Fractured Friday Factoids: Small Bits of News from the City

There are a number of smaller news items that have surfaced downtown in the last couple of weeks or so that haven’t made it onto the blog and seem important to mention. I’ll hit several for today’s post. Marble Slab has closed on Market Square, March 2012 Marble Slab has closed on Market Square. It […]

Behind Those Doors: Development in the City

Winter isn’t the biggest time of the year for construction, though with the winter we’ve had, conditions would have been pretty good for constructing on all but a few days. There are several projects about which people downtown are pretty excited or interested and here’s what seems to be going on with a couple. Recent […]

Tupelo Honey Commits to Knoxville (And More Coming Attractions)

CBID Board: Rich Ray, Alan Carmichael, Rick Emmet, Robyn Askew, Melissa Everett and Patrick Hunt I wrote a post two days ago encouraging everyone to come to the evening meeting of CBID. I knew in advance it would be very lightly read. I guess organizations that do detailed work aren’t that sexy. The meeting was […]

Central Business Improvement District: An Organization You Should Know

Michele Hummel leads CBID sponsored resident meeting November 2011 I’ve mentioned them before. It’s the kind of name for an organization that makes people momentarily scratch their heads before moving onto the next channel. As a concept, the CBID is pretty simple: It’s an organization funded by an extra tax on downtown residents and businesses […]

Are we still tearing down Knoxville? St. John’s Episcopal says, "Yes!" at 710 and 712 Walnut Street

710 and 712 Walnut Street, Knoxville, November 2011 I’m no historian and, though I’ve been coming to downtown Knoxville since the nineteen-eighties, I’ve only lived downtown for just over two years. I can’t call the names of the buildings that have been lost over the years in the manner that Kim Trent or Jack Neely (whose latest […]