A Little Magic for Your Square

Harley Chapeau on Market Square, Knoxville Harley Chapeau seems like part of the fabric of the square. He would blend in like so many visitors from west Knoxville if not for his dapper dress in his vest with matching slacks and 1940s style men’s hat. That, and the tiny fact that he is an ace […]

Shuck opens at 135 S. Gay Street

Shuck Raw Bar and Ale, Gay Street, Knoxville, 2012 The word has been out for months that Shuck, a Raw Bar would arriving on the 100 block of Gay Street bringing another shot of life to a block that seems poised for greatness, but has had its share of ups (opening of Lululemon, Harry’s, 11 […]

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 […]

Is there development potential under our feet?

 Entryway beneath Jackson Avenue, Knoxville Regular readers of this blog know that I recently spent some time walking Depot Avenue and considering the possibilities for development. As a part of that post I took pictures from Depot toward the main portion of downtown across the tracks. These shots reminded me that I’ve wanted to […]

First Night 2012, Part One

View of Krutch Park, First Night Knoxville, 2012 It seems odd to call it First Night 2012 because most of what happened happened before midnight, but I suppose the rest of the night that followed was what we were kicking off. I hope you got to enjoy some of the festivities of the night in […]