OliBea Settles Into New Home at 211 S. Central Street

It’s like running into an old friend on an end of the street where you wouldn’t expect to find them. And remembering all the things you love about them while discovering new qualities you’d never noticed before. You’ll find the great food, the comfort and coziness of the old spot, and a new, slightly more […]

French Fried Vintage Adds to the Retro in the Holler

Co-Owners Jenny Salata (the French) and April Burger (the fried), along with their stuffed-chicken mascot (the vintage) have opened a new shop at 1520 North Central. The two have been doing pop-ups for a while and have acquired a following for their vintage, or maybe more correctly, “retro,” clothing and other sundry items. Fun fact: […]

Armada Closes; Adjacent Development Continues

Armada, a craft cocktail bar which I profiled last summer¬†closed earlier this month. A simple message posted to their Facebook page on February 5 read, “We are very sad to announce that tomorrow night, Saturday, 02/06/15 will be the last day of operation for Armada.¬†Due to issues with the structural integrity of our walls we […]

Friday Night in the Art of the City: Keegan Luttrell at the Emporium

First Friday, Market Square, Knoxville, March 2011 I’m startled to realize I’ve got one more post about First Friday from March and just next week we have another First Friday. Where did the month go? So, here is one final post on the last one, just in time to write about the next one. First […]