxville as compared to national business survival rates. In 2010, seven businesses opened and two remain open. In 2011, nineteen opened and eight remain open. In 2012, twenty-five opened and thirteen remain.   Of those […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (8/11 – 8/20/2019)

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 Look (Way) Back at Downtown Businesses: Do They Last? Part One

I get major interest in articles discussing the closure of businesses. Are people upset? Drawn to tragedy? It’s hard to say, but they read. I also hear a lot of talk about how downtown businesses don’t last. It’s true that sometimes it does seem that the closures have clustered and we’re on a bad run. […]

Artist Addison Karl Completes Mural in Western Market Square Alley

Artist Addison Karl has completed his mural, “Cassiopeia,” on the surface of the Market Square Garage facing the Square. Karl was selected by the Arts and Culture Alliance and the Knoxville City Council approved $150,000 for the work. He brought in a team of artists and hired local artists to help him complete the massive […]

RCN: A Tech Company Thriving Quietly Near Downtown

200 Jennings Avenue, just across from the Old Gray and Knoxville’s National Cemetery has a long history stretching back almost 100 years. Jack Neely, in a history of the building says the best evidence indicates it was probably “built by the Knoxville Gas Company around the mid-1920s.” They left in 1958 and the building subsequently […]