New Busker on the Square: Balloon Artist David Perkins

David Perkins makes balloon art for children on Market Square, Knoxville We’ve had buskers on the square for a long time. Sometimes they’ve been hassled a bit, but all-in-all Knoxville seems to have made peace with its inner busker. I’ve written about a number of them on this site and I always appreciate what they […]

A Beautiful Gay Street Building Changes Hands!

Arcade Building, 618 South Gay, Knoxville, March 2012 There are so many beautiful buildings on Gay Street that is sometimes easy for one to be overlooked. When passing the 600 block of South  Gay Street, for example, what do you see? Probably the phenomenal Tennessee Theatre. Particularly after its renovations a few years ago, it […]

Knoxville Marathon 2012

Knoxville Marathon 2012 Starting Line This weekend saw the biggest and best Knoxville Marathon in its history. Race weekend actually included a child’s race on Saturday and a marathon, half-marathon, marathon-relay and 5K on Sunday. It’s a large task to take care of that many races at once and the city was made proud with […]

Henley Street Bridge Update . . . and more

Henley Street Bridge Construction, March 2012 It’s been a while since I posted pictures of the Henley Street Bridge construction project. It’s interesting to consider the different ways the project has impacted various people. Business owners on the south side of the river have expressed unhappiness citing diminished business. Commuters have been forced to alter […]

The Public House: Low Key Cool on the Northside

The Public House and Tennessee Valley Bikes, Magnolia Ave., Knoxville I found myself happily surprised when the Public House opened about a year and a half ago. I say “surprised” because I didn’t expect a pub to open on Magnolia with the aim of drawing a downtown crowd. I didn’t think we had spread that […]