Black Market Closes, Crass Couture Opens on Market Square

We lost an old neighbor and immediately gained a new one at 23 Market Square on August 19. Unlike other transitions downtown which have resulted in a temporary vacancy before a new tenant could be found or could re-design the space to their needs, this transition happened almost seamlessly. I’m thinking it was more like a hand-off […]

Bella Luna Opens on Market Square!

Yesterday marked the opening of Bella Luna at 15 Market Square. Thanks to my friend Buddy Ray, who, after catching the Blueplate Special at WDVX offered to treat me there. He thereby became the official sponsor of this blog post. Entrance to Bella Luna on opening day Bella Luna is the project of chefs Donna Parang and Christin […]

100 Block, Unarmed Merchants and What’s What, Part Two

Gorgeous, hand-crafted mirror from Unarmed Merchants: $18 Yesterday’s post regarding the closing of Unarmed Merchants on the 100 block elicited several comments which then led to a post on Spiniffy by Andrea, who often comments on Stuck Inside of Knoxville. Her post, in turn, generated an agreeing comment from yet another blogger. Several things about this provocative elaboration prompt me […]