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 […]

It’s Practically, Almost, Really Official: Urban Outfitters is coming to Knoxville!

Drawing of the proposed exterior of Urban Outfitters, 501 Market, Knoxville At yesterday’s meeting of the Downtown Design Review Board, an Urban Outfitters‘ representative presented the board with information regarding the exterior designs proposed by their store for the Arnstein Building. Basically an awning and sign will stretch across the front, re-designed entrance and signage […]

Demolition deferred, Deck Delineated, Alleyway Acquired

710 and 712 Walnut Still Endangered Lengthy caption, I realize, but several things are simmering in the downtown stew today and I wanted to include them all. Let’s take them one at a time. Though several members were absent and the audience was virtually non-existent, the Downtown Design Review Board met yesterday and held a […]

Getting Business Done Downtown: The Downtown Design Review Board

Downtown Design Review Board, City County Building, Knoxville Those of you who read this blog regularly will remember that I planned to attend the November meeting of the Downtown Design Review Board. The issue that generated the blog was the proposed demolition of buildings at 710 and 712 Walnut. I attended the meeting and since […]

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 […]